The patient should be given time to express their thoughts. The family should be informed about the condition. Their participation is essential in making sure the patient is being taken care of. “To meet the needs of the older adult, individualize nursing care to enhance quality of life and maximize functional performance by improving condition, mood and behavior” (Potter & Perry, 2012). Information Management Interventions Since there is no cure for dementia the nurse should be mindful of the pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions used to treat the condition.
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.
Nurses are determined to accomplish one thing in their career; save and change lives. That being said, nurses must have the determination and drive to do what every it takes to assist their patient. Nurses are naturally determined to make sure that their patients are able to recover and return back to their normal lives. As described in Fundamentals of nursing: The art and science of nursing care, “Autonomy is the right to self-determination. Professional practice reflects autonomy when the nurse respects patient’s rights to make decisions about their health care” (Taylor, 1997).
However, I am aware that the beginning of effective leadership would be by developing a vision of the organization where a nurse leader serves. Coming up with a picture of what would be a future of excellence in delivering nursing care in the organization would be crucial in motivating and raising commitment among the other nurses. As a nurse leader, the vision that I would hold dear would be to ensure I have the capacity to make sure that the systems in place benefit individual needs of the patients in a manner that patients are always handled with respect and dignity while the work that nurses perform is respected and valued. For this to be met, there is a need for the nurse leader to assist the other nurses grasp the envisioned picture and remaining at the forefront in directing the others on where to go. Subsequently, I would want to be the kind of a nurse leader who can enable the staff to grasp the vision, to make sure the appropriate people assume the nursing roles and to model the behaviors that are desired of the other
This exemplified the need for patient’s autonomy, beneficence versus non-maleficence and truth telling. The nurse faced a barrier due to the physician hierarchical working style. Collaborating using a multi-disciplinary approach and communicating effectively in explaining the disease process could have better manage her symptoms and improve the quality of her remaining life. It is important that early detection and treatment options are discussed by the physicians in an honest and open manner. As patients performance status decline healthcare members should provide informed decisions regarding diagnosis, prognosis and
The plan to use a medical interpreter serves the purposes of efficiency and comfort. The hospital stands to save time and valuable resources while the patient feels a sense of satisfaction as the medical interpreter share information using language and terms the patient can understand. The policy to provide patient education also helps relieve patient anxiety while helping the patient to make an informed decision. The plan to grant family authority as the decision maker is
Imogene King covers the creation of collaborative goals that can be effectively used to reach quality competencies. This model requires nurses to collect data about the patient, and then verify the interpretation of the data with the patient. This insures that both sides agree from the beginning before goals are created. Each patient varies in their needs, and quality requires that nurses be proactive in implementing new and creative ways to provide access to healthcare that is cost efficient and safe for each patient (Thomas et al., 2011). King reaches this goal by including the patient in the creation of the goals.
If you look out for the wellbeing of you patient and express what is best for your patient then you are actively practicing the value of altruism in the field of nursing. Next, the professional value of autonomy. Autonomy is the personal value of one over themselves, free form control of others (96). An autonomous person is one who acts intentionally, with understanding and without the influences of others opinions on them. As a nurse it is important to know when to give your input and when to hold off.
By understanding how these factors affect the patient I am able to care for the patient better. Another concept I have learned from the text is how to be an effective communicator within the context of a group. “Clear and appropriate communication is essential for providing effective nursing care and presents a unique challenge to nurses today” (Kearney-Nunnery, 2012, p. 109). I am charge nurse most of my shifts. Knowing how to be an effective communicator can help in having a good working relationship with all colleagues.
Complexity • Thirteen sub-concepts are to be there in Nightingale’s theory. • The outcomes of application of the theory is patient will remain free of disease by means of healthy environment (Nightingale, 1859). d. Generality • The purpose of the theory is to provide a proper guideline to the nurses through the manipulations to the environment, in order for the patient to receive care and conquer positive health changes. • In order for the theory to work, the nurse must recognize both the patient’s situation and environment (Selanders, 2010). • The theory is broad in scope, which is applicable to abundance of nursing processes.