Summative Reflection

Summative Reflection

Summative Reflection
revisit your reflection on your nursing theory in the context of new discoveries you have made during this course. Address the following questions:
• What thoughts and feelings have changed for you?
• What conversations did you have find particularly meaningful and why?
• What nursing theory did you connect with you and why?
• What insight or aha moments did you have about what it means to be a nurse?
• What questions remain you?
Required Elements
Maximum 5 pages, double space, APA 7th ed.
5 References required
Introduction, body & conclusion
Evidence of analysis related to questions as above and personal nursing theory articulated in part A

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Summative Reflection
During the course, I have gained more understanding of the nursing process and developed theory-based perspectives on how to effectively take care of patients. The theory that I have found to be most effective in defining my practice during the course has been Jean Watson’s theory of human caring. Adopting Watson’s theory has therefore brought a lot of changes to my thoughts and feelings related to nursing practice. This paper will therefore review the changes in my thoughts and feelings related to nursing during the course and the various meaningful conversations that I have experienced in the nursing theory that I connected with. This paper will also explore the ideal learning moments in my course and the concepts I might relate to my practice in the future.
Changes in Thoughts and Feelings during the Course
Before taking the course, I viewed nursing as a science that was generally involved with the examination of patients and diagnosis of various diseases and conditions. However, through the course, I have understood that nursing involves more than simply administering medications to patients. For nurses to be able to assure patients of better outcomes, they must therefore adopt a holistic approach to nursing which involves the essential elements of caring and compassion (Durgun Ozan & Okumuş, 2017). Without showing compassion to patients, nurses will therefore struggle to assure patients of the best outcomes.
When taking care of patients, nurses should understand major concepts, including health, human being, environment or society, and nursing. The primary role of society in the nurse-patient relationship is to provide a guideline for how individuals should behave and the goals that individuals should strive to achieve. Society, therefore, plays a significant role in promoting or repressing compassion and caring, which are the main elements of nursing (Aghaei et al., 2020). For instance, the value of caring and the ability of individuals to care is transmitted across society through culture. Promoting a culture of caring and compassion can therefore go a long way in enhancing the nursing environment. Understanding that caring and compassion will go a long way in enhancing nursing practice can help societies to focus on strengthening organizations that promote caring and compassion and teach caring and compassion to societal members so that such good values can be passed from one generation to another (Aghaei et al., 2020).
In the course, I also learned the importance of valuing human beings. Nurses should not only take the patients as clients who require services but also as human beings that have value and who should be understood, nurtured, respected, and assisted (Pajnkihar et al., 2017). Taking a holistic view of human beings can help nurses to avoid stereotyping or classifying individuals into certain groups and implementing uninformed interventions. Having a holistic understanding of a human being can therefore help nurses to understand that every individual will be different from the sum of their parts. For instance, if an individual comes from a specific social group, they might also be influenced by other factors that can affect their health care needs. Judging an individual from a specific social group by their social class can therefore lead to poor interventions for such people. Nurses need to understand not only the background but different elements of an individual that make them a complete person. By taking a holistic approach towards evaluating and understanding patients, nurses can therefore be able to determine the health care needs and other needs of such patients and adequately tend to such needs (Pajnkihar et al., 2017).
During the course, my perspective on health has also changed significantly. Initially, I believed that to be healthy was the absence of diseases. However, my definition of what health is has changed to include unity and harmony in the soul, body, and mind. For a person to be healthy, there has to be a good balance between self and self-experiences. For an individual to be considered healthy, they must therefore have a higher level of mental, physical, and social functioning in addition to the absence of any illnesses (Wei & Watson, 2019). Adopting the definition of health as unity and harmony in the body, mind, and soul has therefore made me understand that health and illness are not just physical elements but might be manifestations of deficiency in the mental, physical and social functioning of an individual. Nurses have to understand the different influences of a patient in relation to their mental, physical and social functioning before coming up with holistic interventions to restore health. By providing only physical interventions to restore health, such as administering treatment, nurses can therefore find it difficult to assist their patients. To assure their patients of the best outcomes, nurses need to adopt the holistic approach to nursing and caring for their patients, which includes considering not only the physical functioning of their patients but also the mental and social (Evangelista et al., 2020).
By taking the course, my thoughts and feelings towards nursing have also changed in that I now view nursing as both a science and art as opposed to only being a science. The diagnosis and treatment element of nursing, which mainly attends to the physical needs of patients, can be considered a science. However, health promotion and showing care and compassion, which mainly attends to the mental and social needs of a patient, can be viewed as an art. This is because health promotion and showing compassion and care to patients requires skills such as communication, empathy, objectiveness, which fall in the humanities discipline as opposed to the science discipline. In practice, nurses have to maintain a balance of being good scientists and following various evidence-based practices in providing interventions to their patients and also being good humanitarians by showing care and compassion to their patients.
Meaningful Conversations
During the course, the conversations that I found to be particularly meaningful are the conversations that include the role of nurses in promoting holistic care to their patients. I understood the role of nurses in health promotion which extends far beyond administering medical cures. Nurses should therefore try to understand the specific characteristics of each patient, including their mental and social functions, and evaluate the impact of such functions on the general health of a given patient.
Nursing Theory
In the course, the nursing theory I connected with is Watson’s theory of human caring. Watson’s theory posits that nursing should be more concerned with health promotion, restoration of health caring for the sick, and prevention of illnesses. In this regard, nurses should find ways to take care of their patients and place compassion and caring as the central elements of their nursing practice (Aghaei et al., 2020). Nurses should therefore take an extra step to promote health rather than simply administering medical cures to their patients. According to Watson, health caregivers should promote the mental, social, and physical functioning of their patients as opposed to only concentrating on alleviating diseases and illnesses (Aghaei et al., 2020).
Insights about nursing
Through the course, I understood my role as a nurse better. Through theories such as Watson’s theory of human caring, I learned about important aspects that I can utilize in nursing, including compassion and caring. By caring and being compassionate, I can be able to attend to all the needs of patients and promote holistic well-being. During the course, I also learned the importance of viewing patients as individuals that should be natured, respected, cared for, assisted, and understood. In my future practice, I will therefore remain objective and try to understand the various factors, including internal and external factors that may contribute to the health of my patients. During the course and I learned that nursing is more than providing interventions and treatment to patients and includes attending to the varying needs of patients through the holistic approach (Evangelista et al., 2020).
In summary, during the course, I gained more understanding of the nursing process and developed theory-based perspectives on how to effectively take care of patients. The theory that I found to be most effective in defining my practice during the course was Jean Watson’s theory of human caring. Watson’s theory emphasizes the need for taking a holistic approach in attending to patients. In my future practice, I, therefore, intend to adopt a holistic approach to ensure that I address all the needs of my patients and actively promote health among both individuals and communities.



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