The current health care requires an integration of both science and holistic caring theories in creating healing. The holistic nursing involves building a healing relationship with clients and attend to them rather than to focus only on the medical orientation and diseases. The nurses have a collective responsibility of transforming the caring practices that best meet patients’ need. The health care, therefore, involves a balance between wisdom and knowledge, self-care as well as community relationship. The role of nurses, therefore, is a total call to serve humanity in restoring patients’ health and to build the relationship.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
The development of the healing system chart gives a description of different systems and how they are treated or the kinds of therapies used during treatment. The principle of cognitive behavioral therapy has helped various nurses to understand and to handle issues relating to stress. Cognitive behavioral therapy also can help patients to minimize any form of a health problem or illness in a lifespan. Most of the health practitioners call for the incorporation of this therapy into nursing practices but need an appreciation of the vast effects on the health of an individual. Enhancing health experience requires specific skills such as the development of an awareness of stress, automatic thoughts among others (Hofmann et al 437). In as, much such skills are inexpensive and are of low technology, the understanding of such skills require nurses who are equipped with the necessary skills aimed to help customers. The situation at hand should be analyzed using various attempts prior to the recognition of the automatic thoughts as well as the underlying beliefs that are attached. The principle will then be applied after conducting an insight on the therapy.
The Therapeutic Relationship
The holistic nurses can as well apply the skills that relate to therapeutic relationship in the following ways; first and foremost, ought to bring a sense of presence to become self-aware through paying attention to the self-care as well as the growth of the patient. Nurses need to give their full attention and focus on the current situation to the patients that will help then build a relationship towards meeting their needs. According to Geller and Greenberg (67), incorporation of training programs and mindfulness practices such as the body scan, breathe awareness and yoga exercise will help to increase self-awareness and feel for the client in their situation. Both the nurse and patients will have a strong relationship once the existing cues are attended to through talks.
The Psychophysiology of the body
It is evident that physiologic principles help nurses to design the appropriate care for the clients or patients. For nurses to be sensitive with the patients’ wounds provide healing, they ought to be aware of their own wounds. The nurses must start with the self-care for them to relate to the patients in the most congruent ways. The holistic nursing encompasses an understanding of both mind and the body (Leichsenring 96). As much as the knowledge of immune systems and nervous is necessary, nurses need to understand how body system works. Nurses should then explore on the effective ways to deliver holistic care to patients that vary from understanding what illness means, the diagnosis methods used, to tonal variation and touch of medical practitioners as well as the relationship bond they create to patients. Nurses should then understand the task they choose to perform and those to ignore.
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