Essay on Discussion Quest 2 Week 2 Final

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The American Nurse Association describes nursing as the “protection, promotion, optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response; and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and population” (ANA, 2015).

The metaparadigm provides the framework for understanding the four basic components of interest to the nursing profession- person, environment, health, and nursing practice (n.d.). Nursing focuses and revolves around these concepts. Treating the patient as a whole and realizing that each patient is an individual that may respond differently is very important to understand. What may work for one patient may not work for another. As a nurse, if we have a patient and a treatment is not working, we must make sure that we clearly alert this with other members of the multi interdisciplinary team so that the patient can have the correct effective treatment. Example would be to call a dietician to provide further education on appropriate food selection/ diet, or a case manager to provide information on additional classes in the community. Nurses wear many different hats and another role of the registered nurse is to educate. Often times because of the stressors a patient is going through, they may not be able to focus, or retain the information that the nurse is trying to teach them. It is imperative that the nurse include the patient’s support system in the education, which will often help to provide better outcomes by preventing reoccurrence or further injury.