This is the official Evolve Senior Solutions, LLC blog by Danielle Harris.
As a nurse, I have the opportunity to heal the mind, body and soul of patients. Maya Angelou said it best that “patients may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel”. I firmly believe Maya Angelou’s statement. So, what is holistic health? In nursing, holistic is a specialty area of practice for nurses. But I believe every nurse should be a holistic nurse as to treat patients as a whole person and not a diagnosis. The word holistic is derived from the Greek “holos,” which means “whole, entire, or complete”. When we look at something holistically, we are viewing the “whole” entity made up of interconnected parts, rather than independent parts.
Holistic Nursing is defined as “all nursing practice that has healing the whole person as its goal” (American Holistic Nurses’ Association, 1998). Florence Nightingale, who is considered to be the founder of Holistic Nursi…