The overall goal is for the client to return to pre-hospital living condition in an improved state of wellness. The theory of self-efficacy is based on the belief that what people think, believe, and feel affects how they behave. So, if the patient is taught to believe that they can take care of themselves and actually practice how to do it will help in maintaining good health. Nursing diagnosis: Anxiety and fear related to new diagnosis, lack of understanding of medical condition and disease process. The patient needs to understand his new medical condition in order to gain understanding of the disease process, signs and symptoms, complications, medication regimen, follow-up appointment as well as the benefits of physical activity, diet and weight control.
These links provide the key to a holistic understanding of health, which is central to the definition of health promotion. The concept of health promotion is based on the interpretation of social and cultural health, and disease. Health Promotion as defined by O’Donnell (2009) is “the science and art of helping people change their lifestyle to move toward a state of optimal health”. Optimal health is a balance of physical, spiritual, psychological and social health. Health promotion enables people to increase control over their health and to improve their health, which does not rely solely on one discipline of health but is rather a multidisciplinary scope that intertwines health education and health interventions and involves individuals, family, communities, state and federal government.
Personal and Professional Health Care Communication Annie Trinh HCS 350 December 11, 2013 Litanya Simien-Robnett Personal and Professional Health Care Communication Communication is an essential component of professional nursing. The knowledge and utilization of effective communication among professional health care providers directly effects their patient health outcomes. It allows health care professionals to obtain and share crucial data, teach and express their thoughts and concerns. It is a mode of transportation to utilize knowledge and convey a plan of action for progress and improvement. It is a way for professionals to embody and project change, to make a difference.
The purpose of this paper is for the nurse to complete a health assessment of a family by using Gordon’s 11 functional health patterns and the system’s approach. By using open ended questions for the 11 principals, the nurse can predict potential problems in the health perception, nutrition, elimination, activity-exercise, cognitive perception, rest-sleep, self perception/concept, role relationship, sexuality, coping, values and beliefs by evaluating the risk taking and behavioral patterns within the family. A nursing diagnosis and care plan can then be developed by using the data collected during the interview. The nurse can then provide health care interventions which will assist the family in obtaining optimal health (Edelman & Mandle, 2010). The family interviewed consists of five family members.
Nursing, as described by the American Nurses Association, “is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations” (American Nurses Association, 2013). Perioperative nursing is the care of clients undergoing surgery. The term perioperative nursing is used to describe preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative nurses that work as a team to ensure proper surgical care is given. In the operating room, nursing care is provided by a circulating nurse and/or a scrub nurse. Circulating nurses manage the care of the patient undergoing surgery, they assist anesthesia, monitors for breaks in sterility technique and assists with the needs of the surgeon.
Check airway maintenance with C spine protection, a nurse must note the skin color, assess conscious level, and chest movement of the patient if the patient unconscious, the medical team should open the airway by using the jaw-thrust maneuver. 2. Check breathing and ventilation, a nurse I should note if the patient is not breathing, call a hospital emergency code and start CPR. (Trauma) 3. Circulation with hemorrhage, a nurse must assess the level of consciousness, such as the Glasgow coma score and AVPU which are “alert, voice, pain and unresponsive” to control hemorrhage, check the radial and carotid pulses, check for another external bleeding.
We Can But Should We? Dixie Hagen Chamberlain College of Nursing As healthcare embraces technology to improve patient care outcomes, streamline operations, and lower costs, are the technology’s that makes life simpler. But who will benefit from this new technology and at what cost? Like the saying goes, “We Can But Should We?” Quick Response (QR) codes are the new rage today, they are black-and-white square boxes with maze like lines that resemble a digital bacteria or some computer life form (Whaley, 2012). These two-dimensional codes have the ability to store 14 types of data, and when scanned will deliver the stored information to that person’s mobile device.
Health promotion is defined as the process of enabling people to increase control over and improve their health. It focuses on helping individuals, families and communities develop the competence and capabilities they require to gain control over day to day events and circumstances so to achieve a sense of security. Simply put, health promotion is a way to give power to the individual to take charge of their health. It is your right as an individual to be healthy. The role as a nurse has also changed over the years from taking care of the ill in a hospitals setting to promoting health and disease intervention at home.
| Culture and Health Attitudes | How Culture Influences Individual Attitudes on Health | | Alina Campbell | 11/11/2012 | This paper will explain the importance of health to American society, and compare and contrast those of other cultures. | Health related issues have become very important in our culture. Our society has improved personal and public health due to the link between health and communication, which has grown and been recognized as a main element. Communication can contribute to prevention of disease, relationship between doctor and patient, and change individual and public attitudes and behaviors. Individually, health communication can help raise awareness of health risks and give one the proper information to reduce those risks.
Perspective on Health Care HCS 212 February 13, 201 Perspective on Health Care When asked what interests me about the history of health care I would answer with the statement: possessing the knowledge of personal health information to make informed choices about my health and the health of those close to me. Staying informed on health topics and health challenges make me a better woman, mother, daughter, sister, friend, and one day soon a health care service worker. Having information on health care will enhance my level of communication when I enter the field, but also make me better able to interact with my doctor and other health care professionals on my health. Often my interest in health care is driven by staying current on health issues to maintain the quality of my life or to learn about conditions to help those around me. Having lost a close friend way to young, I am determined to live a healthy, full, and meaningful life.