SO, WHAT IS HOLISTIC CARE?
When you hear the term Holistic healthcare or Holistic medicine what comes to mind?
Often times people begin to think about alternative medical care, naturopathy, Eastern medicine, and even herbalism. Those ideas are not completely wrong but instead of specifying branches or styles of care, a holistic approach can be incorporated in all forms of medicine including conventional western medicine.
Holistic care appreciates and understands that there are many aspects of a person's life that work together to create that individual's overall health status.
The holistic approach to care incorporates the whole person when assessing, diagnosing, and planning care. "Whole person" care includes considering a person's physical, psychological, social, and spiritual values and needs. When doing this, care is individualized and the underpinning of care provided stands on the fact that our daily lives affect our overall health.
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