Module 7 Discussion | health promotion
There would be no conflicts of interest in helping a patient choose holistic medicine over allopathic. As long as the patient is making an informed decision and their practitioner is licensed to provide medical treatment, nurses should be able to support the patient’s decision without judgment. As nurses have an ethical obligation to their patients, it is crucial that they remain objective when making these types of decisions. Furthermore, by remaining openminded and offering unbiased information on both options, nurses can help facilitate more informed decisions from patients so that no matter which route they take – whether it be holistic or allopathic –they can make a well-informed choice with greater confidence in their chosen method of care.