At Scotland on Rails last month one of the sessions included an example of Ruby code outlining a 'morning routine'. It comprised a series of tasks and sub-tasks all of which led to getting to work.
Much of the vital essentials of the code I cannot understand beyond some tentative inklings, but in the hope of learning I've re-hashed the accessible bits and turned it into a
NursingRoutine. The output looks like this....
"Universal positive regard"
"Basic counselling skills"
"assess person utilizing Hodges model"
"Create care plan"
"Meet physical needs"
"Meet interpersonal needs"
"Meet political care needs"
"Meet social care needs"
"Evaluate physical needs"
"Evaluate interpersonal needs"
"Evaluate social care needs"
"Evaluate political care needs"
Something like nursing is obviously a much more complex routine than that implied above - that is because:
- nursing is not [some - 'thing'];
- nursing can be represented as a routine BUT;
- nursing seeks to transcend the routine: emphasizing the personal, unique, the humanistic;
- nursing is parallel and sequential;
In the meantime I need to exercise care trying to understand the program that produced the output (that could also be easily printed as a list). While this is not an example there is such a thing as obfuscated code, but surely not obfuscated nursing care?