Teaching holistic nursing using clinical simulation: A pedagogical essay

Mary Ann Cordeau


Major nursing organizations that set standards for nursing practice and education emphasize the holistic nature of nursing practice. The patient-centered approach to holistic healing requires specialized knowledge, skills, and attitudes that move the student from focusing on the patient as an individual with physiological and/or psychological problems to a person on a healing journey. Strategies that foster the development of such knowledge, skills, and attitudes are necessary to prepare students to provide holistic care. Clinical simulation, an active teaching/learning strategy is effective for teaching holistic nursing practice. This pedagogical essay presents a holistic nursing clinical simulation scenario and grading rubric.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/jnep.v3n4p40

Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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