Paterson and Zderad emphasize it is important to emphasize that in humanistic nursing theory, each nurse and each patient is taken to be a unique human being with his or her own particular gestalt. Gestalt, representing all that particular human beings are, includes all past experiences, all current being, and all hopes, dreams, and fears of the future that are experienced in oneâ€™s own spaceâ€“-time dimension. Think about each of the listed components of oneâ€™s gestalt. Identify particular experiences that stand out in each and write these down. Review the components of your â€œpersonal gestaltâ€ and describe how you believe these life experiences impact your practice of nursing.