The goal of Orem’s Self-Care Deficit Theory is to decrease the self-care deficit. When patients are ill, they need assistance with care. As nurses we are there to provide the care needed while allowing the patient to perform as many tasks as they can for themselves. By allowing patients to provide care for themselves, they develop a sense of confidence and can assist them in overcoming obstacles in care. Per Meleis (2012), “Orem’s theory is categorized as a theory whose primary focus provides a framework for assessing needs of clients and developing intervention in enhancing peoples’ abilities to manage daily care for themselves and their dependents, and conserve their energy, and
The perioperative experience involves the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative phase. I had the opportunity to closely observe the health care staff during the last two phases of the perioperative process. This experience allowed be to gain a better understanding of the role of nurses throughout these different phases. It was apparent that their day to day duties are different than registered nurses in other areas of the hospital. During the perioperative experience, I was able to observe the role of the registered nurses, the role of other staff members, the progression of the nursing diagnosis, and patient teaching.
A nurse’s occupation is not only to provide care for their patients physically but also mentally. Without compassionate care the cross bridge to trust and honesty is demolished, and often patients will keep their underlying yet crucial health concerns and issues to themselves because their nurse has failed to portray compassion. “Patients can feel more comfortable to raise important issues with the practice nurse than with their doctor” (Phillips et al., 2009). This very act of compassionate care can save lives, there are countless issues that medical charts, ECG`s, X-rays and ultrasounds don’t depict yet the only key to unlocking that information is the attainment of trust from your
Another role of the nurse is to educate the patient and to check their understanding of the drug. In addition, they have an important role in patient advocacy by helping the
They should respect the client despite their mental health backgrounds. This attitude is known as positive regard. Positive regard values the clients as a person and not their mental illness. The nurse pays attention to the client and tents to steer clear of negative opinions. The nurse thinks about the client’s ideas when planning their nursing care.
This step allows the nurse to determine whether the application of the nursing process was effective. It also helps the nurse to know whether the condition of the patient will improve because every nursing diagnostic has got its desired results (Fischbach, F, 2004). Through evaluation the nurse can therefore know whether the expected results have been achieved. In the care plan the nurse is also required to document whether he/she believes whether the diagnoses,assessment, planning and the implementation were correct. In addition to support his/her position the nurse will also have to include
What does nursing mean to me? Nursing means helping people heal, meeting their needs while they are in your care, listening to concerns, protecting them from harm, and educating them how to care for themselves while treating them with dignity, compassion and respect. Nursing is giving of yourself to the care of people and community, while expecting nothing in return. It is having compassion for people and their health, being a humanitarian, and making sure patients receive the best care possible. Nurses must also deal with families of patients with gentleness and kindness, realizing they are going through a stressful situation also.
Preventing of verbal, physical and psychological harm from happening to the patient is also considered of promoting quality and safety in the health care system. This is the method that the nurse practitioners can use to prevent this to be happened. The issue of patient quality of care and safety can impact a patient life the health care providers have to consider how important it is to assure
A nurse practitioner is an advanced practice registered nurse who have received advance training and knowledge to provide health promotion and maintenance through the diagnosis and treatment of physical and mental acute and chronic illiness. Their role focuses on individualized care of a patient 's medical issue and the effects of the illness on the patient and the family. Informing patients about their healthcare and getting them active in decisions is important to care provided by nurse practitioners and this could mean fewer prescriptions and less expensive treatment. A nurse practitioner is qualified to diagnose and treat medical problems like