Nurses play a crucial role in the management of pain of patients; discuss this statement with reference to the relevant literature. Accurate pain assessment is essential for effective pain management. Evaluating patient’s pain should be done routinely while also recording vital signs. Andrews and Boyle (2008) point out that nurses have certain expectations and attitudes to pain. However, perception is reality and the patient’s self-report of pain is what should be used to determine pain intensity.
In this study, it is clear that with the same academic conditioning still learning by experience and competency-based training or seminar are some measures of reinforcement. Also, it provides a proposition that competence in disaster preparedness among nurses may vary from institutional policies. Taking this at hand, it is important to determine and understand the disaster preparedness of nurses in the hospital setting. In effect, policy-makers, other stakeholders, hospital administrators and nurses themselves are guided to identify inefficiencies brought about by low levels of disaster preparedness. Hence, It will be an enabling environment to provide safety and health of both nurses and their patients.
Family theories have been used throughout the history of nursing to help guide patient care and provide the best patient outcomes. Certain theories may be more applicable to the specific patient encounter; however, each theory has benefits and drawbacks to their use. The purpose of this paper is to examine two selected theories, comparing their strengths and weaknesses. I will also discuss a theoretical family in relation to one theory, and how that theory can be best integrated into the care provided by an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN). Description of Theories The Calgary Family Assessment Model (CFAM) focuses on the theory that one patient’s illness affects the entire family.
This would seem to indicate that any nurse is potentially at risk for making a medication error (Mayo et al. 2004). Prevention of medication errors is linked to accurate reporting of medication errors. Reporting medication errors is dependent on individual nurse’s decision making. Medication errors are typically reported through institutional reporting systems such as incident reports (Wakefield et al.1996).
The importance of management of occupational stress is recognized, besides all by Occupational health and safety since it has been found to be related not only with loss of productivity and loss of working hours but with the arousal of diseases and occupational accidents. Purpose: The aim of this systematic review was the examination of the sources and consequences of occupational stress on nurses’ adequacy, productivity, efficiency. Material – method: A systematic review was made in “European Agency for Safety and Health at Work”, “National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)”, “Job Stress Network” web sites for various publications and abstracts around the exact theme and the “Occupational and Environmental Medicine Journal” using as key words «stress, occupational stress, and Nursing». Results: A number of aspects of working life have been linked to stress. Aspects of the work itself can be stressful, namely work overload and role-based factors such as lack of power, role ambiguity, and role conﬂict.
These countries were chosen to see identify factors of occupational stress that could differ from country to country. The study included 2144 nurses from 19 different hospitals, including Hungry, Israel, Italy, the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States of America (USA). Out of the 2144 questionnaires sent to the nursing staff 1442 or 68.2% responded. The questionnaire simply stated “what causes you the most stress or anxiety on your job?” the word stress was included in the title as it allowed nurses to individually interpret stress and tailor the question to them which made this qualitative study more personal but also gave the participant more freedom to explain what stress meant to them personally as every individual has different coping levels and thus reacts differently to stressors which gave very qualitative answers to the study so the phrasing of the question was vey applicable and important in producing intimate answers. The three main causes of stress after the analysis of the results were quantitative workload, leadership and lack of resources’ with autonomy falling under the heading of leadership in some countries but not in
Qualitative methodology helps to understand life experiences and to reflect on the understandings and shared meaning of peoples’ everyday social life and realities (Limb, 2001). In this study qualitative approach has been used to collect the primary source of data through interviews with the women victims who attended at the Kuwaiti hospitals within a period of my field work, Officials from the ministry of health, officials from the Police office, Officials from the Hospital, Personal observation and a focus group discussion with Government officials in Kuwait. The aim of collecting information from key informants was to seek the views of government officials in various organizations about what the government has done about the violence against women in Kuwait City. This necessitated the need to interview them using the in-depth method with the help of an interview guide. Triangulation enables a researcher to gather evidence from multiple sources to address the questions at hand from different points of view.
To test this, MCSS and MBI were used. The findings showed some associations between the subscale scores on the new scale and levels of burnout for both groups of nurses. For example, ‘finding time was negatively correlated with emotional exhaustion and depersonalization subs cores on the MBI for both groups (Winstanley
Patients with critical illness and constant nursing care strong lightings and noise in the patients room affects the patients physiological parameters and health negatively. Evidence based healing environment have positive stimuli effect to make difference for patients experience.
In a literature review on the relationship between nursing education and practice, Kovner and Schore (1998) reported mixed findings regarding whether and in what ways bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) prepared nurses ' skills and abilities differ from those of associate degree and diploma-prepared nurses. The collective education level of staff may impart a unique contribution to the development of expertise in the clinical setting. Few researchers have focused directly on the aggregate educational composition of the staff with whom a nurse practices as a factor affecting individual clinical nursing expertise. There are, however, examples where researchers have examined