Furthermore, one priority tool will be selected and then applied to the case scenario outlining the nursing interventions required. Positive and negatives aspects of the selected priority tool will be discussed followed by a conclusion summarising the key points of the assignments. Nursing process is an organised problem-solving framework for nursing practice that promotes clinical thinking process enabling nurses to provide individualised care to patients (Hogston, 2011 p3). The NMC (2010) states that nurses should possess the skills to deliver holistic person centred and systematic assessment of physical, emotional, psychological, cultural and spiritual needs, including risk and develops a comprehensive individualised plan of nursing care. The five phase nursing process is a cyclical process which allows nurses to recognise the patient’s nursing diagnosis in order to plot appropriate care.
Jennifer Renee’ Long Week 2 – Nursing Theory Assignment Chamberlain College of Nursing NR501 – Theoretical Basis for Advanced Nursing Practice Professor Kadriyya Clark Fall Semester 2013 Nurses need knowledge in order to practice. In 1978, Carper described the four distinct patterns of nursing knowledge in the areas of art, personal-knowing, science, and ethics. This knowledge is organized into nursing theories and general laws in order to describe, explain, and/or predict the phenomena of interest to nursing (Bredow & Peterson, 2009). Theory is fundamental to nursing and is an essential component to the profession. Nursing theory applies conceptual frameworks to guide practice through predicting and describing specific behavior.
The core concept of nursing is the diversity in healthcare settings dealt with the disparity between theorist of Florence Nothingale and Jean Watson. Florence Nothingale environment theory and metaparadigms will help establish the criteria which identify where and when nurse apply the core concept of nursing practice on a daily basis. Jean Watson theory is the philosophy and science of caring which is interrelated theories of Florence nightingale concepts. To understand these theory we have to understand the core concept of knowledge that will establish the path of explanations and give the meaning of a phenomena of nursing practice. These nursing practices must base on nursing theories we are using in the clinical setting of practice.
Application of Theory Paper Nursing theory is the framework that defines nursing practice, establishes standards of care and provides the information essential for functioning patient care. Theory presents logical and educated reasons for nursing actions, based on structured, written depictions of what nursing is and what nurses do (Rousell, 2010). When problems arise within the educational, research, administration and direct patient care settings; theory supplies a foundation for dialog. When using theory to facilitate resolution of a nursing issue it guides leaders in the direction of the common goal of affording superior patient care (Rousell, 2010). In this paper I will apply the Ida Jean Orlando’s Nursing Deliberate Nursing Process Theory to patient boarding in the Emergency Department (ED), a current issue at the facility I am employed.
Running head: NURSING SYSTEMS & LEADERSHIP QUALITY Nursing Systems & Leadership Quality WGU RTT task 1 April 20, 2015 1 NURSING SYSTEMS & LEADERSHIP QUALITY 2 Nursing Systems & Leadership Quality A. The understanding of nursing-sensitive indicators by the nurses involved in Mr. J.’s care are essential in providing patient-centered-care and best practice. “Clinical indicators are aspects of clinical care that can be measured to show the degree to which care is or is not carried out.”(Cherry & Jacob, 2008, p. 453) “Nursing-sensitive indicators reflect the structure, process and outcomes of nursing care. Process indicators measure aspects of nursing care such as assessment, intervention, and RN job satisfaction.”("Nursing World," 2015, p. 1) The first being the fact that Mr. J. has mild dementia, a fractured hip, is medicated which then makes him confused and unsafe to be left alone for the fear of a possible fall. Knowledge of pressure ulcer prevalence.
nRunning head: NURSING THEORY 1 Nursing Theory Akwasi Agyemang Chamberlain College of Nursing NR501: Theoretical Basis For Advanced Nursing Practice May 2015 NURSING THEORY Nurses can use nursing theory as tool to help guide their practice. I personally define nursing theory as the mechanism that guide nurses and provide explanation to nursing interventions. It is defined by Croyle (2012) as an organized and systematic articulation of a set of statements related to questions in the discipline of nursing. The theories guide nursing practice and provide a foundation for clinical decision making. In the past, nurses were seen as assistive personnels and were often described as handmaiden to physician (Croyle, 2012).
Writing Assignment 6.1 The Nursing Process: Assessment and Diagnosis By: Rodney Gene Sheaffer Jr. NU100 Pam Pauli 02/06/15 ABSTRACT What is the nursing process? The nursing process is the organizational framework for the process of nursing (Ackley 2014). It covers all of the steps necessary to provide the highest quality of care. A nurse uses this process to effectively assess, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate their patient. In this paper we will look at the individual steps in the nursing process as well as using these steps to assess and diagnose a patient.
Obstetrical nurses identify themselves as advocates for laboring women (James, et al., 2003). But, Thorman, et al. (2006) in a Round Table Discussion of Perinatal Nurse Executives, states that, “much work is still needed to support appropriately assertive communication techniques when nurses have concerns about patient status”, to promote and ensure patient safety. My research interest is focused on identifying the barriers to assertiveness, or implementing the chain of command, when an obstetrical nurse is faced with clinical discord that threatens patient safety. This interest, sparked by quality assurance record reviews, led me down a path of communication factors and teamwork systems.
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).
Instead, Roper pointed out they should be viewed "As a cognitive way to the assessment and care of the patient, not on paper as a checklist, but in the nurse's approach to and system of her care." So, nurses intensify their understanding of the model and its application. In additional of that, nursing is a profession that relying on correspondence, rooted in the organic dependency of the individual human being in relationship with other human being such as human interactions. As the unique function of nursing, it includes autonomous and collaborative care of clients of all ages, families, ethics and communities, sick or well and in