Professional Presence Essay
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 …show more content…
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,