In the past decade or so, increasing numbers of hospitals and academic programs in the United States and other parts of the world, have begun to use Watson’s Theory of Human Caring in very specific ways. Watson’s theory can serve as a guide to changing nursing practice. It can change the culture of hospital nursing and academic nursing (Watson, 2009). Watson’s caring theory can be incorporated into many current nursing interventions. Some of them would include active listening, preventing falls, preventing illness, controlling pain, promoting self-care, and restoring health.
Within the medical field, there are thousands of job opportunities. The career that intrigues me the most is nursing. Nurses are hands-on professionals who provide attentive and very personalized care. Their main job is to promote health, prevent disease and help their patients cope with illness. The nursing field offers a wide range of career options, which varies from entry-level practitioner to doctoral-level researcher.
The bulk of the investigative studies examined were cross-sectional in nature as research was completed by means of vast hospital administrative data to detect connections amongst nurse stafﬁng ratios and patient outcomes. One study by Zhu et al. (2012) examined the connection of nursing practice on patient satisfaction which was an attainable positive result.
Work environment for RNs and LPNs Registered nurses are trained and skilled in handling emergency cases. As such, they are usually in demand by hospitals where patients with critical conditions are treated. LPNs, on the other hand, generally work in nursing homes or old-age homes. Career opportunities RN: Registered nurses have high demand than LPNs. There are various opportunities for career growth and many options for specializations.
In 2011, Reed and Shearer published “Nursing Knowledge and Theory Innovation: Advancing the Science of Nursing Practice”, promoting a philosophy and methods of practice-based knowledge development. Reed is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and a member of a number of professional organizations, including Sigma Theta Tau International, the American Nurses Association, and the Society of Rogerian Scholars (Masters, 2012). She serves on the editorial review boards of numerous journals and was a Contributing Editor for a Nursing Science Quarterly column, Scholarly Dialogue (Smith & Liehr,
Virginia Henderson Theory used Today Virginia Henderson is one of many nursing theorists who changed the nursing profession. Henderson’s theory was considered a “needs” theory (Ahtisham& Jacoline, 2015). It was considered a needs theory because the primary focus was on the patient and the 14 fundamentals needs of the patient to aid in recovery. A nurse taking care of a patient with dementia will utilize Virginia Henderson’s theory in his or her practice by assessing the patient while making a connection with that patient, involving the patient and family to help maintain current health status, providing an environment that will provide safety and security, and using the 14 fundamental needs to guide the nursing process that is being
(2015) states that researchers have shown that nurses have a significant interest in furthering their professional education. However, nurses will need assistance from their nursing leadership and management to be successful. Employers need to provide easily accessible information regarding returning to school and communicating the availability of supportive initiatives. They also need to be advocating for nurses returning to school at the administrative level by allowing for flexible scheduling for those enrolled in school (Sarver, et al., 2015). Strategic Planning Process Analysis of the Current State Currently at ABC Healthcare Center (2015), less than 50% of their nurses have a BSN degree which is significantly below the IOM recommendation.
Ways of Knowing Related to Nursing Theory Emily Amstutz University of Missouri Kansas City MSN FNP Program Abstract Carper (1978) presents four fundamental ways of knowing that have been developed from emerging patterns in the discipline of nursing: (a) empirical way of knowing, (b) esthetic way of knowing, (c) personal knowledge, and (d) ethics. As a registered nurse, I primary utilize the empirical way of knowing in my practice because it is science based and encourages logical decision-making skills. The four fundamental ways of knowing apply to nursing theory by: Keywords: empirical, esthetics, personal knowledge, ethics, ways of knowing, Ways of Knowing Related to Nursing Theory The field of nursing has greatly evolved over the years; the Nightingale era of nursing in the 19th century looks vastly different when compared to the current nursing era that is guided by scientific knowledge and factual principles. Understanding the patterns and structures of modern nursing knowledge is fundamental to the discipline of nursing (Carper, 1978). As defined by Carper (1978), the current field of nursing is guided by four patterns of knowing: (a) empirics, (b) esthetics, (c) personal knowledge, and (d) ethics.
