Barrio & Kay (1977*) explained that physical health, environment and mental wellbeing are fundamental understanding of health among Mexican American. This culture is also characterized by set of values which include family, spirituality/religiosity, folk medicine and respect (Padilla & Villalobos, 2006). Religious beliefs are deeply rooted in Mexican American culture, and guides individual understanding of health and illness (Alvarado, 2008). Alvarado (2008) found that the majority of Mexican American identified themselves as a Christian, especially Roman Catholicism. Strong spirituality influence a belief that health and illness is determined by God. Having good health is viewed as being as good luck or being rewarded (Giger & Davidhizar, 2004*), while Illness is viewed as a punishment from God for bad behaviors (Alvarado, 2008). Although, spirituality is a coping mechanism used to maintain or reestablish emotional equilibrium during difficult times, many Mexican Americans may delay seeking or accepting medical interventions, especially when spiritual beliefs or rituals must be strictly observed (Nall & Spielberg, 1967). For this reason, it is crucial for nurses to seek clarification on how religion/spirituality may interfere with care and how this belief can positively or negatively impact health
Shelly, J. A., & Miller, A. B. (2006). Called to care: A Christian worldview for nursing (2nd ed.). Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic.
Your team work on Jean Watson’s Caring Science as Sacred Science is one of the wonderful presentation. The message is highlighted the new dimension in application of theory to enhance a caring culture from task oriented to meaningful relationship of human beings. Involvement of patient, family, and nurses through meaningful relationship lead the pathway to patients satisfaction, and increase caring attitude of nurses.Work satisfaction is one of the measuring scale for reduction of burnout and increase the retention of nurses.
The FICA Spiritual Assessment, introduced this week, is a valuable tool in catching a glimpse of the overall health (mind, body, and spirit) of an individual. The chronic and terminally ill benefit most from the healthcare team receiving this information. Efficiency remains at the top of the list for health care workers and organizations alike, but an investigation into spiritual wellbeing is time consuming and often counterintuitive to our “flow”, it is extremely
Biopsychosocial model mainly focuses on the biological, psychological, and social factors. According to this model, health and wellness are caused by an association of biological, psychological, and socio-cultural factors. The biological component refers to the pathogens that cause an illness. Psychological component covers the psychological triggers of health complications such as lack of self-control. Lastly, the social component discloses how different social factors like poverty and culture influence health. This model suggests that mind, body and environment interact in causing an illness. Holistic nursing assessment recognizes the totality of human being, that is, it focuses on the whole being. Notably, holistic nursing play a leading role in facilitating the healing process. It enables nurses to honor the clients’ subjective experience about health and beliefs, and so it assists individuals to access their greatest healing potential. It also allows the nurses to integrate self-care and self-responsibility and thus they understand their clients’ situations and relationships. Holistic model enables nurses to provide improved person-centered care to patients since it addresses all the needs of the patient including the physiological, psychological, developmental, and spiritual needs among
Nursing theory affords the dialogue, models, and global aspect to take note of the nursing interest (Leddy, 2006). Nursing theories and models can be ascertained to direct nursing performance. Using Leddy’s theory (2006), the individual is seen as an open energy power that interacts with the atmosphere on a persistent basis. Individuals can take charge of their own health by making choices. The environment is ever changing and impacts change. Health is viewed as a part of the whole, is variable and teeters between synchronization and disagreement. Nurses depend on theories and models to promote healing, well-being, and mindfulness when providing care for individuals and interacting with
From these realizations I have concluded that the professional nursing theories which most align with my own philosophy is a combination of Jean Watson’s theory of human caring and Rosemarie Parse’s theory of human becoming.
My faith allows me the interact with my client on a different level. As a Christian, and firm believer in Christ, help me encourage my patient and give hope of a better future. My family is the second most essential values. When nurses can relate to their patient 's values, it forms a trust relationship. Just taking the talk about each other 's children can form a bond. Lastly, health is the least important. I choose health as the last value because spirituality and family come first before anything. If I 'm healthy but has no spiritual life or family, my excellent health does not amount to anything. However, if I have great faith and family that supports me, my unhealthiness does not mean anything. Health is one of the professional value reflected in the personal philosophy. Caring is another value that is in the personal philosophy.
