Health cannot be define in just one way, people see health from different perspectives. The World Health Organisation defines health “as a state of complete physical, mental, and social well- being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” (WHO, 1992). Health promotion is a method of helping people to improve and take charge of their health. It also help people to identify and realise their aspiration, meet their needs and to be able to adapt to or function positively in their environment. Although the health sector plays a major role in promoting health, it is also the responsibility of people to ensure their wellbeing.
A practice that focuses on individuals and families b. Giving care to manage acute or chronic conditions c. Giving direct care to ill individuals within their family setting d. Having the goal of health promotion and disease prevention By definition, community-oriented nursing has the goal of preserving, protecting, or maintaining health to promote the quality of life. All nurses may focus on individuals and families, give direct to care to ill persons within their family setting, and help manage acute or chronic conditions. DIF: Cognitive Level: Knowledge REF: p. 3 3. What is the unique primary focus of public health nursing?
Compare and Contrast Two Nursing Theorists Callista Roy’s model is that of adaptation, which is an ever-changing point made up of different stimuli tailored to each individual and their specific needs. Dorothea Orem’s model is self-care, which is a human function that is deliberate in providing the necessary means for a productive and healthy life and development. These theories guide nurses to use the power of observation and interpersonal skills in doing an individualized assessment of each patient. NURSING THEORISTS WORKSHEET Nursing Theorist | Theoretical Framework (metaparadigm) | Theory Summary | Application to Nursing Practice | Nightingale, Florence | Environmental theory, Theory of practice | Ventilation, light, warmth, and noise level are essential in creating a safe environment for patients. Nightingale believed in treating the person itself and not just the disease.
Change theory will be utilized to implement the plan. A failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) will project the likelihood that the process improvement plan suggested will not fail. Additionally the role of the professional nurse in functioning as a leader in promoting quality care and influencing quality improvement activities will be discussed. A.Root Cause Analysis A root cause analysis (RCA) is “a process for identifying the basic or causal factors that underlie variation in performance, including the occurrence or possible occurrence of a sentinel event” (Cherry & Jacob, 2011, p. 442). The people involved in the RCA should be the people involved in the scenario: the RN (Nurse J), the LPN, the physician (Dr. T.), the emergency room manager, and a figure from administration (Chief Nursing Officer?).
RTT1 Organizational Systems and Quality Leadership Task 1 WGU ALLEN SMITH A. Understanding Nursing Sensitive Indicators Nursing sensitive indicators include the configuration, process and outcomes of nursing care. The configuration of nursing care concludes the nursing staff, their nursing skills, and the level of education that each nurse holds. The process of nursing care concludes the nursing assessments, intervention and implimentation. The outcome of nursing care either positive or negative depends on the quantity and quality of the care provided to the patients by the nursing staff ("Nursing world," 2013) Each nurse should hold proper information and knowledge of nursing care such as knowledge of pressure ulcers.
• Which member of the health care team spends the most time providing "hands on" care for the patient? • Differentiate between Medicare, Medicaid, HMO and PPO. • What is OBRA? How does it impact nursing assistants? • Know the desirable qualities a good nurse assistant should possess.
ERIKSON'S STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT - HLTEN503B Contribute to Client Assessment and Developing Nursing Care Plans Knowledge of wellness, pathophysiology and clinical skills allow nurses to provide care with the goal of maintaining, improving or returning the patient to health as well as providing for the needs of patients with chronic illnesses. These aspects of nursing care along with the growth and developmental needs of hospitalised individuals across the lifespan combine to enable nurses to construct nursing care plans which apply to the physical health of the client and the psychological, cognitive, maturity, social and moral needs of each individual client. Nurses caring for clients in the hospital environment can be guided in their practice by relating the approaches of theorists such as Erik Erikson to address their clients' social and personality needs (Funnell, Koutoukidis, Lawrence 2010, pp. 184-185). Erikson's theory of the 'Eight Stages of Development' describes a lifelong process through which human personality evolves as the individual responds to their environment, psychological experiences, biological influences and social interactions.
This essay will explore aspects that foster clinical judgement and the provision of care. The relationship between evidence-based practice and clinical effectiveness will be discussed, along with how clinical governance can influence the quality of healthcare for patients. Finally this essay will consider the contribution of reflection to nursing practice, including a personal reflection using the Gibbs cycle. Evidence-based practice has been described as a systematic process for 'finding, appraising and using research findings as the basis for clinical decisions' (Long and Harrison, 1996 cited in McSherry et al, 2002, p7). It occurs when decisions about the care of a patient are made with respect to all the information available (Chambers and Boath, 2001).
In Peplau’s theory, the elements of the nursing metaparadigm (i.e. person, health, environment and nursing) are defined and broadened as follows (Current Nursing, 2012): * Client/Patient – Person, group, community deserving of humane care with dignity, privacy, ethics * Environment – Physiological, psychological & social fluidity that may be illness-maintaining or health promoting * Health – Forward movement of personality and other ongoing human processes in the direction of creative, constructive, personal, and community living. * Interpersonal – Phenomena occurring between people * Nurse – The medium of the art of nursing; a maturing force. * Nursing - A significant therapeutic interpersonal process. It functions cooperatively with other human processes
Question for Essay Analyse and evaluate the job roles, skills and qualities of nurses, other professional carers and non-professional carers, working together to deliver effective health care to the patients. Health Care: The Holistic Approach It is noted that the holistic approach to health care places close emphasis on the patient as a whole, as it takes into consideration an individual’s emotional, physical intellectual, sociocultural and spiritual background, in managing health and illness. (Kenworthy, 2006). This assignment intends to briefly define holism; the philosophy of medical care that centres on relationships and interactions between parts of the whole, viewing the physical and mental aspects of life as being closely interconnected. Furthermore, the way in which the holistic approach is utilised when delivering healthcare to a patient, will be discussed.