According to Alligood (2010), “the formation of a humanistic-altruistic system of values, the instillation of faith-hope, the cultivation of sensitivity to one’s self and to others, and the development of a helping-trusting relationship” (p. 113) are the four carative factors. Watson’s theory teaches the nurse how to search within herself to ask the question what is the true caring? Watson’s theory focuses on genuine nursing care that consists of respect and valuing another
Neal (2003) cited in Hinchliff et al (2003) states that a therapeutic relationship can be described as being between nurse and patient and is based on the patient’s needs for care, assistance and guidance. It is a relationship that is established solely to meet the needs of the patient and therefore, is therapeutic in nature. I felt that it was very important to develop a therapeutic relationship with my patient in order that they could feel that they could put their trust in me and that I was there to talk and listen to them, and not just in a caring capacity. Therefore there is a great need for good interpersonal skills to be able to achieve a therapeutic relationship. Cutliff (2005) states that you can gain comfort from drawing on your interpersonal skills by having strength and endurance, feeling self confident and brave, having sufficient competence, feeling independent, being at peace and at ease with oneself and also having a sense of being valued and useful.
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). The key objective of praxis is through reflection to incorporate theory, practice and art to aid in the recognition and valuing of diverse types of knowledge (Kilpatrick, 2008). Praxis plays an integral role for the APN and there should be a solid foundation of understanding. There are several benefits for APN’s use of nursing praxis; it influences the relationship the practitioner develops with patients, their families and colleagues. Moreover, it provides the opportunity for change, personal nursing theory and knowledge development through self-reflection.
A holistic analysis of the effectiveness of communication in Nursing Practice Introduction: This essay is designed to analyse the effectiveness of communication in the nurse-to- patient relationships; drawing particular attention to the strengths and weaknesses of verbal communication among practitioners, nurses, clients and their significant others. Communication is one of the commonly stated competencies required to work effectively within any multi-professional environment (Suiter et al.2009) as cited in Thomas, Pollard & Sellman (2014). Arnold and Boggs (2011, pp163) defines communication as a two way process that uses a combination of verbal and non-verbal behaviours integrated for the purpose of sharing information. However, Goodman & Clemow (2010, pp55) argues that communication has gone beyond the mere exchange of information; nonetheless, other attributes of clients are being shared, like meanings, views or feelings. Based on these two premise, communication in nursing focuses on attending, listening, intervening and exploring the contents of information while observing the feelings of the patient (Arnold and Boggs, 2009, pp37-38).
Our decisions must be guided by our conscience, morals, our professional responsibility, our responsibility for dose we care for, and our responsibility to the organization we work for. Critical decision making or critical thinking is the key to ensure high quality patient care, reduce adverse outcomes, and improve patient safety and satisfaction (Benner, Hughes, & Molly, 2008). Works Cited Anderson, L. (2014, February 11). Understanding the Different Scopes of Nursing Practice. Retrieved from NurseTogether Web site: http://www.nursetogether.com/understanding-the-different-scope-of-nursin Benner, P., Hughes, R. G., & Molly, S. (2008).
(Johnson, Lasater, Hodson-Carlton, Siktberg, Sideras, & Dillard 2012). Learning from exemplary nurses is the key. It influences us to follow in their footsteps. A great nurse educator believes that more can always be done above and beyond the call of duty. As Tanner (2006) identified, there is a strong need for nurse educators to focus on clinical thinking in order to safely meet complex patient care situations in health care.
It is also important to know where and how theories can best apply to current nursing practice. Compare and Analyze a Common Core Concept A common core concept among Virginia Henderson’s need theory and Dorothea Orem’s self-care deficit nursing theory is nursing. Both theorists use the nursing concept in their theory to define the role of nursing. Henderson defines nursing as the unique function of a nurse to help a person sick or well in the performance of activities contributing to health or its recovery that the person would perform unaided if he or she had the necessary strength, will, or knowledge. Nursing can also consist of assisting an individual to a peaceful death.
All nurses have a professional responsibility to promote the use of evidence-based nursing practice through effective leadership and management. Introduction This assignment is intended on exploring Evidence based practice and its relations to research paradigms that are used throughout the healthcare profession. Exploring the difference between leadership and management styles in relation to evidence based practice and policy implementation. Evidence based practice; Evidence based practice (EBP) is defined as a conscious use of the best current evidence when making decisions about an individual patients care (Sacket et al, 1997). Nursing research is a systematic inquiry designed to build knowledge on an important issue for nurses, with the aim of developing nursing education, practice and administration (Beck and Polit, 2006).
Educational Preparation Jody A. Johnston Grand Canyon University: NRS 430 March 29, 2013 According to the ANA’s definition of nursing, “nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations” (ANA, Nursing World). Through education and experience, nurses will be able to fill the roles as stated by the ANA. According to Lane and Kohlenberg, “society’s view of nurses and healthcare providers demands professionalism, and the underlying component of professionalism is education” (2010, p. 220-221). The scope of what the