Environment the social cultural and physical context

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including health behaviors. Environment - The social, cultural and physical context in which the life course unfolds. The environment can be manipulated by the individual to create a positive context of cues and facilitators for health- enhancing behaviors. Nursing - Collaboration with individuals, families, and communities to create the most favorable conditions for the expression of optimal health and high-level well-being. Health - The actualization of inherent and acquired human potential through goal-directed behavior, competent self-care, and satisfying relationships with others, while adjustments are made as needed to maintain structural integrity and harmony with relevant environments. Health is an evolving life experience. Illnesses are discrete events throughout the life span of either short (acute) or long (chronic) duration that can hinder or facilitate one’s continuing quest for health KRISTEN SWANSON CARING THEORY - nursing degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1975 - master's degree in nursing in 1978 from the University of Pennsylvania. - She went on to get a doctorate degree from the University of Colorado with an emphasis in Psychosocial Nursing. - Her books, periodical and journal articles and lectures have been ongoing since the early 1980s. - influenced by women who experienced miscarriage, caregivers of infants in the NICU, interview socially at-risk mothers
SWANSON’S THEORY OF CARING Propositions - Categories of caring are not mutually exclusive (Swanson, 1991). Ex. Being with and doing for can occur simultaneously when the nurse takes time to brush the patients hair while they talk. Five Caring Processes 1.Knowing. - the anchor that moors the beliefs of nurse/nursing to the lived reality of the patient - Avoiding assumptions, focusing on person cared for, assessing thoroughly, seeking clues, engaging 2.Being With - how the nurse conveys caring - Being present, conveying ability, sharing feelings, not-burdening 3.Doing For - visible ways in which the nurse enacts caring - Comforting, anticipating, performing skilfully, protecting, preserving dignity 4.Enabling - visible ways in which the nurse enacts caring - Informing, explaining, supporting, allowing, focusing, generating alternatives, validating feedback 5.Maintaining Belief - believing in, holding in esteem, maintaining hope- filled attitude, offering realistic optimism, going the distance Based from what you have learned in our TFN class, give 3 topics that struck you the most, and the reasons why you chose the topics. Thank you. WEEK 10 Level 1: Human biology, hereditary factors, age, sex, person’s individual characteristics.
1. Human biology - Includes those aspects of health (both mental and physical) which are determined by the organic structure and physiological functioning of the human body. 2. Hereditary Factors - Inheritance - determining lifespan, health and the likelihood of developing certain illnesses.

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