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Transition To Nursing (NRSG 138) NRSG138 Lecture Module 4 202030

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NRSG138 Lecture Module 4 202030

Australian Catholic University

Transition to Nursing (NRSG 138)

The term CARE in English covers a lot of ground and can mean a wide variety of things
depending on the context
And sometimes we can use the word without thinking what the underlying significance is .
Understanding caring is important because it can many different things depending on the
Care as noun refers to ministering of medical treatment by a health care professional OR
as a verb means emotional interest or concern for someone else
Caring as a noun means a loving feeling OR as verb means to feel and exhibit concern for
Closeness of the relationship increases concern and level of care
Quality of care and involvement can change with Circles of Concern and Circles of Control
So it’s a bit hard to define caring in the context of nursing and why its so important
But often caring is most noticeable when it is absent

Person‐centred care is a way of thinking and doing things that sees the people using health
and social services as equal partners in planning, developing and monitoring care to make
sure it meets their needs. This means putting people and their families at the centre of
decisions and seeing them as experts, working alongside professionals to get the best
outcome. Person‐centred care is not just about giving people whatever they want or
providing information. It is about considering people’s desires, values, family situations,
social circumstances and lifestyles; seeing the person as an individual, and working
together to develop appropriate solutions.
The key principles of person‐centred care are:
Valuing people: Treating people with dignity and respect by being aware of and supporting
personal perspectives, values, beliefs and preferences. Health Care Professionals and
Patients listen to each other and work in partnership to design and deliver services.
Autonomy: Provision of choice and subsequent respect for choices made. Balancing rights,
risks and responsibilities. Optimising a person’s control through the sharing of power and
decision‐making. Maximising independence by building on individual strengths, interest and
Life experience: Supporting the sense of self by understanding the importance of a person’s
past, their present‐day experience, and their hopes for the future.
Understanding relationships: Collaborative relationships between the service provider and
service user and their carers and between staffing levels. Social connectedness through the
local community through opportunities to engage in meaningful activities.
Environment: A planned organisation wide environment that promotes education,
provision of information and is culturally safe and respectful of the person as the driver



Transition To Nursing (NRSG 138) NRSG138 Lecture Module 4 202030

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