Basically psychology studies who and what we are, why we are like that, why we act and think like that and what we could be as a person and it’s a nurse job to find out all of this from the patient. It’s a psychologist and also a nurse job to know how the body and mind of a patients work. It has couple differences and similarities with psychology and nursing. The differences are that psychology deals with helping the patient emotionally, and
Without being diagnosed correctly, “7.5 percent of U.S children between the ages [of] 6 and 17 take medication for ‘emotional or behavioral difficulties’” (Insel). Overmedication is the inappropriate medical treatment that occurs when a patient is given or takes unnecessary or excessive medications. Many are wrongly diagnosed by doctors, or self-medicated. With every disorder comes an evaluation and many doctors do not evaluate their patients or their behavior, they get straight to medicating. Due to the scientific advancement in medication, many doctors become dependent on it “fixing” problems in patients such as diagnosing children with behavior disorders, medicating injured athletes, and healing the elderly.
Kinetic therapy is better known as continuous side-to-side turning utilizing specialty patient beds. The study included 234 critically ill patients in the ICU with perfusion/ventilation (P/F) ratios less than 250, Glasgow Coma Scale score less than 11, and those patients requiring mechanical ventilation. Kinetic therapy was compared with standard repositioning. The study concluded the incidence of pneumonia was lower in the patient who received kinetic therapy versus standard repositioning. Significant differences in LOS were noted, and the cost of stay was less with kinetic therapy group.
4.1 Summary In this quantitative cross-sectional study the researchers have carried out an investigation on the links between dependent variable (DV) (these included risk assessment, skin assessment within 24 h of admission, pressure reducing mattress (PRM) and planned repositioning in bed) and independent variables (IV) ( i.e. Hospital and unit type, nursing staff and workload, and patient characteristics) in 2 healthcare setting in Sweden [one general (350 beds) and one university (1100 beds) hospital]. The university hospital developed a PUP plan. The general hospital did not have this in place, however they had a higher percentage of nurses carrying out direct patient care (62.8% vs 52.8) and nurses in the general hospital had more experience.
The main research question that the authors of this study sought to answer is if “hospice volunteers can facilitate communication about pain with family caregivers.” Studies show that, although there is a growing need for hospice nurses and physicians, there are not enough qualified workers to meet the demand. In hopes of curbing this shortage in workforce, the authors conducted this study to test their hypothesis that hospice volunteers can fulfill a communication role for family caregivers concerning pain management. 2. Methods & Evidence: Please briefly explain what kind of data the researchers collected (ex. : survey responses, interviews, focus groups, experimental).
The LDU nursing staff noticed that more patients experienced poor labor pain relief was from epidurals placed by this particular nurse antitheist in comparison to the other nurse anesthetists. However, this is just speculation and research may be indicated to understand why this trend is occurring and is the trend real or just
Although a recent survey found more than half of all inmates had some form of mental illness (4), they had developed that mental illness before incarceration. On the other hand, I did find a bit of information regarding the effects of overcrowding on mentally ill inmates. Because many overcrowded prisons are understaffed in medical personal, inmates who are mentally ill often go untreated. Scholars and mental health practitioners have suggested that the combination of adverse prison conditions and the lack of adequate and effective treatment resources may result in some prisoners with preexisting mental health conditions suffering an exacerbation of symptoms (4). Nonetheless, overcrowding is a direct violation of inmates’ Eighth Amendment rights; prohibition of cruel and unusual
The theorist Betty Neuman explains how the whole system affects the patient’s health and shows how the nurses are responsible for the social, mental, spiritual, physical and emotional state of the patient and not only the physical aspect. With the theory, nurses and other professionals are able to provide effective systematic nursing care to their patient using the System Model. Furthermore, her ideas give the importance on how to give the right care through stressful situations and give knowledge and development to the science of nursing. The Model also speaks to coping with unexpected situations through three prevention levels which are the primary prevention, secondary prevention, and the tertiary prevention. Generally, I choose this model
If they fail to recognize and address sleep deprivation as a serious health issue, nursing shortage will be more acute. Nurse managers/matron has a responsibility to formulate strategies to assist those who find it difficult to work at night. For shift worker (nurses), the research enforces the importance of family support and family involvement in moderating shift work’s potentially negative effects. Strategies are needed to assist nurses to promote sleep health within the complex context of their own sleep needs, organizational demands, and domestic responsibilities. Education in stress recognition and reduction techniques is helpful.
Nurses must also remember that administration is the final step of a four-stage process of the medical. The four stages include other healthcare professionals in the “medication cycle”, they include the patient’s doctor, the pharmacist and finally the nurses. If the nurse’s errors with medication during administration, she/he is solely to blame however. Other professionals are equally at fault when a medication error occurs along the stages. The four stages involve the prescription, the transcription, dispensing and