Summary: Symbolic Interactionism In Nursing

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From the reading Wright and Leakey (2013) chapter 10, “Gathering family member and opening a space for conversation allowed the nurse to feel he or she knew the families” “Coming to know the families as individuals engaging with family, sustaining them, and disengaging form them” p. 282. These are some of most important aspects of nursing that set the stage for the best possible care. I agree with Duhamel and Dupuis as Wright and Leahea (2013) point out that nursing clinical practice in fact does require for nurses to possess excellent administrative, educational skills in order to adequately support the patient and their family (p. 283); if our goal is to assure each family is to successes in returning to health while being independent in …show more content…
The video portion of this module did a great job of presenting an example of how that happens.

Similarly, SI can be used not only to understand the family and how they relate to the world around them which leads to the choices they make, but also how each family we provide care to relates to us as APNs and the impact we have on them as providers. Nursing continues to be the most trusted profession, according to American Nurses Association (2015). I hope this brings upon internal dialogue in each one of us as we take this path of becoming APN’s as well as reflect on this thought as we continue to provide care as RNs. I like professor’s statement in this post, “Everything in life has some type of meaning, and how each individual determines meaning is through interaction with a social group, primarily the family. People will respond to something based on their definition of that symbol, whether it is of a positive and negative nature to
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However, there is still a lot that is needed to be done in order to improve quality of every girl and woman. For example, closing the gap of income disparity between men and women. Women in general continue to make less money than men doing the same job, while at the same time often found to be sole providers for the family. Aside from the provided reading on the theory from Hamon and Smith, I looked for more information on FFT on the Internet, as it pertained to the family. It yielded a tremendous amount of information. Few stood out and I would like to share with you at least one. I came across Karl Thompson’s peace called “Feminist Perspectives on the Family,” which I found to be educational (can be found at the following site https://revisesociology.com/2014/02/10/feminist-perspectives-on-the-family/). According to FFT, gender is a socially constructed thus not “determined by the biology” and it is clearly seen in the institution of family (Thompson, 2014). Furthermore, according to Thompson what is meant to be a woman in on society may not be the case in another, this is also the case for men. I think the following is a good overview by

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