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NR500 Week 2: Caring Concepts in NursingIn today’s healthcare industry, caring may be defined as formulaic or authentic. Formulaic caring is often driven by scripted programs where success is measured by patient satisfaction scores where as authentic caring is promoted by the nurse patient relationship both emotionally and physically (McClendon, 2017). With formulaic caring, nurses are expected to have their friendly faces on at all times while responding to the patients’ needs quickly. These steps are believed to increase satisfaction scores which further increase the hospitals’ overall scores leading to profitability. Most nurses enter the profession wanting to impact lives, change outcomes and a desire to go beyond themselves for others which is the essence of authentic caring. The track I have chosen for my degree is Education. I have been in the educator role for most of my nursing career both in the hospital environment as well as in the community including owning a birthing class company. Patient education is vital to