I believe that the nurse leader ought to first have the nursing expertise and be able to utilize interpersonal skills to influence and empower the other nurses to deliver quality nursing care. Importantly, I would only consider nursing leadership effective when the leader is directly and actively involved in clinical care provision as that provides opportunities to improve care provision by influencing the nurses that one is leading. Notably, improvements would not be guaranteed if nursing leadership is restricted to management as leadership is founded on the strength of the opinions that the leaders raise, which I believe applies to nursing profession. On considering the aspect of interpersonal skills, I would focus my nursing leadership efforts on team building, establishing respect and confidence in other nurses, coming up with a vision and empowering them. Moreover, I believe that nursing leadership is critical to the lives of nurses.
Part 1 Explain why it is important for nurses to use credible and relevant evidence to underpin their clinical practice. (Justify and support answers with credible and relevant evidence whilst adhering to UWS referencing guidance). The role of nurse changes as new research emerges and finds new and improved ways of helping patients to be restored to health. As Aveyard and Sharp (2016) suggested, evidence based practice requires that the approach is clear but also up to date and it based on the best type of evidence available at the point in time. The Nursing and Midwifery Council Code (2015) is to always provide the best possible service related to the best available evidence that is also in line with the patient’s preferences.
Adams, it is important to address all areas from a holistic standpoint. This would include psychosocial, environmental and medical interventions. While providing care it is important to remember Florence Nightingale’s goal of nursing is to “assist the patient to regain “vital powers” by meeting their needs, which in the end puts the patient in the best condition for nature to act upon.” (Smith & Parker, 2015). Nightingale believed that nurses contribute to restoring health in a direct and indirect way by the management of patient’s environment (Smith & Parker, 2015). As the assessment begins for Mrs. Adams there are many things that need to be addressed.
Thus, engaging in meetings where opinions, researches and other relevant knowledge is shared allows comprehensive learning, effective research and crafting or invention of better approaches to ensure patients and nurses enjoy the services and the health care environment as implied by Munhall (2012) and Torrey et al. (2014). Wallis (2012) makes implication that the prime objective of EBP is to provide approaches that can be applied effectively to prevent, detect and provide care of health disorders. Thus, obtaining a magnet status and evidence-based projects and should integrate current best evidence from research with clinical policy and practice to improve healthcare
Arrange patient details on abnormal results of physical and psycho-social assessment treatment, medications and laboratory results. Then develop goals and outcomes and list what can do to address each problem. Following these steps will help nurses or students to think critically and it will help to improve clinical experience and outcome of the patient. One research article published in pub med in 2010 regarding “Concept mapping” for applying theory to nursing practice. That theory-based practice believe that this will improve clinical outcomes and nurse satisfaction.
The Purpose of The Theory The purpose of Henderson’s theory is to give the principles that help construct practice and to generate further nursing knowledge. Considering doing so, it helps nurses to understand their purpose and role in nursing in the healthcare setting. Henderson believes that the unique function of the nurse is to help the person sick or well, in the performance of those activities contributing to health or its recovery (to a peaceful death) that he would do unaided if he had the strength, will or knowledge. In doing so will help him gain independence as quickly as possible (Burggraf, 2012). The Scope or Level of theory The scope or level of theory used by Henderson was a grand theory.
178). Having this knowledge provides focus for our roles as nurses, as well a purpose for our practice. The significant advancements in patient care, education, and research that we have been able to construct would not be possible without having a nursing philosophy. My personal health related values incorporate a drug and tobacco free lifestyle, good nutrition, regular exercise, moderation, monogamy, scheduled immunizations, personal care, and self reflection. For words
Nursing assessment has a significant role in providing effective, accurate and safe nursing care in clinical practice. Nursing assessment is the first stage of the Nursing Process. It is used to explore the physical, psychological, spiritual and social aspect of the patient’s life. It is therefore a holistic and systematic guide for nurses to obtain a greater understanding of their patient’s wants and needs. It is the underlying foundation of the process, on which other phases of the process are based upon (Foster & Hawkins, 2005).
The competent of nurses in clinical setting can be perform encounters their knowing and also requires doing. Evidence of being clinically competent includes of encountering, knowing, performing, maturing and improving (Lejonqvist et al., 2011), the authors explain that encountering, maturing, knowing and performing is referring to clinical competence growth whereas improving is refer to how clinical competence was refined. Thus, it is argued that clinical competence of an individual is shows on the process of an individual informal learning in practice. To integrate of the findings, the authors (ibid, 2011) highlighted two categories of clinical competence which is ontological and contextual clinical competence for implication in nursing education. Ontological clinical competence should be obtained during the education, whereas contextual clinical competence reached after experiencing their practice.
2003). Patient empowerment is now been used as a keyword in health care industries as it emphasis on active decision making by the patients. As a nurse, I am convinced that healthcare providers should invest in the concept of patient empowerment in order to master the challenges facing modern health system and patients. According to Elwyn et al. (2013), patient’s empowerment in decision making had gained consensus among health professionals.