Title: ASSIGNMENT 2
Hello find attached the requirement for this oder, also attached you will find the jounal article to be used for this oredr. The topic will be “CARING”.
Summary of the Article
Caring can be defined as “everyday direct care of patients and a way of connecting with others whereby we become acquainted with the perceptions and experience of the world of the other” (Drahošová & Jarošová, 2016). It encompasses rendering alleviation, support, and assistance to those in need. It may also be incorporate helping with the intent of improving life or when going through disability, illness or insecurities encountered in life. The article outlines that caring is served to satisfy the affected individuals and their families in a dignified, empathetic and humane manner. The act of caring is a natural phenomenon for humanity, and everybody desires to offer ease of life to a person in need.
Research for this article was done comprehensively using secondary data. The criteria used to select suitability of material used to maintain credibility and validity of the research entailed materials are written in English and the full texts availed. Additionally, they had to be peer-reviewed and fall in the category of expert studies (Drahošová & Jarošová, 2016).
The article describes the concept of caring in nursing from two perspectives which include the nurses’ and patients’ view. To nurses, caring involves offering support and protection for the patient’s best interests, professional nursing interventions or philosophically as a way of gaining an in-depth understanding of nursing and its ways. Patients, on the other hand, perceive caring as physical and emotional support accorded to them in time of need whose effectiveness is determined by the personality of the caregiver; in this case the nurse. Finally, both the nurses and patients agree that individual relationships based on mutual trust improve quality of care (Drahošová & Jarošová, 2016). This is because such transparency opens up communication channels and enables the nurses to furnish patients with appropriate information which in turn reduces stress and anxiety. They also appreciate the importance of the availability of nurses when needed in caring.
I found the article expansive in that is seeks to explore both sides of nursing caring. From the information in the article, it is clear that nursing care can be summarized using five C’s: commitment, conscience, competence, compassion, and confidence (Costello & Haggart, n.d.). Commitment comes first in caring since even with the challenges nurses go through during care, their commitment to patients should never be jeopardized. This means that nursing staff is called to do their best by superseding normal caring behavior to promote strong values. Additionally, they must continually improve their knowledge and skills base through further studies that improve their abilities and consequently the care offered to individual patients (Drahošová & Jarošová, 2016). Secondly, they should possess a strong conscience that to promote a sense of moral obligation to offer the best care to their patients. Conscience determines the control an individual possesses over their actions amid life challenges such as personal issues and stress. It is only nurses who can adhere to their conscience that remain on the right course.
Competence can me simply viewed as being at work when expected and upholding professionalism. Similarly, a competent person does not falter from the behavior of others but remains steadfast and true to their calling. Seeking clarification in unclear circumstances is also a sign of competence since it helps maintain credible performance (Vance, 2013). Compassion, an attribute of every healthcare professional comes fourth. “Compassion enables nurses to show empathy to their patients and offer compassionate and king treatment throughout” (Costello & Haggart, n.d.). It, therefore, enables them to develop an innate connection to their work and its importance. Finally, nursing care requires confidence in knowledge and personal skills to accomplish all the other C’s even when situations are not favorable. Confidence enables a nurse to build a relationship with their patients to assist them, and their families cope with difficult situations and develop a positive attitude of appreciation (Costello & Haggart, n.d.).
Costello, J., & Haggart, M. (n.d.). The nature of nursing: can we teach students how to care? Retrieved
Drahošová, L., & Jarošová, D. (2016). Concept Caring in Nursing. Central European Journal of
Nursing and Midwifery, 7(2), 453-460. doi:10.15452/cejnm.2016.07.0014
Vance, T. (2013, March 20). Caring and the Professional Practice of Nursing. Retrieved from http://rn