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Concept of the Patients’ health and WelfareSecondly, every individual can develop self-awareness and acknowledging their personalcompetencies and abilities. Health is defined as the general condition of the body or mind andwelfare is good fortune, health, happiness, and/or prosperity. The health concept refers to thewellbeing and availability to health care. Health and wellbeing covers an individual’s entirelifetime, genetic make-up, and how the somatically, psychologically, intellectually, socially well-being is incorporated in their health care to maximize health benefits. These factors influence
HPM7the patient’s state of well-being. Theorists who identify with the holistic view individuals asphysiologically, psychologically, socially, and spiritually (Cannam et al., 1997). The nursingview of health has shifted from concerns of functional ability to focus on improving the qualityof life. Many factors affect an individual’s health, for example the inability to pay for healthcareand the lack of insurance coverage plays a tremendous role in the accessibility of care. Concept of the EnvironmentThirdly, everyone values personal growth and development and will work to achievedesired goals when change is needed, such transforming their environment (Peterson & Bredow,2008). Encourages individuals to persistently conscious of their behaviors. The environmentfocuses on the patients’ environment and its affects. Environment is the social, cultural, physicalforces that shape the life of a person or a population. A variety of factors can affect theenvironment and the interaction between the individual and the environment affects health.Environmental factors include interpersonal relationships and interactions, as well culture,technology, social-economic status, and place of residence (Cannam et al, 1997). For example,the environment for the patients consist of the dialysis clinic, hospitals, vascular surgeon clinic,and patients’ homes. With the concept of environment one would believe that if an individualmanipulates their environment then it improves his/her health. The environment is viewed associo-cultural and physical entity that has been modified by humans (Peterson & Bredow, 2008).Concept of nursing duties/ responsibilitiesFourthly, nurses pose the expertise and knowledge to provide individual with theessential education and skills to develop and incorporate health promotion habits. We alsorecognize that nursing is a practice that accommodates patient health-related needs. Therefore,nurse should view health as a state and self-awareness. Nursing is understood to be the act of
HPM8dealing with human illness and wellbeing. It is ideal that nurses incorporate the integrated modelthat is inclusive of the individual patient, the concept of health and wellbeing, the environment,and the nurse. In addition to patient education, nurses themselves are required by stateregulation to provide continuing education. Nursing duties and responsibilities are directedtowards the attainment of desired patient outcomes and are directed by physician’s orders.