This paper will examine the purpose of Critical Thinking and its importance in the medical field, especially in the field of nursing. There are many aspects to nursing, but the two that will be discussed in this paper are critical thinking and concept mapping. Critical thinking is essential to skilled nursing; therefore, it is essential to nursing education. It is believed skilled nursing depends upon a well-reasoned philosophy of nursing rooted in a deep and rich conception of critical thinking. In the educational curriculum for nursing students, the focus has been to present problem-based learning and evidence-based practice concepts to help increase critical thinking skills.
Finally, we will explore if her theory contributes to the discipline of nursing and a summary will be presented of this review. Current Nursing Standards Jean Watson’s Caring theory is consistent with present nursing
Koenig and Gate-Williams (1995) defined heritage as the degree at which a person reflects his or her own culture as he/she refers to the lifestyle. Heritage assessment is one of the diverse section of nursing assessments that community nurses must conduct in their profession. The formulation of heritage assessment allows the community nurses to gather relevant information relating to a patient’s culture which defines his/her beliefs. The information gathered during the assessment include the patient’s beliefs, family beliefs, religious and ethnic communities. Heritage assessment of a family is conducted to help in enhancing health protection, health restoration and health maintenance of a patient as per the cultural requirements.
Foundational Nursing Theories I agree with the Systems Theory in that people are constantly interacting with their environment, and any single change in a system can affect it as a whole. The purpose of nursing, is explained well in the Theory of Goal Attainment. It is focused on setting appropriate goals to help people maintain health. The Caring Theory, describes the
Human beings competence has a complex combination of knowledge, attitudes, values, beliefs and ethnic, that we adopted from our culture as external environment or from our family members as internal environment to use during our lives. I feel as though as a healthcare provider or a professional nurse must be sensitive and respectful to each patient's beliefs, culture, and ethnic to improve the nurses' plan care to meet the needs of anyone as human beings. My central beliefs about the individual person is to understand and accept the concepts of healthcare so the nurse can fulfill her goal to improve the individual person's health care. The patient should be participate to own, care to promote his health.
If the population receives medical care it can help them have good health and also keep them away from becoming really ill. The government role is to help people be aware of the risks they are in danger of. For example, they make policies. Policies include making sure the environment is clean where people live in.
Public Health In community health setting, Advanced Practice Nurses serve as clinicians, nurse educators or administrators. They provide services in schools, day care centers, community health clinics, group homes as well as in skilled nursing facilities. They are involved in the health of new mothers and babies through pre-and post-natal care, preventing domestic violence and child abuse through education and awareness
Literature Review The purpose of this literature review is to garner information about nursing student’s perception of nursing and identify factors influencing readiness for the profession. Perception as defined by the Oxford English Dictionary (2010) is characterized by ones awareness and understanding of sensory information attained through interaction between past experiences and one’s own culture and interpretation of the perceived. Nursing students’ perception of nursing has been influenced greatly by various factors and these factors initiate readiness for the nursing profession. Apesoa-Varano (2007) states that nursing perception and professionalism is plethoric.
Serving the underprivileged and underinsured has also always been a particular passion of mine. I feel that the mission, values and visions of the institute that one receives their education from should align closely with their personal beliefs as these are the values that will be taught and form ones character over the duration of the program. Georgetown University’s School of Nursing focuses not only on the individual but also the community as well as being a catalyst for health and social justice as mentioned in the Mission Statement and Vision directly correlate with my personal values and visions. The part that resonates with me the most is the Value of the Common Good which states that there is special emphasis placed on serving the marginalized and underserved. That value is key for me as the want to help the underserved was the primary reason I entered into healthcare.