Purpose: We are living in a dynamic, rapidly evolving time of complex challenges and untold opportunity. Holism is a solid foundation upon which we can create an envisioned future of true whole-person caring. The purpose of this conference is to enable participants to embrace, empower and inspire nursing practice through heart centered communication, theories rooted in holism, disciplinary knowledge and authentic presence.
Holistic Nursing Practice means to be professionally prepared and engaged in holistic nursing; practice encompasses many specific roles e.g. clinical practitioner, educator, researcher, coach, leader or any role that supports the enhancement of whole person health, wellness, well-being, and healing.
Core Values provide a foundation for the rich and diverse objectives
that follow. May they nourish, expand and enliven every member, giving them
renewed strength and a stronger voice while applying them in their personal and
AHNA Core Values
Core Value 1. Holistic Philosophies, Theories, and Ethics
Core Value 2. Holistic Nurse Self-Reflection, Self-Development and Self-Care
Core Value 3. Holistic Caring Process
Core Value 4. Holistic Communication, Therapeutic Relationship, Healing Environments, and Cultural Care
Core Value 5. Holistic Education and Research