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Monday, January 27, 2020

What should be written in a HC Professional's DNA?

Before putting twitter down for a break, I was reminded about a form of DNA.

There are previous posts on the 6Cs in nursing here on W2tQ and taking these essential qualities as an obvious starting-point:

  1. care,
  2. compassion,
  3. courage,
  4. communication,
  5. commitment
  6. and competence
- and mapping them to the care (knowledge) domains of Hodges' model, you realise how they apply across the model. Care, Compassion and Communication are the essence of what it is to be human and humanistic. If however the time 'allowed', environment and accessibility are not attended to, then the mechanistic domains can disrupt the most caring of efforts.

What about courage? This is surely a very individual character trait? A personal quality in this context, with an emphasis on the humanistic domains.

Care is relational and we can consider courage in respect to scientific knowledge. As a member of the multidisciplinary team, or specialist practitioner a nurse may need courage to share scientific knowledge, evidence concerning genomics, for example. The public's knowledge and understanding of science is brought to the fore. There is the alternate scenario with the 'patient' as expert, for example in the case of rare diseases (especially next month).

Courage is a continua, that like strands of DNA runs through all the domains of Hodges' model and the 2020s ... will see the political realisation of courage in nursing and healthcare; locally, regionally, nationally and globally.

Reading (another) book for review, the authors draw attention to how Maslow's hierarchy says little, if anything, about altruism (but is implied?).

As these brief observations should demonstrate, Hodges' model facilitates relational, person-centredness, the cross-fertilization of ideas and high standards of care.

Who needs a double-helix when you can have a quadruple form?

humanistic ----------------------------------------------- mechanistic
group - population

My source:
MindScience, Biochemistry, FT Magazine, FT Weekend. 26-27 January 2013, p.50.

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