A Philosophical Review of School Nursing Framed by the Holistic Nursing Theory of Barbara Dossey

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This article is a philosophical review of school nursing and its constructs framed by Barbara Dossey’s holistic nursing theory. The author describes the application of holistic nursing theory within the school nurse’s area of activity. The review suggests that holistic nursing theory can be applied in several areas of school nursing. School nurses have a multifaceted occupation that includes meetings with students, parents, and school staff. Barbara Dossey’s holistic nursing theory offers the school nurse tools to deal with people’s varied experiences, feelings, and needs.


External organisations
  • Kristianstad University
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Nursing


  • Barbara Dossey, holistic nursing theory, school nursing
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Holistic Nursing
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2021
Publication categoryResearch