Classism and sexism continue to be one of the issues that Chicanos are currently fighting for within the Chicano identity through curanderismo. Chicanas use curanderismo to oppose religious patriarchal ideology to justify that they should have equal rights. As curanderas, Chicanas challenge the Church by maintaining the practices once taught by their ancestors, the Aztecs, to avoid becoming estranged from social nuances. Under Catholicism and several other patriarchic religions, patriarchal ideals such as men being superior to women are taught and enforced by only having male Gods. Chicanas use curanderismo to oppose this idea of gender stratification by not worshiping male Gods and gaining a higher status in society as curanderas.
This philosophy integrates high quality education of active learning and technology with faculty member committed to enlighten the education of students to form competent, and holistic nurses. The faculty firmly considers all humans as exclusive beings who have inherent value gifted to them by their Creator (Barry.edu, 2015). They assert that humans display unity of mind-body-spirit which in turn promotes ingenuity, concurrence, and health. The quintessence of human unity is the spiritual experience, culture, environment, and altering life circumstances of individuals. The nurses must respect multiple realities, diversity, and personal choices of everyone as Barry University bestows high value on the familial, communal and societal life of all human beings. (Spalding & Miles,
Being able to promote a positive healing experience for patients is a significant responsibility for nurses. What heals one patient, may not work for another patient. Being equipped to identify what part is vital for each patient’s healing is not an easy task. Understanding different approaches to medicine, how different personality types function, how to be mindful rather than distracted, and what promotes an optimal healing environment are essential facets to provide exceptional care.
Spiritual histories are taken as part of the regular history during an annual exam or new patient visit, but can also be taken as part of follow-up visits, as appropriate. The acronym FICA, F- faith and belief, I-importance and influence, C-community, and A-address (The George Washington Institue of Spirituality and Health, n.d.). FICA Spiritual Assessment Tool serves as a guide for conversations in the clinical setting. This paper will analyze the interview assessment of a fellow coworker.
Nursing models and theories provide guidance to nurses and it gives a rationale for various nursing interventions (Hood, 2018). The Growth Model of Change helps people to realize their full potential. In the nursing practice, the growth model of change is used as the framework, which encompasses the caring theory or complexity theory (Hood, 2018). In this paper, I will focus on the Jean Watson’s Human Caring Science Theory and how it plays a major role in nursing care. Caring helps influence the ways in which people think, feel, and behave in relation to one another (Ozan, Okumus, & Lash, 2015). Caring in the nursing practice provides the presence of a touch, listening, spiritual caring, relieving pain, and a support system.
In context of World Health Organization, self-care is often defined as activities individuals, families and communities undergoes with the motive of increasing health, overcoming disease, limiting illness and restoring health ("What is", n.d.). The knowledge and skills are gained from both professional and lay experiences for such activities. According to Klebanoff & Hess (2013), holistic nursing is defined as all nursing practice that has only motive of healing the whole person as its prime goal. A holistic nurse is like a licensed nurse who often incorporates a “mind-body-spirit-emotion-environment” approach to the practice of traditional nursing. Holistic nursing practices often require the combination of self-care and personal development activities into one 's life. Holistic nurses involves in self assessment, self-care and personal development, aware of being the sole instruments of healing. Holistic nursing emphasizing on integration of spirituality, self-responsibility, self-care and reflection in their lives. Smith (2006) discussed her life as a holistic nurse. White & Clegg (2009) highlighted approach in context of providing support to patients suffering from long-term conditions. The idea of healing the person as a whole being dates back to period of Florence Nightingale who held the view that nurses duty was to keep optimal conditions for healing. Rourke (1991) tried to find out
In many instances, people turn to us healthcare providers to understand why a family member passed away. The question I asked to them when a patient dies “Are you spiritual and if yes would you want to me to get a Chaplin”. Some of them are grateful and asked for me to pray with them, which seems to give them peace. I always try not to force my beliefs on them and I try to offer help in any way I can. Finally, video one really enlighten us on the importance of spirituality for nurses. The narrator talks about patients’ needs of spirituality during health crisis. Many studies have shown that spiritual well-being makes an impact on how patients respond to illness. Nurses are primary care givers, thus responsible of patients’ spiritual needs and