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The act of caring is essential within nursing and taking care of others There are many ways of caring for an individual and the caring should be specific to the individuals needs and requests Caring is learned through experience and that is essential when taking care of an individual because the caregiver is helping the individual better their health The act of caring should be the main focus when taking care of an individual because an individuals life is important They patient should be cared with respect and the person caring for the individual should be knowledgeable Within the act of caring reflection should be incorporated to help better the nurses practice Smith 1998 discusses that reflection within nursing is a solution to fixing the separation between theory and practice as cited in Clarke 1986 Also Cooney 199 defines reflection as an opportunity for nurses to realize and understand their nursing practice even though it is not a simple task This paper will describe the experience of caring for an older individual within reflection and explain how caring was incorporated and what was learned from caring for this individualExperience I walked into the home of Anne an eighty-eight year old polish woman She was sitting there alone on the couch looking out the window to the street I asked her Hi how are you What are you doing and she replied with Nothing She suffers from arthritis which makes it hard to move around the house and gets stiff in the colder weather I sat with Anne and chatted with her for hours to keep her company I helped her by supporting her when walking throughout the house and going to the bathroom because she suffers from glaucoma and macular degeneration which causes fifty percent vision loss in one eye and total loss of vision in her other eye I offered her a hand massage and she politely accepted which
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