Priester et al (2009) found that a twelve step orientation of holistic techniques was predominating. This study revealed that prayer, meditations and the like ways of spirituality had their hand in the treatment of addiction patients to some extent. The divergent range of techniques used in the treatment make it clear that holistic approach had a shortcut route to achieve the goal. (Paul E. Priester et al, 2009)
Pain in general is purely individual affecting the patient’s perception and attitude towards the external world. The role of a nurse practicing holistic intervention is to assume the role of a patient first to assess the depth of his/her pain and then come out as an effective nurse to treat the pain. As such the interaction between physiological and psychological components of the human body has to be weighed reasonably in holistic intervention programmes. (Barbara H. Cole, Quincealea Brunk, 1999). The methods used in practice have varied implications in their processes and are warranting drastic research in the area.
Paul E. Priester, Josh Scherer, Jessie A. Steinfeldt, Asma-Jana Masri, Terri Jashinsky, Jancie E. Jones and Cher Vang, 2009, “The Frequency of Prayer, Meditation and Holistic Interventions in Addictions Treatment: A National Survey”, Journal of Pastoral Psychology, Vol. 58, No. 3: 315-322, Springer Publishers, Netherlands. ISSN:0031-2789
Sylvia Kubsch, Suzzane M. Linton, Christine Hankerson, Harriot Wichovski, 2008, “Holistic Interventions Protocol for Interstitial Cystitis Symptom Control: a Case Study”, Holistic Nursing Practice, Aug 2008, Vol. 22. No. 4: 183 -