Health works as role models


Classmate 1

Healthcare is oneof the most stressful occupations. There are several work-relatedconditions that affect the well-being of health care providers. Suchstressful conditions affect their physical, mental and spiritualhealth. Nurses are subject regularly to physically and emotionallycharged situations and encounter intense interpersonal andinter-professional situations and conflict in the workplace as theyare trying to come up with appropriate and sustainable decisions. Thedecisions health care providers make influence how they providehealth services. Consideration should not only be given to theirmental and spiritual wellbeing but their spiritual and emotionalwellness. Nurses should be a role model for the patients they attend(Shelly &amp Mille 2006).

There is no sensewhen an individual with health problem consult or is attended byunhealthy health care provider. The practice that an individualpromotes should be seen in the individual first. How can health careproviders advise their patients to ensure healthy practices whilethey have a problem in maintaining healthy life mentally, spirituallyand physically. Connolly M, Gulanick M &amp Holm K (1997) argue thatwhile the spiritual, mental and physical wellness of patients isimportant, health caregivers should also ensure they are healthy aswell. There are several ways in which the health of nurses affectsthe health of their patients. The decisions they make is affected bytheir internal and external environment. The mental fitness of healthcare providers enables them in critical thinking and development ofappropriate decisions they need to cope with daily demands in theworkplace.

According toRakel, D. (2012), most patients prefer nurses who are healthy i.e.mentally, spiritually and physically. The spiritual well-being ofhealth care providers influences their emotions and eventually theirbehavior and how they interact with their patients. Spiritualwell-being enhances an individual’s social environment and theirability to communicate and discern the demands and needs of theother.


Rakel, D. (2012).&nbspIntegrative medicine.

Connolly M,Gulanick M &amp Holm K (1997), Health practices of critical carenurses: are these nurses good role models for patients? Am J CritCare vol. 6 no. 4 261-266

Shelly, J. A., &amp Miller, A. B. (2006).&nbspCalled to care: AChristian worldview for nursing. Downers Grove, Ill: IVPAcademic/InterVarsity Press.

Classmate 2

There are severalstressors in the nursing profession as the nurses’ clients includeindividuals, families, groups, populations or an entire community.Therefore, there are multiple, complex and distressing challengesthat can be overwhelming even for experienced health practitioners.Such challenges affect their services negative and hence demandsimmediate attention. The overall health of health care providers is,therefore, important in the management of daily activities andduties. Decision making is core in the provision of appropriatehealth services as it enables the practitioners to effectively andefficiently manage their daily duties and deliver services. Unhealthynurses may increase the condition of their patients hence increasingthe time and money of their patients in managing illnesses. Thepatients may get new infections in the health care centers if theirnurse’s mental, physical and spiritual health is deteriorating.Health status of health caregivers reflects the quality of theirservices and the environment at the workplace. It makes sense whenthe mental, physical and spiritual health of nurses is addressedappropriately (Gatterman 2007).


Gatterman, M. I. (2007).&nbspChiropractic, health promotion, andwellness. Sudbury, Mass: Jones and Bartlett.

Shelly, J. A., &amp Miller, A. B. (2006).&nbspCalled to care: AChristian worldview for nursing. Downers Grove, Ill: IVPAcademic/InterVarsity Press.

Classmate 3

The society thatwe live determines the way we behave and interact with other people.In most cases, the lifestyle of an individual reflects the societythat they come from. A person may experience challenges inmaintaining a different lifestyle to achieve a certain goal (Holli,Calabrese &amp Maillet 2003). The same way, nurses, encounterchallenges when they are in the process of maintaining expectedlifestyle behavioral practices in the American society. Americansociety is characterized by overweight, under-activeness, andwork-alcoholics that experience burnouts. Health care workers mayfind it challenging surviving in such environment and some cases, youmay find some health workers being dragged by the American lifestyle.Influence of the society affects how wellness health workers delivertheir duties.

Despite thechallenges that health worker encounter in the American society, theyare expected to promoters of healthy living. Overweight, underactiveand alcoholism are predisposing factors to certain diseases. One ofthe main roles of health workers in the society is to ensure healthylifestyle and behavior. A health worker cannot help promote thehealthy lifestyle while they engage in activities and behaviors thatare associated with overweight, underactive and alcoholism. Theyshould be different from the society for them to carry effectivelyout their duties i.e. practices aimed at promoting health. Beingdifferent will enable the health workers to demonstrate the benefitof healthy practices (Shelly &amp Miller 2006).

Health workersshould be different because they know the practices that may resultin unhealthy conditions. The education curriculum they using in theirmedical school is enough to educate them about different lifestyles.The society is composed of different types of people with thedifferent profession and the society majorly depends on health sectorto educate them on the appropriate lifestyle and behaviors thatpromote one’s health. No one would want to undergo throughprocesses another person experienced due to ignorance. They need tomake hard decisions that not only benefit themselves but also theentire society. The decision of being different may subject them todiscrimination or result to low self-esteem (Darlene &amp Anna2001).



Shelly, J. A., &amp Miller, A. B. (2006).&nbspCalled to care: AChristian worldview for nursing. Downers Grove, Ill: IVPAcademic/InterVarsity Press.

Holli, B. B., Calabrese, R. J., &amp Maillet, J. O. S.(2003).&nbspCommunication and education skills for dieteticsprofessionals. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams &amp Wilkins.

Darlene G. &amp Anna M. (2001), A New Look at Nurse Burnout: TheEffects of Environmental Uncertainty and Social Climate, Journalof Nursing Administration, Volume 31, Issue 2, pp 91-96