Post-operatively, whether post-operative day 1 or day 10, orthopedic patients are very dependent on nurses and other healthcare professionals to meet and provide their daily needs. This patient population has many self-care deficits of varying degrees. To meet the demands of the orthopedic patients, Dorothea E. Orem’s theory is a good guide for my and other nurses’ professional practice. Self-care competence has an impact in the quality and quantity of life. Nurses educate and assist patients to achieve their competency in caring for themselves.
Patient Teaching Plan Abstract A nurses’ role is being an educator to the patient. Patient teaching is very important part of nursing field. A lot of patient are not fully aware of their chronic illnesses, its diagnosis and treatment, as well as certain skills that is needed for managing their illnesses. That is why our role is to provide these information for the patients so that could have a better health management. 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.
critique of a nurs's exp of being with a patient wile told of cancer Research Critique of “Nurse’s experiences of being present with a patient receiving a diagnosis with cancer” Sandra Lanyon, R.N. 1. The purpose of this study is to discover the “everyday lived experience” of registered nurses present in the room with a patient, when the physician presents a diagnosis of cancer to the patient. The hypothesis of this study is what is the experience of the nurse who is present when her patient is informed of a diagnosis of cancer. That is present with a patient when they are informed of their diagnosis of cancer by their physician.
Bringing together education and healing was a life-changing experience that made me realize that nursing is my true calling. Traditionally, nurses were viewed as caregivers. In today’s world, image of nursing profession changes as nurses play many other roles such as patient’s advocates, educators, managers, team members, facilitators, and experts. (Zerwekh, 2006). As I read the entries from my reflective journal, I could see how my focus shifted from assisting patient with his basic needs at the beginning of the nursing school to more comprehensive nursing care today.
Typically nurses have always taught their patients how to manage their daily lives with an illness, but now the purpose is more on how the patient can remain healthy and what preventative measures the nurse needs to implement for their patients. Nursing roles and responsibilities have changed within the last ten years or so. The role of a nurse now is typically seen as being an advocates, educators, researchers, collaborators, partners, and policy-makers with a continued focus on community health. Nursing has become increasingly more involved in the process of health promotion. With budget cuts at facilities and high physician to patient scenarios, nurses implement
Teaching Strategies for Special Populations Sarah Dean HCA 331: Introduction to Health Care Education Instructor Nina Bell March 26, 2012 Teaching Strategies for Special Populations The job of a healthcare professional is a never ending job with many responsibilities. That's because there will always be a patient to educate and help them become their own self-care agent. There will always be someone who is sick and needs the help of a health care professional. One of the many things they teach a patient is either how to maintain their health or restore it. They also have to reach out to the families of the patients because they have to know the importance of the rehabilitation efforts and how demanding being part of a community life is necessary for independence.
Registered Nurses are very important people they work to support health, avoid diseases, and help patients deal with illnesses. They are also supporters and health coaches for patients, families, and communities (WorldWideLearn: THE WORLD'S PREMIER ONLINE DIRECTORY OF EDUCATION, 1999-2012).When providing direct patient care, they observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress; assist physicians during treatments and examinations; administer medication; and assist in convalescence and rehabilitation (WorldWideLearn: THE WORLD'S PREMIER ONLINE DIRECTORY OF EDUCATION, 1999-2012). Registered Nurses also promote and maintain nursing care plans; they steer patients and their families in proper care; and help individuals and groups take steps to improve or maintain their health. While state laws govern the tasks the RN’s may perform, it is usually the work setting that determines their daily job duties (WorldWideLearn: THE WORLD'S PREMIER ONLINE DIRECTORY OF EDUCATION, 1999-2012). As a kid I didn’t dream about getting married like most little girls do.
All nurses have a scope of practice they must follow but depending on the patient will tell them what procedures to perform. Some roles that RNs are responsible for are developing nursing plans, instructing patients or their family members how to properly take care of the ill, providing direct patient care, and also teaching in nursing programs. The direct patient care is when they examine the patient and record signs, symptoms, temperature, height, weight, and any other problems. (Daily Activities). Most nurses usually work in healthcare facilities unless they are home health care providers such as school nurses or for the elderly.
According to BLS website (2014), Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members. BLS website writes, “Most registered nurses work as part of a team with physicians and other healthcare specialists. Some registered nurses oversee licensed practical nurses, nursing assistant and home health aides” (2014, para. 5) BLS website says “Registered nurses typically do the following: Record patients' medical histories and symptoms, administer patients’ medicines and treatments, set up plans for patients’ care or contribute to existing plans, observe patients and record observations, consult with doctors and other healthcare professionals, operate and monitor medical equipment, help perform diagnostic tests and analyze results, teach patients and their families how to manage illnesses or injuries, explain what to do at home after treatment” (2014,para.4). BLS writes , “As the largest healthcare occupation, registered nurses held about 2.7 million jobs in 2012.
These nurses work day in and day out to help their patients forget they have cancer and live their lives. “Oncology nurses are professional nurses who focus on preventing cancer, caring for individuals with cancer and their families during diagnosis and treatment, caring for cancer survivors, and providing care at the end of life. The roles of oncology nurses are diverse; they can work in many settings and have roles as practitioners, educators, managers, or scientists, says, Susan Beck” (Bauer) Cancer in and of itself is structured. A person can have a terminal cancer, a treatable cancer, or cancerous tumors. Many people think there is no cure for cancer, or that there is a cure for every cancer.