Having a nursing philosophy is the foundation that a nurse uses and builds upon during their nursing career. My personal philosophy attempts to answers questions such as, “what is nursing?” and “what does nursing mean to me”. Nursing involves far more than just taking care of a patient; nursing is a career that requires a certain passion, dedication, and commitment. In this paper, the idea of holistic caring with the use of compassion and respect for the patient, and the ideas of patient-centered care is explained and described. Additionally, the use of the four nursing metaparadigms helped link the connection between the the patient and nurse.
The purpose of this paper is to identify and explain the nursing mission of the organization I work for, Allegheny Health Network (AHN), compare this mission to the nursing unit’s mission I work on, explain the structural organization philosophy of AHN, and discuss the pros and cons associated with them. First, the organizations mission, vision, goals, and values are recognized and explained. A description of the professional practice model and care model are provided for support. An explanation of the nursing unit I work on within the hospital is given along with the mission associated with our every day practice. These two missions are then compared to one another to identify similarities, differences, and provide an understanding of how
Nurses must prioritize and make decisions based on clinical judgment to provide the best outcomes. The nurse carries a heavy responsibility to provide safe, holistic, patient-centered care to every patient in his or her care. The four elements that make up a good nurse cannot be turned off. These qualities are a part of a nurse’s everyday personality. I chose the nursing profession because I have a desire to help and care for people.
Some benefits of shared governance include increased team cohesiveness, communication, and decision making. According to Wilson, Speroni, Jones, and Daniel (2014), “Shared governance activities give direct care nurses an opportunity to partner with nursing management to achieve optimal patient outcomes and to increase nurse job satisfaction, nurse productivity, and nurse retention” (p.19). “Challenges of shared governance identified by staff nurse included decrease staffing, budget concerns, lack of knowledge, generational issues and issue with delegation of tasks” (Ott and Ross, 2014 p. 767). These challenges poses a threat to providing quality patient
The Purpose of The Theory The purpose of Henderson’s theory is to give the principles that help construct practice and to generate further nursing knowledge. Considering doing so, it helps nurses to understand their purpose and role in nursing in the healthcare setting. Henderson believes that the unique function of the nurse is to help the person sick or well, in the performance of those activities contributing to health or its recovery (to a peaceful death) that he would do unaided if he had the strength, will or knowledge. In doing so will help him gain independence as quickly as possible (Burggraf, 2012). The Scope or Level of theory The scope or level of theory used by Henderson was a grand theory.
These concepts together help shape and guide nurses in practice, both professionally and in personal life too. Empirical knowledge assists a nurse in beginning Patricia Benner’s stages of nursing, starting with Novice and ending at Expert. These stages are ones that every nurse encounters while developing professionally until they reach the Expert stage. Ethical reasoning is more of an innate moral compass that helps guide a nurse in times of ethical dilemmas. While the empirical knowledge can help support the education provided, the ethical reasoning determines how a nurse will react to a situation and assists a patient or themselves into what they believe is right while upholding the standards of empirical
Nurs 6050: Nurse as Leader in the Future Identification of the influence of nursing on important health care decision at all levels. Nurses have proven to be needed at the front of health care at every setting; the nurse usually first sees patients during a hospital visit, sometimes with doctors rounding, and before patients are discharge home, No matter the circumstances, a nurse has many influences on the patients’ health. One of the very important rules we have as nurses is to advocate for patients at all levels. Zomorodi and Foley state in their article “nurses should help individuals to clarify their values when making decision and to reach decision that uphold their reaffirming values” as cited in Gadow, 1980, p. 1747). Most of the time patients are left with health care decision that they may not even understands how to go about, the step to take in making the right decision.
It is very easy to get wrapped up in the day to day tasks that we complete as nurses. But in order to give our patients the best possible care, we must look at our day through a holistic lens. The following essay will outline the theory as created by the “lady with the lamp” Florence Nightingale. We will look at the different components that are important to a patient’s health and outline on to incorporate these components into current practice. Florence Nightingale Theory of Nursing Upon initial assessment of Mrs. Adams case, many things are out of line according to the theory of nursing by Florence Nightingale.
Virginia Henderson Theory used Today Virginia Henderson is one of many nursing theorists who changed the nursing profession. Henderson’s theory was considered a “needs” theory (Ahtisham& Jacoline, 2015). It was considered a needs theory because the primary focus was on the patient and the 14 fundamentals needs of the patient to aid in recovery. A nurse taking care of a patient with dementia will utilize Virginia Henderson’s theory in his or her practice by assessing the patient while making a connection with that patient, involving the patient and family to help maintain current health status, providing an environment that will provide safety and security, and using the 14 fundamental needs to guide the nursing process that is being
Analyze the effect of external influences on professional nursing practice ? A professional nurse is a individual that can practice in all areas of healthcare settings. They are also able to perform duties competent with an honesty and skillful manner. As a professional nurse, taking care of people that are recovering from illness or injuries is one of the major task given to them. They also have to advocate for patient's and support them through their difficult times and with they are improving their health.