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Holistic Nursing is a specialty practice that draws on nursing knowledge, theory, experience, 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, emotions, spirit, social/cultural, relationship, context and environment.

Holistic nurses honor each individual's subjective experience of health, health beliefs, and values.

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

Holistic nursing practice requires nurses who know how to integrate personal care, self-responsibility, spirituality and reflection in their lives. This can lead the nurse to a greater awareness of the interconnectedness with self, others, nature and spirit. This knowledge can further enhance nurses' understanding of all individuals and their relationships with the human and global community, and allows nurses to use this knowledge to facilitate the healing process.

Nursing model of Martha Rogers that is eminently philosophical and encourages nurses to extend their interest towards everything that can affect the patient as a human being and Jean Watson with her theory of human care.

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