The nursing profession covers a vast scope and is a lot more than just practical tasks.
Unlike other professions, nursing emphasizes more on balancing many types of knowledge:
practical, emotional, and social. It also emphasizes more on balancing many different titles such
as educator, supporter, mentor and mentee. Moreover, balancing the stress and exhaustion that
this profession gives is centered around giving holistic care to a few individuals each day. Our
job does not start when we clock in and it does not stop when we clock out (Direito, Carraça,
Rawstorn, Whittaker & Maddison, 2017). Something special about being a nurse is that it really
does entail every aspect of your life because what we do is give compassion and care to people
of the human race. This goes beyond just caring for patients but also your co-workers, neighbors
and family friends.
Unlike other professions like engineering, the nursing profession has ensured that health
is maintained and improved. This has been done not only through the advancements and the
application of health science but also through individual's and society’s proper lifestyle choices.
According to the world health organization (WHO), a person’s health determinants include
social, physical, economic development, and an individual’s behaviors (Direito et al., 2017).
Good health and a healthy lifestyle are a center to living a stress-free, more active and long life.
Nurses’ role in improving public health ensures that they apply management information
systems to realize effective and quality health care delivery. Nurses have been crucial in helping
physicians realize the objectives of the mHealth. Individualized in the medicine sector refers to a
medical model the aims at different separate groups with relation to the medical decisions,
practices, interventions to an individual based on the response of getting the risk of the disease
(Vincent, 2016). MHealth devices might individualize medical health issues in that it only
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resolves a person’s medical status regarding the severity and the impact posed to the individual.
As such, a patient is treated according to the impact of the disease individually. Unlike other
professions, the nursing profession has allowed nurses to recognize the implications of the
individualization of mHealth runs a risk of putting much emphasis on algorithms instead of
taking the patient's background and needs into consideration. For example, nurses have
appreciated that it is time-consuming to implement the preferable mHealth to use, which poses a
danger to a patient (Vincent, 2016). Furthermore, with ethical and legal concerns associated with
Mhealth devices tend to reach to the peak a lot of data and research must be done from a large
population which can lead legally unclear of who owns the data.
The nursing profession has also been crucial in implementing the long-term initiative, it
would be necessary to conduct environmental campaigns that would aim at creating awareness to
the entire community on the effects of discharging wastes, especially the health problems
associated with water pollution. The nursing profession has demanded sacrifice and efforts from
each member of society to embrace environmental conservation measures. Due to the
extensiveness of the water pollution issue in the community, it would be a prerequisite for the
stakeholders of the clean-up project, including environmental organizations and the government,
to develop systems of sub-floating screens integrated with screens that would have a vital role in
not only capturing the plastic patches floating on water bodies, but also concentrate this debris in
one region for effective scooping (Direito et al., 2017). Consequently, nurses have embraced the
fact that without effectively controlling the influx of plastic debris into water bodies, the clean-
up project would not realize viable outcomes in the long run because the members of the society
would “garbage men” overtime.
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Direito, A., Carraça, E., Rawstorn, J., Whittaker, R., & Maddison, R. (2017). mHealth
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Vincent, J. L. (2016). The future of critical care medicine: integration and
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