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Running head: PROFESSIONAL PRESENCE1Professional Presence and InfluenceMegan S. SmithWestern Governors University
Running head: PROFESSIONAL PRESENCE2IntroductionIn this paper, I will explain the differences between the two models of health and healing.I will then analyze my results from the Jung Personality Test. I will include how I see myself based on the results given and I will find barriers I have related to my personality. I will learn how to be mindful in my nursing practice which will help grow my leadership skills personally and professionally. I will learn how healing is promoted through optimal healing environments and implement changes to promote an optimal environment in my current nursing practice.Models of Health and HealingOur world of healthcare continues to evolve each and every day. We have grown significantly in the way we view medicine. In this section, I will be discussing the differences between two models of health and healing and how they relate to what it means to be human. I will also begin explaining the differences in one of the models and how it relates to my actions, beliefs, and attitude in health and healing. Finally, I will examine my professional presence related to my current nursing practice.After reading many articles, I have found Era I to be focused only on our physical body. Koerner (2011) explains Era I of healthcare to be during the mid-nineteenth century:The 1860s ushered in Era I, as science was incorporated into medical practice. During this period, the prevailing assumption was that health and illness were completely physical in nature, with a person’s consciousness a by-product of the chemical, anatomic, and physiological aspects of the brain (pg. 134).During this period of healthcare, a practitioner would examine a patient only for physical symptoms. Treatment options during Era I focused strictly on basic medication use and surgical intervention. In the medical world, Era I would evaluate and treat the physical signs and
Running head: PROFESSIONAL PRESENCE3symptoms, but did not consider the impact one’s psychological condition could influence their health and healing.During the next century, our healthcare universe began to incorporate the mind into health and healing. Koerner (2011) examines the mid-century healthcare:Era II emerged in the 1950s with therapies reflecting a growing awareness that a person’s mind consciousness, which includes thoughts, emotions, beliefs, attitudes, and meaning, exerts an impact on the body.Medical professionals during this time would treat the physical body and one’s mind consciousness. Having the ability to examine the physical symptoms and our psychological process helped our industry expand medicine and our understanding of healthcare.