Over the years the nursing sector has seen major improvements from just having a focus on skills and tasks only but it also includes the basis theory. Putting the nursing theories into practice the nursing profession consists of a deeper understanding of exactly what a professional nurse should look like and s/he should care for the patients. Simon Roach came up with six C’s that have helped develop the nursing sector. The six C’s are said to be attribute characteristics that will help in the identification of the specific caring behaviors that a nurse should practice whenever giving care to a patient. These six C’s are actually supposed to be the goals that a nurse should work towards. A nurse who practices the six C’s will have the chance to give good and deep care to the patients (Benner, Tanne, and Chesla, 2009). We shall take a closer look at each of the six C’s and try to assign meaning in relation to nursing.
Compassion- This is where the nurse is conscious of his relationship with others. As a nurse s/he should share the joy, accomplishments, pain and sorrows with his patients.
Competence- In regard to nursing, competence is where the nurse has the knowledge, skills, energy and skills to attend to the demand of others professionally.
Confidence- This is where the nurse is brave enough to foster trusting relationships with the client, the family and him/herself. This is a quality that each nurse should exhibit as the profession is for those who have brave hearts.
Conscience - Conscience is said to be the ethics, morals and having a sound judgment between wrong and right and good and bad. It is also said to be being aware of an individual’s responsibility. As a nurse, s/he should have a clear conscience of his duties and should abide by the stipulated laws of nursing. S/he should be in a position to make sound decisions fast and quickly (Benner, et al, 2009).
Commitment - Commitment in the nursing sectors involves the convergence among their desires and obligations in relation to the deliberate choices in their field of medical mainly focusing on the health ethics towards the society.
Comportment- The overall code of conduct among the nurses relies much on the comportment illustrated by the nurses. In their case, the language, demeanor and accuracy in bearing brings harmony among them and the patients being served. The above traits portray a true picture of a character that values other people demands and addresses them with the due respect in all perspectives.
Benner, P., Tanner, C., and Chesla, C. (2009). Expertise in Nursing Practice Caring, Clinical Judgment and Ethics. New York, NY: Russell Sage Foundation.