As nursing has progressed, theory has played a large role in defining the professional practice and identifying the standards to providing consistent, measurable practice among the profession. A basic definition of the term theory is given by Streubert & Carpenter (2011) as “a systematic explanation of an event in which constructs and concepts are identified and relationships are proposed and predictions made”. Nursing theories are the basic concepts that define nursing practice. It is why nurses do what we do. During any given shift, nurses are using several theories in ensuring that patients’ needs are being met and proper care is given to ensure the best possible outcomes.
Strategic planning and the nursing process Suzanne Thorpe, RNC HCS 482 September 22, 2015 Betty Jones, FNP Nurses collect, interpret, analyze and use data on a daily bases to provide the needed nursing care for patients. The science of informatics is applied by turning the collected data into useable and understandable information. It is necessary that the information collected is relevant and useable otherwise the data would be meaningless. Informatics has a broad scope, and the use of this discipline within the nursing field has become necessary. As stated by Hebda & Czar (2013), “Nursing informatics may be broadly defined as the use of information and computer technology to support all aspects of nursing practice, including direct delivery care , administration, education and research” ( pg.
Therefore, the nursing process is in the context of nurses planning the care of specific patients, but strategic planning is on the future direction of the agency in the context of their internal and external environments. The nurse’s role The nurse’s role in the nursing process to the nurse’s role in the strategic planning process is related. It has become a prevalent structure and process for nurses to use for the nursing process and in strategic planning as it is efficient in the use of data, information, and knowledge for patient care (Sewell & Thede, 2013) In general, nurse is primary decision
Watson's Theory of Human Caring Blanca Castellon University of Phoenix THEORIES AND MODELS OF NURSING PRACTICE NUR/403 Michelle Dorin May 5, 2014 Watson’s Theory of Human Caring Caring and nursing have always been thought to go hand in hand. For the most part individuals choose this profession for their desire to help and care for other people. Caring as a fundamental concept has led to the development of several caring theories. In this paper I will be discussing Jean Watson’s theory of human caring. I will be describing the major concepts of Jean Watson’s theory and I will be applying Jean Watson’s theory to my own nurse/ patient relationships and describe the caring moments that took place.
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.
Nursing Knowledge through the Nursing Process N. Bowling, S. McNeilly, T. Munoz, R. Phillips, K. Woodall Theories and Models of Nursing Practice/403 Ethel Jones Nursing Knowledge through the Nursing Process ASSESSMENT ASSESSMENT According to the American Nurses Association, “The common thread uniting different types of nurses who work in varied areas is the nursing process, the essential core of practice for the registered nurse to deliver holistic, patient-focused care” (ANA, 2014). Below a detailed flow chart identifies each step of the process in the order of which it takes place. * Understanding of normal parameters, anatomy, physiological process and human response. * Collection of subjective & objective data through general or focused assessment. * Interpret & prioritize data utilizing critical thinking to prioritize information collected.
Nursing has evolved from nuns and military personnel providing services similar to a nurse into the modern practice of not only being a support system within the different clinical settings, but also being leaders and crucial members of the healthcare system. One of the issues with nursing is that there’s always a shortage. Some of the obstacles that the nursing profession faces are the stereotypes of it being a female only profession, being the assistant to the doctor and doing all the dirty work, and being a fall back profession if you don’t make it into medical school. But according to Kirby (2009), “Revisiting the past demonstrates the continuity of the debate on the preparation of nurses and the role of the press in an emotive misrepresentation of nursing” (p. 2). Kirby (2009) also mentions that, “Nursing was not unpopular.
Running head: NURSING THEORIST PAPER Nursing Theorist Paper Patti Hall University of Phoenix Nursing Theorist Paper “A theory is an imaginative grouping of knowledge, ideas and experiences that are represented symbolically and seek to illuminate a given phenomenon.” (Alligood & Merriner-Tomey 2006) Theories provide a framework for nursing to formulate their nursing actions. They provide a framework to develop new and validate current knowledge. Philosophies are, “theoretical works that address one or more of the metaparadigm concepts (person, health, nursing and environment) and are of a philosophical nature.” (Alligood & Merriner-Tomey 2006.). This author will discuss the theorist Patricia Benner, including a description of her theory and provide a brief description of her background. This author will also discuss theory assumptions related to person, health, nursing and environment.
Describe the evolution of various types of nursing education programs as a response to changes in healthcare delivery. Analyze contributions of past and present nursing leaders to the evolution of the nursing profession. Analyze the role of the nurse as a thoughtful strategist based on how historical nursing leaders have molded the profession. Role of the Nurse This topic addresses the following competency: Competency 740.1.1: The Nursing Profession The graduate analyzes the historical and contemporary context of nursing practice. This topic highlights the following objectives: Distinguish the nursing profession from an occupation.
The ability to critically and accurately asses, plan, intervene and evaluate the health illness which the client experiences (Marie-Laure Delamaire, Gaetan Lafortune, 2010). Besides, advance nursing role represent innovation and continuously challenge the boundaries of nursing practice and existing modes of health care delivery to a community. More importantly advance practice nurses (APN) as innovator in the field help in shaping the quality and safety