My practice setting is focused on patients who have very acute physiological problems (medical issues). In Neuman terms, their intrapersonal, physiological stressors are penetrating their system nearly to the core, and since per Maslow, physiological stressors are first priority anyway, it follows that everything else would fall to the wayside, making it seem like nurses are only concerned with medical issues. What about discharge planning? What about calming fearful relatives? Even in acute care settings, we deal with broad issues. Plus, nurses work in other settings as well, i.e. case management, psychiatry, family practice, community/school health, etc.
NURSING IS MORE BROAD THAN I ORIGINALLY THOUGHT