People trust and depend on nurses, and I will have the ability to win their trust and become their healer. My main focus will be caring for people, I agree with Nightingale’s theory of nursing; she focused on caring and helping people coping with their environment and situation (Potter, Perry, Stockert, & Hall, 2011, p. 44). Also, I highly agree with Peplau’s theory, this theory emphasizes the importance of patient and nurse interpersonal relationship and determines its importance for caring patient (Potter et al., 2011, p. 44). These two theory guides me to achieve my values and belief towards nursing which are altruism which is a act of selfless care and developing strong bond between my patient and me helps my patients become dependable and make me accountable and responsible towards them. My definition of nursing has not changed; it is basically caring for people and being able to connect
The student nurse will reflect on health promotion issues as this stood out to me in several areas, The student nurse discovered that although we can nurse a patient back to health it is so important to make the patient aware of how necessary it is for them to participate in their care by adhering to what is recommended to them by various members of the Multidisciplinary Team and the devastating consequences that the patient can encounter if advice is ignored. The student nurse will use the Gibbs (1988) reflective cycle, this encouraged thinking systematically about all phases of an activity. Gibbs (1988) is descriptive with regards to feelings, evaluation, analysis, conclusions and action plans, therefore ideal for this assignment. Although I experienced many different aspects of care regarding health promotions this assignment will concentrate mainly on a single event that will stay with me throughout my nursing career. According to Scottish Government (2010) Healthcare Quality Strategy for NHS Scotland, nurse’s carers and people at the heart of the healthcare and care delivery services should improve conditions in NHS Scotland and the care provided, on reading this strategy I understand a nurses responsibility, but the importance of patient participation in their own care is invaluable and the cooperation and communication with the Multidisciplinary Team is essential to complete patient care package to the highest standard.
Jean Watson is one who helped fill in a gap in nursing care, by promoting nurses to assist patients with adapting to, and accepting changes in their health statuses. Jean Watson is not only a nurse, but a nursing instructor as well as a published writer. She educated future nursing students at the University of Colorado, which was where she unintentionally formed her theory – The Theory of Human Caring (Alligood, 2010). The theory shows that a nurse should know his or her own perspectives and be open to the patient’s perspectives, thus building the caring nurse-patient relationship. The nurse can either help or interfere with the patient’s healing process, depending on how this nurse-patient relationship is developed and followed through.
These beliefs, values, and practices influence the health promotion and disease prevention in which they seek (Edelman & Mandle, 2010). The assessment of these practices is an essential role nurse’s play in caring for each individual and family. By using the family focused approach the nurse can determine the support and care a family can provide to the patient. The nurse can then assess the family’s potential of obtaining optimal health. The purpose of this paper is for the nurse to complete a health assessment of a family by using Gordon’s 11 functional health patterns and the system’s approach.
Assessment Tool Analysis Paper University of Phoenix NUR/440 – Health Assessment and Promotion for Vulnerable Population April 7, 2014 Assessment Tool Analysis Paper As nurses, our number one goal is to provide the best possible patient care to insure the best possible outcomes for our patients’. In order to make this accomplishment possible we turn to the application of evidence based practice. As we begin the first steps of the nursing process we often employ the use of evidence based assessment tools in accomplishing a baseline and an ongoing or reassessment of our patients. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the definition and purpose of two assessment tools: SPICES (sleep disorders, problems with eating, incontinence, confusion, evidence of falls, and skin breakdowns), Katz activities of daily living (ADL) scale. We will also examine the population these tools are best designed for, as well the ease of using each tool, and the validity of each tool.
This is why empowerment in health promotion is key to individuals with mental health problems (Morrissey et al, 2008). In order to empower service users, nurses should apply health promotion theories to their approach to care (Mutsatsa, 2015). Theories include the Health Belief Model (Becker et al, 1974) and the Self-Efficacy Theory (Bandura, 1977b). All these theories are based on actions by the nurse provide the service user with sufficient information that allows them to understand their health, triggers, their ability to improve and how they go about doing so. Nurses should also provide cognitive behavioural therapy in their approach to person-centred care when dealing with service users as it can have a positive impact on the way
Watson’s Theories of Human Caring NUR /403Theories and Models of Nursing Practice Priscilla Ricardo Introduction. Watson defined therapeutic nurse-patient relationship as, “ Nurse’s are expected to portray and act professionally, legally and ethically in order to established an effective nurse-client relationship. The significance of an effective nurse patient’s relationship is critical to maintenance, promotion and recovery of patients in every aspect of life. It is central to meeting the patients care needs and therefore communication between the nurse and patients is the foundation on which this relationship is built. The techniques to establish a warm and mutual nurse-client relationship are vital to understand and needless to say important in practice in order to come up with healthy and quality outcome for the patient as well as the nurse.
Jean Watson is an American nurse theorist and nurse professor who is mostly known for her Theory of Human Caring. The main concept of the theory is caring for the purpose of healing, dignity, respecting the wholeness of humanity. Jean Watson refers to human being as valued person to be cared, respected, nurtured, understood and assisted. Within caring theory, the primary nursing consideration is the creation of caring, the relationship with the patient. Watson’s caring philosophy is used to guide transformative models of caring and healing practices for nurses, different healthcare professionals, caregivers and patients worldwide.
This theory has been used to help the new generation of nurses to view the human being as a whole with a connection between body, mind, spirit and the environment, understand transpersonal relationship, and create caring moments in nursing practice to improve patient care to obtain positive outcomes. Watson’s theory focus in caring as it must to remain constant. The words “human care” in Watson original book, was later changed to “human caring” or “caring” to describe transpersonal interaction, caring moments, and carative factors, elements of Watson’s theory (Watson, 2012). Watson describes caring as an intentional act from the nurses. In her theory, Watson emphasis that the nurse has
The Practice of the Theory Kelly Voelm NUR/403 Theories and Models of Nursing Practice May 27, 2012 Stephanie Guignard The Practice of the Theory This is a nurse’s view of Watson’s Caring Theory that has been put into action with a clinical aspect of the nursing practice. The act of caring is the focus of Watson’s theory and is the basis for the nurse and the implementation of the nursing process. Caring allows Watson’s theory to become a viable clinical area for the nurse to begin the nursing process and ultimately the positive outcomes that are the goal of nursing. The Goal of the Theory The goal of Watson’s theory focuses on growth, not only for the patient, but the nurse, as well. Human care is the basis to this growth and was developed to form the science of caring.