This course focuses on the concepts of caring, holism, and the therapeutic use of self in the practice of nursing and other healing professions, within reflective, theoretical, transcultural, and evidence-based contexts. The client/family lived experiences with health, illness, loss, and death will be explored. Self-reflection, spirituality and awareness of the health care provider are examined and are considered as key components toward developing authentic, caring, helping relationships with clients, families, and the health care team. Therapeutic communication techniques, presence, and select holistic therapeutic interventions will be focal points of this course. 3.0 credits.