I am a holistic nurse.
A very succinct definition of what it means to be a holistic nurse is found in the following statement by Barbara Montgomery Dossey in the Core Curriculum for Holistic Nursing:
“Holistic nursing is any nursing practice which has healing of the whole person as it’s goal.”
Healing, at it simplest definition, is to make whole. This wholeness can occur within and among the body, mind and spirit.
A holistic nurse blends the knowledge of technology and the healing arts in the care of the whole person and on the full continuum of wellness to illness.
To strive for ‘Holistic Health’, one must address every aspect and dimension of what it means to be human, realizing our inter and outer connectedness and seek balance.
American Holistic Nurse’s Association (AHNA)
Holistic nursing is defined as “all nursing practice that has healing the whole person as its goal” (AHNA 1998).
Additionally, describing a holistic nurse, the AHNA, further says:
A holistic nurse is a registered/licensed nurse, who takes a mind-body-spirit-emotion approach to the practice of traditional nursing.
Holistic nurses encourage their patients to take responsibility for their own individual wellness through positive lifestyle changes and daily self-care. Holistic nurses listen to their patients and empower them with the knowledge they need to live healthier, more balanced lives.
I am a Certified Holistic Nurse.
I care for the whole person and my own, holistic, self care is a priority.
Feel free to contact me with any questions.