The safety of our patients is our number one priority when giving medical care. However, the core concept of theory help us guide our knowledge which adapt and applied to clinical setting. Theory is a fundamental factor of nursing practice, education, research and outcomes. Core concept that Is Common These theories develop by many theorist that serve as guide in nursing. The core concept of nursing is the diversity in healthcare settings dealt with the disparity between theorist of Florence Nothingale and Jean Watson.
It also contributes to patient care by classifying nursing phenomena and standardizing language among nurses. Nursing diagnoses are scientific interpretations of data that appeared and that are used to guide planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing practice. The use of nursing diagnoses gives more visibility to nurses, whose caregiving has previously been invisible or unrecognized(20). Defining characteristics and factors are related to nursing diagnoses. Those characteristics are passible clues of observations and checks.
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).
Comparison of Chlorhexidine Gluconate and Povidone Iodine in central line catheter care Introduction: Evidence based practice: Globally, nursing is one of the most honorable professions among healthcare providers. Nursing is caring, which focuses on patients’ comfort and nurses act as advocators. An advocate means a person who defends or argues for the rights of others (Oman Nursing and Midwifery Council (ONMC) 2011). For example, a nurse might face a situation which needs his/her advocacy skills to fight for the patients’ right. Therefore, nurses should be up to date with knowledge, skills and attitude by introducing significant evidence into their practice (ONMC 2011).
However, when speaking to a client, using jargon and medical terms can be considered as inappropriate and confusing for the people involved. When Patients come into a hospital, they are concerned with their health and they would want to know as much information as a nurse can give them. By using the correct language, and knowing how much information to divulge, a nurse can positively contribute to the care of their client. (Wright, Lorraine M.; Leahey, Maureen. 2009).
Nurses have a great opportunity to shape the future of the nursing practice through therapeutic communication Armold&Boggs, (2011). While nursing is fundamentally about communicating care and care is at the heart of the nurse client relationship, many problems still remain in the clinical area due to a lack of effective communication. This is supported by Crawford,( 1998).Communication is a key skill of modern nursing practice. Therapeutic Communication is one of the most valuable tools that nurses have to build good interpersonal relationship or trust. I felt the need to develop therapeutic relationship with the patients so that they could feel they could put their trust in me ,also that I was there to listen and talk to them not just care for them.Cutcliff and Mckenna (2005) states that you can gain comfort from drawing on your interpersonal skills, having strength and endurance, feeling self confident , having sufficient competence,beingpeace and ease with oneself and also having a sense of being valued and useful.
I will first provide an overview of the issue in relation to both these fields of nursing and discuss why it is important and the impact it has on nursing care. I will then highlight any similarities and/or differences that may rise between the two fields. Adult nurses provide a high standard of essential personal care with dignity and compassion, while also being able to undertake complex interventions and use specialist skills, such as communication-the basic skill needed to survive as a nurse. Philippa Sully (2003) stated that “development of effective working relationships underpins all aspects of nursing practice. Whether we are exploring the best way to arrange shift cover or discuss with patients and their families the most appropriate community care, how we communicate depends on our professional relationships with all those involved.” In other words, communication is a key aspect in nursing as a whole.
Today, considerable focus in nursing science has been on integration of knowledge into practice, largely with increased attention to evidence based practice and translation research (McEwen & Willis, 2014). There are different types of nursing theories and these theories are developed for the purpose of explaining and describing nursing care. Examples include; Environment theory, Interpersonal theory, Adaptation theory, Goal Attainment theory, etc. I have chosen to focus on Dorothea Orem’s self-care theory for the purpose of this paper in which I will analyze the importance of nursing theory and highlight the key ideas of the self-care theory. Importance of Nursing Theory Nursing theory provides the foundation for nursing research which develops nursing practice.
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
Because the values and responsibilities of nurses is shaped by history the report was based on this idea, and was developed as a historical evidence grounded modern data. History shows evidence of what nurses can achieve, like how nurses were the founders of community health practices. History also helps in arguing about major policy issues. For example if nurses are allowed to participate as leaders and valued clinicians only will better, quality and easy health access can be achieved. Nursing historians are important to give advice on policy matters, so that all the interested parties can achieve the same goal and better patient care.