It is the person and their physical, emotional, and psychological needs that are the basic focus of nursing’s attention. In order to care for a patient, the nurse must incorporate all these needs. For example, providing reassurance with an anxious patient who just finished hip surgery. Care also plays a major part when taking care of a unique patient. Caring influences my personal philosophy because it is the most important aspect of nursing. Caring is the practice of “authentic presence” (Berkhospice, 2016, p. 1). Anybody can give out medications and change a wound dressing, but a great nurse will provide care with meaningful human-to-human
The feeling of being able to alleviate the suffering of an acutely ill patient is at once incredibly satisfying and immensely humbling. I am constantly in awe of the fact that by coming to work everyday, I have the privilege of helping others who cannot care for themselves. During my time in my Clinical Care Extender Internship, I developed a special interest in caring for the geriatric population and have had the opportunity of serving as a personal caregiver to an elderly woman with dementia. I do not take the trust and confidence that my patient places in me lightly and work hard to advocate and provide for her safety because she deserves no less. Thus, in the interest of patient advocacy, as a nurse in your facility, I will seek to improve the practices that will keep my patients safe and promote their healing. I aim to achieve this goal with the help of your institution by working hard, continually advancing my education, and using evidence-based findings to guide my
The analyzing, evaluating and critiquing theories is helpful and important when using particular theory and will apply it in specific area. The purpose of analyzing, evaluating and critiquing theories is to determine the weaknesses and strengths of a particular theory, to determine the need to theory improvement and to assess the theory relevance and applicability to particular filed. In nursing dripline, analyzing, evaluating and critiquing theories is assist to determine if the selected theory is works and useful or not in nursing practice (McEwen & Wills, 2014). Also, to assess the applicability of the theory to the nursing education and practice and research.
As a first year student I have very specific goals in mind that I hope to achieve through my work in college. My main hopes for the future are that I pass all of my exams in the coming years, graduate and receive my honours degree in general nursing, become a registered nurse and finally get a job as a nurse. Throughout this essay, I have detailed my strengths and the opportunities that will help me finalise these goals along with my weaknesses and the threats that will hinder my progress.
However, she was able to link the person’s health with the environment through nursing so she was able to interrelate all four concepts into one circumstance (Potter & Perry, 2013). The primary focus of the first concept, nursing, is that the nurse is to give the patient the best possible conditions to thrive in by controlling the factors that affect the health and healing and taking “charge of somebody’s health” (Nightingale, 1860 p. 1). The person in the environmental model was never really defined by Nightingale, but is multidimensional and simply the patient receiving the care. The person is impacted by the environment which leads me into the third concept of environment. Everything that surrounds the person either internally or externally, could play some part in how the person heals (Masters, 2012). According to Nightingale, one of the nurse’s roles is to make changes within the environment to allow thriving and healing. Also, “poor or difficult environments led to poor health and disease”. Lastly, Nightingale states that health is “not only to be well, but to be able to use well every power we have” (“Theories of Florence Nightingale”, 2012). She believed that through the environment and nature, the illness could be cured (Masters,
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.
In the following paragraphs, the grand theory of Jean Watson will be explored for its usefulness in practice. We will explore how the theory is congruent with current nursing standards and nursing interventions. Next, we will study if her theory has been tested empirically, if it is supported by research and if it is accurate. We will explore if there is evidence that her theory has been used by nursing educators, researchers, and nursing administrators. Then we will study how her theory is relevant socially and cross-culturally. Finally, we will explore if her theory contributes to the discipline of nursing and a summary will be presented of this review.
Nightingale’s theory of the Environment is mainly focused on the environment, she believed that, the environment has a great importance that can be used to improve and encourage healing.
As the proponent of the first nursing theory, Florence Nightingale gave the Environmental theory that focused primarily on the patients and their surrounding environment. The theory as reflected in the words of Nightingale (1860/1982) states that the major objective of a nurse is to provide their patient the best possible condition for nature to act upon him and the responsibility of reducing noise, relieving patients’ stress and anxieties, and helping them relax and sleep, lies with the nurse. The main theme of the theory was the nurse’s
West End Villa nursing home of the Extendicare chain in Ottawa recently had one of its residents, eighty-nine-year old Luba Ignatieva, sent to the hospital following a detection of maggots in a wound. Following the unsightly discovery by staff at the nursing home, Luba was treated at a hospital, concerning her family and the police. This prompted an investigation further into the case by the elder-abuse unit; however, according to the Ottawa force 's official statement it was regarded as a non-criminal matter.
Jean Watson’s theory of care is a grand theory which falls into middle-range theory. Watson’s Theory of Human Caring described care as both an art and science. The framework of the method of care accepts art, science, humanities, spirituality and new directions on mind, body, spirit, medicine, and nursing (_______). With high nurse to patient ration, the nurse will not be able to provide the ten carative factors of Dr. Jean Watson’s theory of care. They will also not be able to perform all the necessary care and treatments required for a patient. Dr. Jean Watson’s theory of care addressed the nurse to patient ration, according to the method “nursing is positioned with caring of the sick, prevention of sickness, restoration of health and promotion of health. This process includes the process of assessment, plan, intervention, and evaluation. On the review, the nurse observes, identifies, review problem(s) and forms a care plan that will be used in appropriate nursing care. When the nurse to patient ratio is low, the nurse will not be able to perform this assessment. This will result in a reduction of patients’ outcomes, medical errors, frequent re-admissions, patient deaths. Nurses experienced unsatisfied work environment, fatigue, burnout and increased in career change leading to the nursing
The patient is willing to have good health, and so the nurse and the patient will cooperate towards a common goal of restoration of the patient’s health.
In my opinion, Florence Nightingale was correct when she talked about the benefits of fresh air, light warmth, cleanliness, quiet and diet, in relation to patient care. I examined a few
Dorothea Orem’s theory focuses on meeting the needs of patients and determining what role the nurse plays in achieving that goal. The theory relies heavily on the patient’s motivation and drive to learn to care for themselves and supports the belief that the patient is responsible for their own self-care. However, when illness and injury occur this can hinder the patient’s ability to perform self-care for themselves, either temporarily or permanently. In order to preserve the quality of life the nurse and/or family
Florence Nightingale regards nursing as a novel art, science and a brand-new mission which need to improve toward continuously. Although the external factors are altered every second, but our mission and belief will stand firmly no matter what happened. According to the definition of the core of nursing is that using the