Holisti Care Essay

952 words - 4 pages

Holistic Care
My first hospital placement has given me knowledgeable experience where I obtained higher thoughts of nursing practice, by observing the holistic care given to an 82 years old lady. Mrs Tom who was admitted in the ward where I was doing my placement. The name of the patient have been changed due the confidentiality according to Nursing and Midwife Council (NMC 2008).The word holistic care means caring for the whole body. According to (Watson and Nelson 2011) holistic care recognizes the oneness of each human being, their personality, identity and fault.
Holistic care has four dimensions which consist of physical, psychological, social and spiritual where all of these should be ...view middle of the document...

The way of care given to Mrs Tom by the nurse shows the respect and support for her to live independent .Nursing and Midwife Council (NMC 2008), states that nurse should work in partnership with the patient for the welfare of the patient.

The nurse developed a healing relationship between her and Mrs Tom to overcome the fear that Mrs Tom had regarding her mobility, medication and also about her
further treatment, the holistic care the nurse gave to Mrs Tom was understanding her as whole body either than treating for her hip only, holistic care is of understanding multiple needs of patient who is ill. (Mary Ann Anderson 2007).

Moreover (Mary Ann Anderson, 2007), states that nurses should be good listeners, they should give attention to the patient’s needs, with real motive and understanding of their views. The nurses should create an atmosphere where the patient can make their own decision, which is respected by the health care team. In Mrs Tom’s case the nurse sincerely heard Mrs Tom’s troubles and made Mrs Tom more comfortable and safer in her room during her time in bed.

According to (Mary Ann Anderson, 2007), a holistic nurse must every opportunity to develop a relationship with family and friends, and by them visiting Mrs Tom’s this can improve the Mrs Tom’s social health. Researches show that, people with sociable skills are happier and less depressed in comparison to people without sociable skills. The involvement of family members and the multi-disciplinary team within the hospital played an important role, for Mrs Tom to overcome the fears and anxiety regarding her stay in hospital

According to Royal College of Nursing (2013) spirituality of any one is not limited to any religious relationship. As spirituality is a part of health they both are bonded Spiritual care can be...

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