Finkleman (2006, cited in Ndoro, 2014) states there are many advantages of working in multidisciplinary teams, such as professionals having a greater understanding of one another’s job roles. This permits greater communication between each other. Working within a multidisciplinary team enables collaborative working and improves patient care. Although collaborative person-centred care is vital, it needs improvement. Khalili, Hall & Deluca (2014) support Ndoro (2014) by stating that there is competition and hierarchies between health-care professionals, preventing collaborative working. The aim of interprofessional practice is to replace these barriers with co-operation and equality to provide person-centred care. Khaili, Hall & Deulca (2014) go on to explain that failures to implement collaborative practice has led to destruction of care, disappointment for both clients and practitioners and poor quality of care is then the outcome.
The care planning process is a fundamental part of nursing, Barrett et al (2012) emphasises the importance of the process by recognising it as a clinical skill that needs to be learnt and developed. Care planning enables information to be gathered, taking in to consideration an individual’s biological, psychological, sociocultural, environmental and politico economic status. These factors are incorporated in to the care planning process to enable an individualised care plan that meets the holistic needs of the individual (Doenges and Moorhouse, 2012). The aim of this assignment is to explain and explore an individual approach to care planning and how using a nursing process and nursing model collectively will provide a holistic approach to care. The nursing process also called the problem-solving approach originated in 1967 and consists of four stages; assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation (APIE) (Yura and Walsh, 1967). However, Barrett et al (2012) reasons, two further stages need to be considered within the problem-solving approach meaning APIE becomes ASPIRE, the systematic nursing diagnosis and recheck complete the acronym ASPIRE. Barrett et al (2012) also states, to be fully successful in meeting the needs of the individual a nursing model needs to be incorporated in to the process to ensure every aspect of information is considered.
The experiences on my path to a career in medicine have made me want to make a real, tangible difference in the lives of those around me – a difference that leaves my patients in a better condition than they were in before I met them. My father taught me that medicine that cares, cures, helps, and heals is of greater import than medicine that simply makes a diagnosis and prescribes a medication. I hope that one day, I will become a provider of the type of medicine that treats not only the body, but also the mind and
This paper will explain the seven principles of patient-clinician communication. It will then apply three of those principles to my interactions with my patients. Next, it will describe three methods being used in my area of practice to improved communication between the patients and clinicians. It will ultimately choose one of those principles that applies best to my practice and clearly describe how I use it. It will describe ethical principles that can be applied to issues with patient-clinician communication. Finally, it will explain the importance of ethics in communication and how patient safety is influenced by good or bad team communication.
The concept assessment simply refers to an act of appraisal, evaluation and judgment (Dossey, Keegan, & Barrere, 2015, 469). In nursing care, assessment is the first crucial step that is carried out to be able collect and analyze information about a client. Assessment involves various issues such as physiological, psychological, spiritual, socio-cultural, life-style, and economic factors. This essay explores assessments in nursing practice and their importance in this field. It also covers models such as biopsychosocial, holistic, nursing process, and Ropers’ nursing model of the twelve activities of living.
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Conversely, a lack of connectedness may indicate estrangement, loneliness, or spiritual distress. Self-transcendence promotes an impetus for the ailing to transcend beyond personal boundaries of pain and suffering. Awareness provides a sense of hope, and the ability to attain a wider perspective of life and death. Belief in a higher power facilitates empowerment, a relaxed state, and a sense of well-being which influences health and recovery of illness. Spiritual transformation is evident when a person embraces a new and broader perspective in life and transcends beyond difficulty of
This relevant data about Native American substance abuse is just a remark that these communities still have a long way to go in terms of health and healing treatment, but it shows that even though they have communities ravaged by alcohol, drugs and diseases like smallpox they are still here and will make their voices heard.
The theory of evidence based practice is not only an approach that targets for quality of patients but also highly improves the level of accountability in the health care sector by promoting a life-time learning process.
No matter how hard we may try, the importance of interprofessional collaboration in the healthcare system cannot be stressed enough. Of course, interprofessional care has a wide range of advantages in the smooth operating of a team. What is also to be taken into account, however, is the unbounded benefits from the patient’s perspective. As we all know – unfortunately many from our own experiences – the road to recovery requires not only the carefully calibrated skills and expertise of the individual but also the cooperation and constant communication of a vast team of healthcare providers. Through this complex operation come the many advantages to the patient’s treatment and overall health.
There were several factors which may have contributed to this scenario. The patient’s comorbidities which include the ischaemic stroke which happened 2 years ago might have caused his fall. A Grade A recommendation and Level 1+ evidence were given by the National Stroke Foundation (2010) that patients are advised to undergo intensive rehabilitation for the first six months post-stroke. Given the fact that he had only received four months of inpatient rehabilitation, his functional status might not have been maximised. In addition, a Grade A recommendation and Level 1+ evidence were given for multi-disciplinary intervention in inpatient rehabilitation (MOH, 2008). However, the inpatient rehabilitation approach in the patient’s holistic management is
A medical group that delivers excellent, compassionate and innovative clinical care in order to optimize the health of all our members
This contextual project consists of 10 concept from the block 1 study with the title “Research and Nursing Research”. The meaning of each concept will be clarified, critically analyzed and applied to social context, personal life and current professional life. The usefulness of the concept to the current world will also be explained.
Demonstrating ‘respect for patients’ values, preferences and expressed needs,’ is one of the eight dimensions of person centred care outlined by the Picker Institute (ref). Morgan and Yoder (2012) described ‘respectful care’ as being an attribute of person centred and while the author does not disagree with this idea of ‘respectful care’ being inherent to person centred care, the author believes that Slater (2006) more accurately describes dignity and respect as being antecedents of person centred care. These antecedents drive respect of personal values, individual needs and decisions, a consequence of which is an improved therapeutic relationship and health outcomes. The author considers this view of dignity, compassion and respect as antecedents
In context of World Health Organization, self-care is often defined as activities individuals, families and communities undergoes with the motive of increasing health, overcoming disease, limiting illness and restoring health ("What is", n.d.). The knowledge and skills are gained from both professional and lay experiences for such activities. According to Klebanoff & Hess (2013), holistic nursing is defined as all nursing practice that has only motive of healing the whole person as its prime goal. A holistic nurse is like a licensed nurse who often incorporates a “mind-body-spirit-emotion-environment” approach to the practice of traditional nursing. Holistic nursing practices often require the combination of self-care and personal development activities into one 's life. Holistic nurses involves in self assessment, self-care and personal development, aware of being the sole instruments of healing. Holistic nursing emphasizing on integration of spirituality, self-responsibility, self-care and reflection in their lives. Smith (2006) discussed her life as a holistic nurse. White & Clegg (2009) highlighted approach in context of providing support to patients suffering from long-term conditions. The idea of healing the person as a whole being dates back to period of Florence Nightingale who held the view that nurses duty was to keep optimal conditions for healing. Rourke (1991) tried to find out