Assessment is a systematic process using a rational method of planning to identify a patient’s health and any actual or potential problems that need to be met and to provide interventions to meet those needs. (Berman et al, 2010) A comprehensive assessment establishes a database of information relating to the patient including visual observations during initial interview including, skin condition, cloths, hair, hygiene, demeanor and presence of pain etc. During the interview the nurse should gather family history and both subjective and objective data to establish baseline data as a reference point and an indicator to the effectiveness of interventions. (Berman et al, 2010) Subjective data is what the patient thinks, feels and believes and can also be referred to as the symptoms including itching, pain and worry or anxiety. Objective data is measured during the physical examination; it can be seen, heard, smelt, felt, observed, tested or measured against an excepted standard, including: skin color, bowel sounds, blood pressure, temperature, level of pain, urine analysis etc.
Applying Psychology in the Occupational Therapy Field By Carrie M. Calvao As an Occupational Therapist, I will be treating clients who possess a variety of developmental, physical, and mental conditions. I will be therapeutically assisting clients who suffer from a disability, illness, or an injury. I will guide a client to develop, recover, and maintain their daily living, social, and working skills towards their goals. My intervention as an Occupational Therapist would be teaching the client every day skills, educating the client and their family of daily activities, and adaptation of the client’s environment. The Occupational Therapy field will allow me to work in a variety of settings such as hospitals, clinics, and schools.
Therefore, this is why I am choosing to major in nursing. The reason I want to be a Registered Nurse is so I can help people. The job duties of a nurse are to assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Also, Registered Nurses administer nursing care to the ill, injured convalescent, or disabled patients. Lastly, they may advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management.
As Tanner (2006) identified, there is a strong need for nurse educators to focus on clinical thinking in order to safely meet complex patient care situations in health care. This is consistent with observational learning and role modeling theory (Bandura, 1997), the opportunity for students to view an expert nurse role modeling care significantly improved aspects of clinical judgment (Johnson et. al 2012). The second article
Sprains Sprains can be a painful injury that can affect the ligament by being over stretched or torn. Ligaments connect your bones together. The ankle, knee, and wrist are the most common injury. The way a person gets a sprain is by the ligament getting stretched too far from their normal position. The purpose of having them is to keep your skeleton in its normal alignment.
• Nurses educate patients about medical options and educate them about health issues like nutrition, personal hygiene and lifestyle choices. (careercruising.com) • Most registered nurse choose to specialize in different medical procedures such as surgeries, obstetrics care, psychiatric care, critical care, paediatrics, geriatrics, community health, occupational health, emergency care, rehabilitation or oncology. (jobfutures.ca) • Overall, being a nurse is physical and emotionally demanding, it requires a lot of physical activities, standing, bending, lifting and a lot of moving around. It can get emotionally demanding when; -Working with severely ill or dying patients, but it can also be very rewarding. (Careercrusing.com) -Being in contact with patients with contagious diseases such as hepatitis, tuberculosis and infectious material that can cause illnesses.
The vital principle of the model is that person can take responsibility for their health and the health of others. Nurses are encouraged to rate their patient's dependencies or each of the self-care deficits on the following scale: A person's self-care deficits are a result of the compensatory system, in which the nurse provides total care; the partial compensatory system, in which the nurse and the patients share responsibilities for care; and the educative-development system, in which the patient has the primary responsibility for personal health, with the nurse acting as a consultant (Orem, 2005). The Roper, Logan and Tierney model The second method was, The Roper, Logan, Tierney model. This was selected as methods because it focuses on holistic care and base on the idea of health rather than illness and disease. It focuses on the patient as an individual and his relationship with the five components of the model.
She further describes nursing as “a human science of persons and human health, illnesses, experiences that are mediated by professional, personal, scientific, esthetic and ethical human transactions” ( Watson,1999) Becoming a Nurse is not an easy and Nursing is not an effortless profession. Nursing profession entails wisdom and sacrifice, well-mannered behavior and knowledge of human factor. We develop and practice a nurturing relationship not only with our patient as our focus, but an integration of the whole inter-professional team’s collaboration. Our self-awareness, of being mindful of these aspects, projects us to better serve our community and create a healing hand and environment. Over the years, the key to high quality care is the integration of the multi-disciplinary approach.
Lisa Bibbs Into to Nursing Section U 09/28/2012 Reflection Paper on Nursing I believe that a nurse has the opportunity to be there at all of the trials and tribulations in a patients’ life. A nurse is there for people giving birth to their children, people that become ill with a life- threatening disease or illness, and even death. We as nurses have to guide these patients and their families through the hard and rough time especially when they loved ones dies. It’s our duty to teach, comfort, and use our skills for a progress of our patients. Sometimes nurses get caught up in their emotions dealing with patients and their, they get off focus on their responsibilities as what a nurse is supposed to do.