Banner tries to do their best to provide many career options for nurses in order to try and deflect any issues with nursing shortages or staffing difficulties. For many years Banner Health has been known for being the cream of the crop in healthcare and a career advancement to there as a nurse is something nurses strive towards. This organization gives nurses many opportunities to advance and enhance their careers while working through Banner Health by providing continuing clinical education, tuition reimbursement, and scholarships or grants (Banner Health, 2015). Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center has been named one of the top 100 hospitals to work for by Nursing Professionals magazine ("Stretching Targets," 2009, p. 10). For Banner Health they have a unique vision for their nurses.
Running head: IMPROVING QUALITY PATIENT CARE AND SAFETY Improving Quality Patient Care and Safety Betty Miller Western Governors University RTT1 Task 1 Improving Quality Patient Care and Safety The American Nurses Association developed nursing-sensitive indicators for the purpose of improving quality patient care and safety. Nursing-sensitive indicators are the patient outcomes that have been clinically researched and proven to be directly linked to nursing care. Nursing-sensitive indicators are based upon the organization of care, nursing care process and results of patient focused outcomes. The organization or structure of nursing care is reflected by the quantity and quality of nursing staff. The structure indicators are related to nursing staff characteristics such as the skill mix, experience, certification and education of the nurses.
Nursing is a holistic, broad-based career that focuses on caring and promoting good health. I believe that nursing is scholarly practice which involves various aspects in order for individuals to reach their highest health status. In addition, nursing does not only stop at treating a single client but as I stated earlier it is a broad-based career, there for it reaches various aspects, such as family and communities. It is important to reach all the aspects of nursing to ensure the best practice that every individual deserves. Literature Review One of the aspects of nursing is the community and an individual’s family.
Historical Perspective Essay Shanda M. Ramsey NUR/518 June 9, 2014 Cindy Boyer Historical Perspective Essay Nursing research is widely used to produce evidence-based practices for nurses to use in practice with caring for patients. It is a “systematic inquiry designed to develop trustworthy evidence about issues of importance to nursing” (Polit & Beck, 2012). Nursing theorists such as Florence Nightingale introduced research to the nursing field in the 1850’s with her publication Notes on Nursing. Over the years, contributions to nursing research continued to come forward helping to grow and develop nursing research to what it is today. Theorists are not the only contributors to the development of nursing research.
An equal nurse-patient relationship is important in order to ensure that safe, effective and personal health care is delivered and that the patients’ needs are appropriately met (The Health Foundation, 2012). Briant and Freshwater (1998) discuss how the development of the nurse-patient relationship may be effected; they further this, stating that everyone differs in regards to their personal boundaries and how they perceive interpersonal interactions from others. In consideration of this, in order for a nurse to develop the required skills in order to form an effective nurse patient relationship, they must recognise the individual boundaries of their patients. The professional expectation of nurses is very high and this is something which is greatly acknowledged within society. The media is very influential in regards to how society perceives nurses; this is something which has altered the image of nursing within the past, (Benison and Voogd, 2008) Appropriate examples of cases which have been focused upon within media will be underlined and discussed throughout this essay.
The knowledge of foundations and history of nursing provide a way to show just how important change and evolving something for the better can be. Nursing has come a long way and change is important to better the career and the outcomes for patients. The dynamics of the workplace and nursing staff have since evolved from the foundation. The education involved in nursing has made major changes. The treatments, equipment, and technology used from the beginning to present day has also changed and improved.
Code Of Ethics Scenarios NR 222: Health and Wellness When the first code of ethics for nurses was developed in 1893, the profession of nursing publically declared its commitment to maintaining a certain set of values and duties to all of the world (Martha D.M. Fowler, 2010). Even though the code of ethics that we use today has been revised (several times) from the original version, the basic principles that nurses follow are generally the same this many years later. Nurses around the United States use the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics in their daily practice today. The guidelines of the Code of Ethics help nurses make critical thinking decisions, resolve conflicts, properly care for their patients, and adhere to other various
PHILOSOPHY IN NURSING Sarah A Gillespie University of North Carolina at Pembroke Abstract This paper is a reflection and evaluation the author’s personal philosophy of nursing. This is accomplished using the framework of the nursing meta-paradigm that includes: person, environment, health, and nursing. There are many aspects of the meta-paradigm that impact healthcare both in positive and negative ways. In looking at the author’s philosophy of nursing, one can see that they enjoy helping people and making a difference in their lives. Even with a brief nursing career, most nurses will agree that nursing has been and will remain one of the most satisfying careers; “…as long as there are people that have the desire to change the world, one relationship at a time”.
Nursing Documentation and Malpractice Law HCS/545 Health Law and Ethics May 31, 2010 Mary Nell Cummings Nursing Documentation and Malpractice Lawsuits Proper medical documentation can prevent liability issues and malpractice lawsuits. The focus on my paper will concentrate on nursing documentation and malpractice lawsuits. I presently work for a home health care agency. The entire staff throughout the company was recently informed of increased Medicare denials and possible lawsuits as results of inadequate documentations. A series of education training of documentation was implemented to help reduce episodes of Medicare payment denials and self-protection through adequate documentation.
The foundation of any successful nursing career is built with continuing education, a strong knowledge base of the history of nursing practice and theories, strong ethical principal and learning effective application of the nursing process. This paper explores different areas that have personally influenced me as a nurse. These influences include Board of Nursing (BRN), Professional Nursing Organizations (PNO), ethical principles, nursing theory, and historical influences. A. Functional Differences The differences between a regulatory agency such as the Board of Nursing and a Professional Nursing Organization is that the BRN regulates, writes laws, approves licensure and governs nurses. The BRN serves to protect patient.