Holistic Nursing Assessments for Better Patient Outcomes


A holistic nursing assessment focuses on more than just the physical condition of the patient.  It also evaluates the patient’s psychological, spiritual, and social status.  These factors are all intertwined to make up a whole person.  When the nurse considers the patient’s mind, body and spirit during the assessment, a more comprehensive assessment is secured, […]

Health Benefits of Smiling


Check it out.  There are science-backed health benefits for smiling.  Here are great reasons it’s worth doing, even if you are having a bad day.   Elevates mood:  smiling activates the release of dopamine (feel-good hormone) and serotonin (an anti-depressant). Reduces pain:  smiling activates the release of endorphins which have analgesic (pain reliever) effects. Reduces […]