Journal of Education and
Research in Nursing

Applying Integrative Nursing Principles to Practice: An Example from Theory to Practice


Department of Public Health Nursing, Akdeniz University Faculty of Nursing, Antalya, Turkey

Journal of Education and Research in Nursing 2022; 19: 362-370
DOI: 10.5152/jern.2022.92342
Read: 35 Downloads: 22 Published: 01 September 2022

Nursing theories aim to increase the quality of care while improving nursing practices. Integrative nursing, which constitutes the application area of holistic philosophy, is a complex health care system that evaluates the individual with his environment, supports his innate healing capacity, emphasizes the healing power of nature, advocates personcentered and relationship-based care, includes the most appropriate evidence-based healing therapies, and provides interdisciplinary cooperation. This nursing approach is described as “a way of being-knowing-doing” that improves the health and well-being of the individual, family, and society through care and therapeutic relationships. Integrative nursing, whose main framework is formed by 6 principles, can be considered as an application theory based on previous theories. Applying integrative nursing principles into practice and planning nursing care according to these principles can present quality care and provide a theorybased care. In this review, it is aimed to explain how to use integrative nursing principles in the clinic/field, their compatibility with other theories and models, the interventions that can be applied, and what can be done in the measurement of results.

Cite this article as: Gözüm S, Ilgaz A. Applying integrative nursing principles to practice: An example from theory to practice. J Educ Res Nurs. 2022;19(3):362-370.

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