Kozier and Erb (2007) defined nursing theory as providing direction and guidance in structuring profession nursing practice, education, and research while providing differentiation from other disciplines and serving as a template for the assessment, intervention, and evaluation of nursing care [ (Kozier, Erb, Snyder, & Berman, 2007) ]. The spectrum of nursing theory encompasses four metaparadigms consisting of the patient, environment, health, and nursing, with the focus of nursing centering on the patient [ (Kozier, Erb, Snyder, & Berman, 2007) ]. Nursing theory can be divided into a series of specific philosophy, each addressing a different aspect of nursing care with a common end result – enhanced patient care. The theories involve include – needs theory (centered around assisting the individual achieve his/her maximum functional potential), interaction theory (involve the relationship between the nurse and the patient), outcome theory (the nurse is a change force who guides the patient to adapt to illness), and caring/becoming theory (the patient and the nurse are brought together due to the fundamental act of caring) [ (Meleis, 2012) ]. The purpose of this paper is to compare and contrast a nursing theorist from each of the aforementioned nursing categories.
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Jennifer Renee’ Long Week 2 – Nursing Theory Assignment Chamberlain College of Nursing NR501 – Theoretical Basis for Advanced Nursing Practice Professor Kadriyya Clark Fall Semester 2013 Nurses need knowledge in order to practice. In 1978, Carper described the four distinct patterns of nursing knowledge in the areas of art, personal-knowing, science, and ethics. This knowledge is organized into nursing theories and general laws in order to describe, explain, and/or predict the phenomena of interest to nursing (Bredow & Peterson, 2009). Theory is fundamental to nursing and is an essential component to the profession. Nursing theory applies conceptual frameworks to guide practice through predicting and describing specific behavior.
We will further consider the nursing skills needed by the nurse (RN) and the scientific basis in each part of the nursing process. The assessment is the first step in the nursing process. The assessment phase is where information is gathered; this data will assist in forming diagnosis, outcomes and interventions. Analyzing a patient involves collecting both subjective and objective data. First, the RN needs to collect the data.
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Application of Theory Paper Nursing theory is the framework that defines nursing practice, establishes standards of care and provides the information essential for functioning patient care. Theory presents logical and educated reasons for nursing actions, based on structured, written depictions of what nursing is and what nurses do (Rousell, 2010). When problems arise within the educational, research, administration and direct patient care settings; theory supplies a foundation for dialog. When using theory to facilitate resolution of a nursing issue it guides leaders in the direction of the common goal of affording superior patient care (Rousell, 2010). In this paper I will apply the Ida Jean Orlando’s Nursing Deliberate Nursing Process Theory to patient boarding in the Emergency Department (ED), a current issue at the facility I am employed.
Nursing Documentation and Malpractice Law HCS/545 Health Law and Ethics May 31, 2010 Mary Nell Cummings Nursing Documentation and Malpractice Lawsuits Proper medical documentation can prevent liability issues and malpractice lawsuits. The focus on my paper will concentrate on nursing documentation and malpractice lawsuits. I presently work for a home health care agency. The entire staff throughout the company was recently informed of increased Medicare denials and possible lawsuits as results of inadequate documentations. A series of education training of documentation was implemented to help reduce episodes of Medicare payment denials and self-protection through adequate documentation.
More often a nursing assessment is based on the medical side of the patient rather than the holistic approach. In this assignment I will be discussing the importance of the nursing process, care planning, and looking at how these are used in practice. I will look at the tools used in the nursing process and show an understanding of how effective they are when used correctly. I will achieve this by describing a case study of a patient from my practice area, and discussing two specific areas that affect the patients care. Throughout this assignment I will be using a pseudonym to maintain patient confidentiality in order to conform to ‘The Nursing and Midwifery Code’ (NMC, 2008).
A Comparison of the Professional Roles of Nurses In this paper, the nurse’s unique role in providing inter-professional care, patient care quality and safety, cost effective healthcare, and care to diverse patient populations will be investigated. A Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), J.W. and a Nurse Educator, M.,H., were interviewed, their roles as nurses were analyzed using provided protocol to discuss the difference between research and quality improvement, also how informatics affect the quality of patient care. The two specialties based on the individual interviews will be compared and a copy of both interviews will be incorporated into the paper. Lastly, a reflection of findings will be discussed as to how nurses could contribute the information from the two interviews into their own professional growth and development.
At the diagnosis step in addition to critical thinking skills the nurse must have knowledge of the patient’s condition such as symptoms, health and medical history, subjective and objective information, and information obtained from the patient’s significant others. This knowledge is gained at the assessment step of the nursing process and is used to develop and support the nursing diagnosis. Nursing diagnosis is a clinical judgment about individual, family, or community responses to actual or potential health problems/life process. It provides the basis for selection of nursing interventions to achieve outcomes for which the nurse has accountability (Carpenito-Moyet, 2010). In developing a nursing diagnosis the nurse must be familiar with the North America Nursing Diagnosis Association International (NANDA-I) standards.