Furthermore, one priority tool will be selected and then applied to the case scenario outlining the nursing interventions required. Positive and negatives aspects of the selected priority tool will be discussed followed by a conclusion summarising the key points of the assignments. Nursing process is an organised problem-solving framework for nursing practice that promotes clinical thinking process enabling nurses to provide individualised care to patients (Hogston, 2011 p3). The NMC (2010) states that nurses should possess the skills to deliver holistic person centred and systematic assessment of physical, emotional, psychological, cultural and spiritual needs, including risk and develops a comprehensive individualised plan of nursing care. The five phase nursing process is a cyclical process which allows nurses to recognise the patient’s nursing diagnosis in order to plot appropriate care.
Implementing EBP in nursing care establishes who they are, what they do, and what effect they have on patient outcomes (Overholt, 2004). All nurses have the responsibility to delivering the best care that will deliver the best outcomes to the patient. Evidence-based practice serves as a framework of how to prevent or treat common issues seen in clinical practice. The process of implementing EBP into clinical practice is accomplished by a series of steps or
Based on these two premise, communication in nursing focuses on attending, listening, intervening and exploring the contents of information while observing the feelings of the patient (Arnold and Boggs, 2009, pp37-38). This piece of work will evaluate different aspects of my own learning; focusing on the importance of good communication and its influence in clinical practice. Throughout the essay, the significance of different communication skills will be explored. The essay will also evaluate different aspects of personal and professional values and their relevance in clinical practice. References will be made to some health related legislations such as; The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) code of conduct, Care Quality Commission (CQC), Francis Report, Department of Health (DoH), The National Health Service (NHS) constitution and the fundamental values of care (Six C’s).
The theory is a framework that healthcare professionals can use to provide a basis for self-care and symptom management in the chronic disease patient. Keywords theory analysis, UCSF Symptom Management Theory, Symptom Management Model, chronic illness, chronic disease Introduction Symptom Management and its relationship with chronic disease has been named a research priority in the nursing profession (NNRA Process, 2006). The development of theories to guide research and Evidence Based Practice in this area is crucial, with further progress through analysis and application to practice. The UCSF Theory of Symptom Management (SMT) provides the guidance for the nurse to understand patient symptoms with better assessment, support and treatment in nursing practice. The symptom is usually what brings the patient to seek out health care (Humphreys et al., 2008) and adherence to treatment by the patient is crucial.
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.
Nursing, as described by the American Nurses Association, “is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations” (American Nurses Association, 2013). Perioperative nursing is the care of clients undergoing surgery. The term perioperative nursing is used to describe preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative nurses that work as a team to ensure proper surgical care is given. In the operating room, nursing care is provided by a circulating nurse and/or a scrub nurse. Circulating nurses manage the care of the patient undergoing surgery, they assist anesthesia, monitors for breaks in sterility technique and assists with the needs of the surgeon.
The person, furthermore the interpersonal process, is the concept that will be focused on while reviewing the theories of Peplau, King, and Henderson. Hildegard Peplau defined nursing as “a service for people that enhances healing and health by methods that are humanistic and primarily non-invasive;” more specifically nursing was a “significant therapeutic interpersonal process which functions cooperatively with other human processes that make health possible for individuals.” Through the interpersonal process, clinical judgment then is used to integrate scientific and artistic aspects to define and intervene in the patient’s problem (Fitzpatrick & Whall, 2005, para 8). The interpersonal process between patient and nurse represents the critical nursing phenomenon of focus. Basic to her description on nursing is her developmental perspective of human phenomena; nursing was defined as “a maturing
Application of Orem's Nursing Theory to the Orthopedic Patient Population The patient population that I currently work with is orthopedic patients. I have given care to orthopedic patients both in an acute care hospital setting and a rehabilitation hospital setting. Orthopedics defined is “a branch of healthcare that is concerned with the prevention and correction of disorders of the musculoskeletal system of the body.”(Mosby’s Medical, Nursing, & Allied Health Dictionary, 2002, p. 1236). A nurse’s primary concern is to promote and maintain a patient’s locomotion involving joints, muscles, skeletons, and surrounding tissues. Post-operatively, whether post-operative day 1 or day 10, orthopedic patients are very dependent on nurses and other healthcare professionals to meet and provide their daily needs.
What is the Definition of Nursing Practice? Nursing practice is defined as the act of providing care to the patients. In providing care to the patients, the nurses implement a nursing care plan which is based on initial condition of the patient. It is based on a specific nursing theory. Following nursing theory and nursing research side by side is a must for patient care and nursing practice.
Instead, Roper pointed out they should be viewed "As a cognitive way to the assessment and care of the patient, not on paper as a checklist, but in the nurse's approach to and system of her care." So, nurses intensify their understanding of the model and its application. In additional of that, nursing is a profession that relying on correspondence, rooted in the organic dependency of the individual human being in relationship with other human being such as human interactions. As the unique function of nursing, it includes autonomous and collaborative care of clients of all ages, families, ethics and communities, sick or well and in