Healthcare in nursing practice
The essential purpose of nursing is the care of people and nurses must exercise self-control and restraint for utilizing their analytical and intuitive skills by combing them with medical and social science for promoting the highest provisions of healthcare. The many principles in nursing which are descriptive, instructive and prognostic must be used by nurses for the basic purpose of preserving the totality of life and gives awareness family, individual and community health and wellness which is integrated with the preservation of the environment. Because humans are an essential part of the living universe every person and every relationship is important.
The essence of nursing practice is made up of science and theory. Nursing is a profession that requires continual and complex and wide-ranging practice with an intrinsic social commitment for nurses to use their best findings for implementing changing applications based on substantiation and backed by research. Holistic nursing association with the philosophy and ethics of politics and feminist moral values stresses the fact that political and social institutions should be created in a manner that they encourage and endorse not obstruct human well-being. Such practices foster patient participation in the health care process.
The phenomenon of health care in nursing supports the best possible health and wellness practices by giving confidence to individual, families, and communities be acquainted with their own assets and resources and capabilities for making changes in their personal and public lives for providing health and wellness for everyone because every relationship and every person is valuable. Unfortunately, in the Western countries, especially the United States the oversimplification of the bio-medical model has weighed down the creativity of most healthcare institutions for providing healthcare services. Although there have been great advances in scientific knowledge but the oversimplifications within the healthcare culture has obstructed the phenomenon of health care in nursing.
Nurses today must contribute to the future of healthcare and bring about positive changes that will have a long lasting impact and enhance the image of nursing and nurses as healers of society like Florence Nightingale who was an imaginative spiritualist, reformist, preservationist, scientist, feminist, politician and global citizen. Although she lived in an ultra conservative era, her philosophy of nursing that included statistics; public health and health care improvement are as valid today as they were in her days. Nursing philosophy today envisages vision, devotion, concentration and a sense of obligation. Experience enables the nurse to recognize significant changes in the condition of the patient and treat the patient using her/his best judgment and clinical expertise and experience.