“Watson defines caring as the ethical and moral ideal of nursing that has interpersonal and humanistic qualities” (Alligood, 2010, p.111). She believes in the holistic care of patients and that nurses need a strong background in liberal arts to care for patients. She also believes that nursing care can affect human development. Watson “believes that it is critical in today’s society to sustain human caring ideals and a caring ideology in practice, as there has been a proliferation of radical treatment and cure techniques, often without regards to cost or human considerations”(McEwen & Wills,2007,p.194). Jean Watson was born in West Virginia in 1940.
Application of Theory to Nurse Staffing Monet J. Scott Chamberlain College of Nursing NR: 501 Theoretical Basis Advance Nursing June 2015 Application of Theory to Nurse Staffing Theories guide the nursing practice in the sense that they may be used to express viewpoints and orientations to the foundational characteristics of the nursing profession. This has a profound impact on the way nursing is practiced in every clinical situation. Theories are also used to comprehend and analyze certain situations resulting in effective nursing approaches and essentials to carry out quality nursing care. Nursing theories are not exclusive to practical and tactile patient care situations but they are also valuable in problem solving. The ability of nurses to respond, preform, and resolve issues accordingly in nursing care situations can be attributed to the use of theory.
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.
Curriculum Development Paper Vicky Doss, RN, BSN NUR 588/Developing and Evaluating Educational Programs May 28, 2012 Monie Nuckles MSN, RN, PhD(c) Curriculum Development This paper develops a curriculum to for an educational program to be presented to surgical intensive care (SICU) nursing staff at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The educational program is based upon a needs assessment done at an earlier time and concluded that the current highest priority need for the unit is documentation. This educational program is being developed in order to help meet rising needs that have been voiced regarding a new documentation system. In a world where electronic medical records are becoming the norm nurses must be understand the significance
Assignment 2: Conceptual/critical thinking exercise – The concept of trust and the nurse-patient relationship The concept of trust and nurse-patient relationship The bulk of the nursing literature tends to agree that trust underpins good nursing practice and is a vital component of the therapeutic nurse-patient relationship (Hem, Heggen & Ruyter, 2008; Johns, 1996; Belcher, 2009). However, there is much ambiguity in the literature about what this abstract concept actually means. The purpose of this essay is to define and develop the concept of trust as it relates to the nurse-patient relationship. This essay will also highlight the importance of trust in the nurse-patient relationship and some of the good points and bad points about this concept. In addition to this, the role of nursing theory and research in concept development will briefly be discussed.
Morgan Farmilo – 11492522 NRS296 – Discipline of Nursing 3: Inquiry and Research Assessment 1 – Critique of a Research Article Subject Coordinator – Annabel Matheson Due date – 22nd September 2014 Submission Date – 21th September 2014 In order for nurses to provide the best possible care for their patients they must utilize the concept of evidence based practice and understand the importance of research in nursing. But what is evidence based practice and how can we ensure that we are implementing it correctly in our career as a nurse? This essay will provide you with an overview of evidence based practice and demonstrate the importance of research through a critique of a recent article published in the journal of advanced nursing, titled “paediatric nurses adherence to the double-checking process during medication administration in a children’s hospital: an observational study.” (Alsulami, Choonara & Conroy, 2013). Evidence based practice can be defined as practice that is validated by clear, up to date rationale, taking into account your own personal judgement and the patients’ preferences (Aveyard
Strategic planning includes six steps: prepare, assess, create, communicate, implement, and evaluate (Hebda & Czar, 2013). In the other hand, nursing process provides an organizing framework for the practice of nursing and knowledge, judgment, and actions that nurses bring to patient care. It consists of five phases: assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation. (Lewis, Heitkemper, Dirksen, & O'brien, 2007). 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.
Abstract Comfort is an important concept in nursing practice that must be used as a guide in providing holistic care to improve patient’s health status. In the history of nursing practice, the concept of comfort is vague and is often times linked to end of life situations only. Dr. Katharine Kolcaba, a teacher and a nurse researcher, developed the theory of comfort with the goal of improving the patient’s experience and overall satisfaction as well as to promote higher hospital integrity and better institutional outcomes. This paper informed the reader of the concept of Comfort Theory, its strengths and weaknesses including the barriers and challenges met when using the theory, its application and implication to critical care setting, and its relevance to healthcare professionals and to the health care system. Further on, the plan to implement the theory in critical care nursing was presented.
This author will also discuss theory assumptions related to person, health, nursing and environment. This author chose to write about the philosopher/theorist Patricia Benner. Benner uses a humanistic model in her nursing theory. Benner was interested in the Dreyfus model of skill acquisition and applied it to nursing. Benner looked at how nurses learn to do nursing, rather than just how to do nursing.
The purpose of this paper is to explore the impact of evidence based research on nursing practice, define EBP, explain the importance of EBP research to improve nursing practice, and barriers to overcome in research utilization. Also an example of both a qualitative and quantitative research study that could improve the practice area of hospice will be provided. Evidence can be used in nursing practice for care processes, policies and procedures that direct nursing practice, patient care management tools, as well as care decisions of related to patients needs (Houser, 2011, p. 16). The first topic to be discussed is the importance of EBP. Importance of Evidence Based Research EBP ensures that researched published material is organized.