Hi there, this is my first time using this so I hope I'm using it write
I'm in my second year of nursing and we have an assignment due on the 7th December (2007) and we have to discuss two models and the two I have chosen are the medical model and the sociological model. I have looked on various nursing sights to get the information i need...but so far I can't seem to find anything. So i was hoping that someone here could help me! PLEASE!! I haven't got long before the essay is due!
Nov 10, '07
I fervently agree with you about the role of the sociological perspective in nursing practice. Expert nurses like you (23 years of experience - wow!) You have the tools and the training and the experience to understand about the water in the river, or the house, or the barn. Novice nurses like me (1 year of experience) or a second year student like Babydoll19 aren't equipped, yet, to understand the sociological model from a higher-level, "evaluation" perspective such as the NCLEX demands.
Babydoll19 looked on various nursing sites and didn't find what she needed. Expert nurses of course consider factors outside of the obvious physical framework. It isn't talked about explicitly, because nurses are beyond models - that's a nursing education thing.
Because the question relates to writing a paper, I don't see it as a nursing question, but as an education question. They're different animals. There are right and wrong answers in nursing education, and she's in school, and she's writing a paper. She's got to agree with the teacher or the textbook or she won't succeed. Seeking to understand a difference in perspective is an admirable goal, but it's most likely beyond the scope of a second-year paper. We're supposed to parrot the teacher or the textbook to reflect understanding, and if that differs from the behavioral goals of the textbook and the teacher she won't do well. She's on a deadline - her essay is due soon. I interpreted the topic as "discuss two models" rather than "understand two models." The sociological perspective in education considers factors outside of the obvious physical framework, too. And there are absolutely "best answers" in education (whole goal of NCLEX is to assess this), and yeah, that *is* a different discussion. Sorry if I misunderstood the question.
Last edit by abooker on Nov 10, '07
: Reason: Got Bloom's Taxonomy hierarchy backwards