3. HEALTH PROMOTION CONCEPT Introduction Health care focused on the treatment model for services rendered however this has changed to finding the root cause of disease and what enhances good health and wellness. Health promotion as defined by the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion, 1986. Is “the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health”’. The change in life style and behaviours can only occur when nurses help the individuals, families and communities to see reasons why certain behaviours are inimical to healthy life.
The professional practice model at AHN was created by nurses at AHN and integrates the organizations nursing values, the environment, components of the Magnet model, and sets the framework for the approach in which care is provided (Allegheny Health Network, 2018). Dimitroff, Tydings, Nickoley, Nichols, & Krenzer (2016) condicted a study on engaging registered nurses to create a professional practice model and states, “Utilizing their voices we created a PPM that provides a foundation on which to practice, leads us on the ever changing journey of our profession, and offers a vision of how we want to practice” (p.11). These findings are in correlation with the results of AHN’s model because nurses involved in everyday care constructed it. AHN’s model is displayed by nine small diamonds that form a large diamond shape being held between two hands. Each small diamond states a different aspect of the care that nurses provide or the environment the care is provided in.
This action is supported by the principle of rights and participation in the Social Justice Framework; ‘1.3. respects all cultures and experiences, which includes responding to the role of family and community that underpin the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people of other cultures’ in the Code of Ethics; and ‘2.4. provides support and directs people to resources to optimise health-related decisions’, ‘3.2. provides the information and education required to enhance people’s control over health’ and ‘4.1. conducts assessments that are holistic as well as culturally appropriate’ in the Registered nurse standards for practice (NMBA 2008 p. 1; NMBA 2016, p. 3-4; School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine n.d.,
These four factors combined help students to understand the patient and providing the best care. The nursing department values the integrity of the diversity of students, promotes health, hope, and caring to the human condition, and promotes excellence in the commitment of continuous growth, education, improvement, and understanding (NLN, n.d.). Nurses must use communication, critical thinking, evidence based research, problem solving, and effective decision making for the delivery of safe, quality care of the patient (CSI Nursing Department, 2014). The CSI Nursing Department mission and philosophy related to the values in the nursing specialty organizations in that they all emphasis the care of the patient and emphasis values that are different in their level of the care. Excellence and providing effective patient care is seen mostly in every organization values because education is the background for providing the best care.
Personal Philosophy of Nursing In an attempt to further understand the practice of nursing, I have developed a personal philosophy. The foundation of this philosophy is based on multiple pre-established nursing models and theories, with my own perceptions of the metaparadigm concepts. This philosophy will explain what nursing is to me and its overall importance as a practice.
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
Nurse’s must have a clear understanding of the perspective of their patient’s health, and how to intervene to improve the overall quality of health for each patient. This is also done by getting a detailed assessment of the patient’s environment. Environment is made up of their social background and history. A patient’s environment is also made up of internal health. Questions that nurses will ask during their assessment might consist of what is your genetic makeup, your health, do you have any diagnosis with yourself or your family?
Leadership Competencies for Public Health Practice in Canada: Leadership Competency Statements Version 1.0 The leadership competency statements describe the foundational leadership competencies required to support public health practice in Canada. These multidisciplinary competencies are relevant to any level of position within an organization. Mapped to the LEADS framework, they are intended to complement the core public health competencies (PHAC, 2008) and discipline specific
Continuous professional development (CPD) has beed introduced in Malaysia since 2008 to meet improved self-development and health care services among nurses. Being a nurse, when we take parts of activities of CPD, we nurses could apply the knowledge we have by treating patient by doing nursing care. From continuous professional development we would be exposed and knows the barriers to its progress and its impact on nursing practice or nursing proffesionalism. Continuous professional development (CPD) is an important tool in improving the nurse’s knowledge regarding patient’s health. It is a process of learning of to keep up to date with current practices in nursing practices.
It is through these principles of Partnership, Protection, and participation that allow Maori to practice traditional methods in terms of health (McKinney & Smith, 2005, p.48-49). Carrying-out research around midwifery partnership I have gained a clearer insight into the importance of the relationship between women and midwives and can assert that partnership can be pinned to the code of ethics which state examples of a midwife's responsibilities to the women, wider community, colleagues and profession. Through these theoretical concepts, a midwife is able to create, maintain, and enhance relationships through trust and empowerment. In conclusion, this essay provided and understanding of the scope of practice and its relevance to the midwifery profession as well as, the roles in how midwifery is regulated and supported by the Midwifery Council of New Zealand and The New Zealand College of Midwives.
Team effort affects the quality of client care. Patient centred care empowers individuals through partnership with health professionals in decision making (Pulvirenti, McMillan & Lawn, 2014, p.304). It is a continuous patient and practitioner interaction to promote, educate and meet patient ’s needs (Pulvirenti, et al., 2014, p. 306). Nevertheless, patient centred care might be the solution to the problem of paternal clinical practice which is expressed under the multidisciplinary care (Pulvirenti, et al., 2014, p. 305).
Registered Nurses provide patient care, set up charts, handle medications and find creative new ways to interact with patients. Entry level work requires an associate degree and takes two to three years to obtain. A Bsn degree takes four years. All nursing programs include supervised clinical experience. Internships available in nursing homes.