Leanne Battersby 17024576 BA Hons Adult Nursing Faculty of Health and Wellbeing Sheffield Hallam University 14th December 2007 Introduction to Study, Practice and the Profession of Nursing Reflective essay Word Count 1,107 ISPPN Reflective Essay In this essay I am going to outline my personal strengths and weakness’ both in an academic and clinical setting, using Gibb’s reflective model. I will also explain how these skills can be built upon. Nursing is a life long learning process in which you continue your professional development throughout your career. The Department of Health (2003) outlines that Continuing Professional Development is a process of lifelong learning for all individuals which meet the needs of patients and which enables professionals to expand to their full potential. The NMC (2004) sets standards and guidance which enables professionals to demonstrate that they are keeping up to date with developments in professional practice and expanding their knowledge and competence.
Watson's Theory of Human Caring Blanca Castellon University of Phoenix THEORIES AND MODELS OF NURSING PRACTICE NUR/403 Michelle Dorin May 5, 2014 Watson’s Theory of Human Caring Caring and nursing have always been thought to go hand in hand. For the most part individuals choose this profession for their desire to help and care for other people. Caring as a fundamental concept has led to the development of several caring theories. In this paper I will be discussing Jean Watson’s theory of human caring. I will be describing the major concepts of Jean Watson’s theory and I will be applying Jean Watson’s theory to my own nurse/ patient relationships and describe the caring moments that took place.
Personal Philosophy of Nursing As a Registered Nurse and a Health Care Provide, I impact and influence patients and the people around me. It is important to know what your philosophy is and how you integrate that into how you care for and work with people. In my paper, I want to write about why I became a nurse, what I believe about nursing and where I think the profession is headed. Choice of Nursing I worked in health care for several years prior to becoming a nurse. My first health care job was as a pharmacy tech in a retail pharmacy.
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.
According to Employment Equity and Diversity (2004), the mentor needs to be a person who is aware of their responsibilities in supporting staff and require training and resources to support them in their role. I assigned be a mentor to a new qualified midwifery nurse. I called her Nurse A (Appendix A). Even thought she has experience working in the surgical and medical unit before, she still need an experience and knowledgeable staff to guide and mentor her in a new clinical area .She is a very proactive person and willing to learn. Identifying learning needs, planning and managing the .student experience Plans of action formulated in order to achieve the learner's objectives.
Lastly, a reflection of findings will be discussed as to how nurses could contribute the information from the two interviews into their own professional growth and development. The first interview question pertained to the interviewee’s role in their current position and their educational preparation. The CRNA interviewed had an extensive emergency and critical care background, which applies greatly to his position today as he works in several areas, including the ICU, of the hospital where he is employed. The nurse educator was previously a nurse practitioner in a family practice office where she learned the patient teaching aspect that transitioned into her educational role today. Each interview participant explained the unique contributions they each made as nurses and brought to their interdisciplinary team.
Introduction In this account I will concentrate on an established clinical skill that I have been practicing for many years. Presenting this assignment reflects the assessment and care delivered to a patient within my working practice. Using Gibbs model (Gibbs, 1988) as a working model will allow my thoughts / feelings, evaluation, analysis, conclusion and action plan to be deduced. I will apply critical thinking and underpinning knowledge to evidence based practice and thus concludes with an evaluation of increased clinical competency and personal development. Reflection as a learning tool allows me to identify the positive and negative aspects of my practice and to draw upon previous experiences and apply them to new situations “Reflective practice has, however, the potential to help practitioners in all fields unlock the tacit knowledge and understanding that they have of their practice and use this to generate knowledge for future practice”.
I can accomplish this by going to classes, completing online continuing education courses or even attending rounds with physicians. Provision six states that a nurse must improve his/her healthcare environments and conditions of employment (Martha D.M. Fowler, 2010). I can accomplish this by volunteering to be in a leadership role within my own department, participating in hospital wide committees, etc. In some states this can also be accomplished by joining a nursing union.
Edwards (1999) states “If nursing is a science then perhaps it will prove fruitful to apply the historical turn to it in order to determine how nurses might best meet the ends of nursing” (p. 567). Nursing has developed significantly as a profession throughout the years. Nursing science provides the basis for nursing practice. Throughout history, several nurses made noteworthy changes in nursing practice. The following nurse leaders and events influenced the nursing profession, shaping the delivery of healthcare into what it is today.
At the beginning of the 1980’s a collective view was created on the aspects which were key to nursing being: the person, the environment, health and nursing, also known as ”the metaparadigm of nursing”. This is the basis for all current nursing theories (Verberk and Kuiper, 2006). A theory is constantly subject to changes in the environment to which the theory is applied and to the vision of the professionals who work with the theory (Smith, 1994). Theories are developed to make people work according to an underlying structure and specific approach so that they will work towards the same goals with the same vision in mind (Aggleton and Chalmers, 1986). A theory, however useful it might be as a support for the development of care approaches, should never become an unbreakable code.