Thursday, September 4, 2008

Journal Reading (Nursing is Caring)

Nursing is Caring Doing For the Patient
(an excerpt from the article of Kristen M. Swanson)
Nursing as Informed Caring for the Well-Being of Others by Kristen M. Swanson (1993), Journal of Nursing Scholarship, vol. 5, no. 4. p. 356


Virginia Henderson captured the essence of doing for in her often quoted definition of nursing:


The unique function of the nurse is to assist the individual, sick or well, in the performance of those activities contributing to health or its recovery (or to peaceful death) that he would perform unaided if he had the necessary strength, will, or knowledge. And to do this in such a way as to help him gain independence as rapidly as possible.(Henderson, 1966).



Doing for, simply put, is doing for the other what they would do for themselves if it were at all possible. Doing for involves actions on the part of the nurse that are performed on behalf of the client's long term well-being. There is an efficaciousness to these actions, wherein the nurse acts ultimately to preserve the other's wholeness. Short-sighted, misplaced efficiency occurs when the actions are solely toward immediate preservation of the caregiver's time, energy or finances. Classic health care examples of not doing for include administering prematurely an episiotomy on behalf of the obstetrical care provider's over-booked schedule, quickly bathing and dressing an elderly client who is perfectly capable of slowly dressing herself or hastily hauling infants off to the newborn nursery versus leaving them in proximity to their mother's loving gaze, nurturing milk and bodily warmth.

Doing for includes comforting the other, anticipating their needs, performing competently and skillfully, protecting the other from undo harm and ultimately preserving the dignity of the one done for. Although it may appear that doing for actions are primarily psychomotor nursing ministrations, this is not always the case.

In the psychosocial realm of care, doing for generally involves not so much physical ministrations, per se, as the employment of interpersonal therapeutic communication skills as well as setting up opportunities, programs or systems that provide safe arenas within which people can bring about their own healing. When nurses set up groups for teen-age incest survivors, women who miscarry or bone marrow donors, they are doing for clients what they would do for themselves, if at all possible. Recently, a group of maternal-child public health nurses from the Seattle-King County area shared some beautiful examples of psychosocial doing for. They delineated levels of supportive assistance they perform on behalf of new mothers experiencing substance abuse problems. When mothers indicate the desire to "get clean," the nurses describe assessing how capable the woman is to act on her own behalf. If it is clear that the woman is in danger and that it took all the woman had within her to even voice a desire to "quit using." the nurse might dial the substance abuse hot line for her and hand her the phone (being aware that while the woman herself must talk, she needed that extra boost to access help). If, on the other hand, the woman states she is ready to quit and would like to know where to begin, the nurse might assess whether to offer the woman a narrow range of choices ("Here are pamphlets on two treatments programs within your city. I will check back tomorrow to see which one you called."); broad options ("Look in the yellow pages under "A" tor alcoholism. Call me Thursday morning and we can talk about your decisions."); or simply a wide open response, such as "How may I be of assistance to you?" In each case, the level of nurse directiveness is the result of balancing the nurse's recognition that the woman must act on her own behalf with an understanding of the demands, constraints, and resources offered by the woman's life and environment. Doing for in each of these public health nursing examples is a balancing act between doing for the woman what she would do for herself if she had the knowledge and/or resources to do so and facilitating the woman's ultimate desire to realize life long sobriety.




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Soren Joshua Paleracio Pabella said...

...This journal about Handerson her article about proper nursing care helps us the future nurses in what we will do to give an efficient and effective nursing care for our patients.

...In this article, Handerson emphasizes that Nusing is Caring..an that's true!.Caring and alleviating their sickness and providing their needs for the betterment of theirselves.

SOREN JOSHUA P PABELLA
BsN 1h

Annie Rose said...

"Nursing is Caring," a very fruitful statement that nurses and nursing students should bear in mind. It implies that giving and serving patient are not only because you have to but you love doing it too. Caring is very essential in nursing. It promotes different ways of alleviating and lessening the patient's suffering. Nurses must not only care for the physical aspects or needs of their patients but also in mental, social and emotional ones.

ANNIE ROSE P. VALENCIA
BSN I-B

jinkyrey said...

