May 29, 2023  
2021-2022 Endicott College Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Endicott College Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NU 220 - Holistic and Complementary Approaches to Health Care

Provides the foundation for knowledge of the basic principles and differences between Western (allopathic) and Eastern (traditional) health care. Examines the differences and similarities of the various forms of traditional healing methods and analyzes current health practices and future trends. Students keep a journal to document their development through the course focusing on their growth experiences in mind, body, spirit, and social interconnectedness. The course introduces the five core values of holistic health: 1) holistic philosophy, theories, and ethics (relationship centered care), 2) holistic caring process, 3) holistic communication, therapeutic environment, and cultural diversity, 4) holistic education and research, and 5) holistic nurse self-care. Students practice skills and develop an understanding of complementary alternative medicine therapies (CAM).

(Cr: 3)