Analysis of Impact of Nursing History on Professional Practice Today and in the Future
There are several ways in which nursing history has greatly impacted the professional nursing practice, either today or in the future. Nursing history has greatly impacted providing the knowledge required in the nursing profession and informing the patients what is expected from nurses. In the current nursing practice, nursing history allows nurses to comprehend the various problems the nursing profession has been experiencing, including nurses` shortage, nursing education, payment of the nurses, unity, and problems in the definition of the nursing practice. In the nursing practice today, without the knowledge of the nursing history, nurse professionals wouldn’t be able to relate these problems and address the issues because the problems started a long time ago when nursing began.
Nursing history will impact the future professional practice in the perspective that future nurses will be able to apply the current nurses’ perspectives to overcome the challenges they will be facing. Nursing history will form the basis of future nursing profession practice since the various current studies will have been implemented and put into practice. Also, in the future, the different nursing practices will be advanced for better results. The current practices or those used before will be used to develop new and advanced nursing practice methods.
In conclusion, nursing history has a great impact on both the current and future nursing practice. From the conversation with the nurse, I learned that there is a lot of essence in teamwork and collaboration in the nursing profession. Nurse leaders influence the quality of care provided to patients.