Being a nurse is not easy,it needs patients in doing her task. This article gives additional information to perform well when i'm certified nurse or when I'm already in duty. The recovery of a patients is not only depends on a nurse but also by the cooperation of the patient. Nurse teach the patients to be independent one.

Thank again mam

Jinky M. Rey
Bsn1-e

Maria Zyra Bernadette S. Blanco said...

Nursing is Caring...
Two words that
are related to each other but I know if heard these words you can say that it is very simple.There are many things that a nurse sacrifices in order to help his or her patient. It is a profession that is one of a kind for me because of the way that they do in order to serve many people who needs assistance. They render care , love and service to the patients that have no relation to their lives but they do these things instead.They are heroes and heroine s for me that's why I also wanted to be a nurse!


Thank you ma'am

Maria Zyra Bernadette S. Blanco
BSN IB

Roisa Marie said...

As I read the article, I realize that the nurse must give care not just to the ill person but also to the well. And the nurse must act or do the works for the patient, if the patient is not able to the things.

BSN1E

pauLabiaNcadamian said...

"Nursing is Caring"

When we say nursing is caring the first thing that comes to our mind is to heal the patient but also the nurse help the patient to give the basic needs to become healthy and also the nurse gives moral support to comfort the patient.Nurses have a big responsibility in terms of caring because the patients trust their health and life to nurses.

Thank you Ma'am....

Damian, Paula Bianca
BSN 1B

kevin grande said...

Being a nurse is not that easy. It needs patience and determination just to cure their patients. They will do anything just to do their job and to help the their clients and patients.
Nurses must be independent for them to teach their patients to be independent too. The 14 basic needs of human is applicable at all times. It will help us to maintain our wellness and balance our health.

joeryrose said...

Her article help us to maintain our body healthy by meeting her 14 Basic Human Care.
1.Breathing normally
2.Eating and drinking adequately
3.Eliminating body waste
4.Moving and maintaining a desirable position.
5.Sleeping and resting
6.Selecting suitable clothes
7.Maintaining body temperature by adjusting clothing and modifying the environment
8.Keeping the body clean and well-groomed
9.Avoiding dangers in the environment and avoiding injuring others
10.Communicating with others and expressing emotions, needs, fears or opinions.
11.Worshiping according to one's faith
12.Working in such a way that one feels a sense of accomplishment
13.Playing or participating in various forms of recreation
14.Learing, discovering or satisfying the curiosity that leeds to normal development
and using available health facilities.
That's are the requirements to become a healthy person

Joeryrose P. Labit
BSN1-H

Balbuena, Raniel said...

for me nursing is helping those person who needs rendering
care,like wat the nurse do she/he helps the patient to achieve his goals by helping teaching supporting and assisting them that will be the that the patient can be good/well

balbuena 1b

Balbuena, Raniel said...

for me nursing is helping those person who needs rendering
care,like wat the nurse do she/he helps the patient to achieve his goals by helping teaching supporting and assisting them that will be the that the patient can be good/well

balbuena 1b

Carandang, Lyn BSN-1E said...

For me, one of the best way of caring a patient is by applying the concept of the theory of Henderson. As a nurse, it is our responsibility to provide what the patient needs and not what he wants. We are the one who will act as the function system of the patient.

jessica w. veras said...

NURSING--from the word itself, it tells us of caring and caring includes helping, counselling, alleviating and consoling and relieving illness/pain. The reasons why we are studying the life and the theories of the nursing theorists are because we may able to have the knowledge, learn and can relate from their experiences thus able to understand more the meaning and essence of nursing.
Nursing is caring and by these one can save one's life. Saving a person's life doesn't mean only of letting the person to live more, but it also tells us of experience a contentment even just before he/she will die. This let us know that nursing is not the care of physical health, it is the care of the whole aspect of health of the person.
For me, love is needed also when nursing because by love we can do 'everything'...

alyssa mara said...

Hello!


As I read the article "Nursing is Caring", become nurse is really hard.Although its hard to care a person that are stranger,we must have a patience to care them.We can apply Virgina Henderson's 14 basic human needs.By, using it nurse must know the needs of her patient;')

Nursing profession is really hard job.We must know how care the patient.

Deveza Alyssa Mara S.
BSN IB

giselle said...

Caring is a nursing informatics organization advancing the delivery of quality healthcare through the integration of informatics in practice, education, administration, and research.

