O’Hagan et al. (2013) conducted an experimental research to determine fundamental factors of effective nurse-patient communication practices. As a peer-reviewed article, the article must meet the required standards. In this critique, the main parts of the article as well as its content are analyzed to evaluate the quality of information presented by its authors. The Title The title of the article is concise and contains the background information about the research.
Some feel that higher educated nurses are vital to meeting the demands of our ever changing healthcare needs. “A well-educated, highly-skilled, and diverse nurse workforce is critical to meeting future healthcare needs.” (Department of Health and Human Services [DHHS], 2011). Scientific studies have been conducted to support this parallel. Research shows that healthcare institutions with higher percentages of baccalaureate-prepared nurses benefit with better patient outcomes in addition to significantly lower mortality rates (American Association of Colleges of Nursing [AACN], 2012). This research resulted in the healthcare industry taking great strides to increase the number of baccalaureate-prepared nurses.
The Magnet Recognition Program was first established by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), which is a sub-division of the American Nurse Association (ANA), to acknowledge health care companies who are going above and beyond to provide the best nursing care possible and it is based on several factors of nursing practices. This will sometimes include nursing procedure evaluations and extensive interviewing of physicians, nurses, and other medical professionals within that health care institution. The benefits, fees, nursing leaders, and forces of magnetism all have a significant role to play in reference to Magnet designation. In order for a medical organization to earn the status of Magnet, the company must first apply to the ANCC and go through an extensive and multidimensional evaluation process. The certification process is lengthy and thorough, commanding certain testimonies and concrete evidence of ideal outcomes of patient care.
The history for the future (of nursing) Julie Fairman, 2012,’History for the future (of nursing)’, Nursing history review, vol.20, pp10-13 A report released in 2010 by the Institute of Medicine was to be used as a plan for the future of nursing profession. Julie Fairman (2012) a nursing historian set on the future of nursing committee and used her expertise as contribution to the committee. Because as a nursing historian Julie Fairman (2012) had a particular viewpoint and knowledge of the circumstances that led to certain developments in nursing. For example the knowledge of studies that had been done about nursing profession. And how all the studies had been influenced by politics of the time.
Nursing research re-examines the way nurses provide care for patients. In research you will learn how exploring will influence the way nurses’ practice. You will learn what roles nurses have in the study of nursing research. Hence the importance of nursing research is to improve patients’ outcome. Once you explore the reasons how research influences the way nurses’ practice you will see it is an essential aspect to create and understand why nurses practice nursing in the way they care for patients today.
Nursing research is the scientific knowledge based on theory, evidence or practice, which can be used for public health. It is a great method for nursing fields to improve nursing practice or patient outcomes, form health policy, and affect to the public health in all countries. This research facilitates that nurses can understand about certain situation that is not well known, predict the expected results of certain nursing decisions, and provide advices to enhance client health or identify factors that must be considered in planning nursing care. The science of nursing is constantly being changed and discovered new facts such as diseases or treatments. For these reasons, the nurse participation in nursing research is really important and can help other nurses to learn and get knowledge about new issues in nursing care indirectly.
It also contributes to patient care by classifying nursing phenomena and standardizing language among nurses. Nursing diagnoses are scientific interpretations of data that appeared and that are used to guide planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing practice. The use of nursing diagnoses gives more visibility to nurses, whose caregiving has previously been invisible or unrecognized(20). Defining characteristics and factors are related to nursing diagnoses. Those characteristics are passible clues of observations and checks.
The core concept of nursing is the diversity in healthcare settings dealt with the disparity between theorist of Florence Nothingale and Jean Watson. Florence Nothingale environment theory and metaparadigms will help establish the criteria which identify where and when nurse apply the core concept of nursing practice on a daily basis. Jean Watson theory is the philosophy and science of caring which is interrelated theories of Florence nightingale concepts. To understand these theory we have to understand the core concept of knowledge that will establish the path of explanations and give the meaning of a phenomena of nursing practice. These nursing practices must base on nursing theories we are using in the clinical setting of practice.
Advantages of the scientific method The first advantage of the scientific method is that it allows psychologists to have control of several variables within the study. When using the scientific method the psychologist has greater control over any extraneous variables (EV) in order to produce fewer confounding variables, also the independent variable (IV) is able to be manipulated to see the effect on the dependent variable (DV). It’s an advantage to have control over the variables because it allows the researchers to establish cause and effect which enables the researcher to draw conclusions with far more certainty than non-scientific methods such as case studies or clinical interviews. The scientific method allows has a higher internal validity than non-scientific methods as control of the variables ensuring the research is measuring what it intends to measure. Asch is an example of a study which used the scientific method and had control over the variables.
I note that their knowledge and experience from multiples years of nursing prepare them for position that they are now in. The staff nurse provided more direct involvement in her role on the team by educating her patients during care. The nurse educator, on the other hand, was involved with her team indirectly by educating the staff on patient care issues. The interviewees’ position on promoting quality care outcomes requires them both to be directly engaged in the plan of care for the patient’s on their respective units. Although national evidence based research effects nursing as a whole, the staff nurse believes that nursing research has greatly improved her area.