2005; Spouse: 2001). Several teaching methods are part of the nursing curriculum and two pedagogical models, behaviorism and constructivis, are included; Handwreker suggests a greater emphases on clinical training to bridge the aforementioned gap. Behaviorism involves the belief that human behavior can be modified based on stimulus and response. In the learning process reinforcement for desired behavior and accomplishment is presented in different methods like high test score, performing a specific skill, or a passing grade for the assignment. Accredited organizations for schools of nursing including Board of Nursing and entities such as the National League for Nurses Accrediting Commission help to maintain the behaviorist approach by setting standards for nursing programs.
The theory is a framework that healthcare professionals can use to provide a basis for self-care and symptom management in the chronic disease patient. Keywords theory analysis, UCSF Symptom Management Theory, Symptom Management Model, chronic illness, chronic disease Introduction Symptom Management and its relationship with chronic disease has been named a research priority in the nursing profession (NNRA Process, 2006). The development of theories to guide research and Evidence Based Practice in this area is crucial, with further progress through analysis and application to practice. The UCSF Theory of Symptom Management (SMT) provides the guidance for the nurse to understand patient symptoms with better assessment, support and treatment in 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.
These beliefs, values, and practices influence the health promotion and disease prevention in which they seek (Edelman & Mandle, 2010). The assessment of these practices is an essential role nurse’s play in caring for each individual and family. By using the family focused approach the nurse can determine the support and care a family can provide to the patient. The nurse can then assess the family’s potential of obtaining optimal health. 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.
This theory has been used to help the new generation of nurses to view the human being as a whole with a connection between body, mind, spirit and the environment, understand transpersonal relationship, and create caring moments in nursing practice to improve patient care to obtain positive outcomes. Watson’s theory focus in caring as it must to remain constant. The words “human care” in Watson original book, was later changed to “human caring” or “caring” to describe transpersonal interaction, caring moments, and carative factors, elements of Watson’s theory (Watson, 2012). Watson describes caring as an intentional act from the nurses. In her theory, Watson emphasis that the nurse has
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).
The theory of reflection has made the author identify the epistemology of reflection in and on action and the effect this can have on her professional growth. Through intensive reflective practices the author may be able to grow on the delivery of services she provides as a district nursing student. The Department of Health (1999) acknowledged that reflective practices were an important part of continuing professional development. This supports the given quotation by Boud and Walker (1991) that learning from experience is a crucial part of learning and gives health professionals the potential to explore a scenario, gain new knowledge and put it into practice. The author will now aim to critically discuss the literature surrounding the two reflective concepts and establish its implications within the delivery of the district nursing service.
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 the Theory Kelly Voelm NUR/403 Theories and Models of Nursing Practice May 27, 2012 Stephanie Guignard The Practice of the Theory This is a nurse’s view of Watson’s Caring Theory that has been put into action with a clinical aspect of the nursing practice. The act of caring is the focus of Watson’s theory and is the basis for the nurse and the implementation of the nursing process. Caring allows Watson’s theory to become a viable clinical area for the nurse to begin the nursing process and ultimately the positive outcomes that are the goal of nursing. The Goal of the Theory The goal of Watson’s theory focuses on growth, not only for the patient, but the nurse, as well. Human care is the basis to this growth and was developed to form the science of caring.
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