This information is used to appropriately implement prevention and treatment for patients. The second outcome integrates analysis of information gathered by healthcare personnel to identify trends and inconsistencies within the healthcare population. Through this the origin of problems can be ascertained, and preventive measures can be instituted. Subsequently prevention will decrease incidences and ultimately the cost to
Virginia Henderson Theory used Today Virginia Henderson is one of many nursing theorists who changed the nursing profession. Henderson’s theory was considered a “needs” theory (Ahtisham& Jacoline, 2015). It was considered a needs theory because the primary focus was on the patient and the 14 fundamentals needs of the patient to aid in recovery. A nurse taking care of a patient with dementia will utilize Virginia Henderson’s theory in his or her practice by assessing the patient while making a connection with that patient, involving the patient and family to help maintain current health status, providing an environment that will provide safety and security, and using the 14 fundamental needs to guide the nursing process that is being
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.
Metaparadigms refers to the set of theories, ideas, propositions, and concepts that initiate a general statement of a particular discipline (Alligood, 2014). The central goal or focus of the nursing profession is to develop the idea of providing different dimensions of care to patients by use of science (Dossey, 2010). To maintain the approach and the spirit among all clients, the aspect of meta-paradigm of nursing was developed and later implemented. The four meta-paradigm of nursing includes the person, health, nursing and the environment (Marriner-Tomey, 1989).
The term six research theory course, NURS 495, emphasized the importance of nurse leadership and how nurses can influence positive changes in health care delivery to patients with chronic illness. It also explored the contradictions that exist in nursing practice and encouraged the students to develop a critical and pragmatic approach to client care. The co-requisite clinical course, NURS 499, integrated nursing theory and current best practice on an acute care nursing unit at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. In