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.
Shelly, J. A., & Miller, A. B. (2006). Called to care: A Christian worldview for nursing (2nd ed.). Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic.
Often times, a job can be just that, a job. People tend to do things out of habit rather than fulling engaging themselves in their jobs. When that type of habit happens to a nurse, the nurse may begin to treat the patient just as another patient. When Jesus taught to the multitudes, He was always showing compassion for the people. My goal as a Christian nurse is to demonstrate compassionate care, just as Jesus did for us. As a result, I will focus on the machines on the patient, but also the patients on the machine.
Role of Graduate Nurse in Informatics are: 1) computer generated nursing care plan for each patient. 2) reminder and prompts that appear during documentation to ensure comprehensive charting. 3) help as a communication aid to other health care professionals taking care of the same patient. For example, Electronic Health Record.
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.
Nursing is proving care, support, and serve people who are in need. The purpose of nursing is to improve patient 's health condition to a better life. The goal of this paper is to explain my personal philosophy and clarify some of my values of nursing.
Nursing theory provides the framework for nursing practice and education, as well as future nursing research, which is essential to aid in the development of evidence-based nursing practice. Dr. Katharine Kolcaba’s comfort theory is a mid-range theory which promotes focusing on the holistic comfort needs of our clients. According to the comfort theory, an enhanced state of comfort improves healthcare outcomes and encourages clients to engage in behaviors that move them to a state of well-being (Kolcaba, 2003). Although medications and treatments are necessary to aid in restoring health to our clients, attentiveness to comfort promotes healing of the body, mind, and spirit, thereby significantly improving healthcare outcomes.
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Nathaniel Comfort portrays the evolution of genetic medicine from the 19th century to the present. Scientists, statisticians and other distinguished individuals contributed to the idea of eugenics and its relation to genetic medicine. Three central concepts that support the central idea of the story include: positive and negative eugenics, genetic medicine and the eugenic impulse.
There is no denying that the role of a bedside nurse is changing dramatically in this immensely submerged technical century. Patients have enough anxiety and concern about their health care needs. Meeting the team of healthcare professionals in an unfamiliar setting can be intimidating enough. Today with technology, introducing the implementation of electronic health records (EHRs) in the healthcare environment it is important to remain intact with caring, as much as it is to be diligent while documenting a patient's care plan. A nurse should always make the patients feel cared for regardless of all the new technology in the room. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 has greatly promoted health care agencies to participate and utilize EHRs (Winstanley, 2014, p.62.). This act enforces nurses to take on more challenges at the bedside and incorporate nursing care improvement just the same, if not better.
Dorothea Orem’s Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory (SCDNT) has been a part of nursing theory since publication in 1971 (Fawcett & Desanto-Madeya, 2012). During this time, it has been used as a framework for many research projects and nursing school curriculum and as a guide to nursing practice (Fawcett & Desanto-Madeya, 2012).
Everyone’s values and beliefs about the profession of nursing are all different. The four concepts of nursing are interrelated and all mean something different to every person, too. Throughout this paper, I will be reflecting on my values and beliefs about nursing through the four concepts while comparing them to a nursing theorist with views that are most similar to my own.
Dorothea Orem was an extravagant nursing theorist whose theories were first published in 1971 (Dorothea Orem 's Self-Care Theory, 2014). Orem established several fascinating theories of nursing which are still are current in today’s nursing. Orem proposed three nursing theories that are identified as: self-care theory, theory of Self-care deficit and theory of nursing system (Dorothea Orem 's Self-Care Theory, 2014). Orem’s nursing theories are defined as a grand theory (Nursing Theories: An Overview, 2014). Grand theory is defined as an abstract outline under which the key conceptions and values of the discipline can be acknowledged (Nursing Theories: An Overview, 2014). Orem’s theories mainly proposed that
In many instances, people turn to us healthcare providers to understand why a family member passed away. The question I asked to them when a patient dies “Are you spiritual and if yes would you want to me to get a Chaplin”. Some of them are grateful and asked for me to pray with them, which seems to give them peace. I always try not to force my beliefs on them and I try to offer help in any way I can. Finally, video one really enlighten us on the importance of spirituality for nurses. The narrator talks about patients’ needs of spirituality during health crisis. Many studies have shown that spiritual well-being makes an impact on how patients respond to illness. Nurses are primary care givers, thus responsible of patients’ spiritual needs and
My philosophy of nursing is a statement I will stand by as a nursing student and as a graduate nurse and will continue to incorporate it into my daily care. In my eyes, nursing is the ability to provide safe, holistic care to all people regardless of their age, race, gender, social status, or sexuality. Nursing is a profession in which it is essential to be caring and respectful of all patients in which they may be experiencing the most difficult health situations of their lives and to provide culturally safe care.