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.
The patient must feel secure in what they tell you about themselves and that you will not tell other. Patients like to know they are listened to, cared about and have a opinion in the matter. For example a campaign called #mynameis by Dr Kate Granger, a medical registrar in geriatric medicine and cancer patient demonstrates the importance of small things like introducing yourself and having a name tag. NMBI Code of professional Conduct and Ethics (2014) also has guidelines for nurses for confidentiality and states that 'Honesty, integrity and trustworthiness must underpin your dealings with patients and colleagues ' and 'You should tell patients (unless this could cause them serious harm) if you intend to share confidential information about them with others who are outside the immediate care team
Paternalism, this article elaborated on advocacy as the main drive to health care decisions. The patient is the core of focus when we make health care decisions at all levels. “Advocacy is the center of nursing care” (Zomorodi and Foley, 2009, p.1748). We have to stand out for our patient at every circumstance to see that they are well cared for during hospital visit when they get home after discharge and when we make health care policies to cover them. The article also express paternalism as Zomorodi and Foley (2009) explained paternalism a decision take to denied patients of certain right base on their health situation.
Sarteschi of Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania reviewed the findings of recent research on the profile of mentally ill offenders. The 2006 Bureau of Justice Statistics report, by Doris J. James and Lauren E. Glaze, classifies mentally ill prisoners as those experiencing symptoms or receiving treatment from a mental health professional. If we use this definition, the authors estimate that 1.26 million prisoners are mentally ill; representing 45% of federal offenders, 56% of state offenders and 64% of jail inmates (2006). A 1999 Bureau of Justice report, “Mental Health and Treatment of Inmates and Probationers,” describes the mentally ill as those who reported a mental health issue or an emotional condition. If we use this definition, “the report’s author, Paula M. Ditton, found that, at that time, there were a total of 283,600 mentally ill persons in prisons and 861,000 on probation” (Sarteschi, 2013).
How the principle of autonomy fits into this dilemma is because, as nurses we are supposed to respect our patients and their wishes of treatment whether we agree with them or not. Ultimately patients should have the autonomy to choose or deny treatment. In this case the patient is the parent and child; as the legal guardians to the children exemption is a patient choice. The issue is until the child is old enough to make that decision on their own their parents are the ones primarily putting their children and others at risk. Beneficence in nursing is used to benefit patients by preventing harmful situations or improving quality of patient care by advocating for them when they cannot.
The four core ethical principles that are called into question in the movie “Miss Evers’ Boys” are autonomy, beneficence, nonmaleficence, and justice. Autonomy refers to the right of the patient to function independently and the ability to self-direct. This means that patients are entitled to decide what will happen to them, and if deemed competent, they have the right to either consent to or refuse treatment. All nurses and healthcare personal would be required to respect the patient’s wishes, even if they do not agree with them. Beneficence is the core principle that refers to the act of ‘doing good’ and advocating for the patient.
The act contains the scope of nursing practice. They are meant to establish qualifications for the practice to protect patients from incompetent and unqualified nurses. NPA ensures the practice of nursing is safe and competent. The practice of nursing is a right granted by any state to protect those who are in need of nursing care. The ‘scope of practice’ for Nursing sets out the procedures, standards, conditions, and limitations for any licensed and professional nurse (ANA 2010).
Sex offenders are under community supervision because they agree to treatment. They are required to disclose all past and current sexual history without denying deviant activities. Community corrections want to decrease negative actions and manage positive behaviors through educating and training the offender of their risk factors and ways of dealing with
The purpose of their study was to establish a better understanding of the characteristics of the mentally-ill homeless adults. Upon the collection of data through a review of the archived shelter medical records of the 74 subjects included in the study, the researchers aggregated and analyzed the data, calculating the medication adherence rates for the previous 30days. Mental illness and substance use disorders in the study were identified in 67.6 percent and 44.6 percent of the participants respectively. These findings prompted the acknowledgement that homeless individuals suffering from mental illness that specialized transitional shelters serve constitutes of population whose psychiatric, social and mental needs are complex. Thus, the characteristics of homeless populations are complicated by the numerous needs that need systematic assessment and thoughtful addressing to enhance the likelihood of successful outcomes (Viron, Bello, Freudenreich, & Shtasel, 2014).
In this study, it is clear that with the same academic conditioning still learning by experience and competency-based training or seminar are some measures of reinforcement. Also, it provides a proposition that competence in disaster preparedness among nurses may vary from institutional policies. Taking this at hand, it is important to determine and understand the disaster preparedness of nurses in the hospital setting. In effect, policy-makers, other stakeholders, hospital administrators and nurses themselves are guided to identify inefficiencies brought about by low levels of disaster preparedness. Hence, It will be an enabling environment to provide safety and health of both nurses and their patients.
These issues are longstanding and were detailed in another report in 2001 by the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Mental Health. Furthermore, the problems of the mental health and substance use delivery system that existed in 2000 are identical to those facing us today(OHA, 2013). Problems like gridlock in state hospitals and in the emergency rooms and inpatient units of our general hospitals and the need for more community options in order that children and adults may receive appropriate services in the least restrictive environment, needs immediate
Reviewing the standards and practices employed by primary care the practices, training is the very important when it comes to risk management, and achieving accreditation with a self-governing organization such, as The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organization. This organization performs intermittently on site reviews of procedure and compliance. This will help to promote awareness and compliance (Reising, 2012). Nurse Practitioner needs to protect themselves by: (1) Caring, establishing a good connection with patients and maintaining confidentiality. (2) Communicating with client by following up with all laboratory results and follow up with referrals as this will show competence.
In addition to, learning communication techniques, the program will demonstration how to stay calm in situations that may cause some type of violence in the workplace with the patient, by establishing problem-solving, good judgment, and maybe offer advice skills. But furthermore, DBHDD preceptorship program will bring forth value to the organization, through describing basic interpersonal skilled with the patient. Suitable interpersonal skills are what each mental health nurse needs to build to establish a relationship with the individuals. In order to communicate effectively with mental health patients, nurses must work towards being
The two article I will be looking at in the paper are Steven Belenko and Jordon Peugh’s “Estimating Drug Treatment Needs Among State Prison Inmates” and James Inciardi, Steven Martin, and Clifford Butzin’s “Five-Year Outcomes of Therapeutic Community Treatment of Drug-Involved Offenders After Release From Prison.” Both articles look at drug abuse prevention programs implemented by prisons. Steven Belenko and Jordon Peugh’s article focuses on how some programs only focus on one aspect of treatment. This treatment mentality is ineffective since those who are first time abuser will need different treatment options compared to some who has been abusing drugs for several years and have already done time in prison. James Inciardi, Steven Martin,
Therapeutic communication is a core factor in mental health nursing. It is important for a mental health nurse to have knowledge and interpersonal skills to communicate with a client who is experiencing a mental health disorder. Therefore, it allows a good relationship between a nurse and a client. Communication is an involvement with thinking, feeling and behaviour either its verbal, in writing or non verbal. Therapeutic communication is mostly client focused and is towards patient’s “goal directed”.