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- I like the fact that you put the “whole human being” in the center of the concept of learning, great idea. Your thoughts parallel Rogers’ science of unitary human beings. In your opinion, what are the similarities between Rogers’ theory and your personal philosophy? What are the differences?
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The Merriam Webster dictionary defines holism as a theory that living natures in the universe are interacting wholes. This concept of holism is intertwined throughout nursing education. Nursing practices that are holistic are emerging to be common concepts in nursing education, calling for nursing educators to incorporate these teachings as they promote workplace civility, lowers compassion fatigue, and do prevent burn-out. ( Morton et al. 2015) As a nursing educator, I need to come up with proper strategies that shall promote the teachings of holism.
QSEN and IOM Recommendations
The Quality and Safety Education for Nursing (QSEN) recommends that holistic learning should be those learning activities where students are made to make a reflection on ways to connect traditional nursing therapies to nontraditional ones to help patients heal in spirit, mind, and body. (Stalter et al. 2017) In 2016, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) produced a report that made recommendations on holism and issues pertaining to nursing in general. The first recommendation was building a common ground within the area of nursing and other policy related issues. The IOM committee recommended that nursing education needs to be more inclusive and incorporate more stakeholders. ( Rodriguez, 2013 )The recommendations also proposed that nursing educators should work with other more health professional groups, policymakers, and the community for them to have a common ground. Having a common ground will then remove practice restrictions and introduce interprofessional collaboration.
My role, therefore, as a nursing educator will be to help my learners be able to treat patients through both traditional and non-traditional medical therapies. I will also assess whether my learners have mastered this art of holism and if not come with strategies that will improve their learning. One of the key pillars of South University College is holism. Therefore as a nursing educator, I will need to instill in the learners this concept of wholeness until they master it and can apply in their upcoming professional lives. (Hoke & Robbins, 2016 )
Hoke, M. M., & Robbins, L. K. (2016). The impact of active learning on nursing students’ clinical success. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 23(3), 348-355.
Morton, P. G., Fontaine, D. K., Hudak, C. M., & Gallo, B. M. (2015). Critical care nursing: A holistic approach (Vol. 1). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Rodriguez, S. M. (2013). The impact of limited clinical sites on prelicensure nursing education programs: Current issues and recommendations for the future.
Stalter, A. M., Phillips, J. M., & Dolansky, M. A. (2017). QSEN Institute RN-BSN Task Force. Journal of nursing care quality, 32(4), 354-358.