Concept Comparison and Analysis across Theories Lori Hamilton NUR/513 October 14, 2013 Georgia Swank Concept Comparison and Analysis across Theories As a profession, nursing theorists have come up with different theories that support and guide nursing practice. This paper will discuss the role of nursing in both Virginia Henderson’s Need Theory and Dorothea Orem’s Self Care Theory. The premise of each theory is the nurse will care for the patient until the patient can care for his or her self. By comparing and analyzing each theory, one will be able to get a better understanding of how to best apply the nursing theory in practice. In both, Henderson’s Need Theory and Orem’s Self Care Theory, the ‘role of nursing’ is the core concept.
Nursing Theory: Kolcaba’s Comfort Theory and Patient Care Casey Ziegler Chamberlain College of Nursing NR-501: Theoretical Basis of Advanced Nursing March 2015 Nursing Theory: Kolcaba’s Comfort Theory and Patient Care Nursing theory is the backbone of the nursing profession. Nursing theory can be described as the organization of concepts and propositions that are designed for the guidance of nursing practice (Kolcaba's Theory of Comfort, 2013). The concept of nursing theory was first introduced early in nursing school. The basic theories/theorists were introduced to help provide a foundation for nursing students. Once schooling is over, many nurses tend to forget that nursing theory should be incorporated into daily nursing life.
Blooms Research and Response Jennifer Crane NUR/427 June 24th, 2013 Gina Stephens Blooms Research and Response Blooms Taxonomy of Education is a communication between caregivers for patient education and related issues to patient care. The research done by Bloom is a valuable tool for Nurses to communicate with staff members and their patients. There are three domains involved with taxonomy: Cognitive, Affective, and Psychomotor. Each of these domains measure the level of understanding achieved. In this paper will teach how learn how Bloom’s Taxonomy applies in a case study, how it is a benefit to nursing instructions and will describe each domain.
| Expressed feelings of abilities to cope reduce stress. (Nanda, 2012). | Nursing Intervention 2 | Desired Outcome 1 | Desired Outcome 2 | Evaluation Method | Rationale | The nurse will assist the patient in being co-manager of treatment plan (Nanda, 2012). | Patient will gain control over the situation X 30 days. | Patient will become educated about treatment plan and possible side effects X 30 days.
This stronger focus helps to enable the nurse to make more educated decision on what to focus on with an individual or family and prioritize so that the family is not overwhelmed. When a nurse is assessing a family it is important to look at the individuals’ health and developmental stage and how it affects the family as a whole. This paper will show how using Gordon’s 11 functional health patterns is a useful tool in assessing a family. The family interviewed consist of a 31 year old husband with a Hispanic background that is a P.E. teacher and a 30 year old wife with an African American background that is a critical care R.N.
Health Promotion Health promotion is an important part of a nurse’s role. To help prevent disease and promote healthy lifestyle options a nurse should encourage patients through educating them and communicating effectively to enable patients to adopt Health promoting attitudes and behaviours NMC (2008) This essay will be focussed on a patient cared for by the author, on a clinical placement and a description of how a situation of health promotion had been delivered by the student nurse. The names of the people have been change to protect confidentiality in accordance to the NMC (2008). As a Student Nurse it is imperative to recognise in depth and explore what health promotion is and how we can empower patients to make informed, healthy decisions regarding their health. The WHO 2011 states that “Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health.
Pre-interaction preparation I have chosen Peoplau’s theory of interpersonal relations. It’s the use of a therapeutic relationship between the nurse and the client. The idea of the theory is the dealing with clients as they are the important matter and then by focusing on their problems, treatment and their health rather than treating them as if they are a secondary consideration (Kozier etl al., 2009). Peoplau’s work is responsible for the combination of the therapeutic relationship and the nurse-client relationship into nursing theory (Forchuk, C., Dorsay, J., 1994). Peoplau’s interpersonal relations were found in all major theoretical works today.
Personal Philosophy of Nursing Beverly’s Personal Philosophy of Nursing In order to write a philosophy of nursing, I believe that first one must decide what philosophy means to them. William R. Thomas (2011), director of programs for The Atlas Society, explains philosophy as an inclusive system of ideas about human nature and the nature of the reality we live in. Studies reveal that this system is a guide for living centered on the issues it addresses and determining the course we take in life and how we treat other people is determined by one’s philosophy. Based on this information a nurse’s philosophy of their responsibilities as a member of the health care profession is significant. As a nurse grows with knowledge and experience their philosophy is likely to yield some transformation.
In order to be successful the nurse is able to understand and communicate the needs of the patient, be knowledgeable of available resources, and have the tenacity to stand up for their patients. Definition of Nursing In my initial paper I mention M. Jean Watson, Florence Nightingale, and Dorthea Orem as theorists that captured my philosophy of nursing. While I still think there is a great deal to be 2 learned from these theorists, I have found through my clinical experiences that the theorist I lean more towards depends on where in the hospital or community I am working and the patient or client I am working with. As the semesters have gone on I have found a love for fast paced, high stress environments, such as the Emergency Department. Virginia Henderson’s Definition of Nursing targets this population, focusing on patient safety and nursing knowledge.
Running head: SOCIALIZATION IN NURSING 1 Abstract According to our nursing text written by Creasia and Friberg (2011), “socialization is the process of learning and incorporating acquired values, skills, behaviors, and norms appropriate to nursing practice into individual professional identity. The process of socialization may begin at various times: (1) when a new graduate is no longer a student and has become a professional nurse; (2) when the role of the nurse who’s previously employed in the healthcare setting changes; (3) when the experienced nurse returns to the educational setting to obtain higher learning” ( p. 44). Socialization requires adaptation to change. To better understand socialization and it’s process as it relates to my personal experience in the transition from being a regular person-- student, mother, employee-- to being a professional nurse, I will share how I was socialized into nursing and how my practice was impacted by my education, those who instructed me, my classmates and eventually my peers. This transition evoked me to think differently, act differently, and speak differently as I became different.