PERCEPTION OF HOLISTIC NURSING CARE AMONG NURSES WORKING IN A SELECTED HOSPITAL AT PATHANAMTHITTA DISTRICT, KERALAJournal: International Journal of Advanced Research (Vol.7, No. 9)
Publication Date: 2019-09-02
Authors : Sheeja Mathew.;
Page : 279-286
Keywords : Perception Holistic nursing care.;
Holistic nursing give prime importance to health promotion by treating the individual as a whole and it identifies and implements the principles and techniques of holistic care into day today life and clinical practice. It motivates the nurse to integrate self-care, self-responsibility, spirituality and reflection in their lives. The present study was conducted to assess the perception of holistic nursing care among nurses and the factors influencing it. A qualitative phenomenological design was used for the study. The study participants (10) were selected using purposive sampling technique. The data was collected by in-depth interview by using an open ended semi structured interview schedule. The results revealed that 80% of participants were having a clear concept of holistic nursing care. The results also revealed that certain factors influence the provision of holistic nursing care ? workload, professional experiences, mismatch between clinical performance and academic learning, personality traits and input sources. It was concluded that integration of holistic nursing care ? mind, body and spirit is essential to improve the quality of nursing care.
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