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  1. 1. Nursing as a Nobel Profession Available Male/Female Nurses And Attendants Nursing Hi Nursing
  2. 2. • One of my favorite quotes: Nursing is an art; and if it is to be made an art, it requires as exclusive a devotion, as hard a preparation, as any painter's or sculptor's work; for what is the having to do with dead canvas or cold marble, compared with having to do with the living body - the temple of God's spirit? Available Male/Female Nurses And Attendants It is one of the Fine Arts; I had almost said the finest of the Fine Arts - Florence Nightingale Nursing Hi Nursing
  3. 3. • Profession is defined as "a vocation requiring advanced training and usually involving mental rather than manual work, as teaching, engineering, especially medicine, law“ -Webster1989. Available Male/Female Nurses And Attendants Nursing Hi Nursin
  4. 4. Profession • Professions are those occupations possessing a particular combination of characteristics generally considered to be the expertise, autonomy, commitment, and responsibility. • A profession is an occupation based on specialized intellectual study and training, the purpose of which is to supply skilled services with ethical components and others. Available Male/Female Nurses And Attendants Nursing Hi Nursin
  5. 5. Occupation • Training may be on job and duration varies. • The values, beliefs, and ethics are not prominent features. • The commitment and identification: varies. • In occupation people often change Job. • Accountability rest on employer. Available Male/Female Nurses And Attendants Nursing Hi Nursin
  6. 6. Profession • • • • • • Is basically intellectual Is based on a body of knowledge that can be learned. Is practical rather than theoretical. Can be taught through a process of professional education. Has a strong internal organization of members. Has practitioners who are motivated by altruism (desire to help others) Available Male/Female Nurses And Attendants Nursing Hi Nursin
  7. 7. Professions vs Occupations Professions • • • • • • • • • • College or University Prolonged education Mental creativity Decisions based on science or theoretical constructs Values, beliefs & ethics integral part of preparation Strong commitment Autonomous Unlikely to change professions Commitment > $ reward Individual accountability Occupations • • • • • • • • • • On the job training Length varies Largely manual work Guided decision making Values, beliefs & ethics not part of preparation Commitment may vary Supervised Often change jobs Motivated by $ reward Employer is primarily accountable Available Male/Female Nurses And Attendants Nursing Hi Nursin
  8. 8. • Genevieve and Roy Bixler, a husband and wife team of non-Nurses who were nevertheless advocates and supporters of nursing, first wrote about the status of nursing as a profession in 1945 Available Male/Female Nurses And Attendants Nursing Hi Nursin
  9. 9. • They appraised nursing according to their original seven criteria, noting the progress made in nursing, as a profession. Available Male/Female Nurses And Attendants Nursing Hi Nursin
  10. 10. • Abraham Flexner (1910), conducted study of medical education and went on to study other disciplines and latter, in a paper about social work published a list of criteria that he felt were characteristics of all true professions. Flexner's believed in professional work Available Male/Female Nurses And Attendants Nursing Hi Nursin
  11. 11. Criteria of profession: Abraham Flexner (1916) • • • • Intellectual (opposite of physical). Based on body of knowledge, that can be learned. Practical rather than theoretical. Can be taught through a process of professional education. • Has a string internal organization of members. • Has practioner Available Male/Female Nurses And Attendants Nursing Hi Nursin
  12. 12. William shepherd (1948): • • • • • • • • • • Based on scientific principles. Demands: adequate pre-professional and cultural training. Demand: specialized and systematized knowledge. Must give: evidence of needed Scientific technique: tested experiences. Time judgment / duty Performance. Beneficial work. Group consciousness: scientific knowledge. Sufficient self impelling power. Obligation to society: code of ethics. Available Male/Female Nurses And Attendants Nursing Hi Nursin
  13. 13. Kelly: - 1981 • Service provided is vital to humanity and welfare of society. • Special body of knowledge: continually. • Intellectual activity: accountability. • Educated in institutions. • Relatively independent: autonomy. • Motivated by job / service. • Code of ethics: to guide decisions. • Organization (association): to encourage and support practice. Available Male/Female Nurses And Attendants Nursing Hi Nursin
  14. 14. Collegiality Standard of ANA – Scope and Standards of Practice, 2004 According to Bruhn - 2001 • • • • • • • Be civil Be ethical Be honest Be the best Be consistent Be a communicator Be accountable •Be collaborative •Be forgiving •Be current •Be involved •Be a model Available Male/Female Nurses And Attendants Nursing Hi Nursin
  15. 15. Nursing is gaining recognition as a profession based on the criteria that a profession must have: - • • • • • • • A well defined body of knowledge. A strong service orientation. Recognized authority by a professional group. A code of ethics: ICN. A professional organization that sets standards: NNC / NAN. On going research. Autonomy. Hence, nursing is a Nobel profession, Recognized internationally. Available Male/Female Nurses And Attendants Nursing Hi Nursin
  16. 16. 1. 2. 3. A profession utilizes in its practice a well-defined and wellorganised body of specialized knowledge. A profession constantly enlarges the body of knowledge it uses and improves its techniques of education and service by the nurses of the scientific method. A profession entrusts the education of its practitioners to institutions of higher education. Available Male/Female Nurses And Attendants Nursing Hi Nursin
  17. 17. 4. 5. A profession applies its body of knowledge in practical services which are vital to human and social welfare. A profession functions autonomously in the formation of professional policy and control of professional activity thereby. Available Male/Female Nurses And Attendants Nursing Hi Nursin
  18. 18. 6. 7. A profession attracts individuals of intellectual and personal qualities who exalt service above personal gain and who recognize their chosen occupation as a life work. A profession strives to compensate its practitioners by providing freedom of action, opportunity for continuous professional growth and economic security Available Male/Female Nurses And Attendants Nursing Hi Nursin
  19. 19. Public Concern with Nursing • What is the image of nursing being created today? • Saint vs. Sinner image • “Can I trust my life to this RN? • Public want to believe that knowledgeable, caring, committed and dedicated RNs will be available for them. Available Male/Female Nurses And Attendants Nursing Hi Nursin
  20. 20. What the Public Believes About Nursing • RNs ranked highest among all professions for the highest professional standards of honesty and ethics • Public seek advice in 4 areas: – self-care or immediate post op care – health care products – administration and SE of prescription drugs – interpreting physician-provided information Available Male/Female Nurses And Attendants Nursing Hi Nursin
  21. 21. Nursing’s View • Female dominated by persons socialized to be anti-intellectuals • Focus on skills rather than critical thinking • Knowledge is power Available Male/Female Nurses And Attendants Nursing Hi Nursin
  22. 22. Communicating with Physicians • Factually document medical problems in patient care terms • Stay on the issue, not personality • Appropriate communication – do not allow inappropriate interruptions Available Male/Female Nurses And Attendants Nursing Hi Nursin
  23. 23. Creating a New Image • Nurses value nursing and image it daily • Nurses take themselves seriously and dress the part • Nurses recognize the value of caring, health promotion, health teaching, and illness care • Nurses believe in themselves and their colleagues Available Male/Female Nurses And Attendants Nursing Hi Nursin
  24. 24. Barriers to Professionalism • • • • • Variability in educational preparation Gender issues Historical influences External conflicts Internal conflicts Available Male/Female Nurses And Attendants Nursing Hi Nursin
  25. 25. Welcome Allow Us To Serve You Better Available Male/Female Nurses And Attendants Nursing Hi Nursin

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