The 's Model Of Nursing Essay

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Due to the challenging and changing nature of nursing, many philosophies and theories have been advanced to guide nursing practice, education, and research, and although these nursing practices have changed drastically, some of the initial guidelines have remained consistent in time and are still seen today. Many nurses who serve in resource-scarce settings have stuck to the biomedical model stance of nursing, which was unable to meet all the concerns in managing their clients. Florence Nightingale who served as a nurse during the Crimean war developed her own models of nursing along with the environment, which stated that nurses are able to mediate and manipulate the environment to put the client in the optimal condition for nature to act upon (Pfettscher, Graff, Tomey, Mossman & Slebodnik, 2014). Nightingale’s model of nursing and the environment theories are easily adaptable as well as applicable to numerous client care settings, some of which are being used by Toronto’s Homeless and Corrections Team in trying to decrease Tuberculosis amongst Toronto’s homeless population. Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease which is caused by airborne spread bacteria when someone coughs, sneezes or talks (Health Canada “Tuberculosis”, 2013). The disease usually targets and attacks the lungs, but can possibly affect other parts of the body as well, including the lymph nodes, kidneys, bones and urinary tract (Health Canada “Tuberculosis”, 2013). For most Canadians, the risk of
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