These core concepts lead nurses to actions that guide their practice. Nurses incorporate these concepts as they review, formulate, and deliver nursing care (Brilowski & Wendler, 2005). Nursing is a common core concept of nursing theories. Comparing and analyzing the definition of the concept of nursing among theories helps to distinguish the differences between them. It is also important to know where and how theories can best apply to current nursing practice.
The nursing theory that will be discussed in this paper is the Interpersonal Relations theory, created by Hildegard E. Peplau. Hildegard E. Peplau is a woman of many credentials (Rust, 2004). Her work, Interpersonal Relations in Nursing, has been identified as one of the first published nursing theories (Johnson & Webber, 2005). Before Peplau created Interpersonal Relations in Nursing, she devoted her life to working in private practice and hospital nursing (George, 2002). Peplau was also involved in nursing research, and teaching; this, combined with years of practice in psychiatric
Theoretical Basis: Watson's Theory of Human Caring An advanced practice nurse (APN) to help guide professional practice and provide a working framework can use many different theories and models. Theories provide a foundation in which an APN can seek to understand patients and their problems and effectively plan interventions. Basing our practice on a particular theory can help improve the care we provide by not only providing structure but also providing boundaries and goals for our nursing actions and it defines a framework to evaluate the effectiveness of the actions we provide (Eldridge, 2014). This paper is going to review Watson’s theory of human caring and provide a description of the interrelated concepts for the grand nursing theory. The theorist’s background and perspectives will be explained and lastly the theory will be discussed as to how it can serve as an underpinning and improve nursing practice.
In this paper I will discuss the importance of a framework of praxis, it’s application to the APN, what influences the framework and employing the framework into context. Praxis Overview Praxis has been defined in a number of ways for different disciplines. For the discipline of nursing it has been described as the art of the coming together of science and practice and linking practice and theory (Kilpatrick, 2008). Praxis can arise at an individual or a group level. 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 structure indicators are related to nursing staff characteristics such as the skill mix, experience, certification and education of the nurses. The process indicators are those that measure the interactions of health care personnel and the patient such as nursing assessments and interventions. Moreover, RN job satisfaction falls under the process. Nursing Sensitive patient outcomes are the desired or undesired changes that are impacted the most by nursing care such as patient falls and pressure ulcers. Nursing-sensitive indicators are important to use to achieve optimal nursing care.
Jennifer Renee’ Long Week 2 – Nursing Theory Assignment Chamberlain College of Nursing NR501 – Theoretical Basis for Advanced Nursing Practice Professor Kadriyya Clark Fall Semester 2013 Nurses need knowledge in order to practice. In 1978, Carper described the four distinct patterns of nursing knowledge in the areas of art, personal-knowing, science, and ethics. This knowledge is organized into nursing theories and general laws in order to describe, explain, and/or predict the phenomena of interest to nursing (Bredow & Peterson, 2009). Theory is fundamental to nursing and is an essential component to the profession. Nursing theory applies conceptual frameworks to guide practice through predicting and describing specific behavior.
Application of Theory Paper Nursing theory is the framework that defines nursing practice, establishes standards of care and provides the information essential for functioning patient care. Theory presents logical and educated reasons for nursing actions, based on structured, written depictions of what nursing is and what nurses do (Rousell, 2010). When problems arise within the educational, research, administration and direct patient care settings; theory supplies a foundation for dialog. When using theory to facilitate resolution of a nursing issue it guides leaders in the direction of the common goal of affording superior patient care (Rousell, 2010). In this paper I will apply the Ida Jean Orlando’s Nursing Deliberate Nursing Process Theory to patient boarding in the Emergency Department (ED), a current issue at the facility I am employed.
Several nursing theories focus on quality of life in or as part of their nursing theories – Roger’s, King, Peplau, Leininger, and Parse (Plummer & Molzahn, 2009). Margaret Newman, Rosemarie Parse, and Jean Watson’s theories all deal with the concept of transcendence. Rogers’, Newman, Watson, and Parse’s theories share common themes and perspectives related to their philosophical views in the development of their theories (Sarter, 1988). Watson’s Theory of Human Caring and Boykin & Schoenhofer’s Theory of Nursing as Caring both view nursing as a discipline and a profession. Both theories view caring as an experience lived moment to moment.
Change theory will be utilized to implement the plan. A failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) will project the likelihood that the process improvement plan suggested will not fail. Additionally the role of the professional nurse in functioning as a leader in promoting quality care and influencing quality improvement activities will be discussed. A.Root Cause Analysis A root cause analysis (RCA) is “a process for identifying the basic or causal factors that underlie variation in performance, including the occurrence or possible occurrence of a sentinel event” (Cherry & Jacob, 2011, p. 442). The people involved in the RCA should be the people involved in the scenario: the RN (Nurse J), the LPN, the physician (Dr. T.), the emergency room manager, and a figure from administration (Chief Nursing Officer?).
Introduction The purpose of research is to answer questions that exist around a subject or to develop a solution. It aims to add to the existing knowledge of a topic. The goal of nursing research is to contribute to the evidence to support best clinical practise and education in the nursing profession (REF). This assignment will focus on the subject of the effects of post thrombotic syndrome following lower extremity dvt. This subject was chosen as..............