CONCEPT 10: COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING This concept is taken from module 11 of block 7 entitled “General Nursing”. 10.1 Significance of the Concept Community health nursing is the synthesis of nursing and public health practice applied to promote and protect the health of population. It combines all the basic elements of professional, clinical nursing with public health and community practice (Basavanthappa, 2007). Community health nursing is very essential particularly at this time because it maximizes the health status of individuals, families, groups and the community through direct approach with them. Community health nursing ensures nursing care of family in sick and health.
It also provided the use of critical thinking and clinical judgment on how to prevent falls, support, and be accountable for a client professionally. The practical knowledge I have learned helped me become aware of assessing and assisting a client. As a nurse, our job is to provide “safe, compassionate, competent and ethical care” (p.8) and collaborate as an interprofessional team to deliver safe care and prevent risks from happening while offering quality nursing care (CNA, 2017). I will always provide the professional care under the code of ethics to promote health and wellness for an older adult and prevent risks from happening. As well as following the plan of care, use communication strategies, be aware, acknowledge, and accommodate individuals with different diseases such as with dementia, to promote fall prevention strategies (RNAO, 2017).
Rehabilitation nurses, whether novice or expert, search for and use current evidence, and supportive technology to deliver optimal client and family-centered care (Stephanie, Kristen, Cynthia, Pamala, Jill, Wendy, Christine, David, 2015, p.35). According to the association of rehabilitation nurses, “the role of the nurse is to assist clients in adapting to an altered lifestyle while providing a therapeutic environment for client’s and their family’s development”. Rehabilitation nurses identify client and caregiver health and wellness needs, including facilitators and barriers to health improvement, and integrate community care services that manage chronic disease and support healthier time (Smeltzer, 2010)”. Health promotion through primary prevention, as well as preventing complications for those with existing disabilities is essential to the role of the rehabilitation nurse (ARN, 2014a,b). The rehabilitation staff nurse designs and implement treatment strategies that are based on scientific nursing theory related to self-care and promote physical, psychosocial, and spiritual health (ARN, 2014).
Information processing theory The information processing theory is a structure which rationalises how people obtain; process and store information and knowledge (Tangen & Borders 2017, p. 99). The Information processing theory involves the clinical reasoning cycle and the information processing model. The clinical reasoning cycle is a model which guides nurses and other health practitioners in making clinical judgements (Levett-Jones 2018, p. 4). It involves the health professional to gather cues and information, process the information, establish goals, take action and evaluate the outcomes (Levett-Jones 2018, p. 5). This can be used as part of the information processing theory where information and cues are gathered and processed.
Nurses intervention are there to coordinate the rhythm between human and environment and assisting the patient in the change process and toward a better health. 9. Dorothea Orem- Orem’s theory creates self care, known as the practice of activity, in which the patient performs his personal routine and needs independently to maintain health and lifestyle, according to age, developmental state, experiences in life, and cultural background. Orem identifies 5 requisites as known as; Activity of Daily Living; .The maintenance of sufficient intake of food and water. .Provisions of care associated with the elimination process .A balance between, activities and rest as well as between solitude and social interaction.
One of the student nurse goal of this experience includes interviewing different members of the collaborative team to understand their role and scope of practice. The student nurse will monitor the client during rehab and determine how well activities are being tolerated. Another important goal of the nursing student include contributing to the client’s plan of care and implementing tasks in a timely manner. Providing holistic and competent care is the core of nursing practice, so it was important the nursing student spend an adequate amount of time assessing the non-physical part of the healing process. The mind and body are both interconnected, and the student nurse final goal was to uplift the client’s mood to encourage optimal participation in
1.2 THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK. To clarify our understanding of this research, the researcher has chosen to relate it to Gordon Marjory functional pattern to provide a more comprehensive nursing assessment of the patient. GORDON MARJORY FUNCTIONAL HEALTH PATTERN MODEL 1994. Marjory observed that functional health pattern evolved from client- environment interactions. Each pattern is an expression of biopsychosocial integration which can be influenced by biological, developmental, cultural, social and religious factors.
In order for the patients to be successful with their home peritoneal dialysis nurses have to assess the gaps in care that need to be addressed. The gaps in self-care can be corrected through education, demonstration, teach-back, and evaluation of meeting expected outcomes (O’Shaughnessy, 2014). This example
Patient Communication Student’s Name Institution Patient Communication Nurse-patient communication is significant towards the well-being of the patient and adequate performance of the nursing duties. Different patients come with different attitudes, and therefore it is necessary for the nurse to understand how to communicate appropriately with the sick individuals. This essay seeks to identify the different types of nurse-patient communication, factors that promote its positive or negative experience and recommend strategies on how such communication can be improved. The broad categories of nurse-patient communication fall under therapeutic communication. This is a one on one form of communication between the nurses and their patients
Models of nursing care help support the delivery of high quality care. Models of care provide us with a theory about people, their environment, their health and the role of nurses in their care. Models of care provide guidance for planning and delivering care. These nursing care models aid the development of principles and philosophies at ward level or in a hospital setting. In the nursing profession there are numerous models of nursing care.
The operation of promoting the health of unique, families, collection, and communities is an integral component of professional nursing practice (Iwasiw & Goldenberg, 2015). It supplies a philosophical and theoretical foundation for understanding family and community health problems and
The Registered Professional Nurse Case Manager is a graduate from an accredited school of nursing with a Bachelor’s degree specializing in community health services. The RN Case Manager directs and plans patient centered care from the point of initial problem based nursing assessment, develops a plan of care, organizes and manages specific aspects of patient care while incorporating the needs of the patient and their family or significant others. The primary focus of the Case Manager is improving overall health and wellness, improving outcomes through the utilization of evidence based practice. The Care Manager collaborates with the patient’s healthcare and insurance providers as well as social support services ensuring provisions for safety
(Cherry, B. & Jacob, S, 2010) For[b3] a nursing student at the Barry University Nursing is utilizing clinical judgment as a prerequisite of care to facilitate people to get better, sustain, or recuperate health, and to accomplish the promising quality of life, irrespective of disability or
Each article also integrated CBT and a client centered approach in a clinical setting in order to create the opportunity for clients to develop skill needed to prevent relapse and treat their problems with substance abuse. Similar to what we learned in class CBT requires individual to learn, identify, and
The paper was written for the Health promotion III course. Through research I was able to analyze the effectiveness of the MI protocol and the effect that prompt initiation of the protocol had on the patients, as well as look at the nursing role in the protocol. Artifact #2 was written during the Pharmacology course, and is a teaching plan for a patient taking the drug Keflex (Cephalosporin). Through research of the drug a partner and I were able to identify nursing interventions and education necessary when caring for a patient on this drug. The teaching plan enabled us to look at the various side effects and contraindications for the drug that could