Nutritionist or Holistic Health Practitioner or Nurse

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  1. I aspire to be a holistic nurse. I call it touchy-feely nurses. On the American Holistic Nurses Association website, there is definitions, educational, and certification information on holistic nursing. In my home state of New York, there is certification for Holistic Nurse Practitioner (my personal dream). Unfortunately, there are only about 51 such nurses licensed in the state. Below is a word-for-word statement from the website http://www.ahna.org:

    Holistic nursing is defined as “all nursing practice that has healing the whole person as its goal” (American Holistic Nurses’ Association, 1998, Description of Holistic Nursing). Holistic nursing is a specialty practice that draws on nursing knowledge, theories, expertise and intuition to guide nurses in becoming therapeutic partners with people in their care. This practice recognizes the totality of the human being – the interconnectedness of body, mind, emotion, spirit, social/cultural, relationship, context, and environment.

    The holistic nurse is an instrument of healing and a facilitator in the healing process. Holistic nurses honor each individual’s subjective experience about health, health beliefs, and values.

    Holistic nurses may integrate complementary/alternative modalities (CAM) into clinical practice to treat people’s physiological, psychological, and spiritual needs. Doing so does not negate the validity of conventional medical therapies, but serves to complement, broaden, and enrich the scope of nursing practice and to help individuals access their greatest healing potential.

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