Caring for The Individual: An Examination of Personal Nursing Philosophy Arianna Mailloux 400164224 NURSING 2AA3 Ashley Collins Harris February 19, 2018 As a novice nurse, developing and understanding of ones’ own personal feelings about nursing is important to help shape your clinical practice. Within this paper I will examine my personal assumptions, beliefs and values of the four nursing paradigms to develop a personal philosophy of nursing. This philosophy will be aligned with a known nursing theory and the comparisons will be discussed. Section I: Personal Philosophy of Nursing Person I define person as an individual being with their own thoughts, feelings, beliefs and opinions. To me, it encompasses all aspects of a whole
based on evidence. Competence provides the underpinning to offer educational programs and conduct subsequent knowledge assessment related to utilization of an EBP framework (Porter-O’Grady, 2008). Table (3-1): Accountability Elements * Autonomy—The right to decide/act * Authority—The power to decide/act * Competence—The knowledge to decide/act Tim Porter-O’Grady Associates, Inc. (2009). We state that clinicians are responsible for decisions associated with six practice domains and that these decisions are to be based upon the most recent evidence (see Table 3-2). Responses can reveal staff’s perceptions of their involvement at both organizational and department levels; the latter offers feedback to the respective nurse manager about strategies
Rhetorical Analysis on an Exposia of Nursing Ethics In the essay “ Nursing’s Code of Ethics, Social Ethics, and Social Policy,” Marsha D. Fowler explains the history of Nursing ethics and what should be utilized in today’s society. Fowler explains to her readers what nurses should promote within the healthcare field. The purpose of her essay is to persuade her audience, whom are Nurses or someone who has background knowledge, into taking action. In order to explain the importance of ethics, Fowler uses two primary arguments emphasising, nurses need to have a stronger voice in policy making and they need to follow the code of ethics which was set for them. Fowler (2016) concludes in her article by encouraging nurses to take action and
Maville and Huerta (2013) state that Fawcett’s metaparadigm is often used to define and delineate the scope of nursing. Masters stated the purpose of one’s personal philosophy is to define how he or she finds truth. As a result each individual philosophy purported will be unique. This paper will seek to define, describe and explain my thoughts, feelings and belief regarding the four concepts of nursing metaparadigm and their interrelationship as well as their influence on my current nursing practice. Masters (2017) states that our philosophy is derived from a process of lifelong learning which allows us to find the truth.
Philosophies According to Alligood (2014b), philosophies are specific theories that focus on one or more metaparadigm concepts in a wide spectrum philosophical way (p. 43). For a person to understand philosophies it is required to understand the knowledge type, metaparadigms. Metaparadigm Metaparadigm is the vast perspective of a discipline and a way to describe a concern specifically to a profession or department (Alligood, 2014b, p. 42). Nursing Metaparadigm Alligood (2014b) explains metaparadigms in nursing knowledge are human beings, environment, health, and nursing (p. 42). These perceptions are exemplified in each philosophy and conceptual model (Alligood, 2014b, p. 42).
I will summarize each outcome for the Nursing Informatics specialty. For the intent of this paper I will use outcome and competency interchangeably. The first outcome means the ability to gather healthcare information across the continuum of care; combine and utilize the information gathered to develop a process. Finally execution of that process to evaluate its ability to improve the quality of the healthcare environment. Healthcare managers are constantly assessing patients and collecting information.
Exploration of nurses’ knowledge, attitudes and perceived barriers toward medication error reporting in tertiary health care facility: qualitative study Abstract Medication error reporting (MER) is an effective way used to identify the causes of MEs and to take the actions prevent repeating them in future. The underreporting of MEs is a major challenge which faced all MER systems. This study aimed to explore nurses’ knowledge towards ME reporting, to determine nurses’ attitude towards ME reporting and to investigate the perceived barriers and facilitators towards ME reporting among nurse. 23 nurses were interviewed on June 2015 using semi-structured interview guide. Saturation point was reached after 21 interviews, All interviews were audio
“Attaching metrics to goals and specific initiatives allows nurse leaders and clinicians to monitor progress and determine when a different approach might be needed” (Reid-Ponte, 2016, 112). Frequent goal-setting and
Analysis of TFC A theory is classified as a body of principles, concepts, and/or propositions that explain a phenomenon (Merriam Dictionary, 2017). According to Fawcett and DeSanto-Madeya’s nursing framework, a nursing theory involves an objective detailed explanation which includes assessment of scope, context, and content (Fawcett & DeSanto-Madeya, 2013). Theory Scope In the nursing discipline, concepts and propositions must be examined for quality and comprehensiveness to determine the scope of a theory. Thus, the first step is to determine what type of theory is being evaluated: grand theory or middle-range theory. A grand theory is categorized as being broad in scope (i.e.