Purpose: Aesthetic projects are a form of learning used in nursing education. Carper (1978) describes how aesthetic knowledge is one way of knowing in nursing. Aesthetic knowledge comes from our understanding the look, feel, smell, taste, and sound of things. This understanding triggers us to open up and question what is known and what is experienced as part of our nursing practice and our “time-out” from practice. Aesthetic learning aids our learning in the affective domain, reinforces that nursing knowledge is not just based on what we observe or experience, and hopefully will result in a change of perspective and values (Dyar & Dever, 2019; Sandberg, 2016).
Skills: The purpose of this assignment is to practice the following skills that are essential to your success in this course and in professional life beyond nursing school. Creativity is something each of us have. Just to imagine yourself as a nurse one day requires a creative imagination. Honing your creative side has the potential to help you in solving clinical problems.
Knowledge: In this assignment you will describe and demonstrate understanding of one or more elements of cultural dimensions that guide areas of your life such as social relationships, expression of thoughts, emotions, morality, religious beliefs, rituals, or the use of technology (Giddens, 2017).You will explain the connection of one (or more) of Mayeroff’s caring ingredients to your chosen cultural dimension in a written paragraph for your audience to read. By sharing a piece of you and your family culture, as well as responding to peers in an electronic discussion board environment, you are enhancing empathy and a holistic view of others (Dyar & Dever, 2019).
Task: After selecting a minimum of one Cultural Dimension and one of Mayeroff’s eight ingredients of caring you will write an introduction paragraph and develop then prepare your aesthetic project that can be converted into a media file and posted on the designated Discussion Board in Courseden. •
Create you project (collage, video, poem, drawing, painting, music, lyrics, pottery, sewing, knitting, gardening, canning) be as creative as possible! University of West Georgia Tanner Health System School of Nursing NURS 3101 – Professional Nursing Concepts •
Convert your project into a media file – visual (photo, Prezi, power point presentation) Auditory (mp4, video). Viewing time must not exceed 8 minutes if in mp4, video, Prezi, power point presentation nor can it be less than 2 minutes. a. Name your Media File CAP.media.Lastname.Firstinital b. Example: CAP.media.Stark.T •
Type your one paragraph that explains the connection of the Mayeroff ingredient to your chosen cultural dimension. (Table Below) a. No Cover Page b. Double spaced c. References required if copyright media is used d. Criteria (rubric) copied on the bottom or page two of this document. e. Name your Paragraph Document CAP.paragraph.Lastname.Firstinital i. Example: CAP.paragraph.Stark.T
Cultural Dimensions with Definitions
Altitude- a settled way of thinking, or feeling about someone or something, typically one that is reflected in a persons behavior.
Beliefs- trust, faith, or confidence in someone or something.
Self Definitions- the evaluation by oneself of ones worth as an individual in distinction from ones interpersonal or social roles.
Norms- a standard or pattern, especially of social behavior, that is typical or expected of a group.
Roles- the function assumed or part played by a person or thing in a particular situation.
Values- a persons principles or standard of behavior; ones judgment of what is important in life
Serving in international medical missions has shaped almost every dimension of my culture in some way. I had to demonstrate courage to venture into a foreign country when the final destination was not always known, and the language spoken was not like my own. The alternating rhythm of adapting to my circumstances when there was not always water, shelter, or air conditioning and the patience to be willing to take on these challenges was part of the understanding in my role as a missionary. The alternating rhythms , courage , and patience have followed me into my personal and professional life. Medical missions values caring and respect of others. These are the values that I try to incorporate into my life each day. My PowerPoint presentation illustrates many pictures of my biological and missionary family serving in Peru. There are pictures of joy and sadness, hope and despair, and above all else, caring and respect of others. One of the roles my husband and I believe is important to our family is leading by example to our children. We place value on bringing our children with us and serving side by side in missions as a family. Our experiences in international missions have forever changed our lives, and we value serving others more than words can describe.