topic 2 discussion 2.docx - describe how the nursing profession is viewed by the general public Discuss factors that influence the public's perception

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describe how the nursing profession is viewed by the general public. Discuss factors that influence the public's perception of nursing? Describe ways to educate the general public on the professional nurse's role and scope of nursing within a changing health care system.The profession of nursing has been redefined as compare to previous times. It is well recognized and respected due to the fact that it now involves extensive knowledge, study, research obtaining a degree. The nurses have different fields of skills and specializations such as advanced nurse practitioner, nurse anesthesiologist, wound nurse, nurse case managers, etc. But there are other factors too, such as society and environment, culture. In some cultures, nursing is not considered an ideal profession because income is not satisfactory, work condition is tough. Nurses have less autonomy and respect and their image is negative because people are not aware that what nurses are capable of. Governments and institutions are not providing enough
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