Holistic Nursing takes responsibility to develop awareness with conventional practices as well as alternative therapies and modalities. With continuing education and research, holistic nurse’s gives updated on all treatment options for patients. Research in Holistic nursing includes: measurements of outcomes of holistic therapies, measurements of caring behaviours and spirituality, patient sensitivity to holistic care, and theory development in areas such as intentionality, empowerment, and many other topics.
The main aim of holistic nursing is to treat the social, cognitive, emotional and physical problems of patient by understanding their spiritual and cultural beliefs. Holistic nurses are taught on the five core values in caring, critical thinking, holism, nursing role expansion and responsibility which focus on health of patients, their families and the allied health practitioners involved in patient care.