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 nursing process incorporates an evaluation that concludes if desired goals were met that were set for the patient. King’s theory uses the implication of family to help patients meet these goals while also providing
Examples from my personal experience within my family were provided to gain a better understanding of the application of each approach to family care. While one approach is not better than another, each approach is situational. It is important as a nurse to interview the patient and family to gather an understanding of their culture, needs, and expectations. The nurse should then assess the entire situation and plan appropriate interventions that would best fit the family and situation that is presented. This allows for a higher quality of care, better outcomes, and increased compliance to support the well-being of the
In healthcare, nurse-patient communication involves giving out and obtaining information which allows the nurse to know the needs or problems and feelings of the patients. 3.1 Personal concept In order to achieve great outcome of individualized or holistic care of patients, effective communication between the nurses and patients is required. Communication is a vital tool in nursing care. The purpose of nurse-patient communication is to create a nurse-patient therapeutic relationship,
Three Interacting Systems The three interacting systems in her Theory of Goal Attainment are the personal system, the interpersonal system, and the social system. Multiple concepts were identified from King’s analysis of nursing literature. The concepts that provided knowledge about a human being for example self, body image, perception, growth and development, time, learning, and personal space, were grouped into the personal system.
This part of the paper will explain what a CNA is and what task is safely delegated inside their scope of practice. A certified nursing assistant (CNA) is a healthcare professional who assists patients with various healthcare needs, under the direct supervision of a registered nurse(RN), or a licensed practical nurse (LPN). Responsibilities of nursing assistants vary from state to state, but for the most part they play an integral role in the health care process. Nursing assistants help physicians and nurses care for patients by feeding, cleaning and transporting patients. Nurse aides can receive additional training to specialize in specific kinds of care, such as midwifery, and may be required to have additional certifications to work in a labor room.
According to Rogers patients can participate knowing the change process to its capacity. The characteristics basically, describes of the life processes of the patient are: Energy field, openness, pattern and dimensionality. This model, the nurses role is to serve people. Rogers also includes, Therapeutic touch, humour, music, mediation, imagery and color use.
As assessment is integral to the nursing process it is also incorporated into nursing models. Assessment is necessary during all nursing activities e.g. assisting an individual with their hygiene needs, taking observations or during repositioning/manual handling techniques. Orem’s model is a particularly effective tool in carrying out assessment as it has a practical approach in identifying patients’ needs by encompassing their universal, developmental and health deviation self-care deficits. ‘’Having a conceptual nursing model to practice may enable nurses to gather a detailed database that identifies actual and potential healthcare problems’’ (Capers, 1986). The grid, checklist format is a simple, fast and straightforward assessment guide and can be very useful in practice.
Watson’s nursing theories express that the mind, body and spirit of the patient should be taken into consideration. I agree with Watsons that while providing care the nurse should consider care base on the patient as a whole and not just focus on the disorder. I was taught to use Maslow’s hierarchy of need while planning and providing care for my patients. Maslow’s hierarchy is use to prioritize a patient need from life treating issues to love and belong. This hierarchy helps me to provide care which include the patient mind, body and spirit as Watson had
Professional vigilance is the essence of caring in nursing. This article uses historical and theoretical bases to define professional vigilance and discuss its components. Two types of nursing diagnoses, central and surveillance, are proposed. Central diagnoses indicate the need for the nurse to plan and implement interventions for the achievement of outcomes. North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA)-approved diagnoses fall in this category.
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.
According to The Journal of Nursing Administration Informatics incorporates 1) data gathering, 2) data representation, 3) information management. Informaticians work closely with IT practitioners to integrate the workflow into the system design. Their contextual knowledge of the practice workflow, exploring of the advantages and disadvantages help the informaticians to create systems that are clear and help physicians make a decision. Informaticians can help rule out implications that might potentially create problems and they can recognize some tools, as being important to the clinical setting that the ITs might not
This leads to a process of actions and reaction resulting in an interaction. An interaction is the goal directed portion of relationship built upon perception and communication. This leads to a transition, which is when mutually valued, as goals are achieved. Building a nurse-patient relationship with good communication is the key to mutually work towards an attainable goal to improve the patient 's’ health and quality of life.
As an anesthesiologist, you will have to manage an anesthesia team of assistants and nurses. Being the group leader enables you to make decisions and assign roles based on a member’s strength and weakness. For instance, if a nurse wasn’t accurate in converting measurements, but had hospitality skills. A group leader would assess their skills and determine that the best role for that person would be to monitor and take care of the patient. In addition, group leaders should attain the ability to motivate their team.
According to Walker and Avant (2011), theory construction involves defining attributes that distinguish one concept from another. Concept analysis can help nurses understand how their definitions of concepts can differ from those of the populations they serve. For example, Brush, Kirk, Gultekin, and Baiardi (2011) used this methodology to determine the defining attributes of overcoming and how individual difficulties may vary between service providers and homeless mothers. Furthermore, this study also looked at the antecedents and consequences of overcoming.
1. Translate theoretical and conceptual knowledge into nursing practice actions that further the most advantageous healthcare and patient safety outcomes. 2. Engage in systems leadership with an emphasis on preventive care, policy development, and patient advocacy. 3.