Learned body of scholars,
What is the use for psychosocial theory as it would concern Nursing students such as ourselves?
I've posed questions before about this subject but felt the answers were equally as vague as the "science". I don't mind that they were vague (at least to me) but I am concerned about being expected to learn to put this same vagueness to use somehow. If it's not concrete enough to state in plain and simple terms how it is used in clinicle practice, having been demonstrated by numerouse non-answers by those that were aparently forced to revisit its' cavernous nothingness every semester, then how can I come away from the class with anything useful?
Theses statements are not meant to attack anyone or the fringe sciences they adore but rather to explore a point of focus that someone has discovered in their own exploration of the material that gave them the insight needed to satisfy the clinicle instructors' curiosity.
It would seem prudent on my part to have some idea before again wading through the creative use of a liberal arts requirement by my school curricculum.
Does anyone put psychosocial theory to use in completing clinicle coursework?
If so, how. What is the most important concept to grasp. Specificaly.
What I'm looking for is something more qualified than "thinking outside the box" and "it fills in the whole picture" kind of answers. Honestly, that could be just about any subject. What's special about this one that makes it worth learning.
I've talked to practicing nurses, students that are at the end of a four year degree, consulted a psychosocial nursing publication, and I'm still looking for that little glimmer of hope that it isn't just a waste of time.
This writing style is not my usual but there are some in this forum that will put everyone off by flaming me because they feel intimidated by oppinions they can't argue, so they flame. Who would want to be part of that? Nobody wants to post after a flamer, around a flamer or possibly become the next illogical target. I'm just trying to make it possible for everyone to participate without giving some people grounds for confronting my "flare".
Be oppinionated. Be yourself, but make a point that you can defend without being "defensive".
Judging from responses of those that are on the psych units they may be able to give us some insight.