"The Nola Pender Health Promotion Model, 1996" is based on educating people on how to care for and lead a healthy life. This theory identifies in the individual cognitive-perceptual factors that are modified by the situational, personal and interpersonal characteristics, which results in the participation in behaviors conducive to health, when there is a pattern for action. She considers health as a high-level positive state, and takes it as a goal, towards which the person must strive to lead a healthy life. The objective of this model is to integrate both the nurse and the person regarding the behaviors that promote the human well-being, biological, psychological and sociocultural; It is visualized that the nursing professional should be
The scope of practice of a family nurse practitioner enables them the ability to serve as a primary care provider for families. This includes providing care for each member of the family individually and for the entire family collectively as a whole. Family nurse practitioners typically work in either a family practice or community health setting, where they are often responsible for the care of the entire family. Within each setting, there are numerous cultural variations that a family nurse practitioner might encounter. It is important that the family nurse practitioner is able to meet the families’ and are culturally competent when doing so. There are different family cultural assessment tools that aid in properly assessing and providing
Dr. Jean Watson began her career as a Registered Nurse in 1961, however, she did not stop learning and advancing her mind there. Over several years she obtained multiple degrees; including a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Counseling. Serious personal loss led Dr. Watson to fully realize her beliefs and to truly comprehend her own writings stimulating her to formulate her Caring Science Theory. Dr. Watson’s theory is comprised of 10 Caritas Processes that bring arts and humanities together with science to provide more loving and compassionate care to yourself and others. Dr. Watson’s theory speaks to me because I believe that everyone is entitled
In my practice of Community Health Nursing, I have over 130 patients. Social determinants of health are something that I always take into consideration when I am developing a plan of care and service plan for these patients. I understand that Social Determinants are the circumstances that we born into, and develop in throughout out lives, including our jobs, and as we mature, it continues to affect us. These circumstances or situations also include our health care systems, and how they affect and contribute to our own
The social determinants of health are the conditions in which people are born, work, their age, live, raised, and the systems put in place to handle illness. These environments are in turn molded by a broader set of forces: politics, social policies and economic. A simple belief of public health is that everyone is obligated to health and the conditions that allow for health. However, health is not alike or fairly distributed. In other words, there are both health inequalities and health inequities. Health disparities refer to changes in health status by group. For example, blacks are less healthy than whites and generally have lower socioeconomic status (SES) than whites (Schneider, 2014). These differences are connected to gender and
The United States is currently integrating the population health framework into its health care system to be understand the different determinants of health. As described by Jonas & Kovner, population health involves primary prevention, as well as the ability to involve social, behavioral, and environmental determinants of health in a way that the patients will be able to carry out their medical providers’ recommendations about lifestyle behaviors to reduce potential complications as well as to prevent social crises such as homelessness and losing jobs (95).
I am responsible to the families by providing culturally sensitive care. Every family is unique in its own way, as a nurse I must respect what is important or meaningful to the family. Furthermore, I will try to identify the strengths of the family and beliefs of the family and will try to incorporate them into the plan of care.
During my placement at The George Hull Centre, I would invest time to improve my knowledge for my learning goal of health promoting positive discipline. Positive discipline is a topic that has not been discussed yet in the nursing program. This is a very important topic to discuss as discipline effects a child’s mental well-being. As well, it is essential to understand this topic as it impacts the social determinant of health, healthy child development. During the creation of my presentation, I would seek feedback from my preceptor in a timely manner to determine whether I needed to change any terminology or include any additional information. As well, I would seek feedback from other early childhood educators and the manager on whether my
Rain is a natural occurrence and in Miami County, Ohio the average precipitation rate is approximately 38 inches a year. The average yearly rain fall across the United States is 36.5 inches yearly; they are close in comparison (Sperling’s Best Places, 2015). However, if rain comes down quickly or in large quantities a flood can occur. In Ohio during the year of 2005, a major disaster was declared by the president because of damage from mudslides and floods (City-Data.com, 2015). I chose flooding as a natural disaster to explore. I will discuss the different stages of a disaster in this paper.
The impact of evidence based practice (EBV) has reflected across the nursing practice, education and science. I have been able to acquire a better knowledge of how research relates to nursing practice, and how findings could be used to transform the field of nursing. As a nurse, I have been able to recognize shortcomings with element of practice, process and procedures. However, I lack a strong ability to create a strategy for change. From this class, I have been able to know the constituents of an evidence based project including a PICOT question. Review of literature, incorporating theory, developing an implementation plan, establishing an evaluation strategy, and disseminating result to key stakeholders. For my continued practice of nursing,
In our society there is a major health epidemic sweeping our nation. One may be curious as to what this problem is. It happens to be childhood obesity. Childhood obesity is posing major health issues to children and adolescents. According to the American Heart Association, one in three American children and teenagers are obese or overweight (2015). One may wonder what the difference in between being obese and overweight is. Being overweight is defined as having an excess body weight for a person 's height. This weight can be attributed to fat, muscle, bone, and water. Obesity on the other hand is defined as having an excessive amount of body fat (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015).
The three Health Promotion issues I have chosen to discuss are smoking, physical inactivity and unhealthy diet. According to NICE (2007) Smoking, poor diet and lack of exercise play an important role in the health and behaviour of people in relation to their social and cultural background. I will be focusing on a 74 years old male patient, currently diagnosed with Coronary heart disease and is currently being treated on a cardiac ward were he was admitted. I will explore the three areas of Health Promotion and discuss how they are linked, I will include ethnics in nursing practice, the patient’s views, values and principles; Inter-professional working in educating the patient and the impact it can have on how we think and react
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Nursing is the act of helping those in need to care for them. Some people may not need care directly, but indirectly nurse care for them. When we educate people on importance of keeping the environment clean, or eating healthy, we are not physically caring for them but indirectly we are caring for them because staying health and free from illness prevents and protects them from becoming sick. Nurse care for people at all levels.
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 provides primary care in the community, ensures conduct or antenatal and postnatal services, ensures conduct of deliveries when required. Community health nursing makes sure that immunization is carried out. It promotes health of the children by conducting under five clinics and referring cases who require medical care (Alakija, 2000).