Reaction Paper to Cody's Article Carolina Gonzalez Azuza Pacific University RNRS 307 Denise Chapin July 7, 2015 Reaction Paper to Cody's Article After reading William K. Cody article “Theory and Practice: A Discussion by William K. Cody”, I would have to agree that theory guides practices based on the fact that nursing theory provides the foundation of nursing practice. This helps to generate further knowledge and indicates in which direction nursing should develop in the future. It also helps us contemplate the certain things we know and need to know. I believe that it provides the foundation for nursing research because then it will develop and lead to good nursing practices. Not only are nursing theories the basic concepts that define nursing practice but also the explanations for why nurses do what they do.
Nursing research is a systematic inquiry designed to build knowledge on an important issue for nurses, with the aim of developing nursing education, practice and administration (Beck and Polit, 2006). ). The general agreement is that the best evidence comes from rigorous research (Beck and Polit, 2006). The growing use of EBP is fuelled by the increasing demand for accountability of actions, when carrying out safe and effective improvements within healthcare (Stevens, 2013). Throughout nursing it has become a pivotal role of the nurses to ensure that they are carrying out safe, effective person-centred care which is based on the current available evidence (Gordon and Watts, 2011).
This uniqueness leads the nurse theorists to explore the concepts of nursing the way they perceive reality in nursing, which creates an opportunity for nurses to develop their own theory. This paper describes how Peplau defines the four concepts of nursing metaparadigm: nursing, person, environment and health. The focus of Peplau’s theory is nurse-patient interaction. This occurs when the nurse, as a competent expert, seeks to understand the meanings of the client’s experiences. Indicating that the theory of interpersonal relations is derived from the metaparadigm concepts of person and nursing.
There were quiet a number of areas that were touched on. Below is an illustration of some of the specific areas in nursing that were touched on by the report and the impacts that they had on the nursing profession. Education There is the conventional understanding that for a nurse to attain the RN status, there is the need to have attained the right educational qualifications. The IOM Report (2010) asserted this fact but gave a deeper insight into the nursing education. Since the medical profession is constantly changing nurses need to receive continuing education and training.
Healthcare often reflects global changes, as these changes occur, the roles and responsibilities of the nurse also changes. It is imperative for nurses to know laws that standardize and affect practice to guarantee that their actions are consistent with up to date legal principles and to protect themselves from liability. Also, nurses are required to consistently polish clinical skills and knowledge through CEUs to meet standards of care. There are set rules from each state Nurse Practice Act and facilities employed in that give nurses guideline for of standards of care. The ANA’s Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice is another crucial manuscript for professional nurses.
Vision for the Future of Nursing Nur/391. Michelle Dorin In this speech I am going to talk about my vision for the future of nursing. Evidence-based practice is what everyone is talking about in healthcare. EBP is not new to nursing as Florence Nightingale stated in her book Notes on Nursing. “The most important practical lesson that can be given to nurses is to teach them what to observe—how to observe—what symptoms indicate improvement—which are of none—which are the evidence of neglect—and what kind of neglect.” As we advance in healthcare, EBP must be encouraged as it is essential to the advancement in nursing science and nursing knowledge, so nurses can continue to provide high quality, effective, and new healthcare in a fast changing world.
Nursing theories are concepts that define and guide nursing practice and nursing research. Guided by theories, nurses purposefully implement the nursing process systematically to deliver effective holistic nursing care efficiently. Nursing theories clarify and separate expert nursing profession from other profession that delivers care. It maintains the boundaries of the nursing profession. Nursing is a caring profession and caring endorses the profession and is central to nursing.
The foundation of any successful nursing career is built with continuing education, a strong knowledge base of the history of nursing practice and theories, strong ethical principal and learning effective application of the nursing process. This paper explores different areas that have personally influenced me as a nurse. These influences include Board of Nursing (BRN), Professional Nursing Organizations (PNO), ethical principles, nursing theory, and historical influences. A. Functional Differences The differences between a regulatory agency such as the Board of Nursing and a Professional Nursing Organization is that the BRN regulates, writes laws, approves licensure and governs nurses. The BRN serves to protect patient.
Patient Safety: A Priority in Nursing Practice Abstract Nurses fulfill many roles in their profession. Even though nurses may recognize a wide range of issues that must be addressed in practice, a focus on patient safety can help develop these areas and lead to the achievement of multiple nursing care goals. The current research considers the importance of patient safety and the need for nurses to make this issue a top priority. Patient Safety: A Priority in Nursing Practice Nurses face a multitude of challenges in their clinical roles. Providing high quality care in a cost conscious environment while compassionately and comprehensively meeting the needs of patients, are all aspects of nursing practice that must be considered by nurses.
Introduction Nursing from Nightingale era to the present world has merged as one of the noblest profession, with distinct advancement in nursing research, practices and education. These added enhancements are incorporated by nursing philosophies and theorys that contribute to nursing. Nursing theory is a foundation to any nursing program. It assists as a framework for the practising nurse to learn and apply into the nursing profession, to achieve positive outcomes in practice and client response. Definations and correlation between asumptions and relationships are evolved from the nursing models to provide a systematic approach in the delivery of patient care via describing, explaning, predicting and prescribing (Mckeena, 1997).