Watson’s Theories of Human Caring NUR /403Theories and Models of Nursing Practice Priscilla Ricardo Introduction. Watson defined therapeutic nurse-patient relationship as, “ Nurse’s are expected to portray and act professionally, legally and ethically in order to established an effective nurse-client relationship. The significance of an effective nurse patient’s relationship is critical to maintenance, promotion and recovery of patients in every aspect of life. It is central to meeting the patients care needs and therefore communication between the nurse and patients is the foundation on which this relationship is built. The techniques to establish a warm and mutual nurse-client relationship are vital to understand and needless to say important in practice in order to come up with healthy and quality outcome for the patient as well as the nurse.
Nightingale believed in treating the person itself and not just the disease. | Her theory of practice served as the foundation for the promotion of health. Her theory guided the practice of professional nursing. | Benner, Patricia | Primacy of caring | The practice of nursing depends on the experience learned from engaging in the 5 practice areas (novice, advanced beginner, competent, proficient, and expert). | The nursing levels reflect movement from reliance on past abstract principles to the use of past concrete experience as paradigms and change in perception of situation as a complete whole in which certain parts are relevant.
Once the need is identified, the nurse has to select required nursing systems to provide care: wholly compensatory, partly compensatory or supportive and educative system. Care is provided according to the degree of deficit the patient is presenting with and once the care is provided, the nursing activities and the use of the nursing systems will be evaluated to get an idea about whether the mutually planned goals are met. By using the nursing process, I will be able to design a plan of care for patients. Orem’s theory works for me because it has utility for professional nursing in the design of curriculums for preservice, graduate, nursing education administration, and nursing research. It gives me directions to nursing–specific outcomes related to knowing and meeting the therapeutic self-care demands, regulating
Research is the systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions (Oxford Dictionary 2011). The ultimate goal of research is to develop, refine and expand upon a body of knowledge providing evidence to either support or reject clinical practice (Polit and Beck 2004). Evidence based practice is broadly defined as the use of the best clinical evidence in making client care decisions (Polit and Beck 2004), and is agreed to ensure safe practice (Sackett 1996). By giving care based on evidence, a nurse acts as an advocate, working to their Code (NMC 2008a), helping clients to access relevant health and social care. In this essay the author looks at the role of the nurse in managing the safe withdrawal of clients detoxifying from alcohol on an inpatient unit.
APNs can facilitate the ability to practice both the art and science of nursing and reduce the chasm between theory and practice by using nursing theory as a foundation. According to Chism, nursing theory is made up of ideas brought together by associated expressions that characterize, clarify, and foretell phenomenon that are in accordance with nursing viewpoints (Chism, 2013). Nursing theory helps to identify what should shape the foundation of practice by clearly describing nursing. It is essential the APN use nursing theory in evidence-based practice, to provide better patient care, improve communication between nurses, and as a guide for nursing research and education. In addition, because the main champion of nursing, caring, cannot be quantified, it is crucial to have a theory to examine and spell out what the APN does.
Essential goal of continuing education in nursing is to enhance nurses’ ability to provide quality patient care. To meet this goal the learners or students must apply learned knowledge to actual practice (Su & Osisek, 2011). Engineering an essential strategy may be challenging. However, Benjamin Bloom, along with a committee of educators created Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives: Classification of Educational Goals (University of Minnesota, 2010). .According to Wikipedia (2014), Bloom's taxonomy refers to a classification of the different objectives that educators set for students.
Bloom’s Taxonomy of Education and its use in Nursing Education Bloom’s Taxonomy of Education research was conducted to allow staff members to more clearly understand the patient’s situation and think more critically in preventing patient complications. Using Bloom’s framework and guiding staff members to review current documentation with data in small segments would allow staff members to focus on the important clues and draw accurate conclusions (Larkin & Burton, 2008). This framework allows the instructor to measure the outcomes of the educational activity while moving the learners from basic to higher levels of cognitive function (Larkin & Burton, 2008). Bloom’s Taxonomy’s in Nursing Education allows nurses to broaden the use of their critical thinking skills by researching the patients care. Through progress notes, labs work results, physicians orders, operative reports, and data collection worksheets allows a nurse to assemble a plan for the patient during his or her hospital
This essay will explore aspects that foster clinical judgement and the provision of care. The relationship between evidence-based practice and clinical effectiveness will be discussed, along with how clinical governance can influence the quality of healthcare for patients. Finally this essay will consider the contribution of reflection to nursing practice, including a personal reflection using the Gibbs cycle. Evidence-based practice has been described as a systematic process for 'finding, appraising and using research findings as the basis for clinical decisions' (Long and Harrison, 1996 cited in McSherry et al, 2002, p7). It occurs when decisions about the care of a patient are made with respect to all the information available (Chambers and Boath, 2001).
Nursing Knowledge Through Nursing Process Jeremy, Gina, Krystal, Pearl, Renee NUR/403 January 25, 2015 University of Phoenix Belen Malayang The nursing process is a system of exploration, evaluation and planning aimed at delivering individualized patient care. The goal is to identify the existing or potential health needs of the patient and the best way of providing care to overcome problems and promote wellness. The nursing process has five steps, assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Today we will discuss the nursing process and how it applies to John’s case study on page 379. We will further consider the nursing skills needed by the nurse (RN) and the scientific basis in each part of the nursing process.
Discuss the importance of nursing assessment in relation to the delivery of holistic care for a patient/client from your current practice experience For this assignment I will discuss the importance of an assessment tool in relation to a chosen patients holistic care needs. This will be done by exploring the significance of the tool and the strengths and weaknesses it imposes in terms of providing good care. Based on what the tool has informed the health profession I can then refer to what provisions would be put into place and how the care of the patient would be managed. To be able to fully understand what the assessment has provided for the patient, the effectiveness of it in meeting the care needs of the patient will be explored. I will focus upon the Braden Scale assessment tool throughout the essay with relevant literature included to support the meaning of the assessment and my understanding around it.