Nursing Theorist Assignment Brenda Cornman 403/Theories and Models of Nursing Practice 3/12/2012 Shoni Davis Nursing Theorist Assignment I have chosen Dorothea Orem’s Theory of Self Care because it is a theory that can be applied to almost any instance or type of nursing. Having worked for HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital and now Kindred Hospital where a great portion of our patients are transitioning from the hospital setting with a higher level of involvement by doctors and nurses in their daily care to home where they will be responsible to take care of themselves. I became inclined to learn more about Ms Orem’s theory which centers on a person’s ability to care for their self and very applicable to the healthcare settings I have been involved in. Dorothea Orem was a nurse from Baltimore Maryland. Ms Orem began her career with a nursing diploma from the Providence Hospital School of Nursing in Washington D.C. sometime in the 1930’s.
Treatment plan “Approximately 28%–58% of individuals with heart failure (HF) suffer from cognitive impairment, commonly identified as difficulty with concentration and/or memory” (Bauer, Johnson, & Pozehl, 2011 p. 577). Mr. P needs a treatment plan that he will be able to adhere, considering his cognitive decline. His wife should be included in his treatment plan and will have to become a leader from now on. When Mr. P admitted to the emergency department, nurses provide basic care in order to sustain life. Nurses should be recording vital signs, order appropriate laboratory work ups, put Mr. P on oxygen via cannula, put him on I&O, administer prescribed medications, and strict daily weights.
Critique of Virginia Henderson: Need Theory Many theorists have come up with conceptual models that tried to define and explain nursing, one of which is by Virginia Henderson (1966). In this model, she stated that “the unique function of the nurse is to assist the individual, sick or well, in performance of those activities contributing to health or its recovery (or peaceful death) that he/she would perform unaided if he/she had the necessary strength, will or knowledge. And to do this in such a way as to help him/her gain independence as rapidly as possible” (Henderson, 1966). This paper presents an analysis and evaluation of Henderson’s nursing theory using Fawcett`s framework of analysis and evaluation of conceptual models of nursing (2000). The person as defined in Henderson’s model is all encompassing; it applies to the sick, the well and the dying.
Professional Roles and Values Entering the nursing profession in my 30s, I yearned for a career that will give me personal gratitude and reward, not in terms of monetary, but pride and self-satisfaction. Nursing is a profession that to do good for others was the primary requirement and that is what attracted me to the profession. Being in the nursing profession for 6 years, my nursing professional mission is to provide best quality of care and achieve optimal outcome by constantly seeking challenges, learning and finding inspiration from patients, colleagues, peers and family while remaining accountable for my professional practice, and continuing to value team work between myself, the patient and interdisciplinary team. This paper will help explain my nursing professional mission statement. Explanation of the functional difference between a regulatory nursing agency and professional nursing organization will be provided.
Running head: A NURSING LEADER A Nursing Leader of Yesterday Views a Healthcare Issue of Today Professional Leadership Transition A Nursing Leader of Yesterday Views a Healthcare Issue of Today Henderson's philosophy conceptualized care of the individual with consideration to basic humanistic needs. Henderson wrote, “The unique function of the nurse is to assist the individual, sick or well, in the performance of those activities contributing to health or its recovery (or to peaceful death) that he would perform unaided if he had the necessary strength, will, or knowledge, and to do this in such a way as to help him gain independence as rapidly as possible” (Henderson, 1966,p.3). In order to help define nursing as an independent entity separate from medicine, Henderson compiled a list of 14 fundamental needs (Henderson, 1966): 1. Breathing normally 2. Eating and drinking adequately 3.
Nurses should deliver care to patients directly in response to their needs and use a variety of comforting strategies. Bob open up, and told me story of his life, I have been actively listening being aware of my body language, relaxed open posture and eye contact (Egan, 2002) .Although I could not comfort him verbally, I felt that my non verbal communication played significant role in delivering effective therapeutic nursing care, which according Arnold and Boggs (1999) is the linchpin between nurse and patient relationship. Peplau (1988) describe nursing therapeutic relationship with a patient as a healing
A practice that focuses on individuals and families b. Giving care to manage acute or chronic conditions c. Giving direct care to ill individuals within their family setting d. Having the goal of health promotion and disease prevention By definition, community-oriented nursing has the goal of preserving, protecting, or maintaining health to promote the quality of life. All nurses may focus on individuals and families, give direct to care to ill persons within their family setting, and help manage acute or chronic conditions. DIF: Cognitive Level: Knowledge REF: p. 3 3. What is the unique primary focus of public health nursing?
Pediatricians work to understand the needs of their patients. They examine their patients every day to understand their health or what is ailing them. This is a specialized field where the patient can’t speak for themselves most of the time, so the pediatrician has to work with the parents and develop an appropriate assessment and diagnosis. They often do research to understand how to help their patients. This is an important part of the job because the patients can’t often convey all of their symptoms.
And some may even demand the past treatment records of multiple physicians to increase their chances of a successful treatment process. But, releasing this type of information to a potential patient is ineffective on numerous levels. All general practitioners, infectious disease specialists, heart surgeons, or whatever the case may be, attended medical schools, passed their boards, and became certified to practice medicine by law in that given state. Each doctor acknowledges that every individual case varies from person to person and is dependent on rafting amounts of variables, such as age, physical condition, and prior illnesses; they modulate treatment that is best suited for a given patient. However, not all treatments succeed and the progress toward recovery may have been hindered by poor habits and prior complications of a patient.
"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. (1)" Having a profession like this, I would be helping people live longer and healthier lives which would give me a sense of fullfillment. Helping people and making them happy has always been something I liked to do even when I didn't have much. When I was first starting out in my first apartment I always allowed my friends to stay there if they didnt have anywhere to go and eat whatever they like. My sister always said I was letting people use me but everyone needs a little help once in a while.