With the collaboration of a health care team and the supervision of one or more physicians, NPs can work independently and have their own practice. This essay will discuss the example of a positive and negative role of NPs and their implications (De Milt, Fitzpatrick & McNulty, 2011). Positive Role of NPs According to Kathi White, an advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP) in oncology, cancer touches every part of a patient’s life and his or her role is to help manage the disease and its implications. White has experience with oncology patients at first encounters in the radiation oncology department. She analyzes patients’ medical history, performs physical assessments, and educates about the implication of radiation, symptom and management of the disease and its consequences.
v Vulnerable Population and Self Awareness Paper The vulnerable population represents the identification of a need and an attempt to Address that need. The issue of vulnerable population in health care can be examined on multiple levels. By definition, all consumers in health care are vulnerable; that is the potential for harm or injury is almost always present. Patients rely on the providers and the delivery system to meet their needs with honesty and equity, delivering the best care possible that is safe, effective, and ethical. The nurse often does represent the patient in need and may be an advocate for the patient and their care.
White cap: What pieces of information are needed to assist the family in making a decision regarding Marianne’s care? Developing an effective care plan for a patient involves gathering information from different sources. In the case of Marianne, further information is needed to assist the family with making a decision regarding surgery. Besides her age, diagnosis, and current status, additional data should be collected. For example, when did her stroke signs and symptoms initiate?
Career Fact Sheet: Pediatrician Job Description: Pediatricians are medical doctors who are into treating children. They can work with children from birth to adolescent. They work to treat their illnesses and ensure that they are in good health. Though patient care is a big part of this job, there are many other responsibilities involved with this position. Pediatricians work to understand the needs of their patients.
An example of blurring of professional boundaries could be a oncology nurse working along side an oncologist and caring for cancer patients day in and day out. As patients suffer and die the nurse and oncologist may lean on oneanother for support through the myriad emotions that come with long term treatment and loss of life of the patients and emotionsl distress of the patients’ family members. If the nurse and oncologist don’t observe professional boundaries they may allow their emotions to become personal in nature. It is imperative for professionals to realize that we as healthcare providers may experience the same emotions of sadness and loss due to the loss of a patient but under no circumstances should this be the foundation for a personal
Therefore “the better the initial screening and assessment, the better chance the senior has of maintaining their baseline level of independence and returning home sooner” (Hospital Care for Seniors, 2012. p.4). However, the implementation of 48/6 is being met with significant resistance. As a result of this resistance, the implementation of 48/6 is failing in many of BC’s healthcare settings including Royal Inland
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. Patient-centered care is a term that we hear many times now in hospitals but what does it mean in terms of nursing homes. Author Mary Jane Koren explains that the "ideal" facility would feature several key features. “Resident direction, this means, residents would be offered choices and encouraged to make their own decisions about things personally affecting them, such as what to wear or when to go to bed. A Home like Atmosphere the facility will be designed to be less institutional and more homelike.
Family Health Assessment Courtney Stansberry Grand Canyon University: NRS-429V August 25, 2013 Health promotion is at the fore front of healthcare today. As nurses we need to be able to assess families and educated them appropriately to help prevent illness and disease or prevent them from getting any worse. Gordon’s functional health patterns are used by nurses as a foundation to assess an individual or family that will help a nurse identify lifestyle patterns. “In addition to providing a framework to assess individuals, families, and communities holistically, functional health patterns provide a strong focus for more effective nursing interventions and outcomes” (Edelman & Mandle, 2010). This stronger focus helps to enable the nurse to make more educated decision on what to focus on with an individual or family and prioritize so that the family is not overwhelmed.
Module 8 Essay “Choose a medical condition that interest you and research it. Write about the possible uses of hypnosis in the treatment of the condition as you see them.” Module 8 Essay “Choose a medical condition that interest you and research it. Write about the possible uses of hypnosis in the treatment of the condition as you see them.” In this essay I am going to look at breast cancer. I will be exploring the issues that patients dealing with this condition may come up against and what, if anything, hypnosis can do to help them deal with their condition. I have talked to my partner in detail about his mother who died of breast cancer.
References Management Science for Health. (2011, March). The providers guide to qulaity and culture: Culturally competent organization. Retrieved from http://erc.msh.org/mainpage.cfm?file=9.4.htm&module=providers&language=English Norman, P., & Brain, K. (2005, March). An application of an extended health belief model to the prediction of breat self-examination among women with a family history of breat cancer.