The yellow box represents a cell with a semi-permeable membrane. The small, blue dots represent molecules of water, and the larger, gray dots represent a solute such as sugar or salt. The membrane is thin enough for water to pass through, but it is not thin enough for the solute to pass. What will happen to the substances in this diagram to bring the concentrations closer to equilibrium?
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Explain a time when you might have either felt or observed gender stereotyping. Use the text to support your response. How did it make you feel? How have gender schemas influenced your role in society?
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Environment, health, nursing, and person interconnect to comprise the metaparadigm of the nursing discipline

Environment, health, nursing, and person interconnect to comprise the metaparadigm of the nursing discipline (Francis, 2017). As nursing is a profession based upon caring for people, I believe the phenomena of person is most relevant to my clinical practice as an OR nurse. Patients undergoing surgery are unable to observe what occurs during their procedure as they are sedated or receive general anesthesia. Consequently, they rely on their OR nurses to advocate for dignity and safety while in an altered level of consciousness. Patient-centered care is a foundational aspect of my nursing career. I also believe that keeping the person as the focal point when providing nursing care enables nurses to be cognizant of treating patients holistically versus only focusing on diagnoses, symptom management, or pharmacological intervention. Occasionally, I encounter anesthesia providers that do not want to allow a few minutes for the nursing staff to properly clean patients after surgery and I remind them that a clean surgical dressing and gown is essential to patient’s hygiene and well-being.

Virginia Henderson was an established author, educator of nursing, and co-creator of a patient-centered curriculum utilized by the National League of Nursing (McEwen & Ellis, 2014). Henderson developed the nursing need theory, which is divided into 14 components that emphasized improving patient independence to promote recovery after hospitalization (Ahtisham & Jacoline, 2015). The elements of the nursing need theory provide a holistic nursing approach that encompasses the mental, physical, social, and spiritual aspects of patients.

Faye Abdellah was a nursing theorist that presented a patient-focused approach that also integrated using nursing diagnoses into the nursing discipline. Abdellah along with colleagues, created a listing of 21 nursing problems that are equally divided into patient problems and nursing skills during a period were nursing diagnoses were not considered appropriate for nurses (McEwen & Ellis, 2014). Abdellah’s 21 nursing problems are subcategorized into emotional, physiological, social needs of patients along with nurse-patient relationships and patient care.

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