Assignment: Physical Growth and Development

Assignment: Physical Growth and Development
Assignment: Physical Growth and Development

Lines refer

to the complex aspects of self that enrich

and enhance one’s development, such

things as multiple intelligences, cognitive

awareness, etc. States refer to temporary

and changing forms of awareness, such as

consciousness, unconsciousness, dreaming,

waking, meditative states, recollection

of peak experiences, etc. Types refer to

differences in personality and expression

that may mediate one’s experiences of

reality. Because interpretation of reality

is fluid, many human experiences, both

temporary and permanent, affect one’s

movement toward higher levels of

consciousness. Aspects such as physical

growth and development, dream states,

multiple intelligences, peak experiences,

personality, gender, shifts in physiology,

moods, etc. are considered. Through the

application of the dimensions of AQUAL,

as depicted in Table 1, individuals open

themselves to evolving insights about the

complexity of the human experience and

about the ongoing quest for higher levels

of consciousness that characterize the

integral person.

relevance to Clinical Pain

management Practice

Client reliance on the internet to provide

knowledge about care is becoming a more

common phenomenon in a technological

world. Returning to basic notions about

centering care on the client is an important

issue for the nurse in the 21st century whose

clients are becoming increasingly impatient

with the faceless, computerized nature of

care. The nurse of the 21st century must

take advantage of the power of technology

to search for and create evidence for

emerging holistic practices, understanding

that practice increasingly relies on a

growing knowledge base and a willingness

to risk implementing novel changes in

practice targeted on improving both client

outcomes and clinical nursing practice. The

theory of integral nursing offers nurses the

opportunity to act on their desire to create a

healing environment for clients through the

synthesis and application of knowledge

rooted in metaparadigmatic and quadrant

realities. Relationship-centered communication

anchored in the theoretically driven holistic

caring process is essential, especially when it

comes to the very personal experience of pain

management care.

In a world where social capital is

increasingly being lost, clients want to know

that nurses see them as individuals and

value their personal experience of pain.

For example, application of the notion of

creating a sacred space for care that is

described in the theory of integral nursing

has the potential to narrow the theory-

practice gap by emphasizing the importance

of dedicating oneself to the personalized

pain relief clients seek and nurses strive to

deliver. In this sacred space, nothing else

is allowed to interfere with the interactions

between the client and the nurse. The nurse

is totally focused on what he/she is doing

and what the client describes as their

experience of that particular episode of pain.

The theory brings a more open vision of the

client-nurse relationship, especially as it

relates to the role of each partner who is

part of the pain management experience.

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