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Holistic nurse practitioners blend Western medicine and complementary and alternative medicine to treat the whole person - body, mind, and spirit (Diluzio, 2002, 32). Holistic practitioners are trained to assess a person's physical, mental, social, and spiritual states and identify areas of their lives that need change (33). The AHNA endorses several baccalaureate and master's degrees in holistic nursing, and RNs can earn a certificate in holistic nursing (HNC) (34). The AHNA is developing a national certification exam for HNPs.
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physical caring, a lack of interpretive caring, a lack of spiritual caring, and also a lack of establishing a trusting relationship with the patient. If the nurses had established a trusting relationship with their patients to begin with, their other needs would have been met.
philosophy and education; holistic ethics, theories, and research; holistic nurses self-care; holistic communication, therapeutic environment, and cultural diversity; and holistic caring process (AHNA, 2004). The first core value, holistic philosophy and education includes such issues as recognizing a person's capacity for self-healing and using it to one's advantage (T