This course focuses on providing holistic care for diverse and vulnerable populations. The impact of nurses’ personal behaviors, beliefs, values, and biases on the delivery of quality care are examined. Sociocultural, economic, legal, political, and historical factors influencing health care policy and health care delivery are explored. The interconnectedness of body, mind, emotion, spirit, culture, relationship, context, and environment on health are explored. The influence of the nurse’s personal health, self-care, and self-renewal and how these factors affect patient care are analyzed. Integrative health care practices are introduced. Prerequisite: RN to BSN: SEM 103, NUR 310, and RN associate degree or diploma in nursing from an accredited nursing program; BSN: NUR 110.
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