Compassion toward a sickle cell patient who was experiencing pain
Purpose: The purpose of this assignment is to facilitate an integrated understanding of caring as foundational to advanced nursing practice. This paper is an expression of scholarly and aesthetic understanding of caring in nursing, integrating a lived experience, a theoretical perspective, and scholarly artful communication of a synthesized whole picture that is personally relevant and professionally sound. Going back and reading some of the nursing situations in the Nursing Case Studies in Caring book will enhance the quality of your nursing situation and your scholarly paper. They are beautiful examples written by your peers when they took this class. Process: Review your nursing situation from Module One and specifically identify: The Essence of Caring in this Situation is …. (one or two word concept). The last sentence of your nursing situation should be ‘The essence of caring in this nursing situation is….. ‘. Identifying one concept will enhance the clarity of your paper. Use Mayeroff, Roach and other concepts of caring identified by theorists studied in this course. Examples: Hope, Trust, Authentic Presence, Caring Moment, Competence, etc. do not use multiple concepts.Identify the call for nursing and response for nursing.
Discuss how a particular way of knowing or multiple ways of knowing guided your practice, such as empirical, personal, ethical, aesthetic, spiritual, socio-political or unknowing. 1. The Nursing Situation. Nursing occurs in nursing situations: co-created lived experiences in which the caring between nurses and persons enhance well-being (FAU-CON Philosophy, 2012). Create a quiet space in which you can reflect, and read your nursing situation from Module 1. Write a closing sentence that begins: The essence of caring in this nursing situation is …and fill in the blank in one word from your sense of the situation. (See Example, Page 80 in Chapter 6 or page 100 in Chapter 9 in Nursing Case Studies in Caring). Further Thoughts on Nursing Situation: “It is to the nursing situation that the nurse brings self as caring person. It is within the nursing situation that the nurse comes to know the other as caring person, expressing unique ways of living and growing in caring. And it is in the nursing situation that the nurse attends to calls for caring, creating Page 10 NGR 6110, FALL 2018 caring responses that nurture personhood. It is within the nursing situation that the nurse comes to know nursing, in the fullness of aesthetic knowing” (p. 17). “Stories nurses tell about their nursing bring to light the sustenance they find in the nursing situation. Lived experiences of practice, recounted to crystallize the essential meaning of nursing, contain the tangible seeds of awareness of self as caring person. However, the nurse may not be fully aware of self as caring person until the nursing story is articulated and shared” (p. 25). Nursing Situation with integration of multiple ways of knowing, call and response for nursing is 3 pages. 2. The Theoretical Perspective: Select a caring theory studied this term (Watson, Boykin & Schoenhofer, Locsin, Ray, Parker & Barry, Swanson, Leininger, Marlaine Smith, or Duffy) and describe how it guided your nursing. Describe the essential concepts of the theory and explain how these concepts are present in your nursing situation. Essential concepts include the elements of the metaparadigm: How did this theorist/theorists describe Person, Nursing, Caring, and Health? Many times these concepts are not spelled out and you may have to interpret them from the theorist work. Describe other concepts of the theory as well. Use primary sources (literature written by the theorist) to describe this theory as well as related sources written by others that explicate, extend, or affirm the specific theoretical perspective. Use a minimum of 3-4 primary and secondary references. The focus of this paper is more on how the theory guided your practice versus describing the theory. For example, if you used Watson’s theory you don’t describe all ten caritas processes you identify the ones present in your nursing situation and how you used them. The theoretical perspective is 1 page. 3. The Essence of Caring in the Nursing Situation a. Identify the central One-Word Caring Concept (the essence of caring) that was expressed in your selected nursing situation from Module 1. b. Describe the identified caring concept by drawing upon sources from the literature and describe how the identified Caring Concept reflects the theoretical perspective used in your paper. While there is no magic number of reference sources needed to properly explicate the caring concept you have selected from your Nursing Situation, a minimum of 3-4 sources is adequate to achieve the task effectively. For example, if you chose Watson’s theory and your concept was Love then define how other nursing theorists define love.