2nd Java International Nursing Conference 2012

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as perfect circumstances, both physical, mental and social status as well as a state to avoid the pain and disability. This understanding, in...

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The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as perfect circumstances, both physical, mental and social status as well as a state to avoid the pain and disability. This understanding, in broad sense, describes that health status of any individuals is determined by the condition of biological, psychological, social, cultural and spiritual aspects, indicating that health status should be viewed holistically. Deviation in any of these conditions can cause individuals to fall on the sick, requiring efforts to re-gain their health status.

The above definition has eventually become the foundation for all health care providers to pursue a holistic, optimal and quality form of care to the public. Holistic health care includes the shape of health services that address the needs of biological, psychological, social, and spiritual. To achieve optimum service, there are some important things to consider such as the aspect of reliability, which means the ability to perform the promised service as consistent and reliable, and also the aspect of assurance which includes the knowledge and hospitality of the employees and their ability to create trust and confidence, courtesy and trustworthiness of the staff, and free from danger, risk or doubt. In addition, well-planned programs, and at the same time, several important provisions in providing health services to the public are also required so that both service providers and the recipients are equally benefited.

Nowadays, holistic health service has been developed in various parts of both western and eastern worlds and is regarded as a necessity by most public health services users. Attention to physical well-being of biological, psychological, social environmental aspects and belief of developing local knowledge proves to be accepted by society so as to restore the health status of individuals who are sick in a faster time. High demand of the community on holistic health care is a challenge for health providers to be able to continue to develop themselves in the search of quality service forms which are scientifically proven.

Nurses as one of the many health professionals who, in many times, stay close to clients should always develop themselves in order to provide optimal nursing care and keep updated with development of technology and science of nursing. This is of course to meet the high demand of public on better and quality health care services. The logical consequence of the magnitude of people's demand for quality services is the nurses’ opened insights to the progress of science and technology both in the field of health in general and nursing. To do so, complete and diverse rides and facilities are needed to be able to access the latest science emerging in the world of nursing.

The development of modern information technology increasingly facilitates nurses to access the latest science and technology that occurs in parts of both western and eastern world without having to move to a place where science was developed. However, exchange opinions about science and experience in the nursing field directly in a scientific forum is a very effective medium to share science and knowledge as it allows direct confirmation with the concerned researchers, practitioners, and other information resources. This can minimize the possibility of misinterpretation of one individual to another individual.