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WOCNext 2020 Reimagined

200 - Application of Hettler's Six Dimensions of Wellness Model to Self Care & Professional Nursing Practice

Jun 5, 2020 2:45pm ‐ Jun 5, 2020 3:45pm

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This session presents Dr. Bill Hettler's Six Dimensions of Wellness Model. The aim of the presentation is to provide a conceptual basis for wellness and self-care. Interventions are discussed that focus on nonpharmacological approaches to self-care that can also be used in direct patient care to provide your patients alternatives to pharmaceutical medications and provide you with tools for self-management of emotional and physical ailments. This presentation conceptually distinguishes between health and wellness; which are overlapping but distinct and measurable characteristics of individuals and groups, with health being the absence of disease, and wellness being the conditions that support health and reduce risk of disease. Health can in a sense be viewed as a series of dichotomous variables that describe functionality of body and mind, while wellness is more accurately viewed on a continuum, and inclusive of physical and non-physical domains of self. The second component of this session will focus on the immune system, the lymphatic system and women’s health. This portion will be presented by Nancy Nathenson, RRT.


  • Ms. Nancy Nathenson, RRT, Respiratory Therapy Education Coordinator - Lymphatic Enhancement Technologist, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals-Simple Path Health and Wellness
  • Dr. Paul Nathenson, DNP, APRN, NP-C, CTN, Instructor, Graduate Nursing Faculty, Clarkson College, Omaha Nebraska

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