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Center for Advancement of Holistic Knowledge and Practice


Center for Advancement 
of HolisticThe Valley Hospital is committed to offering the best possible care to our patients and their families. One of the hospital’s goals is to create a healing environment that balances the care of the body with the care of the mind and spirit. A cornerstone of this endeavor is The Center for Advancement of Holistic Knowledge and Practice, established to encourage and support the practice of holistic nursing care at Valley.

Please click here to view our brochure featuring the current seminar schedule, course descriptions, and faculty.

Holistic nursing involves an integration of traditional nursing practice and theory with various complementary therapy modalities, such as massage, music, touch therapy, meditation and aromatherapy. Pet therapy is also offered.

At the heart of holistic nursing is the philosophy of holism, which emphasizes the importance of understanding and meeting the needs of the whole individual rather than isolating, studying and treating only the component parts. By taking a whole person approach to patient care, holistic nursing addresses the spiritual, emotional and physical concerns of each person. Holistic nursing also encourages nurses to take care of themselves and each other, which fosters a healing environment that benefits staff as well as patients and their families.

For more information on the Center, please call 201-447-8525 or email us at

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