Nursing As A Profession That Takes Responsibility For Assuring The Good Primary Health Care Of Individuals, Communities,

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When we look up the word nursing we tend to find something along the lines of “protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations” (Lundy, 2014). But, there is more to nursing than that simple definition. Nursing is a profession that takes responsibility for assuring the good primary health care of individuals, families, and societies within medical and community sceneries. One of the most important roles of being a nurse is to be the patient’s supporter i.e. protects the interest of the patient when they are unable to, due to lack of health knowledge or some certain health conditions. With that being said, nursing intertwines with a philosophy which is characterized by professional and individual theories. The nursing philosophy comprises of four meta-paradigms concepts: person, environment, health, and nursing.
It is understandable that “person” refers to the patient himself or herself, but in the nursing metaparadigm, the “person” not only refers to one or more persons’, it includes the patient’s family members and friends as well. The nurse’s objective when coming in contact with the “person” is to “nurture the patient and empowers him or her to manage their own health to the best of his or her abilities” (ANA, 2006). Nurses should educate their patient 's to truly…

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