In his age, even changing his diet is big thing. With this in mind, nurses should find the correct approach to Mr.’s P care. Nurses should choose holistic approach for this patient’s care, which will include his wife and all the circumstances of their life. In this case, not only the physical condition should be treated, but psychological and cognitive as well. Treatment plan “Approximately 28%–58% of individuals with heart failure (HF) suffer from cognitive impairment, commonly identified as difficulty with concentration and/or memory” (Bauer, Johnson, & Pozehl, 2011 p. 577).
For example when a nurse sees that its patients exercise and watch his or her diet in order to lower its blood pressure or cholesterol the nurse should reward them by making a positive comment to them. In addition a good nurse should take their time to review its patient’s health history and their present history in regular bases. A good nurse will take some extra time to research about some health condition that its patient is going though. And a good nurse will keep in touch with its patient’s family and inform them about the patient’s health in regular bases if it’s ok with the patient. Finally a good nurse will respect its patient’s situation and have patience while he or she is in process of recovering.
A series of education training of documentation was implemented to help reduce episodes of Medicare payment denials and self-protection through adequate documentation. Thus, I will discuss the impact of inadequate nursing documentation that leads to malpractice lawsuits. Purpose of Medical Record Documentation Understanding the purpose of medical documentation was the first step in teaching how to prevent inadequate documentations that leads to liability and malpractice lawsuits. Monarch (2007) supports the purpose of Medical Record Documentation as the following: • Substantiating the health condition or illness or presented concern for the patient. • Effective communication among health care staff.
Additionally, “The health belief model and social learning theory assist the nurse in formulating an action plan that meets the needs and capabilities of the individual making health behavior changes” (Edelman & Mandle, 2010, p. 248). This model states important points that serve as guidelines for nurses to help enable them to determine an individuals’’ willingness to change health behaviors and to understand the factors that contribute to their state of health (Edleman & Mandle, 2010). They are as follows: • Individual perceptions or readiness for change • The value of health to the individual compared with other aspects of living • Perceived susceptibility to a health problem, disease, or complications • Perceived seriousness of the disease level threatening the achievement of certain goals or aims • Risk factors to a disease attributed to heredity, race or culture, medical history, or other causes • Perceived benefits of health action • Perceived barriers to promotion action As nurses, we must always act on the opportunity to educate and recognize those opportunities as they arise. We must be able to evaluate the willingness of individuals to learn and to accept new ways that they can improve their health. We do have such a large amount of face-to-face contact with people that it is only in our benefit to take advantage of educational situations.
Work Based Learning Project NURB 275. The following piece of work adheres to the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) (2008) Code of Conduct, with either fictitious names being used or omitted to protect confidentiality. Abstract This report will discuss the implementation of a change related to a cardiovascular ward. The change comes in the form of an information leaflet to raise awareness to the patient and their family about the importance of maintaining a good well balanced nutritional intake and how this affects wound healing. There is evidence to suggest that giving clients written information helps to reduce anxiety and therefore improve healing, give empowerment and increase satisfaction (Little et al, 2004)).
The primary focus on this level of care is to help ward off diseases through a healthier life. Patients can achieve this level of health through knowledge and understanding from education. Nurses can assist in the promotion of primary care by educating patients regarding the importance and benefits of vaccinations and avoiding risky behaviors that may lead to diseases, such as, smoking and unprotected sex. Nurses at the primary level may also educate patients regarding healthy eating and routine exercises to decrease risk factors. The secondary level of health promotion involves early diagnosis and rapid intervention to decrease the progress of any disease process.
Nurses provide education that will assist clients to understand, comply with cancer management regimens; and cope with the effects of cancer and related treatment. (Brown, D & Edwards, H. (2012, p308). Nursing care plans give guidance and structure on care of the patient, however, care of the dying patient requires an approach that focuses less on the medical intervention of a client and places an emphasis on the uniqueness of each individual and seeks to preserve their own sense of dignity. Affirming a patient’s value by seeing the person as they are or as they were, not just within the illness they have, helps patients to maintain their sense of dignity. Dignity is defined as “the quality or state of being worthy, honoured or esteemed” [Merriam Webster, 2010] Dignity places value on an individual.
Patients deserve a well educated nurse. It is very important for a nurse to educate their patients upon discharge, treatment options, diet, hospital stay and medications. If a patient is well educated and informed by a nurse with a BSN degree, they will make a better health choice and prevent them from being readmitted into
I talk to my patients and their families about balanced diets, physical activities, fresh air, and having close personal relationships are in regards to health and balance. According to Jordan mindfulness is “as an individual learning process characterized by a heightened awareness of the specific circumstances in a given situation”(2009, p. 168). Mindfulness allows me to deliver safe and effective care to my patients. Being mindful is vital to my nursing practice. “Today’s healthcare environment is turbulent, rapidly presenting nurses with stimuli, interruptions, and competing priorities.
The goal of cultural competency is to decrease the racial and ethnic disparities that currently exist in the United States of America. The Joint Commission has identified culturally appropriate care as a priority and the standards now mandate educating staff in providing culturally appropriate care to all clients ("TJC," 2010). b. Thesis statement: Research suggests that providing culturally competent care improves healthcare quality because it influences healing, wellness and perception of illness. c. Main points: i. Understanding that cultural beliefs and practices of the clients will influence healing and wellness and establish a respectful relationship.