Philosophy and theory of holism
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

Holistic nurses believe that the human being, composed of a mind, body and soul integrated into an inseparable whole that is greater than the sum of the parts, is in constant interaction with the universe and all that it contains. Health and well-being depend on attaining harmony in these relationships. Healing is the journey toward holism. Using presence, intent, unconditional acceptance, love, and compassion, holistic nurses can facilitate growth and healing and help their clients to find meaning in their life experiences, life purpose, and reason for being.

Author(s): 
Erickson, Helen L.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
The Nursing Clinics of North America
Journal Abbreviation: 
Nurs. Clin. North Am.
Publication Date: 
2007-06
Publication Year: 
2007
Pages: 
139-163, v
Volume: 
42
Issue: 
2
ISSN: 
0029-6465
DOI: 
10.1016/j.cnur.2007.03.001
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 17544676

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Helen L. Erickson. 2007-06. "Philosophy and theory of holism." The Nursing Clinics of North America 42: 2: 139-163, v. 10.1016/j.cnur.2007.03.001.

Wikipedia Citation

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