(Answered) NR451 Week 1 Discussion: Our Care Culture (graded)

Discussion Questions

Care expressed and practiced in professional nursing models provides a way of looking at the nursing role from the aspect of care. It may seem excessive to consider aspects of caring and compassion in nursing. However, precisely because it IS nursing makes it crucial to our continual progress of defining and upholding one of our central professional principles.

Address each of these items:

  • Reflect on a caring and compassionate experience with a patient or family encountered in your practice.
  • How was your compassion demonstrated?
  • How does your thinking about compassion expand to include self and colleagues?
  • Reflect on the iCARE Self-Assessment and share an insight related to this discussion.

Please complete the iCARE Self-AssessmentLinks to an external site. and download for your own use and information. The self-assessment is not a graded item.


I have worked in the OB department for most of my nursing career. In general, OB nurses are extremely compassionate people who choose this field with purpose. Although OB is a “happy” area of nursing most of the time, bad outcomes are devastating for both the family and nursing staff. To me, caring and compassion are a requirement to a successful nurse. Caring is a way to demonstrate your compassion and is essential to help establish rapport and build relationships with your patients and their families (ANA, 2021).…..please click the icon below to purchase the answer at $5