(Margaret G. Hutchison,1997)
It would be very hard to find a nurse who saw only the physical aspect of care as that which defines nursing. We all know that when a person is hurting emotionally, all sorts of physical ailments crop up. On the other hand, physical conditions can affect the mind and spirit. The nursing profession has traditionally viewed the person as holistic, though the term itself was only introduced into the nursing literature in the 1980s by Rogers, Parse, Newman and others. Today we speak of a person as a biopsychosocial unit.