At the individual level it is recognizing and reflecting on an issue that restricts one’s abilities and experiences, then taking action to change the issue for themselves and others affected (Chinn & Kramer, 2011). The key objective of praxis is through reflection to incorporate theory, practice and art to aid in the recognition and valuing of diverse types of knowledge (Kilpatrick, 2008). Praxis plays an integral role for the APN and there should be a solid foundation of understanding. There are several benefits for APN’s use of nursing praxis; it influences the relationship the practitioner develops with patients, their families and colleagues. Moreover, it provides the opportunity for change, personal nursing theory and knowledge development through self-reflection.
Discuss the importance of research in health and social care To support care information gathered from research can be used by health care proffesionals so they can give the best possible care and treatment. It is important to ensure that the right people have access to the right information at the right time so they can provide you with the right care. To improve health and social care services for everyone Information is used for purposes beyond your direct care: Commissioning The people who plan health and care services (commissioners) need good information about the types of illnesses people have and the treatments they receive, as well as the result of that care or treatment. They can then check to make sure that people are getting the services that are right for them. Public health Some information is used for public health.
This paper will address the foundational frameworks of QI, the various stakeholders’ definition of quality, the various roles of clinicians and patients in QI. This paper will also address why quality management is needed in health care industry, accrediting and regulatory organizations involved in QI. The Foundational Frameworks of QI The foundational framework of QI is a continuous process that focuses on multiple relationships such as implementing improvements and improvements in processes. Some areas that organizations may concentrate their improvement efforts on are the reduction of medication errors, reduction of emergency room wait times or clinical measures such as breast cancer screenings or HIV testing. Walter Shewhart developed the Plan, Do, Study Act cycle used as the basis for planning and direction performance improvement efforts (Ransom, Joshi, Nash, & Ransom, 2008).
There are different ways to monitor the effects of research such as; using questionnaires, interviews and reviewing the data. An example of this is to send out a health questionnaire asking the public how they feel the GP surgeries are performing. Lastly the function of research is to examine the topics of contemporary interest, these topics are issues which are relevant to health and social care that continuously emerge and become the subject of debate among both public and professionals. Research is needed to explore the extent of issues and potential benefits of individuals and society, an example of this is examining the likeliness of a global
Doane and Varcoe state that relational nursing practice is seen “through a relational lens, always assuming and looking for how people, situations, contexts, environments, and processes are integrally connecting and shaping each other” (2008, p.51). This definition of relational practice can be applied to Health Promotion as it encompasses a holistic approach to health. The concepts of relational theory are dynamic to nursing practice as they are needed to establish a collaborative relationship between all involved resulting in better health care and health promotion. The Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion states that “Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health” (World Health Organization [WHO], 1986, p. 1). The Ottawa charter describes Health promotion in a broad focus on health including education, interdisciplinary collaboration, and the importance of client’s participation to influence on his or her own care and outcome.
Additionally, “The health belief model and social learning theory assist the nurse in formulating an action plan that meets the needs and capabilities of the individual making health behavior changes” (Edelman & Mandle, 2010, p. 248). This model states important points that serve as guidelines for nurses to help enable them to determine an individuals’’ willingness to change health behaviors and to understand the factors that contribute to their state of health (Edleman & Mandle, 2010). They are as follows: • Individual perceptions or readiness for change • The value of health to the individual compared with other aspects of living • Perceived susceptibility to a health problem, disease, or complications • Perceived seriousness of the disease level threatening the achievement of certain goals or aims • Risk factors to a disease attributed to heredity, race or culture, medical history, or other causes • Perceived benefits of health action • Perceived barriers to promotion action As nurses, we must always act on the opportunity to educate and recognize those opportunities as they arise. We must be able to evaluate the willingness of individuals to learn and to accept new ways that they can improve their health. We do have such a large amount of face-to-face contact with people that it is only in our benefit to take advantage of educational situations.
Research in a Health and Social care setting In this essay, you will find out why research is useful in a Health and Social Care setting. Functions of research: One function of research is identifying needs. Health and Social care workers use research to identify the needs of an individual. The information from the research allows the professional to make decisions about suitable treatments and care plans suited to the individual. For example a doctor may take blood pressure and the heart rate of a patient and use it to find a treatment.
They must not only be concerned with patient’s and family members but they too must look at their employees and make sure they have a focus and the tools they need to reach the goals and provide safe, efficient, quality healthcare. They must be able to handle any ethical issues. There must be a focus point so that employees have a goal in site to reach for. Leadership is the backbone for nursing and healthcare providers. References Aitamaa, E., Leino-Kilpi, H., Puukka, P., & Suhonen, R. (2010).
• Effective communication among health care staff. • Charting the patient’s response to care. • Auditing care for improvement, third-party payment, and governmental, and regulatory purposes. • Teaching health care professional about care issues for the patients. Key reminders of documentation gave focus on the goals to staff of ways to improve documentations for financial concerns for payments by Medicare, liability issues, and possible malpractice lawsuits.
The purpose of health literacy is so individuals (patients) can understand, make, and act on health care information to make better decisions in their care as well as understanding their diseases/illnesses in order to have better outcomes. “Nurses need to be sensitive to the health literacy levels of their clients particularly as it impacts their outcomes, and assist them to develop a greater understanding of their health issues.” (Hebda & Czar, 2013, p. 23). Some uses in the healthcare system for health literacy include “navigating the healthcare system, including filling out complex forms and locating providers and services, sharing personal information (health history) with providers, and engaging in self-care and chronic disease management. Health literacy requires knowledge of health topics. People with limited health literacy often lack knowledge or have misinformation about the body as well as the nature and causes of disease.