This uniqueness leads the nurse theorists to explore the concepts of nursing the way they perceive reality in nursing, which creates an opportunity for nurses to develop their own theory. This paper describes how Peplau defines the four concepts of nursing metaparadigm: nursing, person, environment and health. The focus of Peplau’s theory is nurse-patient interaction. This occurs when the nurse, as a competent expert, seeks to understand the meanings of the client’s experiences. Indicating that the theory of interpersonal relations is derived from the metaparadigm concepts of person and nursing.
Assessment Tool Analysis Paper Assessment tools are used to evaluate and help with the intervention of a patient’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being. They enable medical practitioners to help the vulnerable make informed and appropriate choices for a normal life. Assessment tools can be useful in improving family dynamics, building more cohesive relationships, and promoting healthier lifestyles. There are many different types of assessment tools, some are more effective than others and it is the responsibility of the practitioner to determine the tool that best fits the dynamics of their patient's particular situation. Jean Watson is recognized for her theories on human caring and the way nurses give care.
Discuss your personal philosophy as a practicing nurse? Provide examples(s) from your experience that demonstrates your use of your philosophy as you care for patients. I will be discussing my own personal nursing philosophy, which is what I believe to be the core characteristics of nursing. My philosophy of nursing focuses on holistic, patient-centered care, compassionate patient relationship, the use of evidence based practice, and community/environment. First, according to McEwen and Willis, holistic nursing is not only concerned with a patient’s physical well being, it is also concerned with a patient’s emotional, spiritual, and mental well-being.
This paper will briefly discuss 3 core conditions associated with effective helping skills, empathy, genuineness and acceptance (unconditional positive regard). It will focus on empathy and critically discuss the condition, looking at how empathy affects the nurse-patient relationship as this is viewed as central to the delivery of care (Yu & Kirk 2008, Bonnie et al 2003). It will also discuss why effective communication skills are imperative in building a therapeutic nurse - patient relationship. The significance of a therapeutic nurse- patient relationship is advocated within the Nursing and Midwifery Councils (NMC) Code of Professional Conduct. It states that nurses are responsible in developing and maintaining an appropriate relationship; advising that nurses must listen to the people in their care and respond to their concerns, “Make the care of people your first concern, treating them as individuals and respecting their dignity”, (NMC 2008).
Concept Comparison and Analysis across Theories Lori Hamilton NUR/513 October 14, 2013 Georgia Swank Concept Comparison and Analysis across Theories As a profession, nursing theorists have come up with different theories that support and guide nursing practice. This paper will discuss the role of nursing in both Virginia Henderson’s Need Theory and Dorothea Orem’s Self Care Theory. The premise of each theory is the nurse will care for the patient until the patient can care for his or her self. By comparing and analyzing each theory, one will be able to get a better understanding of how to best apply the nursing theory in practice. In both, Henderson’s Need Theory and Orem’s Self Care Theory, the ‘role of nursing’ is the core concept.
Though nurses generally align themselves with a favorite nursing theorist to form their approach to practice, many concepts are based on the basic metaparadigm of nursing: person, environment, health, and nurse. It is difficult to only utilize one theory as the practice of nursing addresses many different clients, environments and situations. I plan to utilize multiple nursing theories throughout the educational and professional growth process while pursuing a graduate degree: McAuley’s careful nursing philosophy, and professional practice model, Benner’s model of skill acquisition, and Leininger’s culture-care theory. Multiple nursing theorists, as well as those from other disciplines have attempted to define person, health, and environment. These concepts form the foundation, along with the concept of nursing as practice, the basic metaparadigm, or ideology of nursing.
Hence, nurses have the responsibility to advocate patients and help them out. Nurses engaged in professional activities should have the manner that protects patients’ autonomy in order to advocate for patients. According to Mahlin’s article, “Individual Patient Advocacy, Collective Responsibility and Activism Within Professional Nursing Associations”, “Patient autonomy is an essential part of patient advocacy” (Mahlin, 2010). Every patient has the right to choose whether to be involved in planning their health plan or not, because patients have autonomy to make the decision. As nurses, we should seek available resources to help patients to formulate decisions to utilize their rights and achieve their expectations if they confront a dilemma or they have inadequate health knowledge.
Nursing focus is aimed at assisting, encouraging, and supplying the tools that are needed to have patient success. (Alligood, 2014) Evaluation is an important time for both the nurse and the patient to reflect and reassess. The patient remains the focus and helps determine if the philosophy, theory, or model helped achieve the desired outcome. This is a time for active listening by the nurse and feedback. Nightingale, Orem, and Rogers are some of the philosophers or theorists that have helped to mold nursing into the profession it is today.
Personal Philosophy of Nursing Beverly’s Personal Philosophy of Nursing In order to write a philosophy of nursing, I believe that first one must decide what philosophy means to them. William R. Thomas (2011), director of programs for The Atlas Society, explains philosophy as an inclusive system of ideas about human nature and the nature of the reality we live in. Studies reveal that this system is a guide for living centered on the issues it addresses and determining the course we take in life and how we treat other people is determined by one’s philosophy. Based on this information a nurse’s philosophy of their responsibilities as a member of the health care profession is significant. As a nurse grows with knowledge and experience their philosophy is likely to yield some transformation.
Definations and correlation between asumptions and relationships are evolved from the nursing models to provide a systematic approach in the delivery of patient care via describing, explaning, predicting and prescribing (Mckeena, 1997). The primary role of nurses when they are committed to a patient is accountability, integrity; colloboration and advancement in the profession (Daniels, 2004).Hence nursing theories are important basis especially for the novice nurse who has little or no clinical engagement. These nurses may attribute harm or risk to patients who are dependant on them for care. These theories act as guideliness for nurses from blunders when an organisation engages a formal model to practice. Thereby patients’ lives are guarded from stake of harm.