(AONE, 2010) Leadership is not just managing but facilitating. For example a nurse can facilitate the safe discharge of a CHF patient by collaborating with the dietician, the physical therapist, the pharmacist, and the home health nurse. The nurse can pull together the resources to provide education on diet, exercise, and fluid and medication management. This example not only demonstrates a nurse’s core knowledge base but her ability to be patient and family centered. Integrating the contributions of all team members helps to facilitate the patient journey.
Why I Chose Nursing Being a nurse is a very influential and rewarding profession. Nurses care for people through illness, injury, pain, loss, dying, grieving, birth, growth, aging and health. They not only care for people through illness, but they also promote health, prevent diseases and educate the public. We all know that nursing is a field that is concerned with helping people, yet I believe that in becoming a nurse, a person needs more than that desire to succeed. It is essential for a nurse to be open, strong, determined, thoughtful and caring.
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.
The main concept was focused on the patient’s feelings as a predictor to a more favorable outcome when it came to the patients’ health. Her theory stated the four phases were; * Orientation-patient seeking help, nurse and patient meeting, identifying the problem and interventions needed. * Identification- identifying the best person to support patient, patient relates their personal feelings about the experience and is encouraged to participate in care. * Exploitation- patient explores, all parts of the problems, and gains independence on achieving the goal * Resolution- termination of the nurse-patient to encourage balance both ( can be difficult for both as psychological dependence persists) As a child Peplua lived through the devastating flu epidemic of 1918. This experience greatly increased her knowledge of illness and death on families, leading to her great understanding for patient care and the formation of her nursing theory later in life.
The Heritage Assessment Tool (HAT) is a way to asses an individual’s ethnic, religious, and cultural heritage as well as health traditions. Using this tool allows healthcare providers to deliver high quality patient care as well as develop a therapeutic relationship and healing approach. Being able to deliver high quality care to patients and families is of utmost importance for nurses. In order to be most efficient in the delivery the nurse has to be culturally competent. Being culturally competent encompasses more than just asking where a patient was born.
Registered Nurses are very important people they work to support health, avoid diseases, and help patients deal with illnesses. They are also supporters and health coaches for patients, families, and communities (WorldWideLearn: THE WORLD'S PREMIER ONLINE DIRECTORY OF EDUCATION, 1999-2012).When providing direct patient care, they observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress; assist physicians during treatments and examinations; administer medication; and assist in convalescence and rehabilitation (WorldWideLearn: THE WORLD'S PREMIER ONLINE DIRECTORY OF EDUCATION, 1999-2012). Registered Nurses also promote and maintain nursing care plans; they steer patients and their families in proper care; and help individuals and groups take steps to improve or maintain their health. While state laws govern the tasks the RN’s may perform, it is usually the work setting that determines their daily job duties (WorldWideLearn: THE WORLD'S PREMIER ONLINE DIRECTORY OF EDUCATION, 1999-2012). As a kid I didn’t dream about getting married like most little girls do.
Watson's Theory of Human Caring Deborah Bahador NUR/403 August 30,2010 Kimberly Frommel Watson's Theory of Human Caring Dr. Jean Watson developed a theory of human caring that I believe is essential to nursing. Caring is at the core of nursing and if nurses don’t care for our patients than they shouldn’t be nurses at all. With this our jobs become a gratifying profession as opposed to an ordinary job. According to Cara, (1991), “Upholding Watson’s caring theory not only allows the nurse to practice the art of caring, to provide compassion to ease patients’ and families’ suffering, and to promote their healing and dignity, but it can also contribute to expand the nurse’s own actualization (p. 51) According to Bailey, (2009), “Watson’s theory of human care proposes that caring might transform health care and preserve human dignity in the health care system (p. 19). If nurses are applying Watson’s theory to their practice, the result should be a continual transformation in health care.
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).
According to Scottish Government (2010) Healthcare Quality Strategy for NHS Scotland, nurse’s carers and people at the heart of the healthcare and care delivery services should improve conditions in NHS Scotland and the care provided, on reading this strategy I understand a nurses responsibility, but the importance of patient participation in their own care is invaluable and the cooperation and communication with the Multidisciplinary Team is essential to complete patient care package to the highest standard. Description of the event/ what happened? When describing the following event the
As most births in the US and other developed nations involve medical care, what can medical systems do to further promote this health giving behavior? More specifically, what is the role of nursing in promoting breastfeeding in medical systems? The purpose of this paper is to show that breastfeeding confers significant benefits to mothers and children across the life span, and that nurses can play an increasingly central role in supporting this positive health behavior. The consequences for mother and child of neglecting to support breastfeeding include: increased rates of otitis media (inflammation of the middle ear), and respiratory infection for the infant; type 1 and type 2 diabetes for the child, more postpartum bleeding, increase of certain reproductive cancers in the mother, and economic costs for the community, family, and environment. US breastfeeding initiation rates have been found to be relatively low compared to Federal guidelines.