• Describe how Watson’s Theory of Human Transpersonal Caring is related. | |Historical time period |Nursing role in community |Major health issues|Partnerships used |Watson’s theory | |Past period 1 |Industrial Revolution |In the 1800’s the role of |The major health |Daughters of Charity | | | |American Revolution War |nursing was delivered by |issues in the |Dominican Sisters | | |1800'S |Crimean War |women in the home for all |1800’s were small |Franciscan Sisters of the | | | |American Civil War |family members when they were|pox, yellow fever, |Poor | | | | |sick, during childbirth, and |cholera, typhoid, |AMA-hygiene study | | | | |to decrease suffering. |typhus, |Elizabeth Law in England | | | | |Nursing care was provided for|tuberculosis, |Florence Nightingale | | | | |the poor, mentally ill, and |maleria, infant |developed nursing | | | |
Nursing Theorist Grid Use grid below to complete the Week 4-Nursing Theorists assignment. Please see the “Nursing Theorists’ Grading Criteria” document, located on the Materials page of the student Web site. Theorist Selected: Florence Nightingale Description of Theory: Nightingales theory encourages that maintaining the environment can directly and indirectly restore a patient’s health. Nightingale’s theory is explained as the environment, patient and the nurse interact with one another. She believed that the environment can in-directly and directly effect a patients health and it has great benefit on the healing process when controlled and managed to patient recovery Her theory encouraged collaboration and cooperation as the focus of the nurse-patient relationship.
She was well-educated, after completing her studies in math, natural science, Greek, Latin, German, French, Italian, and ancient and modern literature (Egenes, 2009, p. 4). She was expected to marry and have children, but instead believed she had been chosen to devote her life to the service of humanity. She traveled to Germany to be trained by Pastor Theodor Fleidner,. He and his wife had established the Pastor Fleidner’s Deaconess Home and Hospital at Kaiserswerth, primarily for the training of nursing. Florence spent three years under their tutelage, then returned to Britain and was appointed superintendent of a hospital.
Evolution of Community and Public Health Nursing NUR 405 October 21, 2013 Evolution of Community and Public Health Nursing The evolution of community and public health nursing goes back four centuries ago from the British settlers into the New World of America. Many events have led to the advancement of the nursing field after the American Revolution bringing public support for establishing government-sponsored boards of health (Stanhope & Lancaster 2012). Key health issues, perspectives, goals, roles, functions, community and public health partnerships will be discussed. The first influence was the complexity of medicine during the nineteenth-century. Many women performing nursing functions in the almshouses (medical care for all by the Elizabethan Poor Law provided minimal care, most often in almshouses supported by local government, sought to regulate where the poor could live as to provide care during illness) and early hospitals in Great Britain were poorly educated, untrained and often undependable (Stanhope & Lancaster 2012) .
Banner tries to do their best to provide many career options for nurses in order to try and deflect any issues with nursing shortages or staffing difficulties. For many years Banner Health has been known for being the cream of the crop in healthcare and a career advancement to there as a nurse is something nurses strive towards. This organization gives nurses many opportunities to advance and enhance their careers while working through Banner Health by providing continuing clinical education, tuition reimbursement, and scholarships or grants (Banner Health, 2015). Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center has been named one of the top 100 hospitals to work for by Nursing Professionals magazine ("Stretching Targets," 2009, p. 10). For Banner Health they have a unique vision for their nurses.
Sources that can help us plan staffing models or determine appropriate nurse-to-patient ratios include standards defined by professional nursing organizations and regulatory agencies, and benchmarks from the American Nurses Association’s National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators. Context Nurses have been fighting for better staffing for a long time. This year in February, registered nurses in our nation’s capital gathered together to announce the introduction of safe staffing legislation that would set minimum, numerical RN-to-patient ratios in district hospitals, with extra staffing depending on the acuity of the patient (DC nurses, 2013). In 1999, California became the first state to pass legislation mandating minimum nurse-to-patient ratios (Chapman, et al., 2009). Nursing unions in California lobbied for this legislation because nurses were overworked and patient safety was an issue.
State of Advance Practice/Week 2 Patricia Grayson-Canty Chamberlain College of Nursing NR 510 Leadership and Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse Terri Schmitt Professor Spring B 2014 Introduction The purpose of this paper is to further examine the state of advanced practice nursing from a local, state, national, and international perspective. The role of the nurse practitioner (NP) “evolved from the shortage of primary care medical providers in underserved areas in the 1960s” (DeNisco & Barker, 2013, p. 20). NPs became a much needed asset during the Great Society era due to the development of the government health programs such as Medicaid, Medicare, and Community health Centers that needed care providers. These programs helped
Running head: CULTURAL HERITAGE TRADITIONS Cultural Heritage Traditions Michelle Pierson, RN Grand Canyon University Family Centered Health Promotion NRS-429-V Leslie Greenberg August 12, 2012 Cultural Heritage Traditions Heritage and culture plays an important role in a person’s life. It can affect a person’s beliefs, habits, choices, and behaviors (Edelman & Mandel, 2010, p. 17). To provide competent care nurses must be able to understand different cultures, and identify how a person’s heritage can affect their health. The Heritage Assessment tool (HAT) can be used to help healthcare workers understand their patients, thus enabling them to provide culturally competent, holistic care. This paper will compare three different cultures, Mixed American, Hispanic and Jewish-American, and how these cultures affected the patient’s health maintenance, protection and restoration.
Community and Public Health Nursing Reflection NUR/405 December 10, 2012 Pamela Smith Community and Public Health Nursing Reflection The community health nurses roll in the participating family community is to focus on their health needs. Community health nursing refers to a systemic, comprehensive focus on wellness, disease prevention, and health promotion of a specific population. The community health nurse functions as case manage patient advocate, and educator. The nurse collaborates with other agencies to ensure healthy outcomes of the community. Nurses that care for the health of specific communities such as the family participating, assess the members living in a demographic area, and monitor the environment for potential
• Describe how Watson’s Theory of Human Transpersonal Caring is related. ***Make sure that you cite your sources if you are using another person’s content*** Historical time period Nursing role in community Major health issues Partnerships used Watson’s theory Past period 1 Colonial period in America: The colonists recognized public health problems quite early in North America. They established temporary boards of health were established in response to epidemic diseases. In the early years of America’s settlement, the female head of the household took care of all household members, in their sickness and childbirth as well as wellness. She was also responsible for growing or gathering healing herbs for use throughout the year.