holistic mental health assessment
the focus on the wellness and interrelationship of people and the environment dates back to the practices of florence nightingale, a 19th century nurse who is considered the founder of holistic nursing. lamar university recognizes the importance of a comprehensive holistic health assessment and includes this course within its online rn to bsn curriculum. this supportive, non-judgmental method of assessment recognizes that the patient’s stress levels, diet and relationship issues can often exacerbate many ailments. a holistic health assessment allows the nurse to gain information essential for diagnosis, planning and implementation.