Whilst on a community practice placement working in antenatal clinics, I have come across a significant number of women with PGP symptoms, with most having required advice and/or intervention from their midwife. This has prompted me to study the topic in more detail to enable a greater knowledge and understanding of this minor disorder. In order to do this the assignment will outline the relevant physiology of the musculoskeletal adaptations, the subsequent causes of PGP and associated risk factors, as well as prevalence and treatment of the disorder. I believe this knowledge is required to ensure effective midwifery practice and assist midwives and student midwives in responding to what I have observed as a common minor disorder of pregnancy. Of furthermost significance the assignment will discuss what the role of the midwife is, and is not, in facilitating optimum midwifery care in relation to PGP throughout the childbirth continuum, focusing on woman centered care, health promotion, advice and support and working as part of a multi-professional team.
Blooms Research and Response Jennifer Crane NUR/427 June 24th, 2013 Gina Stephens Blooms Research and Response Blooms Taxonomy of Education is a communication between caregivers for patient education and related issues to patient care. The research done by Bloom is a valuable tool for Nurses to communicate with staff members and their patients. There are three domains involved with taxonomy: Cognitive, Affective, and Psychomotor. Each of these domains measure the level of understanding achieved. In this paper will teach how learn how Bloom’s Taxonomy applies in a case study, how it is a benefit to nursing instructions and will describe each domain.
Person Centered Care HCA333: Introduction to Long Term Care (BTJ1227A) Instructor Debra Storlie Tinel C. Virgil July 9, 2012 During the course of this paper I will summarize key points made by the author concerning patient-centered care. I will answer the following questions: Why is this form of care important? How does it affect outcomes? How can we overcome obstacles to the adoption of these culture-change practices? I will also discuss a several barriers/challenges to implementing person-centered care in nursing homes, and in addition to person-centered care practices mentioned in the article, I will identify two other examples of person-centered care practices.
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.
New knowledge is applied into practice through evidence based decision making, quality improvement processes, instituting policy changes, and providing patient and community education opportunities. With background in OB/GYN, my interest is the role of Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. My aim involves collaborating with other healthcare professionals to provide high quality individualized care, promote health education, disease prevention, advocacy, and counseling to women in a community setting. WHNP certification is provided by the National Certification Corporation
Each nurse needs to use all three parts of the critical thinking toward being a professional nurse. Critical Thinking in Nursing Importance “To become a professional nurse requires that you learn to think like a nurse”. (Critical Thinking and Nursing, 2013 paragraph 3) Critical thinking in the nursing profession must be mandatory. Critical thinking helps nurses how to view a client and determine the type of problems and how to deal with the issue at hand. Critical thinking contains a form of discipline, intellectual process of applying skills, and guidance.
She exhibited more than five of the DSM-IV-TR (American Psychiatric Association, 2010) criteria for Major Depressive Disorder, Recurrent. She stated that she is depressed most of the day and has little interest in company or any activities besides lying in bed or watching television. Over the past year, she has suffered a significant weight loss (35 pounds) and she suffers from insomnia (averaging 3-4 hours per day). As a result she has a loss of energy and fatigue. In addition, she reported feelings of worthlessness and guilt; her last words to her husband were in anger as she had no idea he would die that day.
INTRODUCTION The aim of this essay is to explore communication and the importance of this skill in the nurse/patient relationship. It will focus on different communication techniques, including verbal and non-verbal, used every day and discuss barriers that may arise in any given situation. Strategies will be identified to overcome barriers to effective communication; it will also explain the Linear and Circular Models of effective communication. Communication is a two way cycle that involves the interaction of verbal, non-verbal, and written signals. To emphasise a person’s feelings, thoughts, knowledge and empathy, this describes some ways in which we transfer information back and forth with the patient, (Wilkinson 1999; Wallace 2001) Cobweb, 2011) refers to verbal communication which involves the use of the spoken word.
When comparing the LPN and the RN the Ohio Board of Nursing differentiates their roles by saying the LPN will contribute to the nursing process and the RN shall apply the nursing process. The LPN collects and reports objective and subjective data to other members of the healthcare team. The RN may delegate the collection of that data and then in an accurate and timely manner identify, organize, and interpret the relevant data. The LPN can contribute to the planning of the care plan, however it is the RN who develops, maintains, and modifies it. Implementation of the nursing process is again defined by the education.
My Personal Nursing Philosophy Kimberly A. Anderson RN, BSN Holy Names University Abstract The purpose of this paper is to identify and describe my personal nursing philosophy and growth objectives in the context of preparing for the advanced practice role of Nurse Educator. Nurses are educators in the sense that they educate their patients on their health status, diagnostic interventions, medications, and after-care instructions in some manner during most interpersonal interactions. Nurses educate the physician and other healthcare team members when communicating a patient’s information, responses to interventions or special methods to utilize when approaching the patient. Nurses educate each other through the sharing of techniques, knowledge, and expertise gained from experience. 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.