In many professions, nursing especially, one can find rationale for every action. Rationale can be defined as the fundamental reason to account for something (Potter & Perry, 2006). While rationale may be present in many professions the importance of rationale may only be distinctly evident in a certain few. In nursing, rationales are used in everyday practice as nurses interact with patients (Potter & Perry, 2006). The way in which a nurse practices can greatly affect the outcome of the patient (Potter & Perry, 2006).
In most teams there must be someone in charge or a “team leader”. The team leader has primary responsibility for team development. (Taplin, Foster, & Shortell, 2013) Teams are most effective when one person is designated as the formal leader to whom everyone on the team is accountable. Qualified leadership requires definition of the leader's role and assignment of a particular individual to fill that role. In relation to nursing, the team leader may be designated by a job title, such as charge nurse.
I will be describing the major concepts of Jean Watson’s theory and I will be applying Jean Watson’s theory to my own nurse/ patient relationships and describe the caring moments that took place. I will discuss Jean Watson’s major assumptions in relation to person, health, and nursing in the health care environment. I will also be discussing how Watson’s carative factors were used in a transpersonal relationship with my patient. I will be finalizing this paper with a reflection of myself in a carative moment with my patient. Jean Watson was born in West Virginia US.
These core concepts lead nurses to actions that guide their practice. Nurses incorporate these concepts as they review, formulate, and deliver nursing care (Brilowski & Wendler, 2005). Nursing is a common core concept of nursing theories. Comparing and analyzing the definition of the concept of nursing among theories helps to distinguish the differences between them. It is also important to know where and how theories can best apply to current nursing practice.
Leadership Questions NUR 492 Leadership Questions In discussion of my own personal views of leadership and effective characteristics of leadership, reflections of a nursing leader will be discussed ensue of developmental competency and transition from an associate nurse to an administrative nurse bachelor. Leadership in the nursing and medical field has different types of leaders as well as different styles and characteristics that require assessment for application to the health care system or health care organization’s structures, policies, and mission. Different leadership skills and characteristics are based on the health care setting and facility requirements and functional goals. Health care systems or organizations functional goals are usually for profit but also may have a mission of service excellence to humanity regardless of race, religion, creed, or gender. My personal view of a health care leader is a person that possesses good communication skills as well as good listening skills, the ability to be neutral and make detrimental decisions, and be able to adapt to many different cultures and internal environments.
Change theory will be utilized to implement the plan. A failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) will project the likelihood that the process improvement plan suggested will not fail. Additionally the role of the professional nurse in functioning as a leader in promoting quality care and influencing quality improvement activities will be discussed. A.Root Cause Analysis A root cause analysis (RCA) is “a process for identifying the basic or causal factors that underlie variation in performance, including the occurrence or possible occurrence of a sentinel event” (Cherry & Jacob, 2011, p. 442). The people involved in the RCA should be the people involved in the scenario: the RN (Nurse J), the LPN, the physician (Dr. T.), the emergency room manager, and a figure from administration (Chief Nursing Officer?).
In this paper I will apply the Ida Jean Orlando’s Nursing Deliberate Nursing Process Theory to patient boarding in the Emergency Department (ED), a current issue at the facility I am employed. Orlando's Deliberate Nursing Process Theory emphasizes the shared relationship between patient and nurse. It describes the responsibility of the nurse is to find out and meet the patient's immediate needs for assistance. Nurses have to use their discernment, thoughts about perception, and the feelings produced from their ideas to explore the meaning of the patient's behavior. This method assist the nurse in discovery out the root of the patient's suffering and offer the aid they require.
The nurse mentor was been informed about the type of dressing and intervention that should be provided to the client, along with the explanation with the rationale to the procedure that I have decided to use. The decision was been made based on the background theory of Braden scale and my experience. The nurse orients and started to explain the different types of assessment tool that could be use to asses a client with pressure ulcer emphasizing one tool. In addition, the nurse includes the awareness
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.
A Comparison of the Professional Roles of Nurses In this paper, the nurse’s unique role in providing inter-professional care, patient care quality and safety, cost effective healthcare, and care to diverse patient populations will be investigated. A Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), J.W. and a Nurse Educator, M.,H., were interviewed, their roles as nurses were analyzed using provided protocol to discuss the difference between research and quality improvement, also how informatics affect the quality of patient care. The two specialties based on the individual interviews will be compared and a copy of both interviews will be incorporated into the paper. Lastly, a reflection of findings will be discussed as to how nurses could contribute the information from the two interviews into their own professional growth and development.