Unit 1( professional nursing practice )

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Unit 1( professional nursing practice )

  1. 1. PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE Dr. Rajha Al Kassar/ Kufa University- College of Nursing Rajeev sharma
  2. 2. Profession  Is a calling that requires special knowledge, skill and preparation.  An occupation that requires advanced knowledge and skills and that it grows out of society’s needs for special services. Dr. Rajha Al Kassar/ Kufa University-College of Nursing Admin., www. nursingcrib.com nursing as a profession October 9, 2011
  3. 3. Characteristics of a Profession: Requires an extended education of its members  A profession has a theoretical body of knowledge leading to defined skills, abilities and norms.  A profession provides a specific service.  Members of a profession have autonomy in decision-making and practice.  The profession has a code of ethics for practice. Dr. Rajha Al Kassar/ Kufa University-College of Nursing Admin., www. nursingcrib.com nursing as a profession October 9, 2011
  4. 4. NURSING  Is a disciplined involved in the delivery of health care to the society.  Is a helping profession  Is service-oriented to maintain health and well-being of people.  Is an art and a science Dr. Rajha Al Kassar/ Kufa University-College of Nursing Admin., www. nursingcrib.com nursing as a profession October 9, 2011
  5. 5. Characteristics of Nursing:  Nursing is caring.  Nursing involves close personal contact with the recipient of care.  Nursing is concerned with services that take humans into account as physiological, psychological, and sociological organisms. Dr. Rajha Al Kassar/ Kufa University- College of Nursing Admin., www. nursingcrib.com nursing as a profession October 9, 2011
  6. 6. Cont….  Nursing is committed to: ◦ Promoting individual, family, community, and national health goals in its best manner possible. ◦ Personalized services for all persons without regard to color, creed, social or economic status. ◦ Involvement in ethical, legal, and political issues in the delivery of health care. Dr. Rajha Al Kassar/ Kufa University- College of Nursing Admin., www. nursingcrib.com nursing as a profession October 9, 2011
  7. 7. Nursing as a profession  Accountability ◦ Personal accountability ◦ Public accountability  Nurses, as a professionals, are responsible for their actions  The goal is to: ◦ Maintain high standards of care ◦ Protect the pt from harm  Licensures Catalano, J.T. 1991, ethical &legal Aspects of Nursing, p10 Dr. Rajha Al Kassar/ Kufa University-College of Nursing
  8. 8. Why accountability is needed  To develop and evaluate new professional practice and to reevaluate excising ones  To maintain professional goals and standards  To provide time for self reflection, ethical thought , and personal growth  To increase the profession’s reliability  To establish boundaries for professional accountability by using ethical codesDr. Rajha Al Kassar/ Kufa University-College of Nursing
  9. 9. Dimensions of Nursing Practice 1.The personal dimension: The nursing assessment based upon theories of human development and communication.  It is inclusive of the person's self- concept, body image, self-awareness, and self-esteem. Dr. Rajha Al Kassar/ Kufa University- College of Nursing www.Stevenson.edu, Philosophy of the Nursing Program 2011
  10. 10.  Assessment also involves meanings of sexuality, spirituality, and philosophical values particular to each person.  Clients as persons, families, and/or communities are viewed as open systems that interact and interface with the environment. Dr. Rajha Al Kassar/ Kufa University-College of Nursing www.Stevenson.edu, Philosophy of the Nursing Program 2011
  11. 11. 2. The social dimension focuses on the person in the family and environment  Includes the cultural, moral, and political realms.  Assessments within this dimension identify roles and patterns of behavior that impact on health maintenance and related behaviors. Dr. Rajha Al Kassar/ Kufa University-College of Nursing www.Stevenson.edu, Philosophy of the Nursing Program 2011
  12. 12.  The physical dimension: include:  The cardiovascular,  Gastrointestinal,  Genitourinary/reproductive,  Integumentary,  Musculoskeletal,  Neurologic and  respiratory systems.  The genetic patterns Dr. Rajha Al Kassar/ Kufa University-College of Nursing
  13. 13. ANA CODE OF NURSES Dr. Rajha Al Kassar/ Kufa University- College of Nursing

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