Introduction The purpose of this paper is to review an article written by Subia Parveen Rasheed, RN, BScN on The Self-Awareness Concept published in the International Journal of caring Science, 2015. According to the author, Self-Awareness is described as the process of performing an unbiased examination of self. The author believes self-awareness is an important mechanism that is necessary in the development of the proper nurse-patient relationship that leads to therapeutic healing. She further explores the difficulty involve in knowing oneself, accepting who we are can be a long process that causes us to face things that may be painful. The author claims self-awareness starts with self-consciousness and the expectation of change that relies on constant effort.
Patient safety has received much recognition after the Institute of Medicine’s publication of “To err is to human: building a safer health system” , patient safety includes the avoidance, prevention and amelioration of adverse events emanating from health care delivery procedures and it comprises of systems of patient care, error reporting, and starting new systems aimed at reducing risk of errors in patient care as well as care functions which nursing has sole responsibility (Berland et al., 2012). The common media for the transmission of HCAIs are the hands of healthcare professionals, from patient to patient and within the care environment (Allegranzi & Pittet 2009). Patient safety is the ‘’patient’s freedom from unnecessary real or potential
In the nursing profession there are numerous models of nursing care. Orem (2001) bases her care model on promoting and encouraging self-care and Roper-Logan-Tierney (2000) developed their model on the 12 basic activities of living. The aim of the Chronic Care Model is to transform the daily care for patients with chronic illnesses from acute and reactive to proactive,
a. Discuss what you’ve learned in the course I have learned that cultural competency is an essential part of nursing care, at home and abroad. That even the simplest initiative can have a powerful influence on the management of communicable diseases and overall community health. I learned about the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDG) and countries commitment to meeting those goals. Lastly, I discover the important role non-government agencies play in supporting countries as they strive to meet these SDG.
Cultural competence for nurses is defined as the willingness or the desire to understand another person’s culture, the ability to learn about diverse cultural belief systems, and to work effectively as a healthcare professional. This includes, understanding the dynamics of a patient’s culture as it relates to their relationships, interactions, and understanding of overall health. Awareness of one’s own culture, along with the understanding of other cultures, and how this relates to nursing care is essential to improve outcomes for patients (Kardong-Edgren et al., 2010). In 2010, the United States Census revealed that 37% of the population considered themselves to be minorities, and by 2020 this demographic will increase by 40%. The largest
When I came to FAMU my major was pre-physical therapy. I chose to study pre-physical therapy because I wanted to work in the health field and assist people. I then changed my major within a semester of attending FAMU because I realized physical therapy is not something I was interested in doing. I would watch my cousin study, go to clinicals, and put cardiopulmonary science on such a high echelon. I then inquired about respiratory therapy with her and became interested in the profession.
1. As I sit back and think of the many things I have learned through personal events, engagements, observations, or opinions while walking through the different avenues of life, I realize how much of my pathway has been aligned with the social work profession. This came as a surprise since the social work profession was not the initial goal. I moved to Clovis, NM, to attend Clovis Community College nursing program in order to work as a case manager. Due to unforeseen circumstances, I had to decline my acceptance and turned my focus to another career where I could help geriatrics or veterans.
This model allowed me to gain a more in depth understanding of my experience, thus improving my own personal and professional development. The model allows health care professionals to reflect on experiences and find ways to improve their outcomes of different events. It not only looks at the situation but allows you to explore your feelings at the time of the event, as well as at the end of the reflective process. The model gives health care an opportunity to review their actions and explore what could have been improved with regards to their experiences (De Oliveira and Tuohy,
While in my junior year of college I decided to take a class, Queer Literature. I was hoping this class could answer some of the questions I had in regards to my sexuality. All of my hopes were exceeded; the class taught me about the history and strides made to attempt to achieve equality for the LBGTQIA+ community. Queer Literature felt like my first step over the rainbow, it introduced me to sexulity and gender for the first time. Before taking Queer Literature I never knew that there was a term for identifying with the sex you were born into.
