In the past decade or so, increasing numbers of hospitals and academic programs in the United States and other parts of the world, have begun to use Watson’s Theory of Human Caring in very specific ways. Watson’s theory can serve as a guide to changing nursing practice. It can change the culture of hospital nursing and academic nursing (Watson, 2009). Watson’s caring theory can be incorporated into many current nursing interventions. Some of them would include active listening, preventing falls, preventing illness, controlling pain, promoting self-care, and restoring health.
The evolution of stages in nursing theory was triggered by the advancements made by nursing theorists and these theories are still observed and practiced today. References McAuliffe, M.S., (1998). Interview with Faye G. Abdellah on nursing research and health policy. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 30(3), 215-219. doi:10.1111/j.1547-5069.1998.tb0129 4.x McEwen, M., & Wills, E. M. (2014). Theoretical basis for nursing (4th ed.).
Alligood, M. (2010). Family Healthcare With King's Theory of Goal Attainment. Nursing Science Quarterly, 23(2), 99-104. doi:10.1177/0894318410362553 Martha Alligood provides an in-depth analysis of King’s theory that was chosen as the topic for this paper. The academic journal written by Martha Alligood, RN, PhD, affiliated with East Carolina University, explains how beneficial Imogene King’s Theory of Goal Attainment is used in nursing practice. This theory helps nurses create a plan of care for patients with family inclusion.
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.
The image of nursing has changed from time to time (Jacobs-Summers & Jacobs-Summers, 2011). Previously, nurses were stereotype viewed as a physician 's handmaiden and dependent on the physician direction (Santry, Ford, Stephenson, Merrifield, & Summers, 2010). Now, nursing has already recognized as one of the professions that play a crucial part within the healthcare sector. The World Health Organization, (2013) defined nursing as a profession that encompasses autonomous and collaborative care of individuals of all ages, families, groups and communities, sick or well and in all settings. It includes the promotion of health, the prevention of illness, and the care of ill, disabled and dying people.
Reed’s process model for clinical specialty education and psychiatric mental health nursing practice articulates relationships among the metaparadigm constructs of health, persons and their environments, and nursing activity (Smith & Liehr, 2014). Self-transcendence theory delineates specific concepts from Reed’s process model: constructs of health (i.e., well-being), a person (i.e., self-transcendence), and environment (i.e., vulnerability), and it proposes relationships among these concepts to direct nursing activities (1986, 1987). Reed (1991) and Coward and Reed (1996) have suggested nursing activities that facilitate the expansion of self-conceptual boundaries journaling, art activities, meditation, life review, and religious expression,
The concept of caring depicts the attitude of the nurse and the inclination given to meet the needs of the patient from emotional or physical standpoints (Emerson, 2017). Through concept application, caring concepts are able to enhance Human Caring theory and transform the patient’s quality of
The researchers reported a thriving nurse leadership pipeline is founded on the implementation of succession planning initiatives using an evidence-based model to help minimize barriers. Poor succession planning results in leadership instability, service compromise and poor job satisfaction. This review supports succession planning for nurse leaders and identifies an evidence-based model. Titzer Evans, J.L. (2016).
As a Consultant, CNS/ANP is required to utilize his/her role to solve problems regarding treatment and management of ICU’s patients. And in regard of this article, concerning SDM function in life support in end-of-life decision that need to decided collectively by healthcare team, patients, their family members and surrogate decision-makers. The importance and objectives of the CNS/ANP’s consultation are to improve the patients’ management and treatment in ICU. Base on the content of the article, there were good and bad implications that CNS/ANP might encounter. The good implication is that CNS/ANP is given the opportunity to explain and discuss with the involved parties regarding patient’s current condition and the prognosis.
1. NURSING RESEARCH Research is a detailed study into a particular problem, issue or concern using scientific method. It could also be defined as gathering information usually to answer a particular question or problem. Nursing research is a systematic study that provides evidence used to support nursing practices. Nursing, being an evidence based practice, has been developing since the time of Florence Nightingale till date, where nurses now work as a researchers and as well as in clinical setting.