I am a new graduate beginning in the workforce. Throughout school I have learned many concepts and theories regarding holistic care, however while at work this care seems forgetten due to less help and more responsibility. I would like some input on how nurses try to adjust to there busy schedules while still providing there patients holistic care.
Mar 22, '07
by holistic Sue
I have been teaching and practicing Holistic Nursing for a long time.
Nurses often integrate holistic, healing practices into their daily work: whether teaching a breathing technique for anxiety and pain (while you are going to get the pain med...that perhaps the patient won't even need when you return with it) or a hands( or off the body) energy healing and massage.
I believe nurses are holistic in our world view knowing that everything impacts our health and well being. We have unfortunately learned from the medical model to compartmentalize and fragment the whole person.
At our nursing roots, nursing is a Healing Art and special in our current medical model.
Last edit by VickyRN on Mar 22, '07
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