Holistic nursing is defined by the American Holistic Nursing Association as a "nursing practice that has healing the whole person as its goal”. Furthermore,
It relies on the nurse's knowledge, experience and intuition to become a facilitator of the healing process and therapeutic partner with people while being attentive to each person's individuality and totality of their being - the interconnectedness of their body, mind, spirit, emotion, social/cultural, values, beliefs, relationships and environment.
Holistic nurses integrate complementary/alternative modalities into their clinical practice to treat a person's physiological, psychological, and spiritual needs. Doing so does not negate the validity of conventional/allopathic medical therapies, but serves to complement, broaden, and enrich the scope of nursing practice and to help individuals access their greatest healing potential.
Because I acknowledge both complementary and traditional medicine, I look to both fields to help a person achieve balance and health. I understand that the body has the ability to heal itself and the necessity for a person to both attain and maintain health and wellbeing. This is often accomplished by focusing on the treatment and management of three contributors to dis-ease; pain, stress, and
Since each person's process is individual, I offer different modalities that promote a personal sense of harmony and balance.
It is my belief that true healthcare begins when the individual is
empowered with the resources, education, and support to heal and then maintain their health status throughout their life cycle.
As a health coach, though I may act as a guide, together we explore the possibilities and develop a program of wellness that works to meet each individual's needs and lifestyle.
The key is be inspired to change injurious habits and take control of one's health with self care skills. Since I embrace the philosophy of holistic nursing, I strive to make each person an active participant in their own healthcare.
The term "dis-ease" is a hyphenated variation of the word "disease" often used by individuals and healing communities who are aligned with wellness. The intent is to place emphasis on the natural state of "ease" being imbalanced or disrupted.
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