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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Participants described the pathway of care which they engaged in with patients as beginning with a home visit with a holistic nursing assessment.
I have the great joy and privilege of presenting to you some of the finest examples of holistic nursing care in the reproductive year and first year of life.
The following Tribute to Fran Biley was written by Richard Cowling and was originally published in the Journal of Holistic Nursing.
examines the physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of older adults based on a holistic nursing theory of successful aging, for nursing faculty, students, and practitioners.
SEPTEMBER 29-30: 3rd ANNUAL INTEGRATIVE AND HOLISTIC NURSING CONFERENCE: BRINGING HEALING TO YOU AND YOUR PATIENTS @ Hilton San Diego Resort in San Diego, California.
The NP-cc functions both autonomously and in collaboration with physicians and other health professionals to: (a) stabilize and manage, in a comprehensive manner, the complex, multisystem, life-threatening illnesses of an assigned number of acute and chronic critically ill patients (and their families); (b) minimize complications; (c) restore maximal health potential; (d) provide holistic nursing care to the patient and family; (e) implement strategies to minimize or prevent the problems for which these patients are at risk; and (f) facilitate and coordinate quality end-of-life care when curative goals cannot be achieved.
DOSSEY,, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, is Co-Director, Nightingale Initiative for Global Health International, Arlington, VA; and Director, Holistic Nursing Consultants, Santa Fe, NM.
Koopsen is a registered nurse with a certification in public health and holistic nursing.
Co-published with the American Nurses Association (ANA), the new publication reflects the recognition of holistic nursing as an "official nursing specialty" by the ANA.
It prides itself in championing high-quality holistic nursing and social care to older people.
If you truly believe in holistic nursing, as I do, you know that many times physical pain and illness can result from emotional trauma.

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