Theoretical Analysis of Orem’s Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory, Part II Dorothea Orem’s Self Care Deficit Nursing Theory (SCDNT) published in 1971 has been studied by numerous nursing students and continues to be used as a base for nursing care today (McEwen & Wills, 2014). Are concepts theoretically and operationally defined? As SCDNT is described as a conceptual model, there are many concepts, however, according to Smith and Parker (2105) there are six main concepts, four being patient related and two nursing related along with a peripheral concept that connects with all the concepts. The first patient related concept of self-care is defined as a purposeful action to maintain life, while the second concept of self-care agent is defined as the person receiving care (McEwen & Wills, 2014). The agent can be further defined as the patient, a family member delivering care or the nurse (Smith & Parker, 2015).
What is your role as a health care team member? Helen Hammond is an experienced resource nurse for more than ten years at Bakersfield Heart Hospital. She has an experienced in Critical Care Unit, Medical Surgical and other various hospital clinical settings for almost thirty years. She facilitates efficient flow of the patient care, staff work flow, accurate paperwork, and making sure that medical supplies and devices are working properly and accurately. She has capabilities to communicate to other staff, physicians, patients and families.
These studies illustrates that NPs can play a key role in providing services to health care market. NPs provide a full range of high quality care to patients of all ages. These services include primary care, acute care, special health care services such as oncology, gerontology health, or women’s health to name a few (American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), 2015). NPs practice in many health settings, including private physician office, hospital, urgent care site, emergency room, community health center, school, and others. Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs) are NPs are primary care providers who focus on
Title of Paper Your Name Class Name October 24, 2014 Your Professor’s Name South University Title of Your Paper The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) is an organization associated to my desired role. This organization is the main one in the United States that represent more than 205 000 nurse practitioners of all specialties. The AANP follows state and federal policies that could impact nurse practitioners (NPs) scope of practice in different levels. The AANP has a board of directors. They set up the organization policy with a clear language and understanding of the Nurse Practitioners scope of practice.
Nurses bring an expertise and experience that addresses every one of those roles expected from boards. In 2009 there was a Gallup poll among national opinion leaders such as university faculty, insurance executives, corporate executives, health services leaders, government leaders, and industry thought leaders. The results of that poll not only identified the opinion of those leaders that felt nurses needed to have more influence in areas of patient care and safety but also found that the general opinion of nurses was one of the most trusted sources of health information (Institute of Medicine, 2011). The IOM goes on to say that due to nurses regular connection to patients as well as their unique understanding of the science of medicine, this provides a unique capacity to undertake a leadership role in the boardroom.
Fortunately, some clinical areas such as diabetes have already formed MDT including diabetes specialist nurses, dietitians, and other workers with diabetologist leadership. For example, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust(3) reported that their team which was one of the largest MDT in UK had excellently delivered ‘mentoring and support for primary care clinicians’ ‘providing training to 85 practice nurses’ ‘providing structured patient education’ and so on. A multidisciplinary approach involves drawing appropriately from multiple disciplines to explore problems outside of normal boundaries and reach solutions based on a new understanding of complex situations. Multidisciplinary and Multiagency working involves appropriately utilising knowledge, skills and best practice from multiple disciplines and across service provider boundaries, e.g. health, social care or voluntary and private sector providers to redefine, re scope and reframe health and social care delivery issues and reach solutions based on an improved collective understanding of complex patient
therefore, improve quality of life. This is due in part to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, personal variables and interaction of internal and external variables that impact communication with patients. (www.nursingworld.org/Vol-19-2014/No.3-Sept.) Every nurse can employ to advocate for nursing as part as their daily activities must be point of care, nurse manager, or nurse educator. (www.nursingworld.org/Vol-17-2012/No.1-Jan.) There is one common voice among nurses, if they accept to join. The American Nurses Association (ANA) is a professional organization that advocates and protects the profession of nurses.