The Valley Hospital is committed to creating a healing environment that balances the care of the body with the care of the mind and spirit. Valley's Center for Advancement of Integrative Healing encourages and supports the practice of holistic nursing care at Valley.
Meeting the Needs of the Whole Patient
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 involves an integration of traditional nursing practice and theory with various complementary therapy modalities, including:
- Touch therapy
- Pet therapy
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.
Educational Opportunities for Nurses
Throughout the year, The Center for Advancement of Integrative Healing offers learning opportunities for nursing professionals to learn about integrative healing practices and self-care techniques.
View our brochure featuring the current schedule of seminars, course descriptions and faculty.