The comfort theory was formed by looking at the comfort of patients and how it related to their healing process. This theory has been used in many different aspects of nursing and has been found to be very successful. The creator of the comfort theory, Katharine Kolcaba, began her nursing career in 1965 after graduating from St. Luke’s Hospital of nursing in Cleveland, Ohio. She then furthered her education and revived her master’s degree and began teaching in 197 at The University of Akron College of nursing.
Currently, Reed is on the faculty of the University of Arizona College of Nursing in Tucson, where she teaches, conducts research, and serves in administrative roles, including Associate Dean of Academic Affairs (Smith & Liehr, 2014). Reed has mentored a number of Master and doctoral students in the research on self-transcendence (Masters, 2012). Reed has received numerous awards for doctoral teaching in philosophy of nursing science and practice, and for her theory development courses (McCarthy & Bockweg, 2012). Reed has published numerous articles and book chapters, and she co-edited the sixth edition of Perspectives on Nursing Theory with Shearer in 2012. In 2011, Reed and Shearer published “Nursing Knowledge and Theory Innovation:
From these realizations I have concluded that the professional nursing theories which most align with my own philosophy is a combination of Jean Watson’s theory of human caring and Rosemarie Parse’s theory of human becoming. Watson’s theory of human caring outlines the science behind caring as a driving force and framework for practice in nursing. It explores the concept that “humanities address themselves to deeper values of the quality of living and dying, which involve philosophical, ethical, psychosocial and moral issues” (Watson, 2005, p. 2). Within her original text, Watson outlined 10 “carative factors” which bridge a gap between the science of the healthcare field and the holistic nuances of nursing itself and the phenomena that is the human
The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 45(5), 233-240. doi: 10.3928/00220124-20140417-04 McEwen, M., & Wills, E.M. (2014). Theoretical basis for nursing (4th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams &
When patients are ill, they need assistance with care. As nurses we are there to provide the care needed while allowing the patient to perform as many tasks as they can for themselves. By allowing patients to provide care for themselves, they develop a sense of confidence and can assist them in overcoming obstacles in care. Per Meleis (2012), “Orem’s theory is categorized as a theory whose primary focus provides a framework for assessing needs of clients and developing intervention in enhancing peoples’ abilities to manage daily care for themselves and their dependents, and conserve their energy, and
It is an attitude and a mind-set. The true professional works to provide the best services for her clients. She is truly interested in the well-being of patients and coworkers alike. All the other aspects of professionalism relate to this attitude, and with this attitude the nurse inspires trust and confidence in her patients and
This is a personal statement for my application to the Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration in the Ball State School of Nursing. My personal statement provides details on my personal background and the unique impact that Family Nurse Practitioners have had on my life. I describe my undergraduate studies and how I firsthand gained interest as well as insight on the skills of a Family Nurse Practitioner. I go into detail about my aspiration to be a Family Nurse Practitioner to directly affect the patient care of a variety of patient populations. The personal statement connects qualities of my current practice as a Registered Nurse to the proficiencies of a Family Nurse Practitioner.
Introduction: This assignment will explore the Roper, Logan and Tierney model used in first clinical placement and will explain how it helped to guide nurses to focus on the fundamentals of patient care. Patient dignity is upheld by using this model following the principles outlined in the Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics for Registered Nurses and Midwives as will be discussed. An outline of the philosophical claims of the nursing model that guides practice on the unit for first clinical placement.
Evaluating antibiotic use and recurrent (Clostridium difficile infection) Risk among hospitalized patients with a history of clostridium difficile infection: Opportunities in Stewardship. In Open Forum Infectious Diseases (Vol. 3, No. suppl 1, p. 1038). Oxford University
For the process of healing to be amiably achieved there should be a cooperation of the patient and the nurse this elevates the confidentiality of the patient and make it easier of the functionality of the nurse. However, there are cases where the autonomy of the patient has to be contested to achieve the process of healing; this raises issues
Interdisciplinary Team Paper Janet Borngesser University of Alabama at Birmingham Interdisciplinary Leadership Role Development NUR 737 Dr. Martha Lavender July 15, 2015 Interdisciplinary Team Paper The neurocritical care intensive care unit (NICU) team has certainly undergone much change and transformation since the first neurocritical care physician and nurse practitioner (NP) took over the team and seven bed unit in 1999. Prior to this initial ‘team’ the NICU was managed by the neurosurgery attending and residents in between surgeries. The NICU team’s purpose was to improve and provide better care to the variety of complex neuro critical ill patient population at a 605 bed academic center in Metro Atlanta.