Do self-healing and self-care mean the same thing?

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This brief essay begins the conversation of whether self-healing and self-care, terms that have been used independently and together, do indeed mean the same thing. To support a holistic approach to nursing and patient-centered care, nursing professionals and educators should be familiar with self-healing processes and self-care acts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)150-154
Number of pages5
JournalHolistic nursing practice
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • healing
  • holistic nursing
  • nursing staff
  • self-care
  • self-healing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing


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