In this paper I will discuss the importance of a framework of praxis, it’s application to the APN, what influences the framework and employing the framework into context. Praxis Overview Praxis has been defined in a number of ways for different disciplines. For the discipline of nursing it has been described as the art of the coming together of science and practice and linking practice and theory (Kilpatrick, 2008). Praxis can arise at an individual or a group level. At the individual level it is recognizing and reflecting on an issue that restricts one’s abilities and experiences, then taking action to change the issue for themselves and others affected (Chinn & Kramer, 2011).
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.
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.
Reflection as a learning tool allows me to identify the positive and negative aspects of my practice and to draw upon previous experiences and apply them to new situations “Reflective practice has, however, the potential to help practitioners in all fields unlock the tacit knowledge and understanding that they have of their practice and use this to generate knowledge for future practice”. (Schutz, 2007 pg.26) The clinical competency I have chosen in this report is Phlebotomy. As part of my role as a health care support worker within a District Nursing team Phlebotomy is one of my primary duties. The clinical skill I have chosen to reflect upon within this account is venepuncture. Confidentiality has been maintained throughout within this assignment and all names and locations are changed in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council code of conduct (2008, Section: Confidentiality) and for this purpose I have chosen to name the patient as Mrs Jones.
Self Evaluation of Critical Thinking Susan R. Bolte The Ohio State University College of Nursing Graduate School Self Evaluation of Critical Thinking “Critical thinking in nursing is an essential component of professional accountability and quality nursing care” (Rubenfeld & Sheffer, 2010, p. 31). Nurses that use effective critical thinking must use certain habits of the mind, as well as, specific cognitive skills. According to Rubenfeld and Sheffer (2010), critical thinking is not only important to clinicians and educators, but also, it is important to patients and their significant others as it has a direct impact on the quality of patient outcomes. Quality patient outcomes require multiple levels of thinking (p. 9). By performing a self-assessment of my own critical thinking skills, I have revealed both strengths, as well as, weaknesses which have provided a basis for this paper.
The purpose of this paper is to select and analyze one of the many nursing theories that exist. The focus of the theory and its history will be explored. In addition, the motivational factor behind the development of the theory and the creator’s philosophical beliefs and values will also be discussed. Then, concepts of the selected theory will be compared to the nursing metaparadigm. The nursing theory that will be discussed in this paper is the Interpersonal Relations theory, created by Hildegard E. Peplau.
The Nurse and another member of the Multi Disciplinary Team would present the sessions. Health promotion is seen as an important aspect of nursing in raising awareness and responding to the health needs of individuals and communities (NMC 2004, NMC 2008). Health promotion has been defined as a concept that encompasses health education, heath awareness and health improvement, to empower individuals and communities to take control over the choices made to improve their health (UK DoH, 1999). The World Health Organisation neatly incorporates these ideas into their definition ‘Health Promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health.’ (WHO, 1984). Health Promotion is not only concerned with direct support to individuals and communities, but
Introduction The purpose of research is to answer questions that exist around a subject or to develop a solution. It aims to add to the existing knowledge of a topic. The goal of nursing research is to contribute to the evidence to support best clinical practise and education in the nursing profession (REF). This assignment will focus on the subject of the effects of post thrombotic syndrome following lower extremity dvt. This subject was chosen as..............
The aim of this assignment is to develop a deeper understanding of client centered-care by exploring its meaning, misconceptions, significance, how it relates to professional caring and how it will influence and affect my practice as a future registered nurse. This will be done by exploring a clinical scenario that I recently encountered during one of my clinical days. As mention above the concept I chose is client centered care because it is an important framework for conceptualizing health care. So what is client centered care? According to the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario Best Practice Guidelines (RNAO BPG), the client is viewed as a whole person; therefore, client-centered care involves advocacy, empowerment and respect for the client’s autonomy, voice, self- determination and participation in decision-making.
This essay will discuss and reflects using Gibbs reflective cycle (1988) about the use of pressure ulcer prevention tool and how functional it is based on evidence based practice (EBP) that will facilitate to enhance the possible result of an underlying procedure. According to Jasper (2003), reflection is a fundamental tool in order for the student’s to understand the broad perspective between theory and practice. Reflection is an active process that enables health care professionals gain a deeper understanding of their experiences and it serves to extend our professionalism and develop our confidence in a bid to make sense of clinical experiences (Ghaye, Gillespie & Lillyman 2000).In accordance to Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Code of practice the details about the client will not be given to ensure the confidentiality and protection of the patient (NMC, 2008). The first part of Gibbs reflective cycle is the description. As a health care professional trained in different approach, I assessed my client based on the theory and learning experience that I have had.