Background: Coping strategies play an important role in reduceing stress and consequently, increasing the general health of people. Given the stressful nature of the nursing profession and the importance of nurses ' health to provide patient care, conducting studies to identify stress and coping strategies are required. The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of stress and coping strategies to predict the general health of nursing staff working in Guilan University of Medical Sciences’ health centers in 2016. Materials and Methods: This analytical cross-sectional study carried out by participaton of 318 nursing staff working in health centers of Guilan University of Medical Sciences. Data were collected through multistage cluster
Patient’s who had exposed to encouragement from nurses to actively participate in decision making, felt they were given the rights, and their voice was heard. The concept of patient empowerment in nursing is important as nurses are responsible in planning for discharge preparations for patient (Weiss et al. 2007). Nurses got to ensure that patients have the required knowledge and skills before discharge (Collins, 2014). Wagner et al.
Working in the multidisciplinary team results in the more effective prevention strategy for the fall of the elderly patient. Multidisciplinary team has more accurate diagnosis and treatment of the said condition. Administration of vitamin D in the patient with risk of fall, results in less number of fractures and less severity fractures in the hospital. There are different strategies for the prevention of fall, like physical, counseling or training, psychological and medicine based. It has been observed that combined effect of these strategies give better results, i.e. multifactorial strategies are more effective as compared to the individual strategies.
One of the key responsibilities for nurses is to help the patients in understanding the medical intervention planned for them and the things they can do to assist in their case, including list of things they should and shouldn’t do during the treatment till recovery. Research has shown that some clinical quality measures are strongly related to good nursing care (NorthWestern Memorial Hospital, 2014). They way that a nurse performs each and every activity has a substantial impact on quality of healthcare. This can also be seen in the understanding of patients that a good relationship with a compassionate, well-informed and capable nurse can help in the well-being and effectiveness of the care
This is the beginning process for the trainee nurses to start developing their contextual clinical competencies and it is depends on their clinical placement as well as supportive environment received in shaping individual values and especially clinical skills. Based on view of clinical competence literature, it is evidence that clinical skills is an important of acquiring clinical competence which consisting of clinical skills which includes knowledge, critical thinking skills, clinical decision making and clinical
It is a means of empowering health practitioner and the patient. It is necessary to find out the conditions of nurses and work they perform in a culturally safe way. Like many other subjects in nursing, cultural safety is important to learn from the people of different backgrounds, values, beliefs and experiences to work in a culturally safe way. (nursing review) As need of health care is over growing, it is better to provide health services caring with patient’s values, listening to them with due respecting their
Drug administration remains a traditional task of nurses which involves significant responsibility (Armitage & Knapman 2003, cited by Tang, Sheu, Yu, Wei & Chen, 2007) and should be given attention as such in order to reduce mistakes. Indeed, medication errors are even more common nowadays, since the numbers of medications available on the market for prescription increased. Additionally, technological advancements helped to increase the routes for medication, where nurses are provided with different pumps, tubes and valves which make nurses more susceptible to errors in drug administration (Tang et al. ,2007) since different pump models have different settings and need different tubing. There are multiple contributing factors to medication error of which some may
How can this be fixed for all patients and nurses? 4. Early findings from the literature review suggest….High ratios contribute to an increase in mortality, fail to rescue and nurse burnout rate increase (Aiken, Clarke, Sloane, Sochalski & Silber, 2002). Improving ratios can lead to improved patient care, safety, nurse job satisfaction and nurse retention.
The research question of - Whether “concept mapping” is an effective method of teaching nurses? how to apply theory to their daily practice? was tested during an action research project conducted at a community hospital, The researcher suggests that review of nursing theory and the use of concept mapping to analyse its application should be considered for staff nurse development.
They are the ones who are being directly addressed with nursing care by mental health nurses. With the development of these competencies, mental health nurses will be more able to render competence and quality nursing care to the patients. Mental health nurses and nursing Practice. This study will be able to provide better understanding of the roles and responsibilities of mental health nurses, as it will be in line with research-based competencies.
The four criteria were; 1. Presence of two weeks of significant fatigue in the preceding month and presence of at least 5 out of 9 other fatigue symptoms. 2. Fatigue has significant effect on work or self-care. 3.
In the article “Brief Research Report Defining Chronic Pain Ethics” it discusses the current issues in the diagnosis and treatments of chronic pain. A program called The Pain Action Initiative: A National Strategy (PAINS) conducted several focus groups in five cities in the US, including;Seattle, Tampa, Boston, Chicago, and San Diego . These groups consisted of people with pain, providers, insurance and pharmaceutical industry representatives, law enforcement agents, and advocacy groups who came up with various issues dealing with chronic pain. The goal was to identify current issues dealing with chronic pain. The groups came up with six main subjects which included: disparities, quality care, trained professionals, opioids use and addiction,