Holistic nursing is defined as all nursing practice that has healing the whole person as its goal. (AHNA, 1998)
As the definitive voice for holistic nursing, the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) promotes the education of nurses, other health care professionals and the public in all aspects of holistic caring and healing. AHNA is a non-profit membership association serving more than 4,300 members and 160 local chapters/networks across the U.S. and abroad.
In December of 2006, due to the efforts of AHNA, holistic nursing was recognized as an “official nursing specialty” by the American Nurses Association with its own defined scope and standards of practice.
AHNA serves as a bridge between conventional healthcare and complementary/alternative healing practices. As health care professionals, holistic nurses may integrate complementary and alternative modalities (CAM) into clinical practice to treat the whole person and view healing as a partnership between a person seeking treatment and his or her practitioner. For more information contact the AHNA National Office at 323 N. San Francisco St. Suite 201, Flagstaff, AZ : (800) 526-2752 or online at www.ahna.org
The American Holistic Health Association (AHHA — that’s Ah Ha!) is a free and impartial information resource for wellness and healing. The AHHA is endorsed by leading healthcare professionals worldwide. Their sole purpose is to offer holistic health resources — both alternative and traditional — in an impartial manner and help people become more active and confident in their health decisions.
AMERICAN HOLISTIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION
The Free & Impartial Wellness Resource
Connecting You to the Power of Choice
PO Box 17400
Anaheim, CA 92817-7400 USA
Phone (714) 779-6152