Next to conclude this assignment one will go on to assess the contribution of motivational interviewing to nursing practice. Motivational is defined as “a skillful clinical style for eliciting form patients their own good motivations for making behavior changes in interest of their own health”. (Rollnick et al 2008). Motivational interviewing was developed by professionals working in the area of addiction. Theses specialists were focusing on patients particularly with alcohol addiction.
The Health Belief Model (HBM) is a psychological model that is use in nursing to explain and predict health behaviors of patients diagnosed with chronic disease like MI. In educating the patient using this model, the nurse will focus on the attitudes and beliefs of the patient. The nurse will encourage the patient by educating to recognize and promptly response to signs and symptoms of any complication from the MI. In-depth education opportunities will be planned and evaluated. The overall goal is for the client to return to pre-hospital living condition in an improved state of wellness.
Effective communication is an important skill in nursing practice as it is a tool to uncover service users’ needs and facilitate care. Verbal, written communications, as well as body language, are all vital implementations for successful treatment. A therapeutic milieu is a scientific structuring of the environment in order to effect behavioural changes and to improve the psychological health and functioning of the individual (Skinner, 1979).This essay would also show how a therapeutic milieu was established and maintained.
Within each of the roles of scholarship are the nursing core values of caring, integrity, diversity, and excellence (NLN). The scholarship of knowing seeks to build on the current foundation of nursing knowledge through the identification and research of health issues. Empirical and historical research, theory development, and methodological studies, generate new knowledge that forms the basis for new nursing theories and evidence-based practice. The APN scholarship of teaching assimilates new and existing knowledge, and transfers this information from expert to novice, teacher to student, and healthcare provider to the patient. The APN may teach by role modeling, or mentoring of students and new nurses.
Personal and Professional Health Care Communication Annie Trinh HCS 350 December 11, 2013 Litanya Simien-Robnett Personal and Professional Health Care Communication Communication is an essential component of professional nursing. The knowledge and utilization of effective communication among professional health care providers directly effects their patient health outcomes. It allows health care professionals to obtain and share crucial data, teach and express their thoughts and concerns. It is a mode of transportation to utilize knowledge and convey a plan of action for progress and improvement. It is a way for professionals to embody and project change, to make a difference.
By implementing scientific studies the research nurse pursue ways to improve medical and related services. Research can be used to make healthcare services more operational and proficient. It can be used to reduce patient injuries and nosocomial illnesses; it also can improve quality of life for patients with chronic illnesses. Health and wellness research nurses use research to assist in healthy lifestyles for patients (Nursing World, 2008). The Master’s prepared Nurse Collaborator has supplementary skills that give the nurse additional authority in the plan of care for the patient.
The Department of Health [DH]  explained that communication comprises of a number of skills used to promote professional practice. These skills will be identified and used appropriately to promote the outcome of the patients care. This writer will use some of these communication skills to demonstrate the impact on the care nurses provide in line with the NMC standard and good record keeping will be discussed as a factor that is essential in effective communication practice. Also, the concept of communication in collaborative work and how it influences the works of nurses through verbal and non-verbal means of expressions in building therapeutic relationship by active listening, respect and assertiveness will be looked into as well as the barriers of communication in nursing practice. Communication is the transmission of information from a sender through a channel to a receiver, it can either be verbal or non-verbal means of communication.
If a theory is proven, it can help to develop nursing science and be used in nursing practice to accomplish numerous results such as identifying standards of care to direct, evaluate, and predict patient care/outcomes, for example (Cherry & Jacob, 2011). Development of a sound theory commands the presence of not only key concepts, but also great insight toward the particular subject matter; it’s definitions, and the assumptions surrounding it. This is critical to ensure a well-educated appraisal and study follows. (Alligood & Tomey, 2010). Relatively speaking, applying the concepts of stress in relation to adaptation of a particular health circumstance, for instance, may provide a speculative overview that will yield a methodical interpretation of how these two incidents are entwined with one another (Cherry & Jacob, 2011).
Introduction The fundamental purpose of reflective practice is to enable the practitioner to interpret an experience in order to learn from it (Johns 1995).The aim of this reflective study is to demonstrate my awareness of the skills and influences that underpin effective communication and consultation, in order to formulate strategies to enhance patient medication concordance. Reflective practice is a positive active process that reviews, analyses and evaluates experiences. It enables a practitioner to draw on theoretical concepts or previous learning and so provides an action plan for future experiences (Jasper 2003). This reflective cycle will increase my knowledge and skills in order to improve clinical practice and future challenges as a nurse prescriber. To assist in the process of reflection I will utilise Gibbs (1988) model of reflection as a guide through the reflective process.
Following on from the definition of health WHO (1998) defines Health Promotion as, “The process of enabling people to increase control over, and improve their health”. (Ewles and Simnett 2003 pp.23) For the purpose of this essay, skills and knowledge required by nurses and their role in promoting health effectively will be discussed, and an example from clinical practice will be used to demonstrate the importance of Health Promotion. Confidentiality will be maintained as required by the Nursing Midwifery council (2008) and the patient will be referred to as Tom. Also to be discussed will be the barriers in effective health promotion. Example from practice Whilst on placement with district nurses, I attended a home visit to Tom.