Essay on A Reflection On Holistic Nursing
Holistic nursing is defined as all nursing practice that has healing the whole person as its goal. The practice recognizes the whole person, the mind, emotion, spirit, social/cultural, relationship, context, and environment (unknown, nd). This type of nursing includes self-care, self-responsibility, spirituality and reflection, I believe self-care is the most important of these core values. Holistic nursing value themselves, they integrate self-awareness, self-care and self-healing into their lives (Dossey, 2013). Nurses when they incorporate self-care first use yoga, meditation, massage, good nutrition and energy into their everyday lives. I believe that nurse should practice what they teach. I once went to a doctor who told me that if I ate better I could lose weight and would have more energy, this doctor was extremely obese and I could not take him seriously.
The first interview I did was with my daughter (CB), who is a registered nurse working in the ICU department (Buchanan, 2015). She stated that she does not practice holistic nursing where she works. I explained to her what the core value of self-care entailed and she then changed her tune. She stated that she does try to incorporate self-care into her work. She eats a healthy diet, exercises and maintains a healthy weight. CB also stated she tries to teach self-care to her patients. She left work one day and called me to please do not ever start smoking again. She had a…