In Victorian England, most nurses were under educated and thought lowly of, so her parents did not want her to become a nurse , as they felt she was from too high a level of wealth and social standard. Hospital conditions at that time were terrible. Doctors did operations without any anesthetic, and many people who went to hospitals died. Florence began to visit hospitals. In 1849-50 when she was in Egypt at the time, where two St. Vincent de Paul sisters showed her their hospital in Alexandria.
Nightingale wrote “the very elements of nursing are all but unknown” through this statement she implied that nurses word be learning for the rest of their career (journals.lww, 2017). Reflection is when an activity or incident requires thought about the action, and is used to determine what points are positive and negative, and how it could be improved or changed if done again in the future. The reflection process begins with thinking about an incident and how the situation can be utilised in future situations. The process consists of being open, this would involve an individual looking at things from a different perspective. In addition, the process would involve being inquisitive, desiring knowledge.
Introduction Florence Nightingale, who lived from years 1820 -1910, was one of the pioneering theorists in the nursing history. She was the first to provide a theory to improve and develop health and transform nursing from a domestic service to a permanent profession. Since a young age, she cared for the poor and ill people and considered nursing and serving humans as a Christian duty (Selanders, 2012). Her contribution in providing nursing care for British soldiers fighting the Crimean War and negotiating with the male worlds of both the military and medicine with her administrative skills was significant (Woodham-Smith, 1983). Nightingale founded the Nightingale Nursing School in London in 1860 and created the foundation theory for practice and education of the nursing world.
The introduction Clara Barton is one of the nursing leaders that shaped history (Kerfoot 1998). Clara Barton will be the main focus of this assignment as she was a remarkable woman who started off as an educator and then a clerk and then a nurse and then one of the founders of Red Cross in America. In a time when women were not educated and were not even offered jobs she worked side by side with men. She was from the Not for Profit Sector. Her field was Nursing and she tackled with providing healthcare to those in natural disasters or war.
Karen Cushman’s The Midwife’s Apprentice accurately portrays the relationship between a midwife and her apprentice and the technology and methods used by a midwife in medieval England. Often, midwives did not treat their apprentices with respect. Midwifery was a craft involved in the guild system. Within guilds there are superior positions and inferior positions.
This assignment is a reflection of ethical dilemmas in nursing practice as a registered nurse; this paper is based on the group assignment which was completed for NURS3004. This reflection will include an explanation of the role that I portrayed in the group, the preparation that I did for the role, what could have been done differently, how this group assignment has impacted me in terms of working in a team and finally explain how this assignment will assist me in my future clinical practice as a newly registered nurse. The role that I played in the group was a patient who has a mental health disorder and I didn’t want his mother to know about the illness, as a front it seemed as though we had a close relationship. When my mother leaves the room I asked the nurse to keep my illness confidential as she does not really understand it.
As discipline , we associate it as "professional" in which higher education and gaining a advanced knowledge to practice and function is require. Nurses would not argue with regard with the statement that nursing practice requires them to be knowledgeable pertaining to the patient 's overall well-being in order to take care of the patient. (Dossey & Keegan,2009). However, from the perspective from the society, nurses may just a low skilled worker, as a vocation a domestic labour as such changing diapers are viewed for the patient . To change society 's viewpoint involved with menial task like , nurses need to know what is the discipline of nursing is, to understand "what are we" instead of conforming to the image of what society believe to be.
Theory Description The nursing theory chosen is that of need theory by Virginia Henderson. Henderson has contributed a lot in nursing throughout her journey as a nurse. She intended to define the unique focus of nursing practice, but at the end, it ends up being one the nursing theories that are being used in every clinical setting. Her contribution has helped shaped the way nurses care for their patients and the components she developed help serves as guidelines which nurses used to care for patients.
Kenny initiated her nursing career as a ‘bush nurse’ and travelled to patients who aren’t residing within the doctor’s treatment. When she dealt her first patient who has infantile paralysis, she implemented own treating methods by applying a steamed hot pack to relieve muscle pain and spasms, rather than using orthodox treatment which was involving immobilisation of the patient’s affected area, as no treatment or cure for the disease was available at that time. (Ellis, 2009) What make her method special is that this approach was whole new concept on dealing infantile paralysis as previous method was not considering any aspects of alleviating the pain of the patient, which should be a part of important area to take into account when assessing and treating the patient. In addition to that, she referred to as a trailblazer of the contemporary occupation for physiotherapy and developed the concept of rehabilitation as her management of poliomyelitis contains encouraging mobilisation of joints, active movement of injured area, compressions, and formentations in order to achieving the maintaining the functions of not affected
The nursing assessment is the foundation to building a therapeutic patient-nurse relationship. The patient-nurse relationship begins to form at the first encounter. Nursing assessment is the first encounter between patient and nurse. First impressions are made and these judgements can greatly affect how a client perceives a nurse (Patrick, 2013).
Registered nurses (RNs) currently are the principal group of health providers in the world. In Australia, there are over 331,000 registered RNs. Presently, most RNs are female, and even though increasing numbers of men are entering the profession, less than 5 per cent are male. While the largest portion of nurses' time is spent in direct patient care, they also hold many other positions and obligations, including overseeing other nursing personnel (Bureau of Health Professions, 2006). Large numbers of women in the nursing profession are directly related to its beginnings, Nursing began as a challenging and even objectionable vocation filled with unqualified and untrained inferior class women, as characterized by Charles Dickens' unsavory Sarah
According to Garson (2000), the primary issues of healthcare, which were improving access, lowering costs, and improving the quality of care, would accelerate through 2010. Later in 2008, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) along with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation researched the need of radically changing the nursing profession to confront the issues of healthcare (National Academy of Sciences, n.d.). Through these issues the IOM has devised a report suggesting the transformation of nursing practice, education, and leadership. By transforming the nursing profession, the IOM will give way for positive changes in the healthcare system. With this said, the IOM has researched and devised a plan to confront the issues of healthcare, however, how will this impact the nursing profession?
What criteria do you use to evaluate nursing theories? The criteria that I use to evaluate nursing theories include first, the alignment to my facility’s goals and vision. Second, assessment of the empirical relevance to the work being completed and how the theoretical framework aligns with type of nursing care that is to be provided (Chinn and Kramer, 2015). After this analysis the choice can then be made as to the theory that provides the best fundamental basis for nursing care for these conditions.
The purpose of this posting is to discuss the nurse’s scope of practice. The nursing scope of practice includes the functions, actions, or procedures that nurses can legally perform (American Nurses Association 2010). As a registered nurse (RN), I must know what is within the scope of practice since I work under the direction of a licensed physician (MD) or advanced practice nurse (APN). The MD or APN may place an order that may not be within my scope of practice and performing that task may be harmful to the patient and result in loss of my license. Each state or country has their own definitions of the scope practice which are important to know as well as they may differ.
As a future nurse major, I feel committed to engage in activities that deal with serving others. My lifetime goal consists of becoming a registered nurse, and later on a certified nurse anesthetist. My high expectation of a career is based on the association I've had with a disease hardship in my family. Consequently, my highest reward would be to soothe the literal pain of a human being.