Introduction Nursing is a profession. Besides caring patients, it also requires management and leadership skills to raise its professional standard. We have been introduced the idea of nursing leadership and management in this course. We were also assessed by doing group interview and presentation on the themes related to nursing leadership and management. The purpose of this reflective journal is to reflect the lessons we learnt during our preparation of the presentation.
It was created to help with nursing education, so it most applicable in that area. The nursing model is intended to guide care in hospitals, but can be applied to community nursing, as well. The model has interrelated concepts of health and nursing problems, as well as problem-solving, which is an activity inherently logical in nature. Abdellah 's theory identifies ten steps to identify the patient 's problem and 11 nursing skills used to develop a treatment typology. Faye Glenn Abdellah’s Theory 21 Nursing Questions The twenty-one nursing problems fall into three categories: physical, sociological, and emotional needs of patients; types of interpersonal relationships between the patient and nurse; and common elements of patient care.
This term as remembered was taken from an industry practice which measured quality, time and cost. This was also called “best practice benchmarking” which allowed organizations to plan, compare, and adopt best practices. With further development of this concept, nursing has progressed to EBP, which is unique to nursing practice. Educators must look to pedagogies that use constructivist experiential learning, not just in the class room, but as a clinical learning experience. With the changes in healthcare, shortages of nurses, increase in technology educators are now in the position to create a new atmosphere of learning that inspires inquiry and a quest to further develop EBP.
This paper will examine the purpose of Critical Thinking and its importance in the medical field, especially in the field of nursing. There are many aspects to nursing, but the two that will be discussed in this paper are critical thinking and concept mapping. Critical thinking is essential to skilled nursing; therefore, it is essential to nursing education. It is believed skilled nursing depends upon a well-reasoned philosophy of nursing rooted in a deep and rich conception of critical thinking. In the educational curriculum for nursing students, the focus has been to present problem-based learning and evidence-based practice concepts to help increase critical thinking skills.
P, 2012). Florence nightingale pioneered the practice known as reflection-on-practice, this is a tool that is needed in developing improvement and knowledge to enable an individual to grow in their nursing profession. Nightingale wrote “the very elements of nursing are all but unknown” through this statement she implied that nurses word be learning for the rest of their career (journals.lww, 2017). Reflection is when an activity or incident requires thought about the action, and is used to determine what points are positive and negative, and how it could be improved or changed if done again in the future. The reflection process begins with thinking about an incident and how the situation can be utilised in future situations.
Conversely, the Francis report (2012) declared that nurses need access to precise, comparable and timely information to improve practice. The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) (2015) guidelines state that it is vital that nurses take charge of their own research to ensure use of current best evidence in practice, and developing this research will promote person centred care (McCormack 2003). However, few nurses have actual experience in conducting a research study in the clinical setting (Squires et al. 2011). To enable the critique of this qualitative paper by Paul Canning, the Caldwell framework will be used, although other frameworks will be also be accessed throughout (Appendix 1).
Professional socialization, a potential buffer to the effects of reality shock, includes the acquisition of knowledge, skills, identity, occupational traits, values, norms, and self-concept (Mamchur & Myrick, 2003). The process of professional socialization, from career choice to transition to enculturation to the practice setting is influenced by others, especially other nurses (Beck, 2000; Hinds & Harley, 2001). It is this initial professional socialization of nurses that will determine the success or failure of retaining new nurses in the healthcare workplace. The increasing complexity of health services and the acuity of patient care create an expectation by the healthcare organization that the new nurse will “hit the ground running” (Cowin & Hengstberger-Sims, 2006, p. 61). Furthermore, Cowin and Hengstberger-Sims believe the workplace expects newly licensed nurses to quickly fulfill their potential as knowledgeable workers, but the health organization remunerates newly licensed nurses at the lowest possible pay scale.
Health systems and outcomes research focuses on how health care delivery influences quality, cost and experience of patient. It evaluates both clinical services and systematic structures through which services are delivered. It controls cost of health care by having balance of personnel to provide effective and efficient care. Despite this, large number of people can still not afford minimal health care in U.S…. Nursing education research focus on more efficient educational processes, how to identify ways to incorporate technology in order to enhance learning, effective approach to promote lifelong learning.
Good critical nurses possess the critical thinking ability to handle emergency situations and equipment but also are compassionate, helping patients and family members through stressful circumstances (Kirpal, 2004). It can be difficult for HR professionals and health care managers to screen potential critical nurse candidates that encompass both critical thinking and empathy characteristics. In addition, many experienced critical care nurses experience burn out from dealing with multiple previous stressful patient encounters and long hours, causing them to leave the nursing profession (Kirpal, 2004). Moreover, to increase efficiency many hospitals expect their nurses to float to other departments to help fill temporary staffing shortages—increasing the stress levels of nurses to learn new skills in unfamiliar environments in short periods of time (Kirpal, 2004). As previously mentioned, younger individuals are not choosing to become nurses, creating an age disparity among nurses in many hospitals (Kirpal, 2004).
A nurse must be able to perform activities like moving a patient, lifting heavy equipment, being on their feet for much of their shift, etc. The nursing profession can be very taxing on a person’s body and society as a whole is seeing the effects of this. Older nurses who have been in the field for a long time are no longer able to perform these tasks and it is causing them to change their area of expertise, or even leave their profession entirely. This has negatively impacted effective healthcare delivery and proper patient-centered care because these nurses are not able to effectively help their patients. Research shows that there is a large amount of nurses that are near or at the retirement age.
Write a synopsis about the development of nursing research and knowledge. Nursing research is developed on the foundation of evidence-based practice (EBP). Nurse researchers evaluate EBP accordingly to ensure the best practice. Researchers usually use a PICOT question format to develop research questions. The PICOT stands for population, intervention, comparison, outcome, and time.
“Neonatal nurse can expect to work in a hospital environment” (neonatal nurse career guidance). As it also says hospitals may be in a less than desirable location and safety might be an issue. So some nurses are mostly needed in a hospital. A nurse who desires to be advanced in careers will find themselves working in larger hospitals. In bigger hospitals in larger cities to help with the same placement they were in the hospital.