It needs the qualities like understanding,patience,humbleness,kindness,loyalty,sympathy,trust worthy,love and may others for it is a hard situation for both of them to have a good relationship or interaction according to the theory of Travelbee the Human-to-human Relationship.

Giselle Yesiree M. Rodriguez
BSN-IB

batao,danilett said...

"Nursing is Caring", this is true because most of the nurse-theorist viewed nursing as caring for the person.I myself, agree that nursing is caring for the sick people, as I have red this article, I learned that nursing is not only for the sick but also for the well. Every people need to be nurse or care and try to complete their basic needs.

Mam sorry po for not writing my full name and section sa mga naunang comments ko...nakakalimutan ko po kasi.Sorry po.

Dani Lett Batao
BSN-1H

jennifer said...

The nurse is the one that is communicating with the patients in order to share thier feelings, Nursing is Caring Doing for the patient, meaning the nurses are those who are responsible to take good care of their patientand Nurse do anything for the sake of their patients. They are always their to help them achieve wellness and help them become independent when caring for theirselves. Being a nurse is not easy because you need patience and understand to the patients you care..

jennifer santos
BSN-IG

ninyaedenbeatricebalita said...

Absolutely!!Nursing Is truly Caring!!

As a nurse, it is our task to provide client's need in order for them to be satisfied in their lives...

Honestly,Nursing is not as easy as ABC..Meaning to say..Nursing Is one of the most Complicated job to do..you need to act more than you speak..There are many trials and errors That you'll encounter once you take up this ...But In the end..when you've already accomplish all those ...you'll no longer think of what consequences will be..and instead..you will try to improve yourself and learn to realize all the good thngs you've done to your patient...


Ninya Edenm Beatrice S.M Balita
BSN-1H

lirA said...

The main reason why their are nurses is for them to render care for each and every patients.

Besides caring, we also have to make a decision, and we should never take risk...if you are the patient, would you agree to risk your life?ofcourse not...we should always put ourselves into others shoes.

Nurses' functions and choices were never easy and have never been easy for we are already talking about a serious matter...the lives of the patients we are about to hold.


Lira L. Antonio
BSN-IG

Kier Bantucan said...

Virginia Henderson's 14 Basic Human Needs, teached us,for what are the major needs that a person must applied to himself in order to attain the healthy body not only in physical but also in spiritual.
This helps every person to care not only about themselves but to care about the needs of others.
This theory must be known by every nurses to provide the care according to the patient's
wants and needs. Through this, nursing practice will be just a piece of cake but requires a lot of patience and love for your patient to understand the true value of having a care provider, which is being a nurse.


BANTUCAN, KIER
BSN 1-B

Leanne Burgos said...

As stated from the article by Kristen M. Swanson, nurses serves as a substitute for the patient. Nurses gives care unconditionally and giving all efforts for the wellness of others. Nursing profession is a noble job, because nurses gives the patient the right to live, to be cared for and to have a well and healthy being. It is also stated there that, "Doing for includes comforting the other, anticipating their needs, performing competently and skillfully, protecting the other from undo harm and ultimately preserving the dignity of the one done for. Although it may appear that doing for actions are primarily psychomotor nursing ministrations, this is not always the case." It means that the nurse respects the patient as a whole being. They give all the best that they could for the patient to achieve wellness.

Angela Loui said...

Providing the needs of others and taking care of them is not simple nor easy especially if for a stranger. This is what nursing is, providing care and needs of the persons needing their pure heartedly service. Eventhough it isn't easy, it is fulfilling to help within your reach and that you know that somehow, you gave hope and touch peoples lives. Health is important and that is what we are giving and helping to provide. The 14 basic human needs contains the care for the wholeness of a person thus this should be a tool for nurses to check on to give better care and needs.


ANGELA LOUI V. ARAÑA, BSN 1B

leiVEN luKe sorno said...

"Caring is essential in nursing'.

This excerpt from the article of Kristen M. Swanson provides answers, What Nursing Is? What nurses can and do? And what should be the attitude of nurses towards their Patient?

It is all about a mothers experiencing substance abuse problems, that despite of her attitude, the nurse gave a wide open care and assistance to her. This is the true meaning of nursing, the essence within this word... That it includes doing for comforting the other, anticipating their needs, performing competently and skillfully, protecting the other from undo harm and ultimately preserving the dignity of the one done for.


