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.
The Purpose of The Theory The purpose of Henderson’s theory is to give the principles that help construct practice and to generate further nursing knowledge. Considering doing so, it helps nurses to understand their purpose and role in nursing in the healthcare setting. Henderson believes that the unique function of the nurse is to help the person sick or well, in the performance of those activities contributing to health or its recovery (to a peaceful death) that he would do unaided if he had the strength, will or knowledge.
Introduction Advance practice Nursing origins date back more than a century. Advance practice nursing roles do not stand apart from nursing rather it builds on foundation and core values of nursing discipline (Hamric, Hanson, Tracy & O’Grady, 2014). Advance practice nurses (APN’s) are distinctive of other healthcare professionals such as doctors and physician assistants because of their holistic approach and its nursing framework at its core. Barbara J Safriet’s article ‘Health care dollars and regulatory sense: The role of advanced practice nursing’ highlights the effectives of APN’s in terms of both quality and cost effectiveness and challenges barriers to practice. This paper is the reaction to the article and will identify the two issues
The student was surprised at the lack of literature on the theme as it is a vital component of prevention and control of MRSA in the hospital setting. As the nurses of tomorrow, we know that prevention is better than the cure with the topic of health care. In the United Kingdom, the Department of Health (2000) brought about a new concept encouraging the empowerment of patients by giving them greater involvement in the management of their care. This helps distribute decisions making powers between the patient and nurse. Duncanson and Pearson (2005) conducted a research study on patient’s opinions on being asked to participate in the “Clean Your Hands Campaign” and were asked to identify factors that may influence the likelihood of asking healthcare professionals to wash their hands.
It is evident that some professionals have sought out ways to reduce nursing theories and make them a thing of the past, but they are still highly regarded in professional healthcare. As noted by McCrae, “The Magnet Recognition Program (American Nurses Credentialing Center 2008) is an international accreditation of excellence in nursing, and a key requirement for organizations is to describe and implement a professional practice model” (p. 223). It is an aspiration of all hospitals to achieve Magnet recognition because of their nurses; this very achievement cannot be made without the hospital’s implementation of a professional nursing
Hildegard Peplau viewed nursing as “a significant, therapeutic, interpersonal process. It functions co-operatively with other human processes that make health possible for individuals in communities" (Peplau, 1952). This quote, encapsulates her theory of interpersonal relations. Peplau’s Interpersonal Theory focuses on the nurses’ role, which is to help patients identify their difficulties (“Theory of”, 2012). Peplau explains that the nurse assumes different roles as the relationship between patient and nurse progresses and develops (Feely, 1997).
Personally I am able to apply some research findings which are descriptive in nature to the care of my patients. For instance, the importance of frequent simple hand washing to minimize infection is always uppermost in mind. Evidence based practices have helped me in the care of my patients like the immunization of children whereby not only BC G vaccine is given to babies during the first visit like what obtained before. This discovery was possible due to research. I have realized that pre-operative information helps to reduce pain and stressed post operatively.
Her job is a constant challenge and very rewarding when she is successful. Part of her job is working cohesively with her team even through the disagreements. She talks to other physical and speech therapists about the patient and pursue relationships, they work as a collaborative team. This is the approach of the convalescent home but also her approach because she sees that the patient is multi dimensional and her collaboration with her co workers allow her to look at the total patient not just one aspect. In many instances it can help to have 4 hands rather then 2 and every one of your coworkers has similar goals in
NU 413 Week 9 Discussion Board Post student response to Katie-Lynn Fournier by Kathryn Moultrie Good afternoon Kathie, Enjoyed reading your post, and seeing how other organizations handle the operations of their facility and nursing departments. My biggest concern with improving quality care and patient safety issues in that, the responsibility is not ours alone, our Chief Nurse Executives (CNEs) and Director of Nursing (DON), and senior nursing management staffs to lead the journey Disch J. (2008). I find it overwhelming that the majority of the research literature (studies, surveys and reports believe nursing plays the pivotal role in changing the face of health care and improving quality care and patient safety.
Keck Medical Center of USC is a world-class health care facility because every staff member shares a commitment to achieving clinical excellence. I have made it my personal mission to provide compassionate care, alleviate suffering, and impart kindness in every interaction by living each day with integrity, passion, and dedication. In order to achieve just that, we as healthcare providers have an obligation to continually research the best, most effective interventions. I truly have a passion for the research process and served as a Research Assistant in the Social Psychology Laboratory at UCSB. In addition, I recently was able to conduct a quality improvement initiative during my Leadership clinical rotation, where I collected, analyzed, and synthesized hospital data in order to identify key areas in which cost-effective changes in the current stroke protocol would lead to improvements in patient
Team effort affects the quality of client care. Patient centred care empowers individuals through partnership with health professionals in decision making (Pulvirenti, McMillan & Lawn, 2014, p.304). It is a continuous patient and practitioner interaction to promote, educate and meet patient ’s needs (Pulvirenti, et al., 2014, p. 306). Nevertheless, patient centred care might be the solution to the problem of paternal clinical practice which is expressed under the multidisciplinary care (Pulvirenti, et al., 2014, p. 305).
This leads to a process of actions and reaction resulting in an interaction. An interaction is the goal directed portion of relationship built upon perception and communication. This leads to a transition, which is when mutually valued, as goals are achieved. Building a nurse-patient relationship with good communication is the key to mutually work towards an attainable goal to improve the patient 's’ health and quality of life.
But, I do know what drew me to nursing in the first place. I have a strong desire to help people and possibly make a positive impact on their lives. I want to advocate for the patient and be a voice when it is needed and warrantied. My values and beliefs align with the metaparadigm concepts of nursing and how I plan on practicing after I graduate. Person