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.
Virginia Henderson Theory used Today Virginia Henderson is one of many nursing theorists who changed the nursing profession. Henderson’s theory was considered a “needs” theory (Ahtisham& Jacoline, 2015). It was considered a needs theory because the primary focus was on the patient and the 14 fundamentals needs of the patient to aid in recovery. A nurse taking care of a patient with dementia will utilize Virginia Henderson’s theory in his or her practice by assessing the patient while making a connection with that patient, involving the patient and family to help maintain current health status, providing an environment that will provide safety and security, and using the 14 fundamental needs to guide the nursing process that is being
Adams, it is important to address all areas from a holistic standpoint. This would include psychosocial, environmental and medical interventions. While providing care it is important to remember Florence Nightingale’s goal of nursing is to “assist the patient to regain “vital powers” by meeting their needs, which in the end puts the patient in the best condition for nature to act upon.” (Smith & Parker, 2015). Nightingale believed that nurses contribute to restoring health in a direct and indirect way by the management of patient’s environment (Smith & Parker, 2015). As the assessment begins for Mrs. Adams there are many things that need to be addressed.
Preoperative teaching is an important factor in reducing both fear and anxiety. Preoperative education also helps the patient to mentally prepare themselves for surgery and the postoperative recovery period. (Johnson, 2001) The nurse should review her patients understanding about their condition and assess their need for preoperative education. The patient should have a basic understanding of their own anatomy in order to understand the process of ileostomy formation. It is also important for the patient to discuss their post-operative expectations, as their expected outcomes need to be
As a nurse it is important to know when to give your input and when to hold off. At the end of the day, what the patient wants is what they will receive from every nurse on the floor. A nurse must be a patients advocate, meaning as a nurse you will support your patient and defend them and what they believe in. Bringing me to the third professional value, human dignity, the value or worth of a person (96). This value, in my opinion is the
Nurses got to ensure that patients have the required knowledge and skills before discharge (Collins, 2014). Wagner et al. (1996) had argued that, for chronic conditions patient’s they learned to empower self management by gain knowledge and skill from nurses whom had done the plans for discharge. Lorig et al. (2009) had agreed that, the concept of empowering patient in self management is crucial.
Nurses are determined to accomplish one thing in their career; save and change lives. That being said, nurses must have the determination and drive to do what every it takes to assist their patient. Nurses are naturally determined to make sure that their patients are able to recover and return back to their normal lives. As described in Fundamentals of nursing: The art and science of nursing care, “Autonomy is the right to self-determination. Professional practice reflects autonomy when the nurse respects patient’s rights to make decisions about their health care” (Taylor, 1997).
3). If the nurse can practice metacognition, she can develop the attitudes of a critical thinker and learn to think clearly and critically about his or her patient. To do that, the nurse needs to reflect on how he or she is feeling continually. The nurse who has intellectual humility will recover from mental perseverance. The nurse who has intellectual empathy will understand others’ needs.
First impressions are made and these judgements can greatly affect how a client perceives a nurse (Patrick, 2013). Through this initial assessment, the nurse can obtain information that is crucial in providing the client with effective holistic care. Nursing assessment framework tools are used to help the nurse obtain accurate information about the patient’s wants and needs. This initial assessment based on subjective and objective data, helps to determine the patient’s actual problems and potential problems (Weber & Kelley, 2013). An assessment is carried out to obtain objective data and a physical baseline of the patient on admission.
It is a means of empowering health practitioner and the patient. It is necessary to find out the conditions of nurses and work they perform in a culturally safe way. Like many other subjects in nursing, cultural safety is important to learn from the people of different backgrounds, values, beliefs and experiences to work in a culturally safe way. (nursing review) As need of health care is over growing, it is better to provide health services caring with patient’s values, listening to them with due respecting their