Discussion: Invest in Self-healing.

Discussion: Invest in Self-healing.

Through creation of trusting, client-

centered relationships, nurses facilitate the

client’s ability to invest in self-healing. Self-

healing is not seen as some magico-religious

phenomenon, but as the process of

addressing issues that block personal

wellness. Self-healing allows the person to

be centered in the potential for the body,

mind, and spirit to work synergistically to

enhance the combined benefits of prescribed,

complementary, and safe alternative

therapies, all of which are focused on

improving health. Intentionality is a key

factor in healing and a quality of the healer

and healee that speaks to a determination or

commitment to achieve a higher level of

wellness. Without intentionality, healing

progresses less efficiently.

The Meta-Paradigm of Nursing

The theory of integral nursing

encompasses the meta-paradigm of nursing

(Fawcett, 2005), which includes person,

environment, health, and nursing. The

meta-paradigm also captures the essence

of Wilbur’s previously described quadrants

of reality, embracing both the fullness of the

human experience and the fullness of the

experience of nursing. The meta-paradigm

of nursing—person, environment, health,

and nursing—surround the theory of

integral nursing’s core concept of healing

in overlapping circles to demonstrate the

continuous nature of interactions that occur

between healing and the meta-paradigmatic

aspects of the theory of integral nursing.

Within the theory, the integral nurse

engages in care-related actions that foster

client wellness while also striving to create

a deeper, more meaningful connection

with the Divine, however interpreted

or recognized.

The concept of integral person captures

how the client interrelates with

the nurse in ways that value and respect

the life experiences of each member of the

relationship, be that of an individual, family,

colleague, or group. The idea of integral

health is viewed as a process that helps

convey ways of restructuring basic

assumptions and beliefs about well-being,

to include perceiving death as a natural part

of life

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