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Nurs Clin North Am. 2007 Jun;42(2):165-88, v.

Holistic nursing as a specialty: holistic nursing - scope and standards of practice.

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  • 1Advanced Adult Holistic Nurse Practitioner Program, New York University, College of Nursing, 246 Greene Street, New York, NY 10003, USA.


This article describes the Holistic Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice. It defines holistic nursing, its five core values, and its practice standards. These include holistic philosophy, theory, and ethics; holistic caring process; holistic communication, therapeutic environment, and cultural diversity; holistic education and research; and holistic nurse self-care. Educational preparation for holistic nursing and settings in which holistic nurses practice are also explored.

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