Without superb time management, a nurse’s job will never get done. When implementing a new electronic health record (EHR), this disrupts the routine that nurses have worked hard to develop. According to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), U.S. hospitals are to become meaningful users of EHR (Kelley, Brandon, & Docherty, 2011). How can the disruption be minimized while implementing a new EHR as directed by the ARRA? Relative Advantage Relative advantage is when “the individual adopting the new innovation must see how it will be an improvement over the old way of doing things (Rogers, 2003).
The World Health Organization, physicians, and patients acknowledge that spirituality is important to practice and helps to create hope, faith and compassion in health care, and also plays an important part in restoration of health. (1998). Seeker believes that spiritual practice in healthcare helps the individual cope with stress, anxiety, and fear, as well as gives the individual a feeling of hopeful and an overall healthier behavior, allowing the body to heal more effectively (2011). In this mixed environment of technology and spirituality, a healing hospital can help address the concerns of the patients of today. This paper will focus on those mechanism of a healing hospital and their relationship to spirituality.
They told her it was a fine idea, but impossible; it was too expensive, and such education was not available to women. Yet Blackwell reasoned that if the idea were a good one, there must be some way to do it, and she was attracted by the challenge. She convinced two physician friends to let her read medicine with them for a year, and applied to all the medical schools in New York and Philadelphia. She also applied to twelve more schools in the northeast states and was accepted by Geneva Medical College in western New York State in 1847. By persevering she was able to set a good example for women to
Differences in nursing competencies; ADN vs. BSN Susan Grigg Grand Canyon University: Professional Dynamics, NRS-430V August 8, 2015 DIFFERENCES IN NURSING COMPETENCIES; ADN vs. BSN “An ignorant woman, who was not fit for anything else, is good enough for a nurse” (Draper, 1893, 1949). Nursing has evolved tremendously over the past 150 years, not only in society’s view of a ‘nurse’, but in education levels as well. Crossing a span from prostitutes and women of ill repute, to today’s view of nurses as knowledgeable professionals with expertise in the area of caring for people. Inspired by the Nightingale model, early nurse training schools and today’s educational programs continue to evolve and grow. The author will discuss the difference
The healing hospital paradigm involves healing the client as a whole. This involves not just curing the disease. The paradigm’s focus is to address the patient and family’s cognitive, emotional, and spiritual well-being. In the hospital setting, barriers and stressors must be overcome to create a healing environment. This paper focuses on the paradigm of the healing hospital, examines its influence on the care giving process, and details the components in terms of spirituality.
These practices will extend caring science and knowledge along with development and clinical care persons and caring practice to new professional practice models of authentic caring healing excellence. Definition of caring moment is heart centered, loving energetic field, a turning point, a call to higher, deeper consciousness intentionally. A caring and living moment requires presence centering search
WOMEN IN THE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION ERA The same way women responded to and participated in the Renaissance and Humanistic Movements, they were also involved in the Scientific Revolution too. The excitement of new discoveries of the 17th and 18th centuries inspired a few gifted women scientists to formulate their own theories about the natural world. Most people have not heard of the women that will be discussed shortly, but surely all have heard of Nicholas Copernicus, Galileo Galilee, Sir Isaac Newton, and Rene Descartes. Like their male counterparts, the women scientists performed their own experiments, and even published their findings. In contrast to those women who were educated formally in humanistic precepts, women in the Scientific
What influenced my decision to attend graduate school? The purpose of this paper is to discuss what influenced my decision to return to school to pursue a graduate degree; some facilitators/barriers; educational goals; expectations of this course and how it will prepare me in becoming a nurse administrator. During my 20 years as a Registered Nurse with an associate’s degree, I have worked in practically every area of nursing. Some areas posed more challenging than others but all have played a major role in my decision today. I realize that an undergraduate education and years of experience alone will not afford you the necessary skills to participate in the global economy.
If we accept that spiritual care is a legitimate goal of nursing then we as nurses are able to care for the “whole” person and not just their physical ailments. Spiritual needs and psychosocial needs are often abstract, complex and more difficult to measure. These needs have often been given a lower priority than the much more obvious and easily measureable needs. So, if we are able to identify spiritual needs then we can provide spiritual care, but first we must have some sort of understanding of the nature of spirituality and how it can be expressed by different individuals. Simsen defines spirituality by saying, “The Spirit is that part of man which is concerned with the ultimate meaning of things and with a person’s relationship to that which transcends the material.” We need to be aware that spirituality may not always be expressed within a religious framework so we need to make a distinction between spirituality and religion.
Current and Future State of Advanced Practice Changing Roles of Advanced Practice Nurses Advanced practice nurses face a challenging situation within the present health care system. For many years, such traditional health care roles as physician and nurse have been regarded as unopposed professionals. With the rapid expansion of knowledge and the raising of standard of care based on evidence-based clinical practice, the health care system in recent years has expanded its ranks to support and expand the physician and nurse roles. Specialist and subspecialist training are fast making the role of the jack-of-all-trades health professional less and less valuable due to the sheer volume of knowledge required to match the standard of care demanded