Within each of the roles of scholarship are the nursing core values of caring, integrity, diversity, and excellence (NLN). The scholarship of knowing seeks to build on the current foundation of nursing knowledge through the identification and research of health issues. Empirical and historical research, theory development, and methodological studies, generate new knowledge that forms the basis for new nursing theories and evidence-based practice. The APN scholarship of teaching assimilates new and existing knowledge, and transfers this information from expert to novice, teacher to student, and healthcare provider to the patient. The APN may teach by role modeling, or mentoring of students and new nurses.
The Role of Nurses When Using Nursing Process to Deliver Care The nursing process is now an integral part of nursing practice worldwide. It is defined as a systematic technique of planning, providing, and assessing care for patients (Carpenito-Moyet, 2007). It is a problem-solving method developed to help nurses to logically approach situations. It is by nature cyclic, theoretically based, dynamic, flexible, and goal-oriented. The nursing process is beneficial to the patient, the nurse, and the nursing profession.
During her years of experience, Leininger began to recognize the need for a theory surrounding the concept of caring. She was motivated by her observations as a nurse, providing care to children who displayed recurrent behavior patterns related to their culture (Sitzman & Eichelberger, 2011, p. 93). She is a major contributor to nursing practice, research, and academics. “In 1974, she founded the Transcultural Nursing Society and the Journal of Transcultural Nursing to support the research of the society” (University of Washington, 2013, para. 5).
A woman centred care: case study This summative assessment will enable me to apply the knowledge and skills I have acquired from the theory sessions of the fundamental aspects of care module. In order to meet the requirements of this assessment a public health issue will be identified from a case scenario. Whilst using a problem solving approach I will critically analyse the woman’s needs and the evidence- based midwifery care involved. By reflecting on the case scenario of a client that I helped to care for in the postnatal ward, I hope to show integration of the roles of the midwife and that of the student in achieving a woman centred care approach within our caseload of that day, through reflection. In this case reflection being the expression of my expectations, perceptions and feelings of the experience represented by the evidence in this case scenario (Rodgers, 2002).
The Master’s prepared Nurse Collaborator has supplementary skills that give the nurse additional authority in the plan of care for the patient. The advanced Nurse Collaborator works with other disciplines that have the same objectives and goals that facilitate patient outcomes. Collaboration is an intricate partnership, which uses a synthesis of various perspectives that share a mutual responsibility for problem solving. This teamwork involves strategic planning and commitment from all disciplines. The nurse in the role of collaborator uses the skills of the individual disciplines to reach the highest level of patient care standards.
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.
Nursing diagnosis is a way to express care needs that identify those who receive care, enabling application of possible nursing interventions. Such diagnoses also lead to possible standardized language among nurses and contribute to the development of nursing knowledge. The NANDA International classification(20) brings together a set of nursing diagnoses. Therefore, the language used in NANDA-I helps professionals to communicate their experiences with patients. It also contributes to patient care by classifying nursing phenomena and standardizing language among nurses.
nRunning head: NURSING THEORY 1 Nursing Theory Akwasi Agyemang Chamberlain College of Nursing NR501: Theoretical Basis For Advanced Nursing Practice May 2015 NURSING THEORY Nurses can use nursing theory as tool to help guide their practice. I personally define nursing theory as the mechanism that guide nurses and provide explanation to nursing interventions. It is defined by Croyle (2012) as an organized and systematic articulation of a set of statements related to questions in the discipline of nursing. The theories guide nursing practice and provide a foundation for clinical decision making. In the past, nurses were seen as assistive personnels and were often described as handmaiden to physician (Croyle, 2012).
Running Head: A CENTRAL THEME OF NURSING: THE NURSE –PATIENT RELATIONSHIP A Central Theme of Nursing: The Nurse-Patient Relationship Melia B. Maketo Fall 2009 Melia B. Maketo, Clayton State School of Nursing, Nursing Student A Central Theme of Nursing: The Nurse-Patient Relationship The American Nurses’ Association defines nursing as the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human responses, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations. It is a dynamic and flexible career; centered on the holistic well-being of the individual. With this in mind, nurses must have the ability to use their knowledge and skills to think critically in order to provide the best care possible. Perhaps the most important factor of providing quality care is fostering a cohesive nurse-patient relationship. While nurses strive to nurture this relationship, the foundation and concepts from which it is derived are evident in the CCSU Conceptual Model.
The theory of reflection has made the author identify the epistemology of reflection in and on action and the effect this can have on her professional growth. Through intensive reflective practices the author may be able to grow on the delivery of services she provides as a district nursing student. The Department of Health (1999) acknowledged that reflective practices were an important part of continuing professional development. This supports the given quotation by Boud and Walker (1991) that learning from experience is a crucial part of learning and gives health professionals the potential to explore a scenario, gain new knowledge and put it into practice. The author will now aim to critically discuss the literature surrounding the two reflective concepts and establish its implications within the delivery of the district nursing service.