Sometimes patient’s neurological deficits get resolved after a few hours or days and that calls for change of treatment plan. How do I know the nursing intervention to perform on stroke patients? It’s through empirical knowing. Empirical knowing is the ‘science’ of nursing, it can be systematically organized into general laws and theories that are used to describe, explain, and predict (Carper, 1978).Empirical knowing is knowledge obtained from school lectures, text books and journals. Empirical knowing focuses on evidenced based practice which leads to effective 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. The nurse who provides a biopsychosocial view of the symptoms to help the patient better deal with their symptoms is imperative to this adherence. The Theory provides many target areas for research and furthers our knowledge of the development of symptom management. To provide a greater understanding
The Title The title of the article is concise and contains the background information about the research. It has two parts in which the first part poses the research question while the second part of the title provides insight about the source of data for the research. The research explores factors that contribute to effective communication in nursing contexts. To obtain relevant information for the study, nurse educators and clinicians are engaged. Therefore, the title is informative in that it provides an overview of the research purpose and the source of data.
This paper will discuss the need for CDSS in the health sector particularly on clinical tasks. CDSS can provide support to clinicians at various stages in the care process, from preventive care through diagnosis and treatment to monitoring and follow-up. EFFECTIVENESS OF CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS Diagnostic assistance Based on the patient’s data and the system’s knowledge base, CDSS can
Within each of the roles of scholarship are the nursing core values of caring, integrity, diversity, and excellence (NLN). The scholarship of knowing seeks to build on the current foundation of nursing knowledge through the identification and research of health issues. Empirical and historical research, theory development, and methodological studies, generate new knowledge that forms the basis for new nursing theories and evidence-based practice. The APN scholarship of teaching assimilates new and existing knowledge, and transfers this information from expert to novice, teacher to student, and healthcare provider to the patient. The APN may teach by role modeling, or mentoring of students and new nurses.
The Master’s prepared research nurse is a scientist that study several different facets of healthcare, illness and wellness. Nurse researchers identify research questions, conduct methodical studies, gather and evaluate data, and implement the conclusions. Nurse researches often collaborate with other disciplines of science, such as nutrition, medicine, pharmacy and engineering to obtain data or to assist with complex studies (Joel, 2009, p. 296). Conducting research studies involves much diligence and repetitive activity. By implementing scientific studies the research nurse pursue ways to improve medical and related services.
It also contributes to patient care by classifying nursing phenomena and standardizing language among nurses. Nursing diagnoses are scientific interpretations of data that appeared and that are used to guide planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing practice. The use of nursing diagnoses gives more visibility to nurses, whose caregiving has previously been invisible or unrecognized(20). Defining characteristics and factors are related to nursing diagnoses. Those characteristics are passible clues of observations and checks.
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. By using open ended questions for the 11 principals, the nurse can predict potential problems in the health perception, nutrition, elimination, activity-exercise, cognitive perception, rest-sleep, self perception/concept, role relationship, sexuality, coping, values and beliefs by evaluating the risk taking and behavioral patterns within the family. A nursing diagnosis and care plan can then be developed by using the data collected during the interview. The nurse can then provide health care interventions which will assist the family in obtaining optimal health (Edelman & Mandle, 2010). The family interviewed consists of five family members.
The focus of this essay is to discuss a concept in nursing and relate it to a clinical experience and observation with reference to relevant literature. An individual’s view on a subject is known as a concept (Pearson et al 1996). It is suggested by Pearson et al (1996) that nursing is full of concepts which are subjects that individuals feel imperative to nursing, which they need to know about and to develop theories accordingly. I consider concepts to be significant components to nursing as they provide us with the ability to organize our thoughts and allow us to understand the theories behind nursing. I have chosen to use the concept of caring for this essay.
They can range from being very basic in nature to the most complex of emphases. Most generally, a theory is centered on a theorist's viewpoints, indirect or categorical assumptions, and more than likely the theorist’s own experiences with the topic at hand. Concepts are developed and their structure and relationships are described in great detail. This then leads to the strategies being developed and the theories being tested through research. If a theory is proven, it can help to develop nursing science and be used in nursing practice to accomplish numerous results such as identifying standards of care to direct, evaluate, and predict patient care/outcomes, for example (Cherry & Jacob, 2011).