This week’s graded topic relates to the following Course Outcome (CO).
CO1: Applies principles of nursing, theories, and the care philosophies to self, colleagues, individuals, families, aggregates and communities throughout the healthcare system. (PO#1)
Answer post due by Wednesday 11:59 PM MT in Week 1
Two replies to classmates and/or instructor due by Sunday 11:59 PM MT at the end of Week 1
Discussions are designed to promote dialogue between faculty and students, and students and their peers. In discussions students:
Demonstrate understanding of concepts for the week
Integrate scholarly resources
Engage in meaningful dialogue with classmates
Express opinions clearly and logically, in a professional manner
Use the rubric on this page as you compose your answers.
Care expressed and practiced in professional nursing models provides a way of looking at the nursing role from the aspect of care. It may seem excessive to consider aspects of caring and compassion in nursing. However, precisely because it IS nursing makes it crucial to our continual progress of defining and upholding one of our central professional principles.
Address each of these items:
Reflect on a caring and compassionate experience with a patient or family encountered in your practice.
How was your compassion demonstrated?
What other ways do you wish you would have expressed caring?
How does your thinking about compassion expand to include self and colleagues?
Please complete the iCARE Self-Assessment (Links to an external site.) and download for your own use and information. The self-assessment is not a graded item.
I have demonstrated compassionate care to my patients in many ways. I remember caring for a young couple who had been involved in a road accident and had been brought to the emergency room while I was on shift. After stabilizing them, I went to their rooms and introduced myself as their nurse. I inquired if they needed anything and both requested me to inform their family about the accident. I called the family and informed them about the accident, their current status, and how they could come to see them. The patients and their families appreciated my efforts to contact them. According to Tehranineshat, Rakhshan, Torabizadeh, and Fararouei (2019), nurses can demonstrate compassion by helping in relieving their patients’ concerns to allow them to focus on getting better, which I did by relieving them of the concern to inform their family……..Please click the icon below to purchase the full answer at only $5