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So, what is nursing?

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This week we will discuss nursing and nursing theory in general.
What at are your thoughts on the article: Nursing: Whose Discipline is it Anyway? By Northrup, Tschanz, Olynyk, Maakaroff, Szabo & Biasio (2004).
How does their description differ from the one you wrote?
Looking at the body of knowledge within the nursing profession watch this short documentary exploring stereotypes of nurses and the nursing profession. Image of Nursing, “I am just a nurse…” Ryerson University 2009. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jds1AlKzVGg
Were you surprised that many people see nurses as doctors’ helpers and not as a profession? Why ?
Using the video, the article and the definition of nursing as a profession and a discipline, discuss in detail, why nursing theory is important to the practice of nursing? How does nursing theory elevate nursing knowledge?
How can theory advance nursing as a profession and as a discipline?
Please remember to cite your references and respond to at least two other postings
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Readings
Alligood M. R. (2014). Nursing theorists and their work (8th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby. Chapter 1.Nursing: Whose Discipline is it Anyway? By Northrup, Tschanz, Olynyk, Maakaroff, Szabo & Biasio (2004).
Nursing: The Discipline and the Profession Parse, Rosemarie Rizzo (1999).
Image of Nursing, “I am just a nurse…” Ryerson University 2009. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jds1AlKzVG
reading:
What is your definition of nursing?
Think about the image of nursing.
Why do so many people not understand what nurses do?
So, what is nursing?
Is it a vocation, a profession or a disciple? Watch this video and then write down how you define nursing at this time- this will be the first step in this weeks discussion.

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