Concept analysis was an approach used by Walker and Avant (2011) to clarify meaning of terms and to define terms (McEwen & Wills, 2014). Walker and Avant’s concept analysis process for utilized mainly by nurses. In this paper, I plan to discuss the concept analysis in literature identified in two separate articles. Concept Analysis in the First Article An article chosen for this assignment was published in 2012 in the Nursing Inquiry (Sargent, 2012). The study examined the concept of caring in nursing literature through conceptual analytic approaches.
Through consistent philosophy, all health care providers will strike to deliver high quality care. The leading process of best practice in nursing is through Evidenced-Based Practice (EBP). EBP is defined as “doing the right things right”, (Gray 1997, cited in Craig & Smyth 2007, p.4). This definition illustrates the importance of ensuring that best practice is being done in the right manner which reflects directly through nursing practice in different aspects of patients’ care (Houser and Oman 2011). Moreover, Sackett et al.
QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH CRITIQUE The ability to properly critique a research article is considered “one of the fundamental skills of scholarship in any discipline”(Nieswiadomy, 2008, p. 378); this is also true for nursing. Nursing is a science, and as such, it needs to have a firm base in creditable research that is always closely securitized. The quantitative study I chose to critique is, “Effectiveness of turning with unequal time intervals on the incidence of pressure ulcer lesions” (Vanderwee, Grypdonck, De Bacquer, & Defloor, 2006). The Research Problem 1) What the problem statement introduced promptly: Yes, the problem statement was introduced promptly, the research question was to investigate whether increasing the frequency of repositioning in the lateral position will reduce the incidence of pressure ulcers lesions. 2) Is the problem significant to healthcare and is the significance described?
On the other hand, there are not too many Nurse Executive and very difficult to come across one. A Nurse Executive is hired because of experience and educational background. Nurse Executive can have a Master’s degree or Doctoral degree in Nursing or Health Care Administration. There are not too many nurses who want to study Master’s in Nursing let alone study Doctoral degree. The purpose of this paper is to talk about the core competency of a direct care provider, such as a Nurse Practitioner, compare and contrast with a nondirect care provider, such as a Nurse Executive, and analyze similarities and differences between the two providers.
Peplau’s Theory of Interpersonal Relations Ashlee Martin Olivet Nazarene University Theoretical and Professional Foundations of Nursing NRSG 653 Lanette Anderson June 7, 2013 Abstract The use of Peplau's Theory of Interpersonal relations was examined to determine the effectiveness of its use in practice. Peplau's theory is unique in that the collaborative nurse-client relationship "creates a 'maturing force' through which interpersonal effectiveness meets the client's needs" (Potter & Perry, 2009, p. 50). According to Peplau, there are essential qualities of a therapeutic relationship; these qualities include: presence, congruency, respect, self-esteem, value clarification, empathy, forgiveness, hope, trust, empowerment, patient-centered objectives and goals, insight, openness, self-disclosure, self-exploration, and unconditional positive regard (Stockmann, 2005, p. 912). The use of Peplau's theory in practice is feasible for multiple fields of nursing, but is not applicable for all patients. Patients with altered mental states and infants and young children cannot be approached with this theory (Senn, 2012, p. 32).
The theory has undergone evolution for several years, but its root principal remains outstanding. The theory stresses on the concept of humanistic issue of nursing in conjunction to scientific knowledge. She modeled the theory in a way that it clearly brings out the implication and focus to nursing as a different health line of work. She believed that caring is a backing and support of the identity of nurses (Delaune, 2002). She added on that the identity of medicine is that of caring because nurses deal with patients and medicines; the same should describe their character.
Being the #1 most trusted profession in the country allows nurses to truly take charge and make a difference in the policy arena. (N.A., Policy & Advocacy, 2013). The value of these benefits is what we make of them. It means that we are a part of the greater whole in the nursing profession. It means that we are an active and caring member involved in a deeper level with career and actively involved in helping others in the nursing profession.
( 2 0 1 1 ) Nurses’ and midwives’ clinical leadership development needs: a mixed methods study. Journal of Advanced Nursing 67(7), 1502–1513. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2010.05581.x Abstract Aim. This paper is a report of a descriptive study of nurses’ and midwives’ clinical leadership development needs. Background.
Critical Appraisal Of Care Of Older People Dementia Nursing Essay Introduction The author of this assignment will critically appraise a qualitative research report in the Nursing Standard titled Care of older people with dementia in an acute hospital setting. (Fiona Cowell, 2009) (appendix 1). He will use the Polit and Beck (2010) and Roe (1998) framework to help him critique this article. The article was chosen mainly on a personal reasons that as a third year student nurse the author has witnessed how healthcare professional act differently towards patients with dementia and how there is a need for education to improve Health Care professionals skills in dealing with dementia patients. Also according to the Alzheimer’s society (2010) there are approximately 750,000 people with dementia in the UK.