Dr. Watson believes that caring is central to nursing and can be effective if practiced interpersonally. In her caring theory, Dr. Watson introduced ten carative factors that are essential to successful nursing care (Alligood, 2010). This paper will discuss the key concepts of Watson’s theory and it will describe how it applies to the nurse and patient relationship. The caring moment will be defined and the application of four carative factors will be described. 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.
These steps of concept analysis by Walker and Avant, gives the researcher a foundation to process their concept in a formalized manner. Purpose of Self care concept In this paper the concept of Dorothy Orem’s self care theory will be reviewed and the importance of self-care in the prevention and self-management of acute and chronic illness. A concept analysis by using Watson & Avant model on concept analysis will be conducted about Dorothy Orem’s self care theory. The following will be identified in this paper. The Literature review of self-care to find the key attributes of self-care.
Application of Theory to Nurse Staffing Monet J. Scott Chamberlain College of Nursing NR: 501 Theoretical Basis Advance Nursing June 2015 Application of Theory to Nurse Staffing Theories guide the nursing practice in the sense that they may be used to express viewpoints and orientations to the foundational characteristics of the nursing profession. This has a profound impact on the way nursing is practiced in every clinical situation. Theories are also used to comprehend and analyze certain situations resulting in effective nursing approaches and essentials to carry out quality nursing care. Nursing theories are not exclusive to practical and tactile patient care situations but they are also valuable in problem solving. The ability of nurses to respond, preform, and resolve issues accordingly in nursing care situations can be attributed to the use of theory.
INTRODUCTION A nursing information system supports the use and documentation of nursing processes and activities and provides tools for managing the delivery or nursing care. For an effective nursing information system two goals must be accomplished. * The system must support the way that nurses function, allowing them to view data, collect necessary information provide quality client care, and document the client’s condition and the care that was given. * It also must support and enhance nursing practice through improved access to information and tools such as online literature databases, drug information and hospital policy and procedure guidelines. Our system ADPIE (assessing, diagnosing, planning, implementing and evaluation) took these goals into consideration in order to develop the system for the benefit of nurses.
The Family Center Care (FCC) is an advance to the planning, delivery and evaluation of health care that is founded in the similarities of partnerships among health care providers, patients, and families. The FCC enables health care practitioners the importance of creating relationships with family members of the patients whether the patient are little children or adults. They recognize that social, emotional and developmental support systems are important aspects to look for in health care. The Family Center Care promotes better outcomes of patient care because families are there to restore self-esteem and control them in a well manner. It leads to better outcomes and it creates better patient and family satisfaction.
Components of good documentation are the same as Watson’s theory and nursing process; assessment, plan of action, intervention, and evaluation. A caring nurse will want to be able to improve and become more efficient with documentation so that they are able to provide more direct nursing care to their patients. Carative factor number seven in Watson’s theory call for the promotion of interpersonal teaching-learning. This describes “the caring nurses as one that must focus on the learning process as much as the teaching process” (Current Nursing, 2012, para. 3).
Therefore, these skills and experiences are employed to meet the demand of more professionalism in nursing. In addition, in enhancing nursing practices, institutes of higher learning have created a broader curriculum at master level of studies to prepare nurses to wider challenges. For example nurses being trained as a researcher, a collaborator, a clinician, a consumer advocate, a manager of systems, a consultant and an agent of change. These skills and experiences also provide knowledge on string critical thinking and decision making skills. The ability to critically and accurately asses, plan, intervene and evaluate the health illness which the client experiences (Marie-Laure Delamaire, Gaetan Lafortune, 2010).
Discuss the importance of nursing assessment in relation to the delivery of holistic care for a patient/client from your current practice experience For this assignment I will discuss the importance of an assessment tool in relation to a chosen patients holistic care needs. This will be done by exploring the significance of the tool and the strengths and weaknesses it imposes in terms of providing good care. Based on what the tool has informed the health profession I can then refer to what provisions would be put into place and how the care of the patient would be managed. To be able to fully understand what the assessment has provided for the patient, the effectiveness of it in meeting the care needs of the patient will be explored. I will focus upon the Braden Scale assessment tool throughout the essay with relevant literature included to support the meaning of the assessment and my understanding around it.
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).
Transition into the advanced professional nursing role includes the ability to deal with role ambiguity and to collaborate effectively, recognizing the similarities and uniqueness among the various stakeholders. Graduates of the program will be able to: • Identify and analyze common ethical dilemmas and the ways that these dilemmas impact professional practice. • Integrate resources to resolve ethical dilemmas. • Incorporate professional and regulatory standards in practice. • Actively participate in the ongoing development of self and the nursing