Nurses also serve as advocates for patients, families, and communities. They develop and manage nursing care plans; instruct patients and their families in proper care; and help individuals and groups take steps to improve or maintain their health. The nursing field has a wide range of career opportunities, ranging from entry-level practitioner, who has the opportunity to find a job with a three-year RN degree, to doctoral-level researcher. Once you are a professional nurse, you might choose to focus on a particular specialty. There are numerous specialty options in the nursing field, of which, each has its own education/certification requirements and related professional network or organization.
The Health Belief Model (HBM) is a psychological model that is use in nursing to explain and predict health behaviors of patients diagnosed with chronic disease like MI. In educating the patient using this model, the nurse will focus on the attitudes and beliefs of the patient. The nurse will encourage the patient by educating to recognize and promptly response to signs and symptoms of any complication from the MI. In-depth education opportunities will be planned and evaluated. The overall goal is for the client to return to pre-hospital living condition in an improved state of wellness.
The nurse can either help or interfere with the patient’s healing process, depending on how this nurse-patient relationship is developed and followed through. Watson’s theory helps nurses examine themselves and their patients on a holistic level - mentally, physically, and spiritually. “In Watson’s theory, nursing is centered around helping the patient achieve a higher degree of harmony within mind, body, and soul, and this harmony is achieved through caring transactions involving a transpersonal caring relationship” (Suliman, Welmann, Omer, and Thomas, 2009, p 293). This
Where could you go to get advice, information and support to deal with the dilemma? Answer: Since she lives on her own, I assume she is in domiciliary care or home care. First I would check her care plan. Then if I’m not satisfied with that, I would contact my agency to learn a bit more background information about the client. Lastly, I would contact the GP or Nurse in charge of her to get a deeper insight about the client.
The purpose of home hospice care is to support the patient, their families, and the caregivers through this process. Home hospice is a valuable resource for people with terminal illness who want to be in familiar surroundings in their final days. A key component to hospice is discovering the patient’s end of life wishes. This conversation involves the medical team, patient, and those wo will be caring for the patient. As a hospice worker, it is not only necessary to support the patient’s wishes but work with their caregivers to accept the wishes and help carry them out.
Ahnyinah Davis American Literature 4th Block Amie Howard 4/27/12 I am My sister’s keeper The book My Sister’s Keeper was published in 2004 by Atria books, the movie My Sister’s Keeper was published in 2009 by Nick Cassavetes. The book and the movie talks about a young girl name Kate, who is diagnosed with cancer and also tells the story about a 13 year-old girl name Anna, who sues her parents for medical rights to her body when she is expected to donate a kidney. The book and the movie differ from one another but still talks on the subject of Kate having leukemia. This book was thought provoking, inspiring, and heart wrenching. While reading the novel My Sister’s Keeper it took me back to the year my mom died, just like Kate she too needed a kidney but wasn’t as fortunate to live long enough for it to happen.
The unit will also provide useful underpinning knowledge for the study of food hygiene and of practical culinary skills. You will be introduced to the concept of nutritional health through exploring nutritional definitions and different ways of describing diet and food intake. The characteristics of macronutrients and micronutrients in terms of their chemical composition and behavior in cooking, digestion and in human metabolism will be explored, and related to the nutritional requirements for different individuals. The effects of non-food substances that may be ingested and that influence health will also be considered. The importance of nutrition for different population groups will be investigated, and related to risks to health as well as to socio-economic factors that influence food intakes.
Discuss how you demonstrate this value. Altruism is the principle or practice of unselfish concern for or devotion to the welfare of others. (Dictionary.com) Nurses demonstrate altruism by being patients advocates. Nurses on a daily basis, by making the best decisions that is in the best interest of the patients. As a Hospice Nurse, I am practicing altruism on a daily basis.
(AONE, 2010) Leadership is not just managing but facilitating. For example a nurse can facilitate the safe discharge of a CHF patient by collaborating with the dietician, the physical therapist, the pharmacist, and the home health nurse. The nurse can pull together the resources to provide education on diet, exercise, and fluid and medication management. This example not only demonstrates a nurse’s core knowledge base but her ability to be patient and family centered. Integrating the contributions of all team members helps to facilitate the patient journey.
These beliefs, values, and practices influence the health promotion and disease prevention in which they seek (Edelman & Mandle, 2010). The assessment of these practices is an essential role nurse’s play in caring for each individual and family. By using the family focused approach the nurse can determine the support and care a family can provide to the patient. The nurse can then assess the family’s potential of obtaining optimal health. 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.