Am I the only nursing student going nuts over all the nursing sientists, like Florence Nighitngale, Virginia Henderson, Kari Martinsen, Katie Eriksson etc etc.
I once counted it, and I think we have read about 15-20 different nursing sientists, and they all say the same thing "Be nice to the patient"
Or is it only in Denmark and the nordic countries we have so much of that stuff. All the RN's say they hated it too and say they dont understand why we have so much of that stuff. The only ones I ever hear say something nice about it is the teachers, but they have to, I guess.
Do you have a lot of that stuff too, and are you going as crazy over it as I am?
It might be because I guy, I'm not that much into that stuff
Dec 25, '05
It's garbage that you can safely chunk to the curb after you are done "learning" it for class.
The problem w/ the theory garbage is that it delves too much in the spiritual. We all bring our own spiritual beliefs into nursing. As such, to the extent that caring/spiritual theory validates ANYTHING, it is because we, as individuals, and at rare places, find common connections to theory that we first found on our own elsewhere.
I don't need a new religion to be a nurse, especially a hoaky 60's drug culture based one. I need a firm foundation in science. I can bring my own spiritualism to my job.
Nursing theory should be replaced w/ firm science based on critical thinking. Theory might have a minor place, but certainly not the vaunted position it now holds
I don't know what they are smoking in the ivory tower, but their new age hoaky religion is what keeps us from being professionals in a science driven field. We can't interface w/ our allied peers because we've been taught that nursing doesn't speak the same language.
I think the ivory tower should shut up and let the things we do everyday speak for themselves. If they want to opine about how to improve those real, everyday critical thinking skills, so much the better! But leave my religious/spiritual contributions to my profession to me. I'm much better at it then them, anyway.
Last edit by ZASHAGALKA on Dec 25, '05
Dec 26, '05
Quote from Daytonite
Dudes! The idea of going to school to get an education is to open your minds!
Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day.
Teach a man how to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.
Give a student a fact, you prepare him/her for one test question.
Teach a student how to think, you prepare him/her for a lifetime of learning.
Then, again, it is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.
I already know how to think spiritually and not only did I NOT need that from nursing school, I completely disagree with their hoaky religion. So I spent countless hours reciting back what I knew to be drivel. How is playing a game with the teachers to convince them you buy into their nonsense learning?
What needs to be taught in nursing school is indeed how to think: how to think critically. That requires science. If I wanted to learn religion from a college, I'd take a theology course. . .
Last edit by ZASHAGALKA on Dec 26, '05