Pocholo N. Isidro R.N.
Philippine Women's University, Master of Arts in Nursing
Theoretical Framework for Nursing Practice – Module 1
A. There are defining characteristics that determine nursing practice. Based on your clinical experience, explain the meaning of the following:
1. Nursing as a practice-oriented discipline – Nursing exists to provide nursing care for clients who experience illness, as well as for those who may experience potential health problems. When we say that nursing is a practice-oriented discipline, we simply mean that nursing has a primary mission related to practice. Its members seek knowledge of what nurses as professionals do, why they do it and when they do it. Basic understanding of various
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In the older times, caring has been largely attributed with the feminine. It deals with moral virtues and at times, it even has philosophical or religious connotations. More recently, caring in the field of nursing has been introduced along with more structured concepts including skills, nursing interventions and policies. It has been given cultural and now even artistic connotations. Nursing as an art is exemplified when the nurses are able to establish connections with their patients, skillfully perform nursing activities and morally conduct nursing practice to name a few (Meleis, 2012). Since 2011, a special program has been devised in my institution, focused on rendering good, quality service to our clients with the concept of care as the primary drive. Aptly titled, “The Asian Way”, Asian Hospital and Medical Center believes that what will set it apart from all other hospitals would not be the state-of-the-art diagnostic facilities nor the prime, well furbished rooms and hallways. It is the extra care and attention that the hospital staff would give to its clients that would make all the difference. As soon as he enters the front lobby, he is graciously greeted and welcomed by the highly courteous security officers and guest service personnel. When he is transferred to his room, the patient is attended by the staff nurse with all smiles and hospitality. Even with the institution’s transactions among its internal customers, “The Asian Way”