Private Nursing / Consulting

          

Nursing Services Offered  


  • Foot Care
  • Wound Care
  • Administration of medication
  • Health/physical assessment
  • Palliative care
  • Respite care/Care-giving support
  • Tube feeding
  • Colostomy care
  • Consulting
  • Teaching and health promotion
  • Case Management and Liaison

What is Holistic Nursing?


Florence Nightingale, who believed in care that focused on unity, wellness, and the interrelationship of human beings and their environment, is considered to be one of the first holistic nurses. 

Holistic nursing is defined as: “all nursing practice that has healing the whole person as its goal” . Holistic nursing is a specialty practice that draws on nursing knowledge, theories, expertise and intuition to guide nurses in becoming therapeutic partners with people in their care. This practice recognizes the totality of the human being - the interconnectedness of body, mind, emotion, spirit, social/cultural, relationship, context, and environment. 

What Do Holistic Nurses Do?

The holistic nurse is an instrument of healing and a facilitator in the healing process. Holistic nurses honor each individual's subjective experience about health, health beliefs, and values.

Holistic nurses may integrate complementary/alternative modalities (CAM) into clinical practice to treat people’s physiological, psychological, and spiritual needs. Doing so does not negate the validity of conventional medical therapies, but serves to complement, broaden, and enrich the scope of nursing practice and to help individuals access their greatest healing potential. 

The practice of holistic nursing requires nurses to integrate self-care, self-responsibility, spirituality, and reflection in their lives. This may lead the nurse to greater awareness of the interconnectedness with self, others, nature, and spirit. This awareness may further enhance the nurses understanding of all individuals and their relationships to the human and global community, and permits nurses to use this awareness to facilitate the healing process. 

Holistic nursing is not necessarily something that you do: it is an attitude, a philosophy, and a way of being.

Although it can be applied broadly, the field of Holistic Nursing is a specialty practice that is based upon: 

  • A body of knowledge
  • Evidence-based research
  • Sophisticated skills
  • Defined standards of practice
  • A diversity of modalities from a broad range of health practices
  • A philosophy of living and being that is grounded in caring, relationship, and  interconnectedness.
 

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