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.
It is important that nurses acquire skills such as communication skills- both verbal and non-verbal, therapeutic, and clinical decision making among others. The ability of a nurse to communicate well and make appropriate clinical decision, determines the success of holistic assessment in nursing practice. There is no doubt that the capability of a nurse to provide the best and quality care is largely dependent on her or his ability to communicate, judge and make clinical decisions. Nurses needs to have a unique communication style that enable them acquire in-depth information from the clients. For instance, they should be able verbalize appropriate emotions and also communicate with the clients through non-verbal cues such as eye movement and gestures.
Theories are necessary to formulate how nurses provide care and influence nurses in challenging situations that occur. Imogene King’s theory of goal attainment is unique and describes interpersonal and dynamic relationships designed at attaining patients’ life goals, which signifies importance to the advancement in nursing clinical practice. King’s theory relied heavily
My personal philosophy of nursing is based on holistic care which includes the mental and physical health of a person. I believe examining the whole picture and variables that play into a patient’s health is necessary to successful outcomes as well as effective communication. I think of Peplau because her theory discusses interpersonal relations and I am a firm believer in developing a strong, therapeutic nurse-patient relationship. Without a strong nurse-patient relationship, patient’s may not have the trust they should, therefore will not learn the tools necessary to be able to care for themselves. I strive each day in practice to develop strong nurse-patient
The theorist Betty Neuman explains how the whole system affects the patient’s health and shows how the nurses are responsible for the social, mental, spiritual, physical and emotional state of the patient and not only the physical aspect. With the theory, nurses and other professionals are able to provide effective systematic nursing care to their patient using the System Model. Furthermore, her ideas give the importance on how to give the right care through stressful situations and give knowledge and development to the science of nursing. The Model also speaks to coping with unexpected situations through three prevention levels which are the primary prevention, secondary prevention, and the tertiary prevention. Generally, I choose this model
Moore (2009) also emphasizes that nurses must confide to the knowledge of their expertise at each institution of higher education, and assists to devise protocols and policies and being able to take charge of the professional attribute in the hospital. As a nurse, we must adhere that nursing is a profession that we have to act professionally, and obligation to our profession ahead. There are many vital issues that need to be addressed, and decisions to be made on the particular issues so as to strengthen and advance the nursing profession. The common vital issue that we are facing in the hospital is the increasing rate of absenteeism and attrition. Background For instance, the recent issues that my ward is facing currently are high absenteeism rate.
The skills, experiences, education, and the specializing training that individuals possess is also a vital part of the staffing process. Hodgkinson, Haesler, Nay, O’Donnell, and McAuliffe (2011) stated in their review article, “Effectiveness of staffing models in residential, subacute, extended aged care settings on patient and staff outcomes,” staffing poses a crucial concern for leaders and nursing administrators working in a healthcare setting. According to Hodgkinson (2011) maintaining an appropriate mixture of staff can be a problematic process which applies to those working in the long term aged-care sector where there are even more complex needs. The retention and recruitment of staff can be even more challenging for leaders. According to Mark, Harless, Spetz, Reiter, and Pink (2012) California, decades ago, became the first state to
The author claims self-awareness starts with self-consciousness and the expectation of change that relies on constant effort. Because the nurse spends more time with the patient than any other healthcare provider, self-awareness is key in the building of nurse-patient relationship. Hildegard Peplau (Cited in Vandemark, 2006), The central task of the basic professional school of nursing is viewed as the fullest development of the nurse self-awareness seeing him/her as a person who is aware of how he/she functions in the situation” (p.606). Eckroth-Bucher (2010, explains “Self-Awareness involves the cerebral exercise of introspection e.g. what we think, our belies, values, and the way others see us” (p.297).
Kerr (2002), reports that if there is a structured handover method the quality of care is promoted and nurses will have a full understanding and knowledge about the patients. Glen (1998) also discussed the importance of having a structured handover process stating that it will lead to an development in the quality of care delivered (K. Chung, 2011). The literature review reveals bedside theme emerged from nursing handover. The current research available may not be substantial but it does indicate support from the large amount of anecdotal evidence which claims that nursing bedside handover is an effective form of handover process. Literature shows that there are paybacks in transporting out bedside handover, it proposes that bedside handover helps to put up associations amid nurses and patients’ and it also amplified patient’s satisfaction.
Nursing Delegation for the RN Delegation is considered to be among the most involved nursing skills which require a nurse to apply knowledgeable clinical judgment and accountability during patient care. RNs have an obligation to finding what is needed for patients and families and then using the appropriate delegation to staff to help carry out the plan. This helps maximize on achieving the most desired outcomes and also maximize the use of available resources. The only way to help RNs maximize the available resources is through improving their delegation skills. If a nurse is to be delegated a task, it should be within their scope of nursing and also be tasks they are qualified to perform.