Cording to the ANA the definition of nursing is the protection promotion and optimization of health and abilities prevention of illness and injury alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response and treatment of human response and advocacy in the care of individuals families communities and populations.
to me to make it easy nursing is a care of the patient and assist him in his activity that contribute health and recovery. ”nursing has called the oldest of art and the youngest of profession”(donhue 1996).The development of nursing depended on two additional ingradients skill-expertise and knowledge. (donhue 1996)which basically mean the correlation of the skill in nursing knowledge in theories or about the situation or diagnosis which improve the care of the patient . When we come to the mataparadigm theories of nursing which is nurse-patient-environment-health it goes combined in nursing and it is a parallel study .
patient is not olny a person he tied up with families and community around him,so on nursing we care the entire support network .When it comes in health it is not only a state of absence of health but also overall wellness of physically mentally and spiritually. .as in environment it’s an ability of a person to maintain health and wellness. a person who lives in positive environment will comes up with positive outcomes.
Nursing is nursing the sick not nursing sickness(Florence nightingale)its caring of the sick and their environment and the supporting network. Since every patient has different response to life I beleive they require different therapeutic techinques and nursing care to achieve that higher level of well being