These are essential to emulate the technological advancement in healthcare today as opposed to the current fragmented system that is both antiquated and ineffective. The IOM report recommends seamless transition of nursing education into higher degree program, bachelor’s degree, to master’s, PhD, and doctor of nursing practice DNP. The reports
A holistic analysis of the effectiveness of communication in Nursing Practice Introduction: This essay is designed to analyse the effectiveness of communication in the nurse-to- patient relationships; drawing particular attention to the strengths and weaknesses of verbal communication among practitioners, nurses, clients and their significant others. Communication is one of the commonly stated competencies required to work effectively within any multi-professional environment (Suiter et al.2009) as cited in Thomas, Pollard & Sellman (2014). Arnold and Boggs (2011, pp163) defines communication as a two way process that uses a combination of verbal and non-verbal behaviours integrated for the purpose of sharing information. However, Goodman & Clemow (2010, pp55) argues that communication has gone beyond the mere exchange of information; nonetheless, other attributes of clients are being shared, like meanings, views or feelings. Based on these two premise, communication in nursing focuses on attending, listening, intervening and exploring the contents of information while observing the feelings of the patient (Arnold and Boggs, 2009, pp37-38).
Theoretical Basis: Watson's Theory of Human Caring An advanced practice nurse (APN) to help guide professional practice and provide a working framework can use many different theories and models. Theories provide a foundation in which an APN can seek to understand patients and their problems and effectively plan interventions. Basing our practice on a particular theory can help improve the care we provide by not only providing structure but also providing boundaries and goals for our nursing actions and it defines a framework to evaluate the effectiveness of the actions we provide (Eldridge, 2014). This paper is going to review Watson’s theory of human caring and provide a description of the interrelated concepts for the grand nursing theory. The theorist’s background and perspectives will be explained and lastly the theory will be discussed as to how it can serve as an underpinning and improve nursing practice.
Furthermore, one priority tool will be selected and then applied to the case scenario outlining the nursing interventions required. Positive and negatives aspects of the selected priority tool will be discussed followed by a conclusion summarising the key points of the assignments. Nursing process is an organised problem-solving framework for nursing practice that promotes clinical thinking process enabling nurses to provide individualised care to patients (Hogston, 2011 p3). The NMC (2010) states that nurses should possess the skills to deliver holistic person centred and systematic assessment of physical, emotional, psychological, cultural and spiritual needs, including risk and develops a comprehensive individualised plan of nursing care. The five phase nursing process is a cyclical process which allows nurses to recognise the patient’s nursing diagnosis in order to plot appropriate care.
Benefits and Challenges of New Age Healthcare Record Keeping Britannia Smith Walden University Benefits and Challenges of New Age Healthcare Record Keeping After completing reading materials and research information my beliefs and support of an electronic health record system (EHRs) is further strengthened. This support includes the use of personal health records (PHR) and electronic medical records (EMR) to provide quality care. There are many similarities with each of these systems and a few differences, but it is clear to me that all of these combined are the future of organized and efficient patient record keeping at its best (Englebardt & Nelson, 2002). Electronic Health Record (EHR) Electronic health record (EHR) is an integration of personal and medical records from multiple sources which allows for improve care and outcome (Thomas, 2009). It is composed of multiple sources that aid in decision support to provide ongoing care.
The coordinate and use shared technology. (CITE) This type of collaboration provides strategic insight, organizational support, and guidance on federal standards to advance the healthcare and humans services enterprise. (CITE) These efforts have gone to improve service coordination and lower the cost to advance the health and wellbeing of the people, families, and communities. (CITE) The organization wants to be able to become interoperable. Meaning that HHS will have the ability to exchange information from state to state.
Morgan Farmilo – 11492522 NRS296 – Discipline of Nursing 3: Inquiry and Research Assessment 1 – Critique of a Research Article Subject Coordinator – Annabel Matheson Due date – 22nd September 2014 Submission Date – 21th September 2014 In order for nurses to provide the best possible care for their patients they must utilize the concept of evidence based practice and understand the importance of research in nursing. But what is evidence based practice and how can we ensure that we are implementing it correctly in our career as a nurse? This essay will provide you with an overview of evidence based practice and demonstrate the importance of research through a critique of a recent article published in the journal of advanced nursing, titled “paediatric nurses adherence to the double-checking process during medication administration in a children’s hospital: an observational study.” (Alsulami, Choonara & Conroy, 2013). Evidence based practice can be defined as practice that is validated by clear, up to date rationale, taking into account your own personal judgement and the patients’ preferences (Aveyard
Health promotion enables people to increase control over their health and to improve their health, which does not rely solely on one discipline of health but is rather a multidisciplinary scope that intertwines health education and health interventions and involves individuals, family, communities, state and federal government. The goal of health promotion is to enhance value in health, lessen the health risks, advocate for healthy lifestyles and settings, and respond to the underlying determinants of health. Implementation of Health Promotion Implementing health promotion is a key factor in promoting wellness and preventing illness. Chronic diseases in the United States have a major impact and
Telemedicine allows the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve patients’ health status (ATA, 2011). Patient provider portal is an emerging information technology tool which allows the client to access personal health data. This helps the clients to be increasingly involved in their own care, enhances patient provider communication, improves clinical outcomes, access to care, and reduces the inequality in distribution of care due to geographic reasons. The patient provider portal is increasingly used and implemented throughout United States. The
Examine the research base for one aspect of nursing care and compare and contrast the recommendations found with the practice observed during your clinical placement. The overall aim of this essay is to explore an aspect of evidence based or best practice and compare the findings witnessed in a nursing environment. Conclusions will then be drawn from this process and recommendations made for proposed changes to practice where necessary. The Nursing and Midwifery Council state in The Code (NMC 2008a) that care must be delivered on the best available evidence or best practice. Research is the systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions (Oxford Dictionary 2011).