NMC publishes new holistic care resources. ‘Seeing the whole person supports better care’

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4 case studies are provided as examples of holistic care to support the Nursing & Midwifery Council's new holstic care resources. One is our work here at USW providing links to our research outputs (EPICC website & 2Q-SAM model).

Period18 Apr 2024

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  • TitleNMC publishes new holistic care resources as part of the latest campaign, ‘Seeing the whole person supports better care’.
    Media name/outletNMC
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date18/04/24
    DescriptionNMC publishes new holistic care resources
    18.04.24
    Published on 18 April 2024
    The NMC’s latest campaign, Seeing the whole person supports better care, supports nursing professionals to continue to think holistically when providing care; to see the whole person and reflect on how the standards can support this in everyday practice.

    There are many factors that impact a person’s health, wellbeing and recovery, including their mental and physical wellbeing, spiritual beliefs, cognitive health and social and personal circumstances. Thinking holistically is therefore vital to delivering the person-centred care people can expect.

    That’s why we’ve launched our latest campaign, ‘Seeing the whole person supports better care’. It supports nurses to apply their professional judgement and knowledge to meet people’s needs and encourages them to draw on appropriate expertise from across all fields of practice.

    We’ve produced a series of case studies that share the experiences of nurses, and the positive impact holistic care has on people who use services and their families. We encourage professionals to read these examples and reflect on how seeing the person as a whole can continue to improve their own practice.

    Our helpful aid also helps professionals to reflect on the importance of holistic care in delivering the best possible care for people. It can be used to support individual and group reflection, including during revalidation.
    Producer/AuthorNMC
    PersonsLinda Ross