Caring can be perceived as a relationship in which a nurse is dedicated to the needs of the cared for, but also as a moral obligation and a legal duty (Morse et al 1990). One of Roach’s (1984) five C’s ‘Commitment’, matches this remark and it also states
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.
THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES IN MENTAL HEALTH NURSING CARE. This essay will reflect on my experience whilst on placement. It would show how I engaged, sustained and disengaged from the therapeutic relationship with a service user through the use of appropriate communication and interpersonal skills. Chambers et al (2005, p303) suggest interpersonal and therapeutic relationships are at the centre of nursing work, the relationship that exists between nurse and patient can often provide the energy and be the catalyst, the motivation and the source of strength to continue with treatment or face difficult situations. I felt the need to develop therapeutic relationships with service users so they felt they could put their trust in me that I was there to listen and talk to them not just care for them.
This assignment is going to discuss the importance of needs assessment in nursing practice. Firstly it is will define the nursing process, its phases and how it can be applied when delivering patient centred care. It will then give a brief synopsis of the case scenario, identifying the patients’ needs that require assessment using the Roper Logan-Tierney model. Tools used for assessment will be given and a rational for the required assessment using relevant literature. Furthermore, one priority tool will be selected and then applied to the case scenario outlining the nursing interventions required.
MRM incorporates concepts from various interdisciplinary theories, such as Erikson’s psychosocial, Piaget’s cognitive, and Maslow’s basic needs, Selye’s and Engels’s stress adaptation, and several energy based concepts. MRM also serves as the basis of nursing education. It is also a wonderful way for nurses to teach their students by following their examples. The articles I have chosen are: GERIATRICS IN SIMULATION: ROLE MODELING AND CLINICAL JUDGMENT EFFECT. By: JOHNSON, ELIZABETH A.; LASATER, KATHIE; HODSON-CARLTON, KAY; SIKTBERG, LINDA; SIDERAS, STEPHANIE; DILLARD, NANCY.
Early efforts to study client outcomes began from quality improvement studies with nurses’ participation in the development of interdisciplinary care plans such as critical pathways and care maps that are still in use. Evidence-based practice (EBP) is using the best available evidence on hand to guide clinical decision making in order for nurses to provide the most current and best available care for their patients (Chitty & Black, 2010). EBP is a combination of knowledge to the research process, theory, clinical decision making and findings. The use of EBP requires that one must be aware of research that supports detailed and specific
The aim of this assignment is to develop a deeper understanding of client centered-care by exploring its meaning, misconceptions, significance, how it relates to professional caring and how it will influence and affect my practice as a future registered nurse. This will be done by exploring a clinical scenario that I recently encountered during one of my clinical days. As mention above the concept I chose is client centered care because it is an important framework for conceptualizing health care. So what is client centered care? According to the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario Best Practice Guidelines (RNAO BPG), the client is viewed as a whole person; therefore, client-centered care involves advocacy, empowerment and respect for the client’s autonomy, voice, self- determination and participation in decision-making.
Annotated Bibliography: Effective Communication in Nursing Anastasia Robey NR-101 Effective Communication in Nursing Communication is of utmost importance in the field of nursing. Lives depend on it. We communicate in many different ways. The way we communicate and how effectively we can get information across is vital in the nursing profession. The following articles will help you to understand the importance of, and the different forms of communication used in the nursing field.
Contents Introduction 3 Main Body 5 - 6 Evaluation 7 Analysis 8 - 9 Conclusion 10 Action Plan 11 References 12 – 13 Introduction: The aim of this assignment is to reflect upon an experience that took place whilst on clinical placement as part of a nurse training course. I intend to concentrate upon a particular incident from within this chosen clinical area and would hope to demonstrate effective clinical skills as well as a positive approach in utilising a reflective model. I plan to briefly explain the reflective process, describe, analyse and evaluate a critical incident before moving to recommendations formulated as a direct result of the experience. Jasper (2006) describes reflection as the ‘conscious exploration of an event to discover more about it and learn from it’. Previously, Schon (1987) identifies two types of reflection, namely “reflection-in-action” and “reflection-on-action”.
This is why empowerment in health promotion is key to individuals with mental health problems (Morrissey et al, 2008). In order to empower service users, nurses should apply health promotion theories to their approach to care (Mutsatsa, 2015). Theories include the Health Belief Model (Becker et al, 1974) and the Self-Efficacy Theory (Bandura, 1977b). All these theories are based on actions by the nurse provide the service user with sufficient information that allows them to understand their health, triggers, their ability to improve and how they go about doing so. Nurses should also provide cognitive behavioural therapy in their approach to person-centred care when dealing with service users as it can have a positive impact on the way