The nursing role has developed over time to be an important member of the health care team. Each nurse reflects over their practice and defines their role from their perspective. Each of these roles could be different depending on their specific role in the healthfield. The American Nurses Association (ANA) defines nursing as “the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, facilitation of healing, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations” (“What is”). I find many challenges within my own understanding and coping when obstacles arises that inhibit assisting the patient and their families to ease their suffering.
The nursing role