The core concept of nursing is the diversity in healthcare settings dealt with the disparity between theorist of Florence Nothingale and Jean Watson. Florence Nothingale environment theory and metaparadigms will help establish the criteria which identify where and when nurse apply the core concept of nursing practice on a daily basis. Jean Watson theory is the philosophy and science of caring which is interrelated theories of Florence nightingale concepts. To understand these theory we have to understand the core concept of knowledge that will establish the path of explanations and give the meaning of a phenomena of nursing practice. These nursing practices must base on nursing theories we are using in the clinical setting of practice.
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). Development of a sound theory commands the presence of not only key concepts, but also great insight toward the particular subject matter; it’s definitions, and the assumptions surrounding it. This is critical to ensure a well-educated appraisal and study follows. (Alligood & Tomey, 2010). Relatively speaking, applying the concepts of stress in relation to adaptation of a particular health circumstance, for instance, may provide a speculative overview that will yield a methodical interpretation of how these two incidents are entwined with one another (Cherry & Jacob, 2011).
ARTICLE CRITIQUE: “WHAT COUNTS AS AN EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION IN NURSING” BY O’HAGAN ET AL By Student’s Name Course Name + Number Professor’s name University name City/State Date Article critique: “What counts as an effective communication in nursing” BY O’Hagan et al Introduction Nursing fraternity forms an important part of healthcare sector. Apart from the professional skills, effective nursing practices involve other issues such as good relationship between nurse and patients. Treatment administration can be more successful when a nurse understands specific needs of a patient. This can be achieved through an effective nurse-patient interaction. O’Hagan et al.
Comparison of Chlorhexidine Gluconate and Povidone Iodine in central line catheter care Introduction: Evidence based practice: Globally, nursing is one of the most honorable professions among healthcare providers. Nursing is caring, which focuses on patients’ comfort and nurses act as advocators. An advocate means a person who defends or argues for the rights of others (Oman Nursing and Midwifery Council (ONMC) 2011). For example, a nurse might face a situation which needs his/her advocacy skills to fight for the patients’ right. Therefore, nurses should be up to date with knowledge, skills and attitude by introducing significant evidence into their practice (ONMC 2011).
The practice of evidence-based medicine means integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research" The whole purpose of EBP is to use available research to inform practice and as a result of good judgement by health care professionals to ensure we do what is best for our patients. The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC, 2008) state that all advice given to the patients is based upon the best available evidence based practiced. OVERALL CRITIQUE The framework use to critique in this article is the
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
Professional Ethics Paper Margaret Simon HCS/478 Health Law and Ethics April 15, 2014 Ann-Marie Peckham Professional Ethics Paper The purpose of this paper is to discuss professional ethics, examine the relationship between laws, ethics, and discuss different ethical theories and principles. Furthermore to discuss how these theories and principles are applied in daily practice. As nurses we are confronted with ethical issues on a daily basis, unfortunately the ethical decision may not always correlate with the laws at hand. It is important a nurse to study and understand the relationship between law and ethics, so to provide the best possible care to patients, while abiding by their moral and values. According to Judson and Harrison (2010), two reasons to study law and ethics is to help health care professionals function in the highest capacity, while providing competent, compassionate care to patients, and to prevent legal issues that can end your profession (p. 3).
Examine the research base for one aspect of nursing care and compare and contrast the recommendations found with the practice observed during your clinical placement. The overall aim of this essay is to explore an aspect of evidence based or best practice and compare the findings witnessed in a nursing environment. Conclusions will then be drawn from this process and recommendations made for proposed changes to practice where necessary. The Nursing and Midwifery Council state in The Code (NMC 2008a) that care must be delivered on the best available evidence or best practice. Research is the systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions (Oxford Dictionary 2011).
I will also discuss in this paper the reflective account on the evidence base for the chosen area of practice; a critical discussion about the practice in the chosen area; a critical evaluation of the presentation, including strengths and areas that needs to be developed; and a model or framework of reflection to be used. Reflective practice in nursing is guided by models of reflection and it has been a familiar topic in nursing academic journals and the term is regularly used in professional nursing practice. However, it was not until I used Johns’
Review of Nursing Education: A Journey to Professionalism Through Experience Ana Lujan University of North Carolina Charlotte Being a nurse requires engaging the classroom knowledge base with lab-based learned perception, and – most importantly – skilled, ethical action gained in clinical practice. Herein, we will discuss the complexity of nursing by reviewing Benner’s learning model in nursing education as presented in Handwerker’s 2012 article. Abstract categorization of knowledge further enforces the emphasis on content and places the students as passive recipients of theory (Handwerker, 2012, p .6), rather than active learners developing in a more clinical environment. An educational practice gap exists and students feel that clinical practice is totally separate from what was learned in formal education settings (Benner et al., 2010: Gordon. 2005; Spouse: 2001).