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. In doing so will help him gain independence as quickly as possible (Burggraf, 2012). The Scope or Level of theory The scope or level of theory used by Henderson was a grand theory.
Concept Analysis of True Presence in Nursing Practice Shawndra Tosh, RN BSN Maryville University Rosemarie Rizzo Parse 's theory of humanbecoming focuses on quality of life as well nurses providing "true presence" to patients. Merriam-Webster defines presence as "the fact or condition of being present; the part of space within one 's immediate vicinity; a noteworthy quality of poise and effectiveness (Presence, 2018). As technology continues to play a larger role in healthcare, to the point of some patients using telemedicine and "seeing" a physician via a video conference call, it becomes more important to define and examine how we as healthcare providers can still be present for our patients and provide them with the hands-on care on which nursing was founded. SEARCH METHODS Electronic searches were conducted using the terms "presence," "presence in nursing practice," "healing presence," and "therapeutic presence." Databases included Google Scholar, PubMed, and CINAHL.
APN Role and Leadership Competencies Julliet A. Thomas Grantham University Abstract There are many different aspects of Advance Practice Nursing (APN) make that make the nursing profession unique and valuable. The competencies that comprise each advanced practice nursing discipline are vital in creating a solid foundation for clinical nursing. They prepare you to conquer challenges in the clinical setting and cultivate innovation to establish processes for clinical practice. Advance Practice Nursing is recognized as 4 nursing roles: Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), the Certified Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) and the Nurse Practitioner (NP). While the main focus of APNs is clinical practice and direct patient care,
Ways of Knowing In the book, Theoretical Basis for Nursing, written by Melanie McEwen and Evelyn Wills, mentions Knowledge Development and Nursing Science, which basically means the various ways knowledge is acquired. In nursing, there are many, a few mentioned are the four different categories in Nursing Epistemology, which are: Empirical knowledge, esthetic knowledge, personal knowledge, and ethics, which are the four fundamentals in nursing knowledge. Nursing Epistemology Empirical knowledge is objective, abstract, quantifiable, exemplary, discursively formulated, and verifiable. It is verified through repeated testing, laws, principals and theories; basically, seeking explanations. Esthetic knowledge is expressive, subjective and
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
One of the key responsibilities for nurses is to help the patients in understanding the medical intervention planned for them and the things they can do to assist in their case, including list of things they should and shouldn’t do during the treatment till recovery. Research has shown that some clinical quality measures are strongly related to good nursing care (NorthWestern Memorial Hospital, 2014). They way that a nurse performs each and every activity has a substantial impact on quality of healthcare. This can also be seen in the understanding of patients that a good relationship with a compassionate, well-informed and capable nurse can help in the well-being and effectiveness of the care they
Typically, evidence based practice critiques the research findings, quality improvement data and expert opinion to single out the most appropriate approaches of improvement. On the other hand, clinical research uses the existing methods and processes in the search for improvement i.e. it is based on the opinions and tradition and nothing can be done more. Indeed, the core business of the healthcare planners is to always make improvements on quality and efficiency of healthcare services. Thus, engaging in meetings where opinions, researches and other relevant knowledge is shared allows comprehensive learning, effective research and crafting or invention of better approaches to ensure patients and nurses enjoy the services and the health care environment as implied by Munhall (2012) and Torrey et al.
The competent of nurses in clinical setting can be perform encounters their knowing and also requires doing. Evidence of being clinically competent includes of encountering, knowing, performing, maturing and improving (Lejonqvist et al., 2011), the authors explain that encountering, maturing, knowing and performing is referring to clinical competence growth whereas improving is refer to how clinical competence was refined. Thus, it is argued that clinical competence of an individual is shows on the process of an individual informal learning in practice. To integrate of the findings, the authors (ibid, 2011) highlighted two categories of clinical competence which is ontological and contextual clinical competence for implication in nursing education. Ontological clinical competence should be obtained during the education, whereas contextual clinical competence reached after experiencing their practice.
Role, duties and responsibilities as a registered Nurse or Staff Nurse Registered nurse duties different according to the areas of the expertise. They carry along a central role in promoting the wellness by performing a full range of services. A registered Nurse mainly focuses on caring for educating the patients and their family members about early recovery and ways of prevention of diseases. Hence, nurses assess patients’ health problems and needs, develop and execute nursing care plans and maintain medical records. The profession of a registered nurse comes along with the complexities and major responsibilities.
It is also the investigation of phenomena, typically in any depth and holistic fashion through the collection of rich narrative materials using a flexible research design (Atkinson, 1990) 5.1 PERSONAL CONTEXT Qualitative research is generally more interpretative and is use mostly is field of professional study. Following the various method of qualitative research; - Critical social research – is utilized in non verbal communication with clients/patients. - Ethical inquiry – related to patient rights and responsibilities. - Historical research – past histories are taken from patients and client issues and problems. - Case study – Nurses pick on cases of patients, audit them and research on them to enable all in all the best nursing practice for that particular case studied.