Integrative nursing in a Danish Context

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Background: FS-KAB is a professional society within the Danish Nurses Organization DSR. FS-KAB has existed more than 10 years with a membership of around 100 nurses. The mission of FS-KAB is to improve and develop nurses’ knowledge on CAM in order to enhance the needed dialogue with patients, and to integrate CAM into nursing practice. Patients’ use of CAM and that they would like to discuss this with healthcare professionals is well documented but until now, CAM is mainly used outside the healthcare system in Denmark. In FS-KAB we find the vision, ideas and evidence from Integrative Nursing as the next step forward in relation to the purpose of our society, but the definition of Integrative Nursing mainly build on American nursing history, theories and understanding.
Purpose: To revise the six principles and definition of Integrative Nursing into a Danish/Nordic context for educational use. We have analyzed selected concepts, changed words and incorporated Nordic nursing theories and research with the intension to maintain the overall understanding and give respect to the existing definition.
Findings: We purpose this definition: Integrative Nursing is holistic, personcentered and based on relationships. Integrative Nurses focus on strengthening the selfhealing potential in human beings by integrating sustainable, documented and non-invasive treatments in nursing in order to strengthen health and promote wellbeing for patients as well as nurses.
Conclusion: The revision is work in progress and we would like to discuss, develop and validate this with feedback from nurses at the conference (presentation or workshop?).

Original languageEnglish
Publication date31 Oct 2018
Publication statusSubmitted - 31 Oct 2018
EventInternational Integrative Nursing Symposium. - Galway, Ireland
Duration: 22 May 201924 May 2019
Conference number: 3rd


ConferenceInternational Integrative Nursing Symposium.
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