The American Nursing Association defined nursing as the protection, promotion and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human responses, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and population(2013 American Nurses Association) I perceive nursing as an act used to guard, further the progress, and keep health at a fully perfect level. This is achieved by prevention of illness and injury through identifying health issues and treating it by taking care of human responses to illness caring for individual, families, communities, and population on the whole. Nursing as defined by the American Nursing Association covers the metaparadigm theory which is the theoretical frameworks of nursing. This is divided into four but cannot stand alone. These are 1. Person- The recipient of care like the individual, families and communities. As nurses we don’t just take care of the sick patient in bed but we put to consideration the physical spiritual, psychological and sociocultural components, individual, family or community. 2. Environment- All external and internal aspects of the life that influences a person. With good assessment skills nurse will find out internal and external circumstances and influences affecting the person. 3. Health- The holistic level of wellness that the person experiences. To get to know the degree of wellness a nurse has to assess, evaluate and reassess the patient receiving care. 4. Nursing- The intervention of the nurse rendering care in support of, or in cooperation with the client. Nurses cannot have good patient out come without the person’s cooperation. The four works as a chain.
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