A plan to help put into practice HEC into everyday nursing practice will be explained. Along with the plan of implementation, barriers and challenges will be addressed regarding implementation and then an evaluation will be done. An in depth critique of HEC will allow the reader to see any potential flaws or challenges in using HEC as a practicing nurse. This paper will
The nurse provides care and meets the basic needs while the patient will cooperate for its faster recovery. Orlando’s theory states that it is the expressed role of the nurse to find out what a patient's immediate needs for help are and fulfill them. The nurse’s primary goal in the presented case study is to develop a therapeutic relationship with Sam and Susan. Belief in the value of the nurse-patient relationship is the cohesive core of nursing care (Rawnsley, 1994). The recognition of the patient’s needs and its fulfillment is the next goal.
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.
Jean Watson’s Caring Theory Nurses’ responsibilities to their patients are continually changing with the times. Jean Watson formed the “caring theory” to convey the significance and emphasize nursing as a diverse health profession. Using the Jean Watson’s caring theory enables nurses to maintain their perspective on caring for patients when overwhelmed with increased acuity, responsibility and workload. With the increase of patients and their needs, nurses often replace the caring attitude with an attitude of arrogance and hurried tasks, leaving patients and family members with belief that nurses believe they are here just to perform a job. By applying the Watson caring theory in caring for patients, “it allows nurses to practice the art of caring, to provide compassion to ease patients’ and families’ suffering, and to promote their healing and dignity but it can also contribute to expand the nurse’s own actualization” (Cara, 2003, p 2).
Nurses are obligated to practice with integrity, safety and form therapeutic relationships with patients and families. Nurses each bring distinct personality traits into the care environment that affect patients and the healthcare team members. For a nursing professional to provide safe and therapeutic care to a patient, it is essential to be focused on the needs of the patient at the time of care. In order to minimize external distractions and facilitate an inner calm, nurses can create and implement a mindfulness practice plan. Not only do patients deserve holistic care from a mindful nurse, patients need an environment that optimizes the potential for well-being.
Discuss the importance of nursing assessment in relation to the delivery of holistic care for a patient/client from your current practice experience For this assignment I will discuss the importance of an assessment tool in relation to a chosen patients holistic care needs. This will be done by exploring the significance of the tool and the strengths and weaknesses it imposes in terms of providing good care. Based on what the tool has informed the health profession I can then refer to what provisions would be put into place and how the care of the patient would be managed. To be able to fully understand what the assessment has provided for the patient, the effectiveness of it in meeting the care needs of the patient will be explored. I will focus upon the Braden Scale assessment tool throughout the essay with relevant literature included to support the meaning of the assessment and my understanding around it.
Problem Statement Nurses play an important role in preventing pressure ulcers. The development, progression, and regression of pressure ulcers are linked to early prevention and awareness of the nurses caring for the patient. Previously conducted studies have identified a break in the care trajectory of the patient. The article, “Factors of Importance to the Development of Pressure Ulcers in the care Trajectory: Perceptions of Hospital and Community Care Nurses” discusses the weak point in the care trajectory using a qualitative design study. Understanding this weakness through the perception of the nurses can improve patient outcomes; this is the research problem in the study.
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
Analysis of a Systematic Review: Leadership Practices and Staff Nurses Intent to Stay Analysis of a Systematic Review: Leadership Practices and Staff Nurses Intent to Stay With a greater emphasis on evidenced-based practice, staff nurses must investigate current and up-to-date information. One way to accomplish this is through a systematic review of the literature. Conducting a systematic review is beneficial to the reviewer as well as other nurses who do not have the time to conduct a review. Systematic reviews are conducted step-by-step to ensure unbiased and thorough synthesize of the literature. In this paper I will identify the key elements in the article Leadership Practices and Staff Nurses’ Intent to Stay: A Systematic Review (2011) and its potential on clinical practice.
Question 5: How do you facilitate patient-centered care in your practice? I will incorporate the information attained by utilizing the mission statement of the facility I work in to give me direction as to how I will treat my patients. I as a staff nurse can provide patient-centered care in my practice by participating in activities such as bedside reporting and utilizing the knowledge I have been taught by SBAR training and utilizing medication reconciliation to deliver concise, accurate communication between other interdisciplinary team members. These are several of the the tools I have at my disposal to focus on and deliver patient- centered care. Question 6: How is cost containment addressed