Another skill that nurses need to be able to perform is listening. Most of the time people only passive listen. It is very important for the nurse to be able to actively listen. They don’t know what part is going to be relevant to the situation so its important that they listen to everything being said. The first step that Peplau (1952) used was observing the client during a therapeutic
Detailed information is collected , available records are reviewed and corrected . The data collected will be analyzed and a diagnosis is made , thereafter, a plan of care is planned and cared accordingly. Nursing diagnosis is very important as it helps the nurses
In this stage the nurse needs to communicate with the patient in order to gather this data • Diagnosing- the nurse takes the information from the assessment, analyzes it and identifies the problem that needs to be addressed by the nurse. • Outcomes/planning- the nurse creates measurable and achievable short term and long term goals for the patient, this could be the nurse having the patient start eating more frequently(assessment date, diagnosis and goals are recorded in patients care plan for co-workers to have access to) • Implementation- nursing care is given according to the care plan, the nurse continues for patient in preparation for
She believes that nursing interventions are key to nursing care. Watson’s nursing theories express that the mind, body and spirit of the patient should be taken into consideration. I agree with Watsons that while providing care the nurse should consider care base on the patient as a whole and not just focus on the disorder. I was taught to use Maslow’s hierarchy of need while planning and providing care for my patients. Maslow’s hierarchy is use to prioritize a patient need from life treating issues to love and belong.
3.1 Personal concept In order to achieve great outcome of individualized or holistic care of patients, effective communication between the nurses and patients is required. Communication is a vital tool in nursing care. The purpose of nurse-patient communication is to create a nurse-patient therapeutic relationship,
Communication skills of the nurse is also improved over time as the nurse is able to talk and listen to patient, relative and the multidisciplinary team. Record keeping and documentation skills are also not left out as the nurse is able to write and record information accurately and truthful. It assists the nurse in achieving right diagnosis thereby improving overall care and treatment given to patient. 2. PHYSICAL EXAMINATION
However, it is of great importance that all students studying for an advanced degree in nursing to take a current course in theory. According to Grealish and Smale (2011), it is necessary to use theory effectively before conducting nursing practices. The knowledge base for a CNP must be expanded pertaining to theory. This will enhance the scope of practice for nurses.
I do realize that the more we interact with patients, keep our differences or problems behind us, the more the patient becomes more open to discussion about patients’ needs and wants. It was the way I spoke to her, being ready to listen to her, responding to her, being present, not rushing etc. That made a difference. As mentioned by Gorman (2008), nurse responds accurately and with empathy to patient. Therefore, all nursing activities such as medication administration, wound dressing changes went smoothly.
As assessment is integral to the nursing process it is also incorporated into nursing models. Assessment is necessary during all nursing activities e.g. assisting an individual with their hygiene needs, taking observations or during repositioning/manual handling techniques. Orem’s model is a particularly effective tool in carrying out assessment as it has a practical approach in identifying patients’ needs by encompassing their universal, developmental and health deviation self-care deficits. ‘’Having a conceptual nursing model to practice may enable nurses to gather a detailed database that identifies actual and potential healthcare problems’’ (Capers, 1986).