Why has caring become a challenge in todays health care setting?
- Nurses are torn between the human caring model and the task-oriented biomedical model and institutional demands that consume their practice.
- Nurses have increasingly less time to spend with patients, making it much harder to know who they are. A reliance on technology and cost-effective health care strategies and efforts to standardize and refine work processes all undermine the nature of caring. Too often patients become just a number, with their real needs either overlooked or ignored.