This systematic review aims to gather information describing leadership techniques that have a positive effect on staff nurses decision to stay in the work place (Cowden, Cummings, & Profetto-McGrath, 2011). The Problem The first step in a systematic review is stating a specific problem or research question that the reviewer is investigating. This step is critical in focusing the review to answer a specific research question. The specificity of the research question “also saves other scientists…the time to obtain and evaluate these studies themselves” (Rew, 2010). In this systematic review the reviewers “focused on why staff nurses stay in their current positions rather than why they leave” and the influence
Health as Expanding Consciousness Margaret Newman’s theory of HEC began forming when she was taking care of her mother who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). HEC is a theory that helps nurses assist their patients to find their way. “ ‘[O]ne does not practice nursing using the theory, but rather the theory becomes a way of being with the client-a way of offering clients to…find their way(p.xiv)’” (Parker & Smith, 2010, p. 290). Providing an overview of this theory will help educate the reader on the importance of implementing HEC into their nursing practice. A plan to help put into practice HEC into everyday nursing practice will be explained.
Learning one’s strengths and weaknesses, and understanding goals are essential in meeting the demands of graduate school. Goal Setting It was a daunting task for me to arrive in my decision to pursue advance-nursing education beyond my busy career and family life. After careful analysis and consultations, I realized that the advantages I would get from completing Family Nurse Practitioner Program outweighed its disadvantages. I utilized Specific, Measurable, Action related, Realistic and Time based (S.M.A.R.T.) Objectives in setting my goals to ensure my success in my chosen “battle” (Pugsley, 2009).
Abstract Comfort is an important concept in nursing practice that must be used as a guide in providing holistic care to improve patient’s health status. In the history of nursing practice, the concept of comfort is vague and is often times linked to end of life situations only. Dr. Katharine Kolcaba, a teacher and a nurse researcher, developed the theory of comfort with the goal of improving the patient’s experience and overall satisfaction as well as to promote higher hospital integrity and better institutional outcomes. This paper informed the reader of the concept of Comfort Theory, its strengths and weaknesses including the barriers and challenges met when using the theory, its application and implication to critical care setting, and its relevance to healthcare professionals and to the health care system. Further on, the plan to implement the theory in critical care nursing was presented.
This essay will discuss and debate a reflection of practical experience and how I accomplished the level of practise in my first nursing practise. Reflection requires self-awareness and analysis (Schutz et al, 2004) which will also relate critical thoughts in theory to practice. The clinical skill I have chosen to reflect on within the essay is the recording of the vital signs. According to Kiesel and Perkins (2006),‘Measuring and recording a patient’s vital signs accurately important aspect of nursing which provides essential physiological data about the patients condition as static , deteriorating or indeed improving’ (2006). Nursing is a practise-based profession, so it is vital that the clinical skills, that are the tools of the grade(Maggie 1999).According to White(2000),‘To enable students to develop their proficiency in clinical skills nurse educators use innovative methods of supplementing the practice placement experience by turning to simulated practice to achieve this’ (2000).
Watson Job Aid NUR 405 April 30, 2012 Nursing is an aged profession that has long since had the challenge of being a proven profession. Many theorists have developed their own theory in regards to nursing, care, and the profession. Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring is yet another theory developed to do just the same. With elements focused on nursing carative factors, developing transpersonal relationships with the patient, and the caring occasion or caring moment. This theory provides a guide for nurses to follow to provide holistic care for the patient.
This theory has been used to help the new generation of nurses to view the human being as a whole with a connection between body, mind, spirit and the environment, understand transpersonal relationship, and create caring moments in nursing practice to improve patient care to obtain positive outcomes. Watson’s theory focus in caring as it must to remain constant. The words “human care” in Watson original book, was later changed to “human caring” or “caring” to describe transpersonal interaction, caring moments, and carative factors, elements of Watson’s theory (Watson, 2012). Watson describes caring as an intentional act from the nurses. In her theory, Watson emphasis that the nurse has
My Personal Nursing Philosophy Kimberly A. Anderson RN, BSN Holy Names University Abstract The purpose of this paper is to identify and describe my personal nursing philosophy and growth objectives in the context of preparing for the advanced practice role of Nurse Educator. Nurses are educators in the sense that they educate their patients on their health status, diagnostic interventions, medications, and after-care instructions in some manner during most interpersonal interactions. Nurses educate the physician and other healthcare team members when communicating a patient’s information, responses to interventions or special methods to utilize when approaching the patient. Nurses educate each other through the sharing of techniques, knowledge, and expertise gained from experience. Though nurses generally align themselves with a favorite nursing theorist to form their approach to practice, many concepts are based on the basic metaparadigm of nursing: person, environment, health, and nurse.
Transforming education: The IOM report indicates that nursing education should serve as a platform for continued lifelong learning and include opportunity for seamless transition into higher education (IOM 2011). Report encourages states board of nursing and nursing governing bodies to take actions to support nurses in the completion of a transition to practice program (nurse residency). Nurse residency program provide new nurses with hands on educational training not received in school. Nurses must achieve higher levels of education and utilize this education to meet challenges facing health care. An associate degree is great; however a
It is a very effective tool to assess understanding. Keywords: Nursing, Patient education, Teach back, Teach back method The Impact of the Teach Back Method on Improving Patient Health Literacy Introduction Teach back is an important method that is being utilized for patient education in many areas of the Cleveland Clinic and its regional hospitals. The language used in medical consents and patient information handouts and pamphlets is often above the reading level of an average patient in the United States. Explanations for homegoing care given at discharge by medical personnel are sometimes not understood because patients are more concerned about getting home and don't really pay attention to what is being explained to them. The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether adding a teach back element into documents and discharge instructions provides an effective way to evaluate patient understanding.