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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155776
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Spirit of Open Egalitarianism: A Caring in Nursing Practice Model
Abstract:
The Spirit of Open Egalitarianism: A Caring in Nursing Practice Model
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2002
Conference Date:July, 2002
Author:Sumner, Jane
P.I. Institution Name:Louisiana State University Health Science Center
Title:Assistant Professor
Objective The objective is to describe and explain a practice model of the ideal caring in nursing relationship, which can occur between patient and nurse. Each component:spirit, openness, egalitarianism are described, and are then applied to both patient and nurse in the interaction. This ideal theoretical model has application for clinical practice in any context. Design Habermas (1995) in The Theory of Communicative Action and Moral Consciousness applies critical theory to analyze human interaction and discusses vulnerability and the need for "considerateness." This nursing practice model is designed to understand the vulnerabilities of both patient and nurse that lead to a need for awareness and considerateness. Habermas postulates that the human vulnerability inherent in any social interaction and the need for considerateness means that all discourse is moral. Method This caring in nursing practice model utilizes critical theory analysis to recognize and attempt to understand the characteristics of the patient and the nurse within the three concepts of spirit, openness and egalitarianism. Critical theory probes silences, gaps, and asks, "What is true?" "For whom is this true?" "What are the false assumptions?" Critical theory as method asks why many patient/nurse interactions are not caring and how may they become so. Concepts Spirit is the introspective or egocentric self, as well as the outwardly focused attitude and enthusiasm. Openness means bi-directional interaction, which is flexible, changeable but has constancy. Egalitarianism means equality between two humans although not necessarily between the specific roles. The nurse is the knowledge broker and the patient is supplicant, but is not subservient. Caring in nursing is a normative social interaction between the vulnerable patient and the vulnerable nurse. There are moral implications of duty and rights for the nurse. For the patient there are also moral implications of obligations and rights. The interaction requires respect for the needs of others. The Spirit of Open Egalitarianism means individual rights are respected as well as the rights of others, in an open reciprocal discourse. There is recognition that the patient consists of the personal self and the illness self, and the nurse consists of the personal self and the professional self. They meet as human equals, although there is some difference in equality because of the respective roles each assumes Implications Application of Habermas' (1995) Theory of Communicative Action and Moral Consciousness to the practice of caring in nursing means the nurse has a useful model, which facilitates insight into a satisfying and rewarding relationship with the patient. The patient in turn feels validated in his/her humanness, believes his/her needs are met, and who is able to validate the nurse in the role and as a person.

Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
Jul-2002
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Spirit of Open Egalitarianism: A Caring in Nursing Practice Modelen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155776-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Spirit of Open Egalitarianism: A Caring in Nursing Practice Model</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July, 2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Sumner, Jane</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Louisiana State University Health Science Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jsumne@lsuhsc.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective The objective is to describe and explain a practice model of the ideal caring in nursing relationship, which can occur between patient and nurse. Each component:spirit, openness, egalitarianism are described, and are then applied to both patient and nurse in the interaction. This ideal theoretical model has application for clinical practice in any context. Design Habermas (1995) in The Theory of Communicative Action and Moral Consciousness applies critical theory to analyze human interaction and discusses vulnerability and the need for &quot;considerateness.&quot; This nursing practice model is designed to understand the vulnerabilities of both patient and nurse that lead to a need for awareness and considerateness. Habermas postulates that the human vulnerability inherent in any social interaction and the need for considerateness means that all discourse is moral. Method This caring in nursing practice model utilizes critical theory analysis to recognize and attempt to understand the characteristics of the patient and the nurse within the three concepts of spirit, openness and egalitarianism. Critical theory probes silences, gaps, and asks, &quot;What is true?&quot; &quot;For whom is this true?&quot; &quot;What are the false assumptions?&quot; Critical theory as method asks why many patient/nurse interactions are not caring and how may they become so. Concepts Spirit is the introspective or egocentric self, as well as the outwardly focused attitude and enthusiasm. Openness means bi-directional interaction, which is flexible, changeable but has constancy. Egalitarianism means equality between two humans although not necessarily between the specific roles. The nurse is the knowledge broker and the patient is supplicant, but is not subservient. Caring in nursing is a normative social interaction between the vulnerable patient and the vulnerable nurse. There are moral implications of duty and rights for the nurse. For the patient there are also moral implications of obligations and rights. The interaction requires respect for the needs of others. The Spirit of Open Egalitarianism means individual rights are respected as well as the rights of others, in an open reciprocal discourse. There is recognition that the patient consists of the personal self and the illness self, and the nurse consists of the personal self and the professional self. They meet as human equals, although there is some difference in equality because of the respective roles each assumes Implications Application of Habermas' (1995) Theory of Communicative Action and Moral Consciousness to the practice of caring in nursing means the nurse has a useful model, which facilitates insight into a satisfying and rewarding relationship with the patient. The patient in turn feels validated in his/her humanness, believes his/her needs are met, and who is able to validate the nurse in the role and as a person.<br/><br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:09:49Z-
dc.date.issued2002-07en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:09:49Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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