The Concept Of Care: The History Of Nursing

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The history of nursing is that it began with family and close friends caring for each other during sick times. As industrialization began to spread, nursing became industrialized as well with hospitals being built and strangers caring for strangers in these facilities. The hospitals run by religious nurses gave the highest quality of care while the other hospitals could not compare (Jean Whelan, 2016). This transition in care makes a personal philosophy with a high level of integrity of how to treat others, vital to a patient’s improvement. We all have different personalities due to upbringing, our beliefs and life experiences (Masters, 2014). When we treat others with respect, listen to their concerns and show empathy for what …show more content…
This provides them with the ability to know what is going on with their patients at all times without delay in receiving information from another person. Total care also gives them an advantage for caring for patients in several ways. Not only can they care for them physically, but also psychologically, socially and spiritually (Masters, 2014). With total patient care, it allows the nurse to share a spiritual side of nursing. Just holding a patient’s hand and sharing the love of Jesus can provide a comfort that is otherwise not possible. Some patients do not have any family or visitors so the nurse’s role is to fill those gaps to make them feel …show more content…
As nurses, we must adapt to each individual in order to provide the best care possible. We need to include family members in the patients care and education. The patient’s physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being greatly affect their recovery so it is our responsibility to ensure that we address all areas for each person. The diversity of nursing is constantly changing which also includes the diversity of our patients. We must adapt to new rules and regulations while juggling different conditions for different people. We must take care of the patient as a whole and not just treat their

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