Harriet Stowe: The Little Lady That Started The War. Harriet Beecher Stowe is credited with starting the Civil War. She lived a long eighty- five years, and lost four of her seven children to tragic death’s. It is said that when she met President Abraham Lincoln he joked "So you're the little woman who wrote the book that started this great war." Harriet was born in Connecticut in 1811. She was the daughter of Lyman Beecher, who was a persuasive preacher.
Effective communication is essential to ensure patient safety and positive outcomes, as is effective communication between nurses and the multidisciplinary team. Contents Abstract 2 Introduction 4 Delegation and the registered nurse 4 The importance of handover 8 Delegation and the enrolled nurse. 9 Effective communication 10 Conclusion 11 References 13 Appendix A 14 Introduction Planning and delegating nursing care is a skill all registered nurses should learn and become proficient in. The nursing process is an efficient method for registered nurses to use to collaboratively plan and delegate nursing interventions to provide a positive patient experience and outcome. Through the use of the nursing process all professional standards can be adhered to and patient care can be safely tended to.
“Virginia Henderson was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on November 20, 1897. Henderson was the fifth of eight children of Lucy Abbot Henderson and Daniel B. Henderson and was a descendant of a long line of scholars and educators. In 1901, the family relocated to Virginia where Henderson grew into adulthood. In 1918, she entered the Army School of Nursing in Washington, D.C., and received her diploma in 1921” (American Nurses Association, 2012). Shortly after receiving her diploma, Henderson worked for her Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees in nursing from Teachers College, Columbia University and began teaching immediately.
“The metaparadigm for nursing describes those concepts that define the discipline of nursing. Since the early 1970's, four concepts (person, health, nursing, and environment) have been considered essential in describing the parameters of the profession” ("The Metaparadigm for Nursing," 2011) Nurses are educationally and clinically trained healthcare professionals who strive for successful patient outcomes through the practice of evidence-based practice. Nurses are caring, nurturing, hard-working patient advocates. Nurses aim for the optimal healthcare outcomes for each specific patient by facilitating the nursing process and working hand-in-hand with other healthcare professionals, promoting interdisciplinary collaborations. "Furthermore, nursing practice incorporates intellectual and interpersonal skills in the care of patients and their families and emphasizes an interdisciplinary and collaborative relationship with other healthcare providers.
Reposition the patient 2 hourly to reduce pressure on bony prominence areas. 4. Change all the wet or dirty linen immediately to prevent softening of skin and cause skin breakdown. 5. Keep the bed linen wrinkled-free and free from particles to prevent skin irritation and eventually skin breakdown.
She also believed that rehabilitation is the responsibility of the nurse. According to Fitzpatrick and Whall (2005), Virginia Henderson has 14 basic human needs that concern all people, which are: breathe normally, eat and drink adequately, eliminate by all avenues of elimination, move and maintain desirable posture (walking, sitting, lying, and changing from one side to the other, sleep and rest, select suitable clothing, dress, and undress, maintain body temperature within normal range by adjusting clothing and modifying the environment, keep the body clean and well groomed and protect the integument, avoid dangers in the environment and avoid injuries, communicate with others in expressing emotions, needs, fears, etc., worship according to his or her faith, work at something that provides a sense of accomplishment, play or participate in various forms of recreation, and learn,
I believe I possess not only speaking skills, but listening skills as well. As I grew older, I worked for a private doctor, where I was able to use the skills I acquired as an adolescent to develop them further. I am able to follow directions thoroughly without any problems, and can easily communicate with patients and families to understand their needs and explain treatments. As an individual who has dealt with mental disorders, I greatly believe that emotional stability is a huge part of becoming a great nurse. Both my mother and sister were diagnosed with a Bipolar disorder.
Nurse Becoming a nurse is a career that I feel is the best fit for me. A nurse is someone that needs to be able to be trusted by others, you need to have qualities like; kindness responsibility, patience, and assertiveness. As a nurse you are responsible for taking care of sick and injured patients, that can very from babies to elders. A nurse is also required to take detailed records in order to help doctors with the progress of their patients. As a student I am most interested in becoming a nurse because of all the experiences that you intake and learn from, during your career as being a nurse.
According to the rules, women are allowed to serve in the army for 14 years which includes a mandatory five year stint. The participation of women, initally, was small but off late it has been growing. Women earlier were employed as physicians and nurses. They undertook the training from Indian Military Nursing Service which was formed in 1926. Bachelor of science graduates are commissioned as lieutenants in the Medical Nursing Service and attached to the various components of the armed forces.