Relationship between Nursing Process and Peplau’s Model Peplau’s key concept focuses around the therapeutic nurse-client relationship which develops through overlapping and interlocking phases of orientation, working, and resolution through which the nurse-client relationship evolves throughout the patient’s healing process (Blais & Hayes, 2011). Peplau’s therapeutic nurse-client relationship phases and the nursing process goes hand in hand. The nursing process of assessing applies to Peplau’s orientation phase of gathering data, actively listening, building trust, and reducing any anxiety (Videbeck, 2011). This takes place in the beginning of the therapeutic relationship and it differs from other patient relationships because it focuses on only the needs of the patient (Videbeck, 2011). The nurse is responsible for setting the parameters of the meetings and then providing the client with direction.
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
Watson developed her theory influence by the Eastern culture, international travels, and experiences obtained from her sabbatical leaves. Caring theory, which has been developing over the years, serves as a guideline to educate nurses how to apply the theory in nursing practice. Later, Watson expanded her theory publishing her book Nursing: Human Science and Human Care to Human Caring Science: A Theory of Nursing. Watson’s job evolves “framing and naming caring science as the disciplinary foundation for nursing profession” (Watson, 2012, p. ix-xi). This theory has been used to help the new generation of nurses to view the human being as a whole with a connection between body, mind, spirit and the environment, understand transpersonal relationship, and create caring moments in nursing practice to improve patient care to obtain positive outcomes.
The core concept of nursing is the diversity in healthcare settings dealt with the disparity between theorist of Florence Nothingale and Jean Watson. Florence Nothingale environment theory and metaparadigms will help establish the criteria which identify where and when nurse apply the core concept of nursing practice on a daily basis. Jean Watson theory is the philosophy and science of caring which is interrelated theories of Florence nightingale concepts. To understand these theory we have to understand the core concept of knowledge that will establish the path of explanations and give the meaning of a phenomena of nursing practice. These nursing practices must base on nursing theories we are using in the clinical setting of practice.
Career Mapping In this essay I will briefly be describing the roles of a registered nurse, self evaluating myself by comparing personal transferable skills that I can bring into nursing. I will be looking at how to develop my skills that I am lacking in and discussing nursing career goals and opportunities I have learnt so far. The role of a nurse is very diverse, they have to be a care giver by assisting patients attending to their needs, communicator as they have to communicate with a range of people; patients and other healthcare professionals. Teacher by educating patients learn about their health and health care procedures they need to perform maintain or restore Health, Advocate to protect the patient and the human rights. Counsellor which is a process helping the patient recognise and cope with the problems.
The student nurse will reflect on health promotion issues as this stood out to me in several areas, The student nurse discovered that although we can nurse a patient back to health it is so important to make the patient aware of how necessary it is for them to participate in their care by adhering to what is recommended to them by various members of the Multidisciplinary Team and the devastating consequences that the patient can encounter if advice is ignored. The student nurse will use the Gibbs (1988) reflective cycle, this encouraged thinking systematically about all phases of an activity. Gibbs (1988) is descriptive with regards to feelings, evaluation, analysis, conclusions and action plans, therefore ideal for this assignment. Although I experienced many different aspects of care regarding health promotions this assignment will concentrate mainly on a single event that will stay with me throughout my nursing career. According to Scottish Government (2010) Healthcare Quality Strategy for NHS Scotland, nurse’s carers and people at the heart of the healthcare and care delivery services should improve conditions in NHS Scotland and the care provided, on reading this strategy I understand a nurses responsibility, but the importance of patient participation in their own care is invaluable and the cooperation and communication with the Multidisciplinary Team is essential to complete patient care package to the highest standard.
A nurse working in palliative care would require a high level of EI. They need to show understanding to dying patients and their families. In conclusion if EI can enhance patient care, maintain emotional health for staff and improve colleague relationship further research would be required. Akerjordet, K., & Severinsson, E. (2008). Emotionally intelligent nurse leadership: a literature review study.
According to “Code of Ethics” (2007), the second provision states, “The nurse’s primary commitment is to the patient, whether an individual, family, group, or community” (ANA, 2001, p. 18). Therefore, as nurses we are obligated to tell the court what we had observed, when we had observed it and to whom we reported the incident to. References Chmielewski, C., (2004). The Importance of Values and Culture in Ethical Decision Making. Retrieved November 8, 2012 from NACADA Clearinghouse of Academic Advising Resources Web site:
In this paper, I will discuss about patient teaching that I have done as a student nurse at Antelope Valley Hospital on the Medsurg Unit. Some of the teaching are how to promote a productive cough with deep coughing technique, how to use an incentive spirometer, explanation of Thoracentesis procedure, the importance of HbA1C in diabetic management and lastly, teaching of noninvasive technique to help with urinary retention and the use of straight catheterization. Patient teaching is one of the many important elements in nursing care. Nurses provide and teach basic health information pertaining to the patient’s condition and demonstrate important self-care techniques to the patient so that they can independently perform to take care of themselves. With this knowledge, the patient can self-promote their wellbeing.
Perspective Theory Nursing theories offer an organized and systemic way to express statements related to questions in nursing, providing nurses with the opportunity to describe, predict, explain and control phenomenon related to their practice. In these ever-changing nursing environments, nursing theories have managed to provide theoretical bases for nursing research and practice (Im & Chang, 2012). The Ernestine Wiedenbach nursing theory addresses the helping art of clinical nursing, identifying ways a nurse can meet the needs of her patient by individualizing care. Wiedenbach believed that the practice of clinical nursing is goal directed, deliberately carried out, and patient centered (Parker & Smith, 2010). Virginia Henderson's theory proposes that the function of the nurse is to help the client perform activities that will help them get better if they cannot do it themself.