our aesthetic representation will express the central caring one-word concept of your Nursing Situation from Learning Module 1.

 Create a 150 – 200 word abstract (about 1/2 page double spaced) telling why you chose to do this particular representation, and the meaning that it has for you. Start with the sentence, The aesthetic representation reflects the one-word caring concept of        . Describe how you felt in the process of creation, and the particular meaningfulness of aspects of your project.

 Aesthetic re-presentations may take any form; examples include but are not limited to pottery, song, poetry, dance, needle-work, painting, poster, sculpture, etc. The aesthetic representation must be your original work, created for this course, and not work done by others. No collages from magazines, or downloaded picture are acceptable. This is an opportunity to allow yourself to be creative, to express your understanding of caring in nursing in perhaps unfamiliar waysremember that courage, trust and humility are ingredients of caring!

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Illustrates Caring Concept expressed in your nursing situation and concept explicated in paper:



Aesthetic quality:

5 points


15 points


Here is my nursing situation from module 1 that the aestehtic presentation has to be based on 

Caring Dialogue #1 : Nursing Situation

I have worked in an open intensive care unit , and I had many experiences that had shifted my way of providing care. One that I had a big effect on me is a patient who was admitted for cerebral aneurysm and subarachnoid hemorrhage . He has been having a headache for about week , thought it was a regular headache, did not seek care when encouraged by his wife. That night wife noticed he did not hug her as usual, tried to wake him up and he was unresponsive. He was brought to the emergency , found to have a subarachnoid hemorrhage , cerebral aneurysm, he had an angiogram/angioplasty with ventriculosotmy placement and coil embolization. He was brougth to the ICU intubate , on propofol, precedex and fentanyl drips.  At that time, only 1 family member,  was allowed to visit, he had 3 sons and his wife . I took care of him for 2 weeks, his wife and kids will spend the 8 hours allowed to visit. During rounds with the physicians, they were hesitant to ask quetions, once the physicians would leave they would come to me and asked about his prognosis, his treamtent plan and I had to do my best within my scope to explain to them  his status.One week after he was admitted, he started opening his eyes following simple commands, the wife was very hopeful , she would come and pray every day. Two weeks into his hospitalization , he was failing the ventilator weaning trial . he had to be trached  ,had a PEG placement.He wa getting better, the venticulosotmy was removed, he got transfererred to rehab unit, I felt a sense of accomplishment , pride and satisfaction because I saw how he progressed and beat the odds since SAH is associated with a high mortality rate , , a population-based study published in 2017 found that apporxiantely 18 percent of patients with SAH died suddenly prior to even being evaluated in a hospital. While in the rehab center, he had AMS, brought back to the ICU for SAH again , had a ventriculostoy, the family was feeling down , I was haivng daily conversation with the wife, to be positive and optimistic,she would continue praying daily. He started getting better, became verbally responsive, working with physcical, he was calling me by my name everytime I was assigned to him , I would stop by his room and have a conversation with him and his wife the days I was not assigned to him, I felt a connection. He got discharged again to a rehab , 2 weeks after discharge I received a video from his wife , he graduated from rehab , was walking and talking again . She stated that she felt safe when I was taking of him and wanted me to know that I was very supportive her and him, she trusted my judgment , my interventions and the care I provided.

Based on that situation , when I correlate my experience to the major ingredients of caring by Mayeroff, I see that I applied knowing, patience, honesty, trust and hope. As per Mayeroof m in order to care I must understand the others needs and I must be able to respond properly to them. I knew the prognosis of a patient with SAH in the 14 days, the goal was to have him extubated, off the sedation in order for see if he is neurologically alert and stable, the goal to transition to rehab, I was knowledgeable about SAH, the mortality and survival rates, knowing that I had an idea on what expect , what to look for and how to care of  him .I was honest with the family about  his progress and his prognosis within my scope . I had patience watching his progress at his own pace, his own time , trusting that he will be able to make it out of the ICU, go home and be with his family .  Lastly I had applied hope .  I had belief in myself that my caring  will help him grow,able to be extubated and breath on his own , hope that the my actions will encourage the family to get involed and also give them hope that he will get better and go back home. (Mayeroff, n.d., p. 19)




Lindbohm, J., Kaprio, J., Jousilahti, P., Salomaa, V., & Korja, M. (2017). Risk factors of sudden death from subarachnoid hemorrhage. Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage :Treatment and prognosis. Retrieved July 24, 2017, from 

Mayeroff, M. (n.d.). On caring (1st ed.). Harpercollins Publishers.