The first was that of acting on behalf of the patient which implies the nurse represent patients who are unable to or those that feel they are unable to represent themselves. The second attribute is protecting patients which entails actions that promote the respect of the patients. Lastly, intervene in the provision of healthcare. This attribute regards nurses addressing inequalities in healthcare and services. These attributes parallel the attributes identified by Baldwin (2003) in a concept analysis discussing patient advocacy.
The theorist Betty Neuman explains how the whole system affects the patient’s health and shows how the nurses are responsible for the social, mental, spiritual, physical and emotional state of the patient and not only the physical aspect. With the theory, nurses and other professionals are able to provide effective systematic nursing care to their patient using the System Model. Furthermore, her ideas give the importance on how to give the right care through stressful situations and give knowledge and development to the science of nursing. The Model also speaks to coping with unexpected situations through three prevention levels which are the primary prevention, secondary prevention, and the tertiary prevention. Generally, I choose this model
Clinical research is from acute to chronic care experience throughout life span. It involves health promotion and preventive care for individual, families and communities in different settings. It is important for nursing research to widen the scope in order to have a greater impact in future. The aspect of health promotion and preventive care are very important because some diseases are better prevented than treated and while some changes are irreversible such as aging are part of human experience. Health systems and outcomes research focuses on how health care delivery influences quality, cost and experience of patient.
Terms such as medical home, evidence-based practice, patient-centered care, nursing science, advanced practice providers and so forth dominate the academic publications. One thing is certain: The physician is no longer the center of the health care circle: It is solely the patient at the in the center of the circle. In this paper, we will explore how evidenced-based practice and health care quality impact patient-centered care.
According to Lampe (2013) a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) is a graduate prepared advanced practice nurse that provides expert clinical care in a specialty population and practice in a variety of settings. Generally speaking their practice is specialized in a clinical area that can be identified in terms of: population, setting, disease or medical subspecialty, type of care, or type of problem. The main difference between a CNS and NP is that the CNS practices in a specialty population, and the NP can treat a larger population. Rules and regulations vary for CNS depending on the state in which they choose to practice. Rights for prescribing medications to patient range from independent prescribing authority to no prescribing authority.
Key theme selected We have selected the theme ‘Resource management’ to be our key theme. Resource management is essential for a nurse leader as resources determine the job performance of his nursing staff. It directly influenced nurses’ health and wellbeing then performance and patient care quality (Joel, 2013). Resource management is defined as the commodities in limited quantities that allow the work of the organization to be performed (Grohar-Murray & DiCroce, 1992). There are four types of resources available in clinical area: human resources, financial resources, material or equipment resources and information technology resources, for example, training to nurses, nursing shortage and workload, and budget for acquisition of new
To the Future Researches, this study may serve as a basis for a customized protocol in addressing compassion fatigue. This may also be use as a springboard to advanced studies concerning the subject being investigated. Scope and Limitation This study only focused on critical care nurses in a selected tertiary hospital assigned in units namely the Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Neurovascular Intensive Care Unit, Cardiovascular Unit and Telemetry. This only focused on critical care nurses with compassion fatigue. The study elucidated the lived experiences of critical care nurses experiencing compassion fatigue.
Holistic nursing practices often require the combination of self-care and personal development activities into one 's life. Holistic nurses involves in self assessment, self-care and personal development, aware of being the sole instruments of healing. Holistic nursing emphasizing on integration of spirituality, self-responsibility, self-care and reflection in their lives. Smith (2006) discussed her life as a holistic nurse. White & Clegg (2009) highlighted approach in context of providing support to patients suffering from long-term conditions.
Explanation of the theory Peaceful end of life theory was developed to address complex nursing practice problems identified by multiple research projects in relation to death and dying in terminal conditions such as cancer once deemed terminal. The theory recognizes that the goals of care in end of life are not to optimize care as it has already been determined that the patient?s condition will not improve and therefore the goals of care change to providing care that will enhance the quality of life and result in a peaceful death. Areas of advances practice that use or could use this theory Application of Ruland?s theory of peaceful end of life is often seen in palliative and hospice care programs. ?End of Life nursing theory may be utilized in any care setting where the focus of care is not aimed towards a cure but rather on making sure that the patient is free of pain has comfort, dignity, peace, all while maintaining closeness with significant others. In advanced practice, it is important to recognize terminal conditions and assist patients and their families in educating and accepting the difference between quantity versus quality of life so informed decisions may be made regarding treatment
Applying Health Promotion Model to a Practice Problem It was learned from the first part of the paper that problem is inevitable and it is part of daily healthcare practice. One problem focused in the previous paper was about the safe staffing issues particularly about the safe staff level of nurses to patients. In this paper, the issue regarding safety staffing will be recalled by providing a brief summary of what was learned from the previous paper, and a middle range theory will be applied to the said problem. Applying a theory to intervene a healthcare issue can be done in providing nursing care and through the leadership and action of those in the administration of health care services. The middle range theory of Nola Pender’s Health