Care expressed and practiced in professional nursing models provides a way of looking at the nursing role from the aspect of care. It may seem excessive to consider aspects of caring and compassion in nursing. However, precisely because it IS nursing makes it crucial to our continual progress of defining and upholding one of our central professional principles.
Address each of these items:
- Reflect on a caring and compassionate experience with a patient or family encountered in your practice.
- How was your compassion demonstrated?
- What other ways do you wish you would have expressed caring?
- How does your thinking about compassion expand to include self and colleagues?
Please complete the iCARE Self-Assessment (Links to an external site.) and download for your own use and information. The self-assessment is not a graded item.
This week’s graded topic relates to the following Course Outcome (CO).
CO 1: Applies principles of nursing, theories, and the care philosophies to self, colleagues, individuals, families, aggregates and communities throughout the healthcare system. (PO 1)
- During the assigned week (Sunday the start of the assigned week through Sunday the end of the assigned week):
- Posts in the discussion at least two times, and
- Posts in the discussion on two different days
Reflecting on a compassionate and caring event I had with a patient or family reminds me of many circumstances I’ve encountered on my unit. As a nurse on a surgical/trauma floor, I’ve had many compassionate and caring interactions with extremely ill patients and their families. As a nurse working in the trauma ICU of a level 1 trauma center, I have a lot of compassionate experiences on my floor. When a patient is involved in a trauma, it affects both the patient and the family, and it can be a source of immense pain and anguish for everyone involved…. Click the purchase button below to get the complete answer for NR 451 Week 1 at $5