Introduction Nursing Practitioner Core Competencies create a structure that prepare nurse practitioners to be excellent providers in an ever-changing medical world (Thomas, Crabtree, Delaney, Dumas, Kleinpell, Logsdon, & et al., 2011). Through the context of nursing theory, the competencies give further insight in the role they play in structuring holistic patient care plans for individuals and communities. This paper will review different aspects of varying nursing theories to provide context to the core competencies. Scientific Foundation Scientific foundation competencies cover the need to analyze data and translate it into knowledge, to improve nursing practices and patient outcomes (Thomas et al., 2011). Charlotte Roberts reviews steps
Cultural Diversity and its Influence on Nursing Practice The nursing profession has a long history of assessing and placing the needs of patients first when giving care. The tenets of nursing practice include providing individualized care by collaborating with the patient, family, and health care team members when planning nursing care (American Nurses Association, 2010). The concept of transcultural nursing aligns with these tenets because it calls on nurses to use them to provide care to people with differing backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures. In this paper, I will identify the factors that made it necessary to develop the transcultural nursing theory, describe the meaning of diversity and its relationship to the field of nursing, and
Social justice is another value that nurses must possess in their practice. Integrity is demonstrated by the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness. The definition of social justice is equal treatment regardless economic status, race, age, disability, or sexual orientations. The second part of this journal will discuss how the context of this essential will impact my future. I found this essential really interesting and it made me start reflection on my nursing practice.
. As a nurse leader, my role and responsibility towards establishing a financially sustainable organization would include to fully study and understand the cultural processes and systems, then identify areas which need change or improvement. Focused on organizational vision, and understanding the real purpose of the organization is essential and establishes why improving such process is meaningful (Sinek, 2010). In addition, understanding the purpose of the organization existence, and systems assessments will identify areas not reflecting organizations vision. To increase patient outcomes, such areas will need improvement.
This article supported my reasoning on why verbalizing your stress is important. A second nursing intervention that I would initiate is to assess for the influence of cultural beliefs, norms and values on the patient’s perceptions of effective coping. The rationale for this is that the patient’s coping behavior may be based on cultural perceptions of normal and abnormal coping behavior (Ackley, 2014). Socio-cultural utility is the evaluation criteria I would use because it incorporates the beliefs and values of different cultures. This intervention would be beneficial to the Doe family because it’s important to assess how their culture affects their coping ability.
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
Caring and the Ethics of Care in Nursing In order to define caring in nursing, one must consider the various aspects of caring, and how nurses can use these aspects to build therapeutic relationships with their clients. After these aspects have been understood, nurses can use the ethics of care to influence decisions regarding clients. Challenges to caring do exist for nurses, and solutions to the challenges can be discovered through the ethics of care. There are strategies a nurse may use in order to guarantee quality care for both clients and their families. Aspects of Caring Fowler goes into detail about the four phases of caring, which are caring about, taking care of, care giving, and care receiving.
My philosophy of nursing practice encompasses respect, compassion, candor, honesty, flexibility, privacy, culture, knowledge- teaching and learning which is a continuum. In addition to, technology, communication- active listening and understanding, allotting time, going the extra "mile" humor , protection of self and patients through holistic care. To be a nurse you must have a degree. However, to be a quality and qualified nurse one should be compassionate, knowledgable, and conscientious when interacting with patients. A competent nurse also utilizies empirical knowledge and his or her own nursing philosophy to guide care.
Reflection The reflection process for NUR 445 allows me an opportunity to reevaluate my current understanding of nursing and the new principals learned in the class. This paper will examine the process of retrieval, appraisal, and synthesis of evidence in collaboration with other members of the healthcare team to improve patient outcomes. The paper will also inspect importance of reflection to advancing practice and improving outcomes of care and assess the values the need for continuous improvement in clinical practice based on new knowledge. Next the paper will recognizes personal capabilities, knowledge base, and areas for development and Integrate evidence, clinical judgment, interprofessional perspectives, and patient preferences in planning, implementing, and evaluating outcomes of care. Finally, the paper will examine new values, ideas and interventions to improve patient care.