This assignment examined the concepts of professionalism and socializing process in nursing and issues that affects the nursing profession.
“Nursing began as women’s work and was a domestic role where women were expected to fulfill in the home.” (Manojlovich. 2007, Chong and Labong, 2011). However today, nursing is different from those days. It has progressed from doctors’ “handmaiden” to a healthcare professional. The responsibility, hence, is greater to provide a more complex nursing care.
Discuss the roles, responsibilities and influence of a nurse in improving the nursing image, professional and professionalism status, the relationship between power and empowerment and awareness of nursing autonomy in managing patient care using evidence-based practice. Provide examples to these issues.