Week 1 Discussion: Our Care Culture

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Details: This is a graded discussion: 50 points possible

Week 1 Discussion: Our Care Culture (graded)
This week’s graded topic relates to the following Course Outcome (CO).

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

During the assigned week (Sunday the start of the assigned week through Sunday the end of the assigned week):

Posts in the discussion at least two times, and
Posts in the discussion on two different days
Points Possible
50 points


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 outside scholarly sources when required
Engage in meaningful dialogue with classmates and/or instructor
Express opinions clearly and logically, in a professional manner
Use the rubric on this page as you compose your answers.
Best Practices include:
Participation early in the week is encouraged to stimulate meaningful discussion among classmates and instructors.
Enter the discussion often during the week to read and learn from posts.
Select different classmates for your reply each week.

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 it for your own use and information. The self-assessment is not a graded item.

TEXTBOOK: American Nursing Association. (ANA, 2015). Nursing: Scope and standards of practice (3rd ed.). American Nurses Publishing.

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