Spirituality and spiritual care should be part of nursing curriculum to provide quality nursing care to patients(Wu, Liao, & Yeh, 2012 ; Cooper, Chang, Sheehan, & Johnson, 2013). However spirituality education program equips student nurses to identify their inner strength & resource to provide holistic care to patients (Wallace et al., 2008). This not only improves psychological well-being of a nurse but also her therapeutic nursing skills (White, 2014). Studies have reported mindfulness and self-compassion are significantly correlated with psychological well-being (Hollis-Walker & Colosimo, 2011; Neff, Rude, & Kirkpatrick, 2007; Baer, Lykins, & Peters,
Reflection The reflection process for NUR 445 allows me an opportunity to reevaluate my current understanding of nursing and the new principals learned in the class. This paper will examine the process of retrieval, appraisal, and synthesis of evidence in collaboration with other members of the healthcare team to improve patient outcomes. The paper will also inspect importance of reflection to advancing practice and improving outcomes of care and assess the values the need for continuous improvement in clinical practice based on new knowledge. Next the paper will recognizes personal capabilities, knowledge base, and areas for development and Integrate evidence, clinical judgment, interprofessional perspectives, and patient preferences in planning, implementing, and evaluating outcomes of care. Finally, the paper will examine new values, ideas and interventions to improve patient care.
The researchers wanted to obtain information on the frequency of screening in undiagnosed individuals. The data collected showed minimal documented screening (0.2% out of 104 reviewed visits) although reported that providers relied on observations, family interactions and somatic symptoms noted during clinic visits. The results of this review will help establish that formal screening techniques are lacking in family
2003). Patient empowerment is now been used as a keyword in health care industries as it emphasis on active decision making by the patients. As a nurse, I am convinced that healthcare providers should invest in the concept of patient empowerment in order to master the challenges facing modern health system and patients. According to Elwyn et al. (2013), patient’s empowerment in decision making had gained consensus among health professionals.
In health education for example, some of the main players - as regards health systems components- are mainly the human resources for health ( nurses educating pregnant mothers on breastfeeding and health facility delivery), service delivery ( health education sessions offered to groups in a specialised clinic) and pharmaceutical and technology used to treat an infected patient. Health promotion, however, goes beyond boundaries of the health facility and/or health systems and into the community; infrastructure improved to allow supply of clean water to prevent cholera and other water-borne diseases, media announcements for mass screening campaigns against e.g. cervical cancer, policies and laws formulated to govern road safety, police officers tasked with ensuring motor vehicle safety, and many more. Regardless of the varied scope of the health education and promotion, theories of socio-cognitive behaviour change can still be used at all levels of health interventions (7, 8). Both health education and health promotion are swallowed up in the term health promotion and both are considered during health
Introduction Teamwork builds up the ability of nurses and other healthcare providers to implement higher quality and a more holistic care. In this essay, firstly, I am going to discuss about teamwork in nursing. Secondly, I am going to talk about the importance of teamwork within nurses and other healthcare providers. Thirdly, I am going to discuss about the benefits of having teamwork and proper delegation needed among nurses. And lastly, using Singapore nursing board, code of ethics and professional conduct that direct to this clinical situation.
Importance of patient education Patient education (PE) describes a variety of methods to inform the health care consumer (1). Most commonly these methods are used by doctors and nurses to educate patients during hospitalization and shortly before releasing the patient from the hospital. This is especially valuable as patient education is often to be seen as part of the treatment plan and studies suggest that it increases patient compliance and therefore lowers readmittance to the hospital (2, 3). The educational instructions include not only the basic information about the disease, but furthermore what is to be expected after the release, when to seek medical advice and how to conduct proper self-care (3). Patient education might especially
She believes that nursing interventions are key to nursing care. Watson’s nursing theories express that the mind, body and spirit of the patient should be taken into consideration. I agree with Watsons that while providing care the nurse should consider care base on the patient as a whole and not just focus on the disorder. I was taught to use Maslow’s hierarchy of need while planning and providing care for my patients. Maslow’s hierarchy is use to prioritize a patient need from life treating issues to love and belong.
To enhance patient outcome quality is always a goal of the health care industry. One way to achieve this is therefore to encourage and facilitate nurses’ participation in clinical judgment. As demonstrated, true empowerment is the antecedent of good clinical judgment. This means a structurally empowering environment, a belief of self-efficacy and autonomy to provide valuable quality care, and a nurse-patient partnership. Unless nurses feel empowered, they will however rely on physicians’ order or the bureaucratic system rather than their ability and creativity to make
Health promotion can be defined as empowering individuals to take control over their health, and to improve and maintain a healthy lifestyle (World Health Organization, 2011). To facilitate this process, the nurse plays an active role in health education to provide information and guidance to promote a healthier lifestyle. Traditionally, the focus of the nurse was to teach patients how to manage illness (Ganzit and Stefanini 2012). This role has now expanded to focus on health promotion and how to remain healthy. With an evidence based understanding of the effectiveness of health promotion to give people the awareness and provide knowledge to what is essential for a healthy lifestyle (Maville and Huerta 2008).
Also, barcode scanning can be used to prevent medical errors by giving the correct medications to the patient and also prompts the EHR for any related allergies to the medication that is prescribed during treatment or hospitalization. Therefore, continued success rests heavily upon nurse educator 's to collectively instruct and integrate informatics in the classroom and clinical setting. The key concepts of informatics such as the basic ideas that underlie modern computers, networks, and information be introduced in the curriculum (Camilli,
The National Institute of Nursing Research The National Institute of Nursing conducts research to improve the health and well being of the population at large as they incorporate both clinical and research training on health and illness across all ages to prevent diseases, while they manage and improve the care of each individual. The goal of the research facility is to apply new technologies to promote health while developing scientist of the future ("National Institute of Nursing Research," 2011). There are three current methodologies to research; quantitative, qualitative, and outcome research. Examining all three closely reveals a complex distinction in methods of research. The quantitative method focuses on the formal, objective process
When a patient has a lack of knowledge of the care that is being provided, the nurse also has a responsibility to explain the care and why it will help the patient in the process. With educating the patient nurses can help the patient reach their goals to recovery to a better health status. A good nurse is also a leader. A Leader is someone who takes charge of any situation in confidence, and makes good sound decisions on situations that promote good health. Along with being much of all these things the nurse should deliver the highest quality care in order to accomplish great outcomes in patient care.
This knowledge is useful for nursing practice because it opens up opportunity for new effective treatments for reducing pain. By applying the theoretical knowledge from the study and practical knowledge from clinical practice, the nurse’s way of knowing is informed. As someone working in healthcare, it is important to be able to have an openness to change and be actively looking for evidence informed practice. For instance, health care and nursing practice has greatly changed in 100-200 years. In a video by James McCormack of UBC, he describes the final days of King Charles II.
A. Speech therapies and social skill training can allow individuals with Autism to manage the degree the effects of Autism has on them. 1. Teaching young toddlers basic skills like attention and perception can also help diminish the extent to which autism effects an individual because the brain is most subject to change before the age of four. 2.