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Nursing has had many changes since it first evolved, and is no longer considered and inferior occupation. Nurses were considered to be like housekeepers and spent much of there day boiling equipment and following direct orders from the physician whether they believed the order to be right or wrong. Facilities and hospitals these days now have things called “standing orders”, which allows nurses to begin treating patients without having to go to the physician each time. Current nursing also uses a lot of critical thinking and we often spend much of our time using our “nursing judgment”.

Environment is a trend that has saved many lives. During the industrial revolution Florence Nightingale worked on cleaning up the environment around a patient. “The environment is critical to health, and the nurses role in caring for the sick to provide a clean, quiet, peaceful environment to promote healing (Creasia & Friberg, 2011, pg101)”. Without Nightingale’s theory mortality rates would be very high.

Technology is another trend, which plays a vital role in nursing and allows doctors to communicate/consult each other through things like email and conference calls, and also allows them to access a patient chart if the computer system is linked between other affiliate hospitals. Technology is best used in operating rooms these days and allows surgeons to do things by scope which gives them access to the inside of the body through a small hole. They can then take images and even repair without large scars.

Goals, which is affiliated through Kings theory is a trend that calls an individual an “open system”. “Human beings are open systems in transaction with the environment and are conceptualized as social, sentiment, rational, perceiving, controlling, purposeful, action-oriented beings (Creasia & Friberg, 2011, pg108)”. By being an open system it…...

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