The American Holistic Nurses’ Association defines holistic nursing as nursing practice directed toward healing the whole person. Recognize and integrate body-mind-spirit principles and modalities into your daily life and clinical practice.
- Explore the concept of holism and the holistic approach in healing
- Describe the most commonly used holistic, complementary and alternative healing therapies
Note: This course is an extraction of, and should not be taken in conjunction with, Holistic and Complimentary Therapies. About The Author(s):
Mercy Mammah Popoola - RN CNS PhD
Mercy Mammah Popoola, RN, CNS, PhD, is a holistic nurse and assistant professor at Georgia Southern University, School of Nursing. She teaches pharmacology; nonpharmacological therapeutic modalities; natural, alternative, and complementary therapy; holistic wound healing; and international study and internship programs abroad. She is an active member of the American Holistic Nurses Association. Dr. Popoola received her diploma in nursing from the Eku Baptist Medical Center, School of Nursing, in Eku, Nigeria where she taught nursing for four years with a holistic philosophy before coming to the United States. She received her BSN at Mississippi College, Clinton, MS; her MSN at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, School of Nursing, Jackson, MS; and her PhD at the University of Colorado Health Science Center, School of Nursing, Denver, CO. She has developed many educational programs across the country.