As institutions look to ways of improving patient satisfaction, creating an ‘environment of caring’ is a necessary and worthwhile goal.
There are 4 things that abide :
But the greatest of these is LOVE.
The ‘WHY’ of Nursing is : ‘LOVE’
The ‘HOW’ of Nursing is : ‘EFFICIENCY’ and ‘EFFECTIVE WAY, NURSING CARE IS GIVEN’.
Love is the why of our life of Nursing too-
Why we are functioning at all !
What we want to be efficient for !
Love is the fundamental energy of the human spirit, the fuel on which we run, the well spring of our vitality.
The ‘how’ of nursing is efficiency. It relates to our daily demands
How we survive, grow and create
How we deal with stress
How effective we are in our functional order and activities.
The problem is not whether we want love or we want efficiency; it is which we want more!
Florence Nightingale practiced the art and science of nursing: For her, nursing was sacred, a ‘Serenifer’, she was a deeply religious person and she brought ‘divinity’ to her ‘care’ and ‘caring’.
True caring emphasizes the nurses enabling presence.
Spirituality in Nursing.
Spiritual care begins with ‘PRESENCE’ –
(Burkhardt and Nagal Jacobson 2002)
Comforting Presence; A full Presence,
Definition of Presence
Presence is a conscious act of being fully present in body, mind, emotions and spirit to another person; That is, responding to a patient as a whole being fully in body – mind – spirit (Mckivergin and Daubenmire 1994).
‘Spirituality relates to the inner essence of a person.’
“Spirituality in practice is to demonstrate a unique capacity for love, joy, caring, compassion, and for finding meaning in life’s difficult experience.”
Spiritual interventions “reflect the human traits of caring, love, honesty, wisdom and imagination—-a belief in a higher power, higher existence, or a guiding spirit—— something outside the self and beyond the individual nurse or patient” – Dossey, 1998.
Nursing is, to be a ‘healing presence’ in peoples lives.
Your agenda as a Nurse to day and everyday is ‘Caring Care’
The Caring Rainbow.
The seven colors of Nursing
VIOLET: Richness of the Soul;
INDIGO: Comforting Presence;
BLUE: Knowledge and understanding
GREEN: Everlasting Life
YELLOW: Aura, faith, enlightment, Light, joy,
friendliness Reaching out. Creativity.
ORANGE: Spirituality, Intuition, Focused,
goal-oriented- action and WISDOM.
RED: LOVE OF GOD; Power; Force,
Vitality, Passion to Serve, Life’s
Caring and nursing are two sides of the same coin and complement each other and are the hallmarks of the caring profession.
“NURSING IS LOVE IN ACTION, AND THERE IS NO FINER MANIFESTATION OF IT THAN THE CARE OF THE POOR AND DISABLED IN THEIR OWN HOMES”.
The most completely human thing about nurses is ‘caring’
101 ways to understand what ‘caring’ and caring behavior means in Nursing.
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