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.
Question: Discuss what is involved in systematic development when developing a theory. Also, how is nursing theory different from the theory of other disciplines? The evolution of a nursing theory can be very arduous; yet rewarding, if proven successful and conclusive through research. Ultimately, a theory helps to guide research and validate practice. They can range from being very basic in nature to the most complex of emphases.
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.
Keywords: socialization, transitions, nursing, practice, professional, goals Socialization into Professional Nursing Socialization, according to Creasia and Friberg (2011, p.53), is “the process of becoming- acquiring knowledge and skills and internalizing attitudes and values specific to a given social group”. As nurses we go through a unique process of socialization as well. This is “the process of learning the skills, roles, and values of the profession, with the outcome being the development of a professional identity” (Creasia and Friberg, 2011, p.53). Each nurse’s socialization process will follow a similar pattern or path, but will also be a unique and slightly differing process
Based on these two premise, communication in nursing focuses on attending, listening, intervening and exploring the contents of information while observing the feelings of the patient (Arnold and Boggs, 2009, pp37-38). This piece of work will evaluate different aspects of my own learning; focusing on the importance of good communication and its influence in clinical practice. Throughout the essay, the significance of different communication skills will be explored. The essay will also evaluate different aspects of personal and professional values and their relevance in clinical practice. References will be made to some health related legislations such as; The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) code of conduct, Care Quality Commission (CQC), Francis Report, Department of Health (DoH), The National Health Service (NHS) constitution and the fundamental values of care (Six C’s).
"Furthermore, nursing practice incorporates intellectual and interpersonal skills in the care of patients and their families and emphasizes an interdisciplinary and collaborative relationship with other healthcare providers. Excellence in nursing requires commitment, caring, and critical thinking in terms of mastery of clinical skills, status, and control over practice" (CCN, 2015). When referring to the "person" aspect of metaparadigm for nursing we, as nurses, focus on the comfort, safety, care, needs, and advocacy of our patients. With each patient I encounter, I make an attempt to connect on a personal level with these patients, learn a little bit more of their personal life, and build upon trust; all of which aids in the successful health outcome/quality of stay for my patients. The environment aspect of metaparadigm for nursing, this gives us, as nurses, the opportunity to explore the patients demographics, mental concerns, and safety concerns when out of the hospital; this allows for us, the nurse, to have a better insight on ways in which we could improve their environmental factors while in the hospital.
Once you explore the reasons how research influences the way nurses’ practice you will see it is an essential aspect to create and understand why nurses practice nursing in the way they care for patients today. Even in nursing school, nursing students have completed their own mini researches on the way they take care of patients. When students practice skills in a clinical setting they will have opportunity to observe other nurses performing tasks and then apply those aspects and will improve the ability to provide the best outcome for the patient. The textbook Understanding Nursing Research BUILDING AN EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE states, ”nursing research is a scientific process that validates and refines existing knowledge and generates new knowledge that directly and indirectly influences nursing practice”(Burns & Grove, 2011, p. 4). Therefore with the knowledge nurses receive from the research will become the new recommendations and standards for nurses to practice on patients in the future.
Introduction 1.0 Introduction In this assignment the authors will apply management theory to a real world situation. A definition of an effective leader will be offered. The authors will then identify two Clinical Nurse Managers (CNM) they have worked with in clinical settings, addressing individually the qualities and behaviours of each person. For the purposes of this assignment the authors have selected CNMs who have similar roles within their respective nursing units. In order to preserve confidentiality pseudonyms will be used and each nursing unit referred to as A and B.
Bringing together education and healing was a life-changing experience that made me realize that nursing is my true calling. Traditionally, nurses were viewed as caregivers. In today’s world, image of nursing profession changes as nurses play many other roles such as patient’s advocates, educators, managers, team members, facilitators, and experts. (Zerwekh, 2006). As I read the entries from my reflective journal, I could see how my focus shifted from assisting patient with his basic needs at the beginning of the nursing school to more comprehensive nursing care today.
The Learning Leadership Experience Abstract The following is a self-reflective piece of a professional learning experience encountered through a mentorship session. It includes the appraisal of severals aspects of the nursing practise leadership that I pursued to achieve. The evaluation of some of the many activities performed under the supervision and assistance of the specialty's area charge nurse, my mentor, and the overall dynamic that persists within the open-heart surgery department. The main objective of this learning experience was to develop effective nursing leadership skills within the cardiac surgery core. Through the formulation of three goals, I looked forward to achieve the desired competencies, among the several: “ Define professional and essential responsibilities of the charge nurse to ensure prompt, safe and effective care of the surgical patient in a open-heart surgery setting”.