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6 Cards in this Set

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Definition of a person
Primary reciepient of nursing care
Single individual or groups or large collectives
Complex entities affected by various interrelating factors such as: mind and body, the environment, and existing interpersonal relationships
Wholism (Chin Dean of URI)
*first formulated in 1930s*
Eastern View: Whole is greater then the sum of it's parts
You cannot reduce the whole to parts without losing something in the process
Reductionist view (Western): the whole is simply the sum of its parts
Illness is viewed as personal expierence
Holistic movement: Sociopolitic (Vietnam War)
Dualism: mind and body interact and have an affect on one another
Holistic Nursing
embodies the philosphy of holism
emphasized theimportance of understanding a person's whole beign rather than breaking down, studying and treating only the component parts
Nursing is only occupation who treats the system
Use science methods and nurse/patient creativity to solve health problems
Presence of Nurse
holistic nurse makes a conscious decision to "be with" the patient in an emotinally and psychologically open manner.
Help make them think they are involved in interaction.
relief of suffering
lifelong process and journey that is for all individuals, including both patient and nurse