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  1. Basic Nursing: Foundations of Skills and Concepts Chapter 1 HOLISTIC CARE

  2. Health & Holistic Health Health is the physical well-being of the person. Holistic health addresses all aspects of life (physical, social, cultural, spiritual, etc.) as an integrated whole.

  3. Health is a Personal Choice Each person has control over his or her own health.

  4. Wellness: The maintenance of personal health through a constellation of sound choices and lifestyle designs. Wellness is a holistic measure of health.

  5. The Five Aspects of Wellness 1. Physical Wellness 2. Intellectual Wellness 3. Psychological Wellness 4. Spiritual Wellness 5. Sociocultural Wellness

  6. Physical Wellness requires: • Good grooming • Proper body mechanics • Good posture • Refraining from smoking and the use of drugs and alcohol • And adequate nutrition, sleep, rest, relaxation and exercise.

  7. Intellectual Wellness requires: • The ability to function as an independent person • Clear thinking and problem-solving skills • Good judgment • A desire to learn

  8. Psychological Wellness requires: • Understanding your emotions. • Enjoying your own creativity. • Maintaining a positive attitude that you convey to your patients

  9. Spiritual Wellness requires: • Hope • Inner strength • A loving attitude • Acceptance • Forgiveness

  10. Sociocultural Wellness requires: An ability to appreciate the needs of others regardless of their: • Age • Race • Language • Economic status • Customs • Family • Religion • Tribe • Political Orientation • Bias

  11. Nurses need to be Self-aware. To best meet the needs of their clients, they must understand themselves. A nurse’s personal feelings,attitudes, and needs should never interfere with the client’s needs.

  12. Self-Awareness: A conscious recognition at any specific moment of what you… • think • feel • believe • and how you behave

  13. Nurture Yourself! • The demands of clients, employers, and coworkers can cause stress for the nurse. • Those who don’t nurture themselves will suffer stress symptoms and illnesses.

  14. Self-Nurturing Tips • Develop activities to recharge your body, mind and spirit. • Make time for fun. Any activity that brings happiness or joy is beneficial • Schedule a few minutes each day for pleasure.