Strengths-Based Care Analysis

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From the words of Robin Williams, playing the character Patch Adams “You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you, you'll win, no matter what the outcome” (Farrell & Shadyac, 1998). This quote encompasses the concept of strengths-based care, as Adams recognizes that one cannot holistically aid an individual when focusing on their deficits. While this concept has only been accepted recently, Myra Bennett, a renowned nurse, had been implementing segments of strengths-based care over 90 years ago. After examining and explaining the theoretical approach of strengths-based care, I will illustrate how the unique stories of Myra Bennett influenced the notion of care that I hold.
Voltaire once said, “The art of medicine
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