Framework of Text and Welcome
The Holistic Nursing and Culture: Body, Mind, and Spirit (Book 1 of a holistic series is an interactive open textbook that focuses on select areas for a holistic nurse to know to develop advanced skills and knowledge in holistic nursing.
The preface for the textbook is found on this web page after the chapter links or on page 9.
Users may use the textbook for free, but must credit author Nancyruth Leibold for the Preface, Chapters 1-4, 6-11, and for Chapter 5 must credit Nicholas C. Leibold and Nancyruth Leibold as the authors.
The Overall Aim of the Text
This text is intended to provide information to develop nurses as holistic nurses. The holistic nursing knowledge and skill base is extremely broad. There are many areas of holistic health and nursing! Holistic nurses should acknowledge the wide breadth of content by using multiple resources to advance expertise as a holistic nurse.
Main Goals of the Text
- Provide information about holistic nursing roles, nurse practice acts, scope, standards, and ethics.
- Provide information about completing an evidence-based practice project of a holistic nursing topic.
- Deliver nursing research content specific for holistic nursing practice.
- Deliver holistic nursing content specific to leadership, self-care, faith and spirituality, ethics, unconscious bias, mind-body modalities, body-based modalities, aromatherapy, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
The author of the text recommends that other credible sources of information are used along with the textbook to promote the breadth and value of learning from multiple sources. The critical thinker should always use multiple sources to enrich their mind with perspectives from a variety of scholars.