NR 501 Week 3: Steps of Concept Analysis
At the end of Week 4 your concept analysis is due. This discussion provides an opportunity to start this assignment.
Select a nursing concept, supported by a nursing theory, and address the following components included in a concept analysis:
• Definition of concept
• Identification of three attributes of the concept
• Description of one antecedent and one consequence of the concept
• Identification of at least one empirical referent
• Brief explanation of theoretical applications of the concept (How is the concept relevant to a nursing theory?)
This information does not have to be comprehensive but provides a foundation to the upcoming
assignment. Be sure to include scholarly references.
I believe that there should be a distinction between care and caring. A person may render care to someone and not be caring. On the
other hand, a person can be caring without giving the proper care to patients. Although care and caring are supposed to be intertwined, in some instances they are not. While some nurses care for patients, others may simply be providing care because it is their job; not that they are caring. Care and caring have been inherently difficult concepts to define, but many believe that care is the central and unifying core of nursing itself. It is vital that nurses understand what care is and patients’ perception of what care means to them.
There is a difference between care and caring—good quality care is always important, but caring for patients is what they will really remember. Taking care of patients and caring for patients are not the same. Taking care of patients emphasizes objective professional care, such as the medical or psychological aspects of nursing. Caring for patients, on the other hand, is a humanistic way of interacting with patients that displays sincere care and concern for patients simply because they are human beings. Focus on patient-centered care necessitates adaptation to patient perceptions (Sossong & Poirier, 2013). It is during those caring moments that the transpersonal relationship between patient and nurse becomes clear………..