Nurse with open hands, hearts and minds.
Nursing practice is based on a biopsychosocial model of nursing care. Nurses interact with their clients from biological, psychological and sociological perspectives. The biological component of the model includes the use of our hands, and the psychological component includes the use of our mind and the sociological component includes our emotions, our heart spaces, when delivering nursing care.
Open hands are prepared for some kind of action. We give to others with our hands open. Conversely, we receive what others give us with our hands open. Nurses’ hands are a vehicle to exchange energy with our clients.
Open hearts have increased capacity to understand the lived experience of another. Open hearts also show a willingness to experience something different, or something from a different perspective. When our heart chakra is open we are aligned with our higher consciousness and our ability to care for another person is optimised.
Open minds seek new information and greater understanding, and expand our awareness. This results in greater insights that can produce previously unimagined outcomes. We are capable of solving any dilemma and to answer any question when we are prepared to think beyond what we already know and are familiar with.
Hands, hearts and minds must always work in unison to achieve the results we aim for in our lives.
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