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Monday, June 17, 2013
Holistic or Wholistic?

Do you ever get confused with the terms “holistic” and “wholistic” or wonder what the difference is between the two? If you do, join the crowd. Use of the two terms has been going on for years, and has especially conflicted Christians (including me). Read Holistic or Wholistic? along with Spirit-Guided Care: Christian Nursing for the Whole Person and Energy Therapies in Nursing? in the July/Sept 2013 JCN to explore Christian thinking about “holistic / wholistic.” Think about your position on the terms and if you are a holistic or wholistic nurse. Then let me know your thoughts and if you agree or disagree with JCN’s approach.



About the Author

Kathy Schoonover-Shoffner
Kathy Schoonover-Shoffner, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN, serves as editor of the Journal of Christian Nursing and as a per diem staff nurse in behavioral health in Wichita, Kansas.