Issues central to the development of nursing in the future are best defined in an article by Barbara Ehrenreich (1979) entitled “The Emergence of Nursing as a Political Force” in Policy & politics in nursing and health care by By Mason, Leavitt, & Chaffee. This article was very informative in describing our current healthcare system and the role nurses play as advocates of social and political change. As stated by the ANA in a letter to President Trump in 2016, “as the largest group of healthcare professionals and the nations most trusted profession, nurses are a valuable resource for improving the nation’s healthcare delivery system.” Additionally, the ANA stated that healthcare reform was imperative in this country and should focus on providing
April 26, 2016 Dear Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Lately, First Nations people in Canada have been faced with many issues surrounding their living conditions, rights, and resources. Specifically, in Attawapiskat, a community located in the western Hudson Bay Lowland, they are facing a housing crisis. The housing conditions aren’t liveable, with one house containing 1 family including, immediate and non-immediate family. Families aren’t just living in houses, they are living in used donated trailers. The houses don’t have access to running clean water, or a significant source of heat.
Many influences even though the historical or contemporary that is important to shape the profession of nursing. The Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 [HPCA] and Nursing Council of New Zealand Code of Conduct for Nurses 2012 [COC] underpin the nursing practice, in order to promote the nursing profession. Professional boundaries play an important role in nursing. This essay will identify and discuss how the historical influence which is Florence Nightingale and the contemporary influence that is education has shaped the profession of nursing, the purpose and impact of the HPCA and COC on nursing, how they are implemented in the workplace and also define and explain the importance of the professional boundaries in nursing. One
Throughout history, we have had to deal with conflict. How we deal with conflict can be most challenging of all. We all can find our strength to make it through treacherous times. A positive attitude can help a tremendous amount when dealing with conflict. An example of this can be found in The Diary of Anne Frank.
Prior to taking this class, I had not given nursing philosophy much thought, however, after this weeks reading I realize that nursing philosophy is important for understanding “What is nursing? What is the profession of nursing? [and] What do nurses do?”. (Black, 2017, pp. 178). Having this knowledge provides focus for our roles as nurses, as well a purpose for our practice.
When should one surrender? For the reason of hope and not surrender Sandra Brown, Dr. Charles Raison, and Gina Kolata previously wrote why it is important to look forward. They composed their work so it demonstrates the point of view of both the doctor and patient. Hope allows one to obtain an expectation in an unpredictable situation.
A Northern Light Everyone has dealt with hope. They’ve either had it, or they didn’t. Whether they had hoped to get a job they wanted, hoped to get into a good college, or as simple as hoping to get good grades. Hope is something that is available for everyone, it's just a matter if they believe in it. Hope is sometimes a last resort for people.
Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, facilitation of healing, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations. It is the unique role of a nurse to care for individuals sick or well, in hospital or at home. For many of us when we think of nursing and nurses, our thoughts are diverted to a hospital setting. However, the unique function of a nurse goes beyond the walls of hospital. Primary care nursing therefore, is a shift from the narrow perspectives of hospital based care with its treatment and cure of already established disease; to the promotion
UP WITH HOPE AND DOWN WITH DOPE Up with Hope, Down with Dope sounds like a positive notion, but when the children grow up and have to face the problems and stresses of life where they are in unearned positions of power and they try to influence every aspect of our lives then some may lose hope. Then how do they try to cope and meet demands? You guessed it right - DOPE!But is that the end of all problems or the start?
A personal philosophy of nursing allows nurses to guide and shape their practice. As Molzahn & Shields states, "we are in the privileged position of working closely with human beings and helping them deal with many aspects of the human condition" (2008, p.25). By working daily with patients who all have distinct and unique healthcare experiences, I believe that it is crucial to have a set of values and ethics that guide how we care for our patients. By holding Christian beliefs and values, I believe that it is important to care for other people the way Jesus cares for us, and to take time to notice the little glimpses of Christ shown in other people. When thinking about how I can have an impact on my patients, I keep in mind that "for most people, most of the time, God comes to us in the valleys and plains of life" (Doornbos, Groenhout, & Hotz, 2005, p.21).