LEIVEN LUKE L. SORNO
BSN-IB

cunanan,christianart said...

good morning..!

"Nursing is Care"- this JOurnal reading expressed a very good meaning of care for the nursing profession and how it helps for the wellness that the nurse must give to their patients...

Henderson clearly stated how The 14 Basic Human Needs helps a lot to rendered care not only for the sake of her patient but also in nursing profession...

As a nurses, they are responsible to their clients health, because of that i can say that it is really a vital job and a hard responsibility...

Thank you for another wonderful article that really marked to every nurses and nursing students mind.... God bless.. More power...

Cunanan, Christian Art
BSN-1G

ailema kate posedio said...

The nurse must function as the replacement of what the ill persons can't do. Caring is not only doing things in behalf of the patient it is also helping them to heal themselves through the employment of interpersonal therapeutic communication skills.
This concept is very important for nursing students like us to understand what are we going to do when caring patients when we are going to have our duty in the hospital.

ailema kate b. posedio
bsn 1h

Matthew Villon said...

"Nursing is Caring"

A meaningful statement that nurses and we, nursing students should put in mind. It entails that giving and serving patient are not only because you have to but you love doing it too. Caring is very essential in nursing. It upholds different ways of alleviating and lessening the patient's suffering. Nurses should not only care for the physical phases or needs of their patients but also in mental, social and emotional ones.

-Matthew Victor L. Villon
BSN I-B

shylliepanganiban said...

Teaching the patient to recover and to be independent, it's a part of the nurse's way of caring the patient.

mark ivan s. aguilar said...

In this journal, Henderson explained how to be healthy. And for her,you are healthy if if you meet the 14 basic human needs and you are unhealthy if you don't have any of those needs.and the nurse is the responsible for anything the patient is lacking.he/she must be the partner,substitute and the helper of the patient.and thats the big responsibility of the nurse to their patients.
thank you again ma'am!!!
MARK IVAN S. AGUILAR
BSN-1B

Justin said...

Nursing is defines as a profession focused on assisting individuals, families, and communities in attaining, maintaining, and recovering optimal health and functioning. Nursing is defined as a science and an art which focuses on promoting good quality of life. But the simplest definition of nursing is NURSING IS CARING
This journal focuses on the application of the 14 Basic Human Needs in caring the patient. But it’s not all about the application that is involved in caring but it’s how you show it to your patient and using interpersonal therapeutic communication skills.
Being a nurse is a tough job, because you must serve and care others, you fill all the things that they lack, emotionally, psychologically, physically, mentally, and spiritually. But I don’t mind how tough it is, I really want is to have a profession that cares and serve people directly.
Justin S. Nierva
BSN I-A

Ivy said...

...the 14 basic human needs .
..is very important ..
1. Breathing normally 2. Eating and drinking adequately 3. Eliminating body wastes 4. Moving and maintaining a desirable position 5. Sleeping and resting 6. Selecting suitable clothes 7. Maintaining body temperature… by adjusting cothing and modifying the environment 8. Keeping the body clean and well-groomed… 9. Avoiding dangers in the environment and avoiding injuring others 10. Communicating with others in expressing emotions, needs, fears, or opinions 11. Worshiping according to one’s faith 12. Working in such a way that one feels a sense of accomplishment 13. Playing or participating in various forms of recreation 14. Learning, discovering, or satisfying the curiosity that leads to normal development and health, and using available health facilities
...according to Virginia Henderson
..because if the clients meet all of this !..they will consider as healthy individuals!~..
..thanks to her!~..
....ma'am dani thanks again
...good eve!~..

Jenny Beliganio said...

Being a nurse for me, is not an easy profession, people doing this job is considered as a hero. They often save once life, with their full effort... Virginia Henderson, publish a "14 basic human need", that will help everyone to prevent different kinds of desease. It will help us to maintain human body to be physically healthy..

Thanks Ma1am and Godbless...

michka said...

