Professional Presence Essay

3973 Words Jan 13th, 2016 16 Pages
Professional Presence and Influence
Western Governors University

Professional Presence and Influence
A1. Models of Health and Healing- The candidate provides a logical discussion, with substantial detail, of the differences between 2 models of health and healing as they relate to what it means to be human.
Since the mid-19th century, there have been three distinct models of health and healing. The first era began in the mid-1960s and dealt primarily with the physical body. It is known as the mechanical model and focused solely on the anatomy and physiology of the body. It was physical in nature, and gave no consideration to the mind or spiritual side of the human being.

In this section we will compare the differences between Era
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Most of her ideas, except for that of being open to mysticism can be identified in era II. For me, it is easy to recognize that cognitive elements such as emotion, mood and a positive mental attitude are all critically important to good health, but the concepts identified in era III, like shared consciousness tied to Quantum physics, Chaos Theory and the ideas of Noetic Science are harder for me to accept as fact. In this world, the minds of humankind are spread throughout space and time. They are infinite, immortal, omnipresent, and ultimately, one. In this space a person can raise themselves above the day-to-day routines to experience a “transpersonal” experience outside of the local self (Dossey, 1982). I like the idea that there is a shared consciousness that we will all one day be able to tap into, but my logical mind questions the validity of this theory.

A3. Influence on Nursing Practice- The candidate provides a logical discussion, with substantial detail, of how the candidate’s professional presence influences the candidate’s nursing practice.
My professional presence, just like my personal life is greatly influenced by my personality. I am most definitely an extrovert and am constantly processing the people and experiences surrounding me, sometimes to a fault. Long before I became a nurse, I valued relationships much more than tasks. Nursing is a relational phenomenon. Everything we see, everything we do,

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