The Challenges of Teaching Caring as a Multidimentional Concept

Conference Paper
Almater, Latifah . 2014
الوسوم: 
Teaching Caring, Nursing Teaching
اسم المؤتمر: 
NLN Education Summit 2014
عنوان المؤتمر: 
Phoenix, AZ, USA
تاريخ المؤتمر: 
الأربعاء, أيلول (سبتمبر) 17, 2014
المنظمة الراعية: 
National League for Nursing
مستخلص المنشور: 

The foundation of nursing knowledge and nursing practice is caring. Caring is a moral (caring about) obligation and work responsibility( caring for). To study nursing is to study caring, to grow in an understanding of ‘self’ and ‘other’ as a caring person, and to be committed to the value of caring and to the health and wholeness of persons nursed. Although nursing faculties teach caring as the core concept of the nursing profession, they often concentrate their teaching more on the psychomotor and cognitive domains than on the affective domain of caring. The concentration on psychomotor and cognitive domains occurs because the physical demands of health care, and of the health care system (technology, etc.), are not only numerous, but concrete/visible, and therefore, measurable which are unlike the psychosocial demands. Clearly, despite its importance, a number of issues threaten to undermine the prominence of caring in nursing education. Nurse educators are challenged when teaching the multi-dimensions of caring and focus more on the psychomotor and cognitive domains than on the affective domain. Nursing students focus more on the psychomotor and cognitive domains because that is what is emphasized in both classroom and clinical settings. Thus, understanding and using a specific instructional method that focuses on teaching the affective domain while teaching cognitive and psychomotor may limit these challenges in teaching caring about while teaching caring for.

The foundation of nursing knowledge and nursing practice is caring. Caring is a moral obligation and work responsibility. Nursing faculties teach caring as the core concept of the nursing profession, but they often concentrate their teaching more on the psychomotor and cognitive domains than on the affective domain of caring. Thus,understanding and using a specific instructional method that focus on teaching the affective domain while teaching cognitive and psychomotor may limit these challenges in teaching caring as a multidimensional concept.