Identify and demonstrate a knowledge of person centred care. Enact professional behaviours and communication skills in accordance with standards of practice.
Nursing is often described as the art of both science and caring. In this course, we introduce you to a framework of caring. This framework can be used as a mindful process to consider the care of others and that of yourself. To provide high quality care, nurses need to practice within professional standards and ensure that their care is based upon quality evidence. On commencement of your nursing education, it is essential that you consider the nurse you would like to become.
Choose an image that best illustrates what caring means to you and describe why you have chosen this image to signify how you feel about caring. Describe how your view of caring may influence you as a nurse in the future and discuss what you believe is important as a beginning nurse. Reflect on how you will develop your own individual philosophy of professional caring.
Introduction to topic (150 words)
Choose one of the following items that best represents how you feel about caring. Copy and paste this image onto a word document. Please provide a reference for the image.
• Image of artwork
• Personal photo
• Image from the internet/newspaper
Reflect on why you have chosen the image to represent how you feel about caring. Describe how your view of caring may influence you as a nurse in the future (150 words).
Discuss what you believe is important as a beginning nurse in developing your own individual philosophy of professional caring. As professional nurses, we should integrate theory into our practice. Your own philosophy should incorporate and reference the following (600 words).
• Watson’s Caring Theory (e.g. including caritas processes that you have felt most connected to)
• Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses (Nursing and Midwifery Board Australia)
• Evidence-Based Practice
• Person-Centred Care
• Nursing Process