(Solved) NR451 Week 1 Discussion: Our Care Culture




Week 1 Discussion: Our Care Culture 


This week’s graded topic relates to the following Course Outcome (CO).

CO1: Applies principles of nursing, theories, and the care philosophies to self, colleagues, individuals, families, aggregates and communities throughout the healthcare system. (PO#1)

Due Date

  • Answer post due by Wednesday 11:59 PM MT in Week 1
  • Two replies to classmates and/or instructor due by Sunday 11:59 PM MT at the end of Week 1


  • Discussions are designed to promote dialogue between faculty and students, and students and their peers. In discussions students:
    • Demonstrate understanding of concepts for the week
    • Integrate scholarly resources
    • Engage in meaningful dialogue with classmates
    • Express opinions clearly and logically, in a professional manner
  • Use the rubric on this page as you compose your answers.
Discussion Questions


Care expressed and practiced in professional nursing models provides a way of looking at the nursing role from the aspect of care. It may seem excessive to consider aspects of caring and compassion in nursing. However, precisely because it IS nursing makes it crucial to our continual progress of defining and upholding one of our central professional principles.

Address each of these items:

  • Reflect on a caring and compassionate experience with a patient or family encountered in your practice.
  • How was your compassion demonstrated?
  • What other ways do you wish you would have expressed caring?
  • How does your thinking about compassion expand to include self and colleagues?

Please complete the iCARE Self-Assessment (Links to an external site.) and download for your own use and information. The self-assessment is not a graded item.


The act of nursing focused on caring and respect for individual dignity, compassionate in giving care, deliver care competently, and collaborate with other healthcare disciplines and colleagues. Nursing accepts spirituality, healing by listening, touching, nurturing, teaching, advocating, helping, and managing conflicts. Caring is not only emotion, concerns, or attitude. It requires wisdom, action, accountability, and willingness to render care (ANA, 2015, p.11). As a post-anesthesia care unit nurse, I could reflect on my daily patients encounter with different types of surgical pain and other surgical related sufferings. I demonstrated compassion through listening, not judgemental about their pain scales od complaints. I alleviate their pain by administered medications as ordered promptly and advocate for change of treatment if particular pain medication is not effective fast enough to make them comfortable……………Click the purchase icon ABOVE to purchase full solution for $5