The purpose of this paper is to select and analyze one of the many nursing theories that exist. The focus of the theory and its history will be explored. In addition, the motivational factor behind the development of the theory and the creator’s philosophical beliefs and values will also be discussed. Then, concepts of the selected theory will be compared to the nursing metaparadigm. The nursing theory that will be discussed in this paper is the Interpersonal Relations theory, created by Hildegard E. Peplau.
These core concepts lead nurses to actions that guide their practice. Nurses incorporate these concepts as they review, formulate, and deliver nursing care (Brilowski & Wendler, 2005). Nursing is a common core concept of nursing theories. Comparing and analyzing the definition of the concept of nursing among theories helps to distinguish the differences between them. It is also important to know where and how theories can best apply to current nursing practice.
Section one deals with the moral foundations of decision making in nursing and includes portions devoted to exploring the role of the nurse as client advocate and the dynamics of the nurse-physician relationship. Section Two examines specific ethical issues across the life span. A valuable appendix cites several codes for nursing Practice as well as a sample living will. Ethical Dilemma Paper Grading and Instructions Please submit an 8-10 page typed paper on an ethical dilemma of interest to you. The case may be something you have encountered in your clinical practice or a nursing ethical dilemma that is of concern to you.
Application of Theory Paper Nursing theory is the framework that defines nursing practice, establishes standards of care and provides the information essential for functioning patient care. Theory presents logical and educated reasons for nursing actions, based on structured, written depictions of what nursing is and what nurses do (Rousell, 2010). When problems arise within the educational, research, administration and direct patient care settings; theory supplies a foundation for dialog. When using theory to facilitate resolution of a nursing issue it guides leaders in the direction of the common goal of affording superior patient care (Rousell, 2010). In this paper I will apply the Ida Jean Orlando’s Nursing Deliberate Nursing Process Theory to patient boarding in the Emergency Department (ED), a current issue at the facility I am employed.
Elements of a recognised framework by Cormack (2000) will be used as a guideline through the critique process. Critique is defined by Polit et al (2000) as a careful critical appraisal of the strengths and limitations of a piece of research. They state that a written critique should serve as a guide to researchers and practitioners, and should help to advance a particular area of knowledge. The critique should also help those who are practising nursing, to decide how the findings from a study can be best incorporated into practice (Nieswiadomy, 2002). Knapp (1998) points out that if research is to provide convincing evidence on which to base practice, it must be capable of withstanding scrutiny regarding the quality and relevance of the researchers work.
Comparison and Contrast: Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring and Rosemarie Parse’s Theory of Human Becoming Nursing theory, according to Florence Nightingale, helps to describe and explain what nursing is and what it is not. Nursing theory is important because it assists the profession of nursing to develop and understand nursing practice (Parker, 2006). Two nursing theorists, Jean Watson and Rosemarie Parse, share some common themes and perspectives as well as some significant differences in their theories. The purpose of this paper is to compare and contrast these two theories in order to understand these similarities and differences as well as to examine the similarities of other nursing theories to Watson and Parse’s theories.
In this paper I will discuss the importance of a framework of praxis, it’s application to the APN, what influences the framework and employing the framework into context. Praxis Overview Praxis has been defined in a number of ways for different disciplines. For the discipline of nursing it has been described as the art of the coming together of science and practice and linking practice and theory (Kilpatrick, 2008). Praxis can arise at an individual or a group level. At the individual level it is recognizing and reflecting on an issue that restricts one’s abilities and experiences, then taking action to change the issue for themselves and others affected (Chinn & Kramer, 2011).
Question for Essay Analyse and evaluate the job roles, skills and qualities of nurses, other professional carers and non-professional carers, working together to deliver effective health care to the patients. Health Care: The Holistic Approach It is noted that the holistic approach to health care places close emphasis on the patient as a whole, as it takes into consideration an individual’s emotional, physical intellectual, sociocultural and spiritual background, in managing health and illness. (Kenworthy, 2006). This assignment intends to briefly define holism; the philosophy of medical care that centres on relationships and interactions between parts of the whole, viewing the physical and mental aspects of life as being closely interconnected. Furthermore, the way in which the holistic approach is utilised when delivering healthcare to a patient, will be discussed.
The methodology used will be described and the rationale for this choice. The recommended sampling, data collection and analysis will be discussed and an explanation of the approaches adopted. Trustworthiness and rigour of the study and ethical issues and considerations will be referred to within context of the proposal. Finally it will be concluded as to how the proposed piece of research would add to the knowledge of nurses and the benefit it would have on their practice as well as discussing the impact it could have on patient safety and the quality improvement of care. Literature review A literature review is undertaking to summarise all current literature on a selected topic.
The foundation of any successful nursing career is built with continuing education, a strong knowledge base of the history of nursing practice and theories, strong ethical principal and learning effective application of the nursing process. This paper explores different areas that have personally influenced me as a nurse. These influences include Board of Nursing (BRN), Professional Nursing Organizations (PNO), ethical principles, nursing theory, and historical influences. A. Functional Differences The differences between a regulatory agency such as the Board of Nursing and a Professional Nursing Organization is that the BRN regulates, writes laws, approves licensure and governs nurses. The BRN serves to protect patient.