holistic nursing

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holistic nursing

A format of nursing care that integrates the patient’s body, mind and spirit through therapeutic touch, bodywork, reflexology and other manoeuvres.

holistic nursing

The art and science of caring for the whole person.
See: holism
See also: nursing

holistic nursing,

n philosophy of nursing that seeks to facilitate patient healing by creating a caring, interactive atmosphere; incorporates energy field principles, patient em-powerment, scientific knowledge, and personal interaction to assist patients in becoming whole, integrated individuals.
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