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Groups of human beings with regulations: assign individuals to provided care and deliberate decisions about self and others. Orem’s theory is a universal theory that focused on the following assertion: (Smith 2012): The theory of nursing systems, the theory of self-care deficit, and the theory of self-care.
10 Validity Validity is the degree to which instrument measures what is intended to measure, (Polit & Beck, 2004). In this study content validity was achieved by having the questionnaire reviewed by the professional nurses in the field of critical care and trauma and research experts to assess relevance of tool items and study objectives. To ensure face validity the researcher discussed together with professional nurse specialists if the questionnaires are clearly worded, well explained and if it addresses what it is meant to address. 3.11 Reliability Reliability is the consistence or constancy of a measuring instrument (Polit & Beck, 2004). To ensure reliability of instrument, the questionnaire was pre-tested among nurses who were not included in the study, pre-tested was done to 17 nurses at Mnazi Mmoja Hospital (MMH) Zanzibar, it is a 10% of the sample size to check the clarity
The standard of care has set a minimum criterion for job proficiency (Melanie T. Gura, 2008). 4. Discuss professional accountability and responsibility and their implications for nursing
Katharine Kolcaba is a nursing theorist born in Cleveland Ohio. She has many years of experience throughout the medical field that include: medical surgical nursing, long-term care, and home care nursing. She eventually received a Ph.D. in nursing from Case Western Reserve. Kolcaba has many published works and most importantly she developed a nursing theory that deals with -nurse-provided comfort (Sitzman & Eichelberger, 2011). Throughout this paper the author is going to explore Kolcaba’s comfort theory by looking at the aspects of humanity involved, central concepts, how it effects everyday nursing practice, and the authors own personal experiences that relate in their own experience and nursing philosophy.
In healthcare industry, delegation of tasks can be defined as the transfer of a particular nursing responsibility to team members such as Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) or Unlicensed Assistive personnel (UAP). While the nursing leader /Registered Nurse (RN) transfers the responsibility to other staff members, he/she retains the professional responsibility of the final outcome (Mueller & Vogelsmeier, 2013). Delegation is guided by specific principles to ensure that the delegated duty is performed as per the instructions of the RN. Since authority is transferred to other staff members who may not be well acquainted with the task, supervision is very important.
Dorothea Orem’s self-care deficit nursing theory is one such nursing theory that has been reworked to take into account the changes in our world, while still maintaining the initial framework (Taylor & Renpenning, 2011). Purpose of Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory Dorothea Orem (as cited in Taylor & Renpenning, 2011) described her purpose in formalizing the Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory as a way of defining the structure of nursing and explaining knowledge, rules and roles of nursing. Orem was attempting to answer the question of why, when and how a nurse is needed in the care of a patient (Smith & Parker, 2015). According to Younas (2017), self-care deficit nursing theory is also a practical effort to delineate the patient role along with that of the nurse.
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).
Moore, Leahy, Sublett, and Lanig (2013) found that nurse to nurse relationships impacte the work environment in either a positive or negative manner. Interestingly, the authors reported that the nurse leader holds the key in fostering a successful work environment. Key characteristics of an effective leader, according to study participants, possessed the ability to apply strategies that resolved poor nurse to nurse relationships. Strategies consisted of a zero tolerance policy, code of conduct, fair treatment, providing education classes and workshops. Through the effective application of these leadership characteristics, the study participants reported feelings of empowerment that contributed to a healing environment, positive employee engagement and organizational commitment.
Influences and Processes in Theoretical Orientation Development: A Grounded Theory Pilot Study. American Journal of Family Therapy, 35(2), 109-121. doi:10.1080/01926180600553407 Boswell, J. F., Castonguay, L. G., & Pincus, A. L. (2009). Trainee theoretical orientation: Profiles and potential predictors.
2014). LPN or practical nursing is, “the performance for compensation of selected acts for the promotion of health and in the care of persons who are ill, injured, or experiencing alterations in normal health processes.” (Scheidt, L. 2014). All nursing care by an LPN should be giving under the supervision of a registered nurse. APRN is a registered nurse with advanced education and additional training from a nationally accredited program (Scheidt, L. 2014).
Abstract Reality shock occurs when newly licensed registered nurses (NLRNs) begin work and find that the reality of the job does not meet their expectations. This leads to stress and job dissatisfaction, which in turn leads to staff turnover. This can negatively impact patient care, and also has a negative fiscal impact on employers. One solution to the consequences of reality shock is educating students about the reality of their future jobs before they actually enter the workforce.