Holistic Nursing practice towards the wellness of society
The Institution is sensitive to the needs of society especially to changing trends on the occurrence of communicable and non-communicable diseases. It aims to create health awareness and implement risk reduction strategies as primordial prevention and promotion of health towards wellness. It is a cost-effective measure and reduces health care expenditure.
Holistic nursing practice is a comprehensive approach that emphasizes “healing the whole person”. The holistic nursing practice encompasses the patient’s biological, social, psychological and spiritual aspects of care. Every aspect of care is addressed through the following strategies.
Karpaga Vinayaga College of Nursing distinctively practices Holistic nursing which includes Nurturing a herbal garden, the practice of Yoga, application of naturopathy in therapeutic diet, application of Siddha in nursing practice and health education as primordial prevention to promote health and wellness.
Karpaga Vinayaga College of Nursing has herbal garden and nurtures holy basil, Curry Leaves, Mint, Carom, Cilantro musk fenugreek, Ginger, Lemon, Turmeric, Neem tree, Aloe vera, Veldt grape, Drum stick Tree, Guava tree etc., within the premises. It is being used to teach the students about its health benefits and to realize its importance as an “Immune Booster”. Students are motivated to learn about various herbs and incorporate them into nursing practice.
Karpaga Vinayaga College of Nursing imparts the knowledge of naturopathy among UG and PG students, in order to stimulate positive thinking and to reduce stress. Nutrition classes are being conducted to emphasize on naturopathy diet like Lemon juice, Citric juices, Tender coconut, vegetable soup, Butter Milk, Salads, Boiled steamed vegetables, sprouts, vegetable chutney etc., Patient’s are given the education to include these types of diets in their menu to promote wellness and immunity.
Yoga is our traditional practice which is rejuvenated and practiced by the students regularly to promote wellbeing. Pranayama, Suryanamaskar, Savasana, Vajrasana Bhujangasana, Parvatasana, Utkatasana etc., are practiced by the students regularly. It is being taught for people during Community Health Nursing practice in villages and schools around the institution to promote health and wellbeing. Well baby clinic for the total wellbeing of every child is conducted regularly in the rural area around the institution to promote the wellness of the baby.
As a traditional practice of Siddha, Nilavembu Kudineer and Kabasura Kudineer were distributed among the public in the village around the institution which is effective to prevent and manage all types of viral infections including COVID-19. Chlorination of water is regularly done in Pulipakkam village to prevent Dengue fever. Thus holistic nursing practice caters to the needs of society and helps them to reach wellness.
Students of our college are encouraged to work as frontline warriors during the COVID-19 pandemic, to take care of asymptomatic and symptomatic patients and to reach the unreached people in the community.
Health education programmes are regularly conducted in villages around the institution to create awareness among the public to prevent illness and promote health.
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