Theoretical Basis: Watson's Theory of Human Caring An advanced practice nurse (APN) to help guide professional practice and provide a working framework can use many different theories and models. Theories provide a foundation in which an APN can seek to understand patients and their problems and effectively plan interventions. Basing our practice on a particular theory can help improve the care we provide by not only providing structure but also providing boundaries and goals for our nursing actions and it defines a framework to evaluate the effectiveness of the actions we provide (Eldridge, 2014). This paper is going to review Watson’s theory of human caring and provide a description of the interrelated concepts for the grand nursing theory. The theorist’s background and perspectives will be explained and lastly the theory will be discussed as to how it can serve as an underpinning and improve nursing practice.
Bloom’s Taxonomy of Education and its use in Nursing Education Bloom’s Taxonomy of Education research was conducted to allow staff members to more clearly understand the patient’s situation and think more critically in preventing patient complications. Using Bloom’s framework and guiding staff members to review current documentation with data in small segments would allow staff members to focus on the important clues and draw accurate conclusions (Larkin & Burton, 2008). This framework allows the instructor to measure the outcomes of the educational activity while moving the learners from basic to higher levels of cognitive function (Larkin & Burton, 2008). Bloom’s Taxonomy’s in Nursing Education allows nurses to broaden the use of their critical thinking skills by researching the patients care. Through progress notes, labs work results, physicians orders, operative reports, and data collection worksheets allows a nurse to assemble a plan for the patient during his or her hospital
A holistic analysis of the effectiveness of communication in Nursing Practice Introduction: This essay is designed to analyse the effectiveness of communication in the nurse-to- patient relationships; drawing particular attention to the strengths and weaknesses of verbal communication among practitioners, nurses, clients and their significant others. Communication is one of the commonly stated competencies required to work effectively within any multi-professional environment (Suiter et al.2009) as cited in Thomas, Pollard & Sellman (2014). Arnold and Boggs (2011, pp163) defines communication as a two way process that uses a combination of verbal and non-verbal behaviours integrated for the purpose of sharing information. However, Goodman & Clemow (2010, pp55) argues that communication has gone beyond the mere exchange of information; nonetheless, other attributes of clients are being shared, like meanings, views or feelings. 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).
Application of Theory to Nurse Staffing Monet J. Scott Chamberlain College of Nursing NR: 501 Theoretical Basis Advance Nursing June 2015 Application of Theory to Nurse Staffing Theories guide the nursing practice in the sense that they may be used to express viewpoints and orientations to the foundational characteristics of the nursing profession. This has a profound impact on the way nursing is practiced in every clinical situation. Theories are also used to comprehend and analyze certain situations resulting in effective nursing approaches and essentials to carry out quality nursing care. Nursing theories are not exclusive to practical and tactile patient care situations but they are also valuable in problem solving. The ability of nurses to respond, preform, and resolve issues accordingly in nursing care situations can be attributed to the use of theory.
Retrieved from http://www.ana.com Documentation is a primary emphasis in nursing informatics, because quality care depends on effective communication. Since healthcare providers communicate primarily through the notes they write in a patients chart, nurse informatics improve the speed, timeliness and accuracy of patient charting, giving health workers more up-to-date, complete information leading them to make better decisions about patients care. Nursing Informatics (2008, December 31). Retrieved from http://www.ExploreHealthCareeers.org I believe that informatics in nursing improves communication among the care-givers involved with the patient care in a timely manner, decreases medication errors with the scan the patient-scan the medication system and it decreases waste with-in the hospital due to been able to link supplies used to patient data and increases patient satisfaction and improves care because the nurse can spend more time doing patient care instead of patient hand written
These core concepts lead nurses to actions that guide their practice. Nurses incorporate these concepts as they review, formulate, and deliver nursing care (Brilowski & Wendler, 2005). Nursing is a common core concept of nursing theories. Comparing and analyzing the definition of the concept of nursing among theories helps to distinguish the differences between them. It is also important to know where and how theories can best apply to current nursing practice.
Fairman’s Work In “The Visit: Nurse Practitioners and the Negotiation of Practice”, Julie A. Fairman (2011) illustrates how nurse practitioners have negotiated over time, using various methods, to collaborate and make a place for themselves in primary health care settings. She frames her discussion in the space of “the visit”. The visit serves as the context of “provider-patient interaction” (p. 190). It is defined not only by the environment in which providers and patient interact, but also the external factors that influence such interaction. Fairman (2011) claims that she used the visit as the unit of analysis because it is known to be “flexible” and exemplifies “how nurses’ clinical practice changes over time and location” (p. 190).
The methodology used will be described and the rationale for this choice. The recommended sampling, data collection and analysis will be discussed and an explanation of the approaches adopted. Trustworthiness and rigour of the study and ethical issues and considerations will be referred to within context of the proposal. Finally it will be concluded as to how the proposed piece of research would add to the knowledge of nurses and the benefit it would have on their practice as well as discussing the impact it could have on patient safety and the quality improvement of care. Literature review A literature review is undertaking to summarise all current literature on a selected topic.
The aim of evidence based practice (EBP) being to help clinicians base their actions on best current evidence. Newly educated nurses are aware that nursing research is very valuable to nursing because it challenges and tests the effectiveness of the care we
(Potter & Perry, 2011, p. 2) As a professional nurse, you need to stay informed and be aware of the most current evidence or research. (Potter & Perry, 2011, p. 2) Research helps to inform our practice and helps us to improve patient outcomes. Just as it is important for nurses to be aware of current research, it is also critical that nurses have effective and adaptable communication skills. A nurses responsibility is to effectively communicate with patients and their familles, as well as the team. Effective communication allows nurses to develop important therapeutic skills.