The Concept of Holism in Nursing

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The Concept of Holism in Nursing
The therapeutic nurse-client relationship is at the heart of nursing and forms the basis for every nursing action. Irrespective of how long the relationship might last, there always are five components within it: trust, respect, empathy, professional intimacy, and power (CNO, 2006). The therapeutic relationship above all is founded on trust because every client is in a vulnerable position and depends on the nurse. However, in relation to holism, respect is the most important of all the components because respect is “the recognition of the inherent dignity, worth and uniqueness of every individual, regardless of socioeconomic status, personal attributes and the nature of the health problem” (CNO, p. 3). The...
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.....on’s perspective is very important. It is only in this way that the person’s holistic needs can be effectively met.
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