The concept of health care needs includes physical, psychospiritual, social, and environmental needs that arise for patients in stressful health care situations. The concept of nursing interventions outlines nursing actions that promote comfort care. The concept of the intervening variables described as factors that influence recipient’s perception of comfort and affect outcomes. The concept of comfort defined as the immediate result of nursing interventions. Health seeking behaviors concept defined as “patient actions, which serve as predictors or indicators of improved health, categorized as internal (e.g., healing, immune function), external (e.g., functional status, a perception of health), or as a peaceful death” (Kolcaba, 2001, p.91).
A study was conducted by Chiesa, A. & Serretti, A. (2009) to investigate the benefits of MBSR meditation on the stress levels of healthy individuals. It was seen that MBSR does help in reducing the stress levels. MBSR also reduced trait anxiety and ruminative thinking and increased self compassion and empathy.
Regular depression screening is important in the healthcare setting since it helps the physicians treat depression and employ recovery mechanisms for the patients. This report will evaluate a strength-based model of care and explore how its supports nurses to work in partnership with children. The report will also demonstrate how health promotion and health education impact the health of children and their families. Furthermore, this report will identify issues that affect children and/or families and suggest recommendations for nursing practice. A strength-based model
(Claffey, 2018) The best way to reduce the risk of medication errors is to enquire about which orders wouldn't be appropriate to give to the patient based on their condition. (Claffey, 2018) In addition to successfully completing a physical assessment on the patient, the practitioner must also view the patient holistically, and always report near-miss medication errors. (Claffey, 2018) Given that nurses are the ones administering the medication, they should be able to justify as to why the patient is receiving the drug and if it is safe for the patient to be given that specific dosage. (Claffey, 2018) As technology evolves, having an electronic entry for medication may perhaps help reduce the risk of many errors in a busy environment. (Claffey,
Patient confidentiality is a core concept in nursing practice and allows for a trusting relationship between the patient and the nurse. As nurses, information regarding a patient must be kept and safeguarded. This is governed by the An Bord Altranais Code of Professional Conduct for each Nurse and Midwife. (2000) It is essential to uphold the trust of the patient and to make them feel comfortable and at ease in the care of nurses. Providing there is a trusting relationship between the nurse and the patient, this in turn allows for the patient to disclose private or personal information to the nurse necessary for formulating a satisfactory care and treatment plan to enable the recovery of the
The goal of Orem’s Self-Care Deficit Theory is to decrease the self-care deficit. When patients are ill, they need assistance with care. As nurses we are there to provide the care needed while allowing the patient to perform as many tasks as they can for themselves. By allowing patients to provide care for themselves, they develop a sense of confidence and can assist them in overcoming obstacles in care. Per Meleis (2012), “Orem’s theory is categorized as a theory whose primary focus provides a framework for assessing needs of clients and developing intervention in enhancing peoples’ abilities to manage daily care for themselves and their dependents, and conserve their energy, and
Treatment goals should take into account patients preferences, as well as social situation, cultural factors, diabetes complications and life expectancy (4, 12, 13). Considering the above, good communication with primary health care provider could facilitate empowerment, which is a process that patients need to engage in for themselves(13, 14), but it is facilitated primarily by physicians, because of that, it is necessary that general physicians feel comfortable to encourage patients toward healthy lifestyle changes and to seek support from other health care professionals such dietitians, physiotherapists, psychologist and nurses trained in diabetes
On the other hand, Non-pharmacological management including physiotherapy was suggested to Mrs Cole to increase function and reduce pain, improve quality of life and independence. In order to improve her ability to perform daily living activity by herself, occupational therapy was also offered after she is released from the nursing home. The Psychological intervention is necessary for helping in prevention against pain and it evaluates how patients behaves, thinks and feels along with the response of the family impacts on the pain experience (Dykes & Middleton, 2010). Finally the major role of nurse was to avoid Mrs Cole from developing pressure ulcers, therefore a relieving air mattress was provided to the patients. As mentioned by NICE (2010), air mattress can be beneficial for the patients when they are used along with repositioning of patients.
Findings from this study will help to analyze current situation on pain assessment with respect to level of knowledge and practice among nurses attending critically ill adult patients, so as strategies to improve pain assessment knowledge and practice, such as providing update knowledge and practice, continuing education be design, implemented and evaluated. Additionally, it may have an impact on the current education curriculum on pain, hence the need to investigate nurses’ knowledge and practices relating to pain assessment for critically ill
Greater understanding of health care practices and health care practitioners can bridge communication between the two worlds. Being respectful and education centered around the cultural needs is essential to patient's wellness and nursing care. Identification of patients perception of pain and illness is crucial in developing an understanding of cultural relationship between spiritual and medicinal care (Purnell, 2002). High-Risk Behaviors Although we may see some activities as high risk behaviors in the yup’ik culture maybe a daily occurence. Therefore addressing high-risk behavior in a nonjudgmental way and express the importance of abstaining from these activities during treatment if related to the possible interactions with medications for example drinking or hunting (Napoleon, 1996, pp
Interventions Healing interventions are available to those caregivers who are willing to recognize they are in need of emotional support and stress reduction to avoid burnout. According to Todaro-Franceschi (as cited in Capezuti, 2013) explain a Buddhist practice called mindful awareness, a type of meditation that teaches people to be cognizant of how one is thinking, feeling, and doing while caregiving. This type of meditation supports the caregiver to stay in the present moment while becoming more alert to potential signals of physical and mental stress. ART, an additional therapy, was created to reduce compassion fatigue and burnout. ART stands for acknowledging feelings, recognizing choices and choosing to take purposeful action, and turning outward toward self and other.