Nursing Knowledge through the Nursing Process N. Bowling, S. McNeilly, T. Munoz, R. Phillips, K. Woodall Theories and Models of Nursing Practice/403 Ethel Jones Nursing Knowledge through the Nursing Process ASSESSMENT ASSESSMENT According to the American Nurses Association, “The common thread uniting different types of nurses who work in varied areas is the nursing process, the essential core of practice for the registered nurse to deliver holistic, patient-focused care” (ANA, 2014). Below a detailed flow chart identifies each step of the process in the order of which it takes place. * Understanding of normal parameters, anatomy, physiological process and human response. * Collection of subjective & objective data through general or focused assessment. * Interpret & prioritize data utilizing critical thinking to prioritize information collected.
This article main purpose is to provide evidence of the importance and application of standardized terminologies in the Nursing practice. A patient care scenario will be used to identify how NANDA, NOC, and NIC elements are applicable. Data, information, knowledge, and wisdom (DIKW) framework will be used to create the patient care scenario. Standardized Nursing terminologies are used by most of healthcare settings as part of Electronic Health Records, and represent nursing data, information, and knowledge that can be stored in the electronic systems to be used as a reference by health care professionals. Scenario A female is referred to home health services for skilled nursing evaluation, and observation.
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.
The purpose of this paper is to identify and explain the nursing mission of the organization I work for, Allegheny Health Network (AHN), compare this mission to the nursing unit’s mission I work on, explain the structural organization philosophy of AHN, and discuss the pros and cons associated with them. First, the organizations mission, vision, goals, and values are recognized and explained. A description of the professional practice model and care model are provided for support. An explanation of the nursing unit I work on within the hospital is given along with the mission associated with our every day practice. These two missions are then compared to one another to identify similarities, differences, and provide an understanding of how
APNs can facilitate the ability to practice both the art and science of nursing and reduce the chasm between theory and practice by using nursing theory as a foundation. According to Chism, nursing theory is made up of ideas brought together by associated expressions that characterize, clarify, and foretell phenomenon that are in accordance with nursing viewpoints (Chism, 2013). Nursing theory helps to identify what should shape the foundation of practice by clearly describing nursing. It is essential the APN use nursing theory in evidence-based practice, to provide better patient care, improve communication between nurses, and as a guide for nursing research and education. In addition, because the main champion of nursing, caring, cannot be quantified, it is crucial to have a theory to examine and spell out what the APN does.
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).
According to Watson (2001), the major elements of her theory are (a) the carative factors, (b) the transpersonal caring relationship, and (c) the caring occasion/caring moment. Watson reviewed the carative factors as a guide to the core of nursing. She used the term carative to relate to conventional medicine’s curative
Patient education should be personalized and suitable to the educational level of the patient, treatment, and management requirements of the diagnosed disease to promote active involvement from the patient in their plan of care. Together, the nursing process and Bloom’s taxonomy help with the development of educational plans to stimulate patient participation. Cognitive Domain A nurse must first assess the patient’s intellectual aptitude to effectively allocate medical knowledge. Clark (2013) stated, “Cognitive domain is the recall or recognition of specific facts, procedural patterns, and concepts that serve in the development of intellectual abilities and skills” (2). The cognitive domain includes six categories that must follow sequential order before moving to the next stage.
The purpose of this paper is to select and analyze one of the many nursing theories that exist. The focus of the theory and its history will be explored. In addition, the motivational factor behind the development of the theory and the creator’s philosophical beliefs and values will also be discussed. Then, concepts of the selected theory will be compared to the nursing metaparadigm. The nursing theory that will be discussed in this paper is the Interpersonal Relations theory, created by Hildegard E. Peplau.
Furthermore, the way in which the holistic approach is utilised when delivering healthcare to a patient, will be discussed. For clarification, a brief definition of roles, skills and qualities will be provided. Principally, the various roles, skills and qualities of the nurse, other professionals, and non professional carers will be examined, and how each contributes to delivering effective health care under this holistic approach Lastly, possible barriers to the effective delivery of care that could occur will be discussed. Possible scenarios will be given as examples on how the quality of care can become compromised due to the highlighted barriers, following this; possible solutions to these barriers will be considered. The Greek word holos originates the word ‘holistic’, as it means, “whole” (Kenworthy 2002).