Only through a deeper understanding of the intricate factors shaping behavioural practices can health promotion programmes and or interventions successfully be introduced into the realities of the people’s lives to bring about changes in health behaviour. Behaviour change theories and models such as the Health Belief Model (HBM), Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA), Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB), and the Transtheoretical Model have been widely applied in public health in an attempt to explain or predict health seeking behaviours. Their use enables identification and understanding of people’s health-seeking behaviour beyond their knowledge, attitudes and practices. HBM is a health specific behavioural cognitive model The model is based on the idea that people are more likely to change their behaviour and adhere to treatments if: (i) they perceive that they are at risk of contracting the disease (perceived susceptibility), (ii) they perceive the disease might have an unfavourable outcome (perceived severity), (iii) they perceive the proposed health behaviour to be both effective and practical (perceived benefits), (iv)they perceive the barriers to adopting the behaviour to be minimal (perceived barriers),(v) they perceive themselves to have the ability of applying and practicing the specific behaviour proposed
Knowing that I changed that life, that because of me hopefully their health will better instead of worsen. Through this program I hope to learn from the community, to learn their experiences, which will allow me to be even more conscious of the disparities they are forced to face, hence causing me to ponder “how can this issue be fixed?”, “what policy can be implemented”?. Being able to connect with the community and with my peers will be a valuable and unforgettable experience. Not only will I be able to learn from the community, but from my fellow peers, medical students, high school students, and other undergraduates as well. Getting to me mentored by people who have done what I want to do will be enriching, it’ll be an experience that ill cherish forever.
• What has changed since 2010, which objectives are new? According to Healthypeople.gov, There has been a few revisions under their objectives sections. They have seemed to revise adolescent health, blood disorder and blood safety, genomics, global health, preparedness, older adults and as well as a few others. • How does this national initiative stimulate disease prevention and health promotion agendas? The national initiative stimulates disease prevention and health promotion by creating goals and objectives once they obtain these goals they coordinate them with the preventative health service as well as educational activities in order to help support the public to improve their overall health.
I was not sure about what to write for my journals, I did not want to write more than just my daily duties. I ended up thinking that writing about my perspectives, goals, objectives about my duties at work and the homeless shelter system. I started working at the Aguila INC Shelter, which is my place of work and internship. I started in November 10, 2015 as a Case Manager and it has been a challenging place for me. I did not have the experience, knowledge and I dare to say the educational background that may make me feel more comfortable to work with Homeless Families.
Objective: At the end of the NUR 201 course, students will be able to outline and analyze the implication of societal directions and social determinants of health on the health of unique, families, groups, and communities (Iwasiw & Goldenberg, 2015). This course objective will provide trends and relevant information about health promotion. It makes nursing students to know and understand what is the purpose of the health promotion and caring. In this case, this course objective is necessary in nursing curriculum because it makes nurses or nursing students to encourage and empowering individual, families, groups, and communities to engage in immunization program, weight loss programs, or any other programs related with the health promotion. The operation of promoting the health of unique, families, collection, and communities is an integral component of professional nursing practice (Iwasiw & Goldenberg, 2015).
The list of the stakeholders along with the funding websites have been provided below in seeking their support and involvements. The rationale for selecting the listed stakeholders are due to their area of focus and responsibility in the community remove health disparities through supporting programs and CBPR initiatives. Moreover, they can help direct, guide, and provide the researchers with questions and answers they need to assess in finding a resolution to their health disparities concerns. Therefore, there are various ways to get the stakeholders included such as 1) conducting a community outreach event, 2) promote the awareness and statistical findings on their social media page, 3) develop social networking to promote partnership and collaboration, 4) attend community and policy-making forum conferences that focus on minority policies developments, and 5) simply draft up CPBR health assessment documents to seek their support, involvements and feedbacks to begin the initiatives (Lehman, Fenza, and Hollinger-Smith, 2013; Minkler & Wallerstein,