Advantages And Disadvantages Of Each Factor In Teaching Learning In Nursing

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However, Moos (1974), cited by Chan (2001) suggests there are three basic dimensions to conceptualize all human environments.This section examines the learning theories in the practical sessions of nursing care and medication to an elderly patient. Now let us examine Humanistic and Behaviorism approaches of learning in Nursing:Nursing as a human science necessitates that aspects of the educational approach be humanistic. The humanistic aspect acknowledges the uniqueness and holistic nature of the person. It is directed toward the discovery of knowledge.Humanism is a school of thought that believes human beings are different from other species and possess capacities not found in animals (Edwords, 1989). Humanists, therefore, give primacy to the study of human needs and interests. A central assumption is that human beings behave out of intentionality and values (Kurtz, 2000). This is in contrast to the beliefs of operant conditioning theorists who believe that all behavior is the result of the application of consequences or to the beliefs of cognitive psychologists who hold that the discovery or the making of meaning is a primary factor in human learning. Humanists also believe that it is necessary to study the person as a whole, especially as an individual grows and develops over the lifespan. The study of the self, motivation, and goal-setting are also areas of special interest.In a given environment, if a critical life situation develops for a client, to the degree the nurse uses humanizing communication attitudes and patterns while applying the nursing process, to a similar degree will the health of the client tend to move in a positive direction.A human being functions as a unique, whole being responding openly to the environment. In a Blood pressure attack, the patient will tend to feel recognized and accepted as a human being depending on the degree to which he/she receives humanizing communication from the care practitioners.