Nursing as profession is a dificult
It is physically, mentally, and emotionally draining at times. Other times you experience a patient or moment that reminds you why you became a nurse. One way to increase these experiences and provide better overall care to our patients is through holistic nursing care.
The key is not necessarily about how long you spent interacting with a patient, but how you used the time you had with them.
Nurses we must be knowledgeable about diseases affect of patients
Due to the high patient load and often intense time constraints placed on nurses, it can be easy to simply treat the physical being and move on to the next patient, resident, or client. It is important to care for the whole person and to see them as just that; a whole person, not just a patient or diagnosis. Holistic nursing care involves healing the mind, body, and soul of our patients. It involves thinking about and assisting patients with the effects of illness on the body, mind, emotions, spirituality, religion, and personal relationships. Holistic care also involves taking into consideration social and cultural differences and preferences. Every person is their own individual.
Holistic care - method to ensure care for all parts of a patient
Holistic nurses are those that recognize and treat each individual differently. Every nurse is guilty of having to:
- rush at some point;
- we all know the dilemma of too many patients and not enough time;
- too much charting and not enough time;
- many family members to deal with and not enough time.
Between things like patient needs, fellow nurses, doctors, charting, dealing with family members, and more, nurses have a lot to worry about. As nurses we must find a way to balance all of the duties and responsibilities that come with the title. Once we do this our duties and responsibilities become our privileges and success.
Ways to improve relationships with patients for a healthy, psychological, emotional state
This is a small list of changes that implemented in order to focus more on holistic care of your patients. Holistic nursing can be practiced in any healthcare setting.