|Healing Traditions in Nursing
Healing Traditions in Nursing – Format: Webinar (Live) Lecture and Discussion, Case Studies / Story, Assigned Readings,Literature review, Writing assignments
Course Description: People’s healing traditions reflect cultural beliefs, thoughts, rituals and practices associated with their understanding of the human experience of health, illness, healing, suffering and curing. These healing traditions have endured the test of time and are preserved in health systems which continue to thrive in society alongside biomedical culture and expanding health care technologies. Extensive research on health belief and healing traditions, also known globally as Indigenous Knowledge Systems, has been conducted by ethnographers, folklorists, and sociologists as well as nurses. Health beliefs and practices are passed from generation to generation in indigenous societies and ethnic communities through such activities as storytelling, prayer, and sharing recipes for making medicines from plants. Healing traditions are inherently holistic (involving spiritual, emotional, mental, and physiological domains) and include a broad definition of science that is connected with the environment. In addition to their own personal cultures, nurses and midwives are part of a professional culture with its own set of beliefs, thoughts, rituals, practices, and healing traditions. Nurses’ centuries-old healing tradition includes providing holistic care and leadership in health care reform that changes the lives of people and communities.
This course provides an opportunity for historical reflection and learning about concepts, systems, rituals, and practices associated with nursing’s and other culture’s healing traditions. The course will root your understanding of the principles and practice of holistic integrative care and health diplomacy in the traditions of a stronger identity as a holistic nurse clinician, educator, researcher and leader. This Healing Traditions course, while open to anyone interested in the science, art, and tradition of care and comfort, specifically attends to the professional education of licensed and practical nurses, Certified Nurse-Midwives, and Advanced Practice Nurses seeking foundations for new directions in practice. For those seeking additional and advanced study on Healing Traditions see program information on becoming an Herbal Diplomat®.
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2-Month Course Includes:
Jan 12 - Mar 8 Webinar TBA 7 - 10 pm Eastern Time
Continuing Education Credit