Jean Watson is recognized for her theories on human caring and the way nurses give care. Her theories are used to educate nurses on the integration of care and compassion within the discipline and technology of today’s healthcare organizations to better serve patients. Watson believed that human caring is “not just an emotion, concern, attitude, or benevolent desire. Caring is the moral ideal of nursing whereby the end is protection, enhancement, and preservation of human dignity” (George, 2011, p. 29). With this idea in mind, assessment tools are used by the nurse and physician to protect, enhance, and preserve human dignity (George, 2011).
In order for nurses to be motivated and provide a high quality of care there needs to be a strong nurse manager. The article reviews relationship between the leadership style and the psychosocial work environment of registered nurses. Review of the Article The purpose of the study was to identify the style of leadership that influences the psychosocial environment of registered nurses. This study was able to analyze the positive and negative work environment. The article was able to analyze the background which showed that the leadership style identified has contributed to create a healthy work environment.
Personal Philosophy of Nursing My philosophy of nursing affects directly from Florence Nightingale’s anecdote and her contribution to nursing in her life. In order to clarify what is the philosophy of nursing, I read many famous works of prominent philosophers. Thanks to her nursing thought, I obtained my own beliefs and values. Nurses should care not only about how to finish orders from doctors or how to satisfy advisors, but they should put the patients on the first place. In addition, nurses should consider how to make a big difference for patients when patients are receiving treatment.
Nursing Theorist Grid Use grid below to complete the Week 4-Nursing Theorists assignment. Please see the “Nursing Theorists’ Grading Criteria” document, located on the Materials page of the student Web site. Theorist Selected: Florence Nightingale Description of Theory: Nightingales theory encourages that maintaining the environment can directly and indirectly restore a patient’s health. Nightingale’s theory is explained as the environment, patient and the nurse interact with one another. She believed that the environment can in-directly and directly effect a patients health and it has great benefit on the healing process when controlled and managed to patient recovery Her theory encouraged collaboration and cooperation as the focus of the nurse-patient relationship.
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). The primary role of nurses when they are committed to a patient is accountability, integrity; colloboration and advancement in the profession (Daniels, 2004).Hence nursing theories are important basis especially for the novice nurse who has little or no clinical engagement. These nurses may attribute harm or risk to patients who are dependant on them for care. These theories act as guideliness for nurses from blunders when an organisation engages a formal model to practice. Thereby patients’ lives are guarded from stake of harm.
The Impact of the Teach Back Method on Improving Patient Health Literacy Jamie Quirk Cleveland State University Abstract This paper will address the nursing problem of the impact of low health literacy on the quality and cost of healthcare. The purpose is to review studies in an attempt to determine whether or not the teach back method is an effective strategy to improve patient comprehension and to overcome barriers to health literacy. From the studies reviewed, the reader will find that the teach back method is an important and effective method to improve patient comprehension and is most effective when used regularly by all members of the health care team. This author's recommendation for best practice is to work to incorporate improving health literacy in her daily practice by using the teach back method with all patients and their families. It is a very effective tool to assess understanding.
Assessment Tools Analysis Paper As far back as the Florence Nightingale era, nursing and caring go hand-in-hand; nursing has evolved from the art of comforting, caring, and nurturing the sick, to present time with nurses facing challenges at a different level. The changes within the health care system, the diverse patient population, and complexity of patient care make nursing difficult to care for the patient at the humanistic level. These challenges cannot draw nurses away from practicing the core of nursing. Developing skills and utilizing tools in assessing and evaluating the patient are essential elements of the nursing process to promote a positive impact on patient care. Coping Resources Inventory for Stress (CRIS), Well Being Picture Scale (WPS) and Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) are examples of assessment tools healthcare providers may use in the assessment phase.
Nursing Expertise Self-Report Scale Valerie Reigle HCS/350-Health Care Communication Frances Johnson The Nursing Expertise Self-Report Scale and Reflection was an interesting assessment on my nursing skills. The questions that were asked in the scale were difficult to answer based on the grading scale. Overall it was a good reflection of how I approached my patients and utilized my skills. After completing the nursing scale, I realize that there are some things that I need to do different. For example, question number six mentioned, “Emotional attachment to get in the way of good care.” (Hansten, 2009, pp.
Integration of Evidence-Based Practice into Professional Nursing Practice In this paper we will discuss the integration of evidence based practice into professional nursing practice. Scott & McSherry (2008) define evidence based practice as the combination of individual, clinical, or professional expertise with the best available external evidence to produce practice that is most likely to lead to positive outcomes for a patient. Despite literature surrounding what evidence based nursing is and isn’t, nurses struggle to get evidence into practice. Many reasons have been reported including a lack of understanding about evidence based nursing means. Scott & McSherry (2008) also define evidence based nursing is a process by which nurses make clinical decisions using the best available research evidence, their clinical expertise and patient outcomes.
Acute care looks at the patients’ symptoms, test results and diagnosis along with evidence based practice to make a care and treatment plan to restore patients function. The RN may be specialized to work in certain areas of care that require experience and knowledge. The RN responsibility in acute care is to manage pain, coordinate patient care, minimize infection, and improve hospital discharge to prevent readmission in raising cost to the hospital and insurance companies. (www.inqri.org) Prevention, detection and available resources about illness are important education topics the RN teaches the patients and family members when in the acute setting. With poor prognosis of chronic disease acute care may not get the results needed for a patient to get back to baseline so they become reliant of medical professionals and nurses for care.