..The nurse function independently of the physician, but promotes his or her plan if there is a physician in attendance. (for example,Henderson stressed that the nurse-midwife can and must function independently if he or she is the best-prepared health worker in he situation. The nurse can and must diagnose and treat the individual if the situation demands it. She is especially emphatic on his point in the sixth edition of The Principles and Practice of Nursing.)
..Nursing is the unique function of the nurse is to assist the individual, sick or well, in the performance of those activities contributing to health or its recovery (or to peaceful death) that he would perform unaided if he had the necessary strength, will or knowledge. And to do this in such a way as to help him again independence as rapidly as possible.

Michka S. Abadejos
BSN-1H

Joahnna Marie A. Abuyan said...

Nursing is caring. Because we are responsible for taking good care of the patient. Nurses are the one who will teach on how to maintain the 14 Basic Needs. The nurse will teach the patient on how to become independent.

This journal gave me more informations about caring for the patients.

Thanks ma'am for this journal.

Joahnna Marie A. Abuyan
BSN-1A

Louie Aldous V. Faller said...

In this article, Henderson's Nurse-Patient Relationship is applied that states, "you must act as a behalf of the patient to achieve wholeness of the patient until his fully recovery. it is the duty of the nurse to assist and take part of the completion of the work that does not performed by the patient. She is also responsible for completing the 14 basic needs of the person to achieve health. This is hard for the nurse to perform but doing it with a good relationship, interaction, and cooperation with the patient, there will be fast improvement in the health of the patient and to recover faster....

thank you mam for posting this article......

this will be a great help in our duties in the future...

hazelfuentespina said...

Caring is not just merely caring, helping substituting and being a partner,caring is also teaching or helping the patient to gain independence. For example in a examination though we care for our friend, it doesn't mean that we will gave our answer to him/her. We must teach them how we derive the answer or give some strategies and advices.In Nursing we must teach the patient to be indepandent too. That is caring.

sharen may r. rabi said...

Nursing profession for me is the most crucial profession because it deals with the lives of the people. And eventually the role of the nurse is to care for the patient which is indeed a hard task.

And with the help of Henderson's 14 basic human needs it become easier for us to assess the needs of the patient.Thanks maam for helping us realize the real essence of caring.

Sharen May R. Rabi
BSN-1H

Rino Vito said...

Nursing is Caring, because the duty of the nurse is to assist the sick person. The nurse should comfort their patient by applying the basic needs of a human. The nurse must know how to care or handle the different situation in the hospital during their duty.....

eiyanna said...

Virginia Henderson defined nursing as assisting individuals to gain independence in relation to the performance of activities contributing to health or its recovery. She categorized nursing activities into 14 components, based on human needs. According to Henderson,if a person have these, we can say that he/she is healthy.
Aiyanna Araña

camille kaye said...

As Virginia Henderson told that "The nurse is temporarily the consciousness and unconsciousness, the love of life for the suicidal, the leg of the amputee, the eye of the newly blind,a means of locomotion for the infant,knowledge and confidence for the mother, the mouthpiece for those too weak or withdrawn to speak and so on".Her theory focus on 14 Basic Human Needs. It is told that eve client is healthy, she or he also need a therapeutic health which a nurse can give. Also it says that the nurse and patient need each other to achieve their common goal. The opportunity of each other is clearly stated in their therapeutic communication. Henderson also says that the nurse has the responsibility to assess the client even he or she is unconscious, suicidal person, amputee, blind, infant, a pregnant or delivery mother because it is her role to be a health care provider. She also says that the nurse must be knowledgeable in both biological and social sciences. And nurse must have the ability to assess basic human needs.

In general, it is the responsibility of the nurse to help both the sick and well individual. Virginia Henderson also stressed that in the care given by the nurse, she must empower the patient to gain independence as rapidly as possible.

Ma'am Danela Oloresisimo,
Thank you so much!


Camille Kaye R. Ortiz
BSN 1-A

christaline bambo said...

The 14 Basic needs is really important to know for the nurses to know what is lacking in their patient and what is to be given attention or care. I relized that being a nurse really have responsibilities. Knowing the 14 basic needs of Henderson help nurses a lot.. Thak you very much for posting the article about Henderson..

Paderes,Cherry Ann said...

The role of the nurse is to give care to the patient ,very simple but hard to do.We have to care our patient despite of the truth that they are not our relatives.Very complicated right?but we have to do this because this is our responsibility.Being a nurse is not only a job,it is giving care to the patient with all of your heart.
This article is important, for the reason that it help us to understand our service as a nurse

Thanks ma'am

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