Last November, Chapter 30 East Valley, Chapter 2 Tucson, and Kelly Hilcove, BSN, RN, Board Certified Holistic Nurse
and owner of Relaxed and Balanced, jointly sponsored the first Renewal Retreat for Nurses at the Franciscan Renewal Center in Paradise Valley.
A bead for my childhood growing up on a farm, adolescence attending grade and high school, womanhood moving out on my own, nursing school (BSN and MSN), marriage, divorce, Ayurveda school, living abroad in India, yoga training, wound, foot and nail care certifications, advanced holistic nurse
certification, health/wellness coaching, etc.
As an advanced practice holistic nurse
, I would say that an integrative, holistic approach is always indicated.
She was named the AHNA 2002 Holistic Nurse
of the Year.
As an integral holistic nurse
, I embrace and seek to understand many perspectives.
A holistic nurse
recognizes the importance of understanding and honoring the belief systems of self and others, thereby increasing awareness of the interconnectedness of all individuals and their relationships to each other and the global community (Sharoff, 1997).
Engaging in a patient's own healing process, nurturing a spirituality of life, learning the tools of spiritual assessment, developing ways of praying, being attentive to developing caring relationships so as to be an "Anam Cara" or soul friend, and networking with other spiritual care professionals are useful resources for the holistic nurse
The American Holistic Nurses
Association Scope & Standards of Holistic Nursing Practice (2007) defines person-centered care as: The human caring process in which the holistic nurse
gives full attention and intention to the whole self of a person, not merely the current presenting symptoms, illness, crisis, or tasks to be accomplished, and that includes reinforcing the person's meaning and experience of oneness and unity; the condition of trust that is created in which holistic care can be given and received.
Congratulations to Mary Enzman Hines, PhD, RN, AHN-BC who was awarded the 2015 Holistic Nurse
of the Year Award from the American Holistic Nurses
Association in June 2015.
But please put a holistic nurse
at my side to explain, reassure, and be with me during the experience.
A holistic nurse
takes a 'mind-body-spirit-emotion-environment" approach to the practice of traditional nursing.