The purpose of this conference is to enable participants to integrate the historical foundations of holistic nursing into the creation of strategies designed to support the transformation of contemporary healthcare into a practice grounded in holism.
The practice of holistic nurses is rooted in culture, folk medicine, caring and an understanding of rich traditions. Holistic nurses draw from these ancient caring models and the Core Values of Holistic Nursing to lead the way in providing integrative caring for the health of self and others. Holistic nurses possess the skills to blend traditional healing and complementary modalities with modern technology and ground-breaking procedures and drugs in a way which respects the consumers informed choice, culture, beliefs, personal history, and evidence-based options. This conference will expore ways holistic nurse integrate the Core Values, caring and the rich traditions of healing into modern health care. Through sharing of traditional practices, successful integrative programs, new research supporting CAM, and mentoring, holistic nurses will honor the roots from where we came and become grounded in the historical roots of practice.