Using a laminated card and by displaying the Whooley questions discreetly I have implemented them at each clinic I have undertaken since. It is essential that the HV is both confident and competent in the delivery of the questions and committed to exploring any concerning outcomes fully. It has been suggested that many new mothers will not disclose feelings of low mood due to the perceptions a health professional may have if she does. Edhborg (2005) suggested women who are depressed after giving birth often struggle with tremendous guilt over their depression and believe that it means they are a bad mother, this inhibits their likelihood to disclose feelings of low mood to a practitioner. I have seen mothers react after presentation of the Whooley questions, with a sheepish “No” on occasion.
Nursing Theory: Kolcaba’s Comfort Theory and Patient Care Casey Ziegler Chamberlain College of Nursing NR-501: Theoretical Basis of Advanced Nursing March 2015 Nursing Theory: Kolcaba’s Comfort Theory and Patient Care Nursing theory is the backbone of the nursing profession. Nursing theory can be described as the organization of concepts and propositions that are designed for the guidance of nursing practice (Kolcaba's Theory of Comfort, 2013). The concept of nursing theory was first introduced early in nursing school. The basic theories/theorists were introduced to help provide a foundation for nursing students. Once schooling is over, many nurses tend to forget that nursing theory should be incorporated into daily nursing life.
Most situations involve medication administration. One of my service users is a lady in the nineties, who used to be a nurse. That lady often wanted me to increase the oxygen level on her oxygen concentrator and what she requires was always against her GP’s recommendation. It was her right to decide about it, but it was also dangerous for her. That always put me in the situation when I had to find the right solution to suit us both.
Johns (1995) describes an aesthetic action as concerned with the practitioners response to a particular clinical situation. In this handover the nurse was trying to remember too much information and became confused until she took the time out this could be because she was tired or rushing. The only knowledge I had from a handover was observing this event. I recognised there was a lot of knowledge to be gained from this and so I decided to reflect on the event. In 1998 the NHS Executive claimed that pre-registration nursing programs are not equipping nurses with the knowledge and skills to deliver high quality care.
It is claimed that Janet did not want to continue living her life if her illness could not be haulted. Dr. Raskind recieved a phone call from Dr. Kevorkian. During that phone call, Dr. Raskind tried to talk Dr. Kevorkian out of taking Janet Adkins on as a patient, telling Dr. Kevorkian that he believed Janet Adkins still had several years of life ahead of her, and stated that he believed Janet was still in very good spirits. It was also claimed that Dr. Raskind believed Janet Adkins was still getting full satisfaction from her life. Following the phone call from Dr. Kevorkian, Dr. Raskind made an attempt to call Janet Adkins, but was unsuccessful.
I rarely call in sick. I am conscientious about supplies that are used, being careful not to contaminate or use more supplies than necessary. When patients are admitted to our unit, I start discharge planning and instructions as soon as possible in order to make the discharge from the unit as expedient as possible. Professional development: I am able to improve my personal performance at work by attending continuing education courses, attending hospital training classes and inservices, and maintaining nurse licensure that is always in good standing. I read professional nursing journals and visit nurse websites in my free time to keep up to date on new trends, treatments, and medications.
For the past two years, I was working with developmentally disabled and substance abuse population. Most of the time, I was delivering direct patient’s care and had limited time to review policies and procedures of the organization. I identified a few policies with which I did not agree. At that moment of reviewing those regulations I knew that a change must be made, however I was also aware that with my title there wasn’t much I could have done. The feeling of being unable to make a difference in people’s life encouraged me to continue my nursing education in order to influence life those in need.
Negligence and malpractice are increasing within nursing fields even though nurses and students who will become nurses are educated about their legal and professional responsibilities and limitations. Negligence is a failure of fulfilling the responsibilities that the nurse has which results in malpractice. A nurse can be sued for malpractice when she fails to take care of the patient; it results in patient’s injury, however we should keep in mind that not every case ends with the injury, but still it is a malpractice. Many nurses are not fully committed to perform the skills they should, and they enter the profession only because of benefits. Malpractice can be increasing because of a severe shortage of trained nurses, and it happened because of a few factors: nurses are required to work longer shifts; they can lead to fatigue and increase the risk for an error; also short Nursing courses providing degrees with no sufficient time to train nurses results in malpractice.
Reflective Journal This week in clinical before the start of my shift, I discussed the goals that I wanted to achieve with my preceptor. My first goal was to have my own patient assignment with minimal help from my preceptor. Also, I needed to perform all the charting on my patient and plan the care for the day. My rationale for this week’s goals is that having my own patient will help me to learn the whole nursing process. In addition, I will learn how to work as a critical care registered nurse.
Anesthesiology's focus is pain and its control, both within and outside the operating room. Unfortuantly I got to witness this job in action when I was younger which I believe that experience may have greatly influenced my decison along with a few other clumsy momments in my life. Now this proffesion is going to take alot of schooling which I knew my family could not afford to help me with and it was also going to take alot of time and motivation. But I know this is what I want to be; I know that this is my future. "In general, an Anesthesiologist is a medical doctor who cares for a patient before, during and immediately following a surgical or medical procedure by administering appropriate anesthesia and monitoring the patient for reactions and complications, and to ensure comfort and manage pain.