Professional Presence and Influence Essay
Melissa A. Cummings
Western Governor’s University
This paper examines my personal professional presence and how my personality influences both my personal and professional life. It will examine how I can use mindfulness and self-awareness to improve my professional practice with co-workers and patients and how I can bring mindfulness into my own life.
Professional Presence and Influence
Larry Dossey discusses three eras medicine in his book, Reinventing Medicine. Era I is a time period which began in the 1860’s and focused on the physical body as the reason for illness. The body was treated with surgical procedures and drugs. Era II focused on the body also, …show more content…
My nursing practice depends on my mindfulness. I need to be open to the moment to see what is really going on with my patient. I do not judge. For example, if my patient cannot work and cannot afford his medications, the problem I can assist him with is obtaining his medications. I must not worry about what he spends his money on or why he cannot work. If I can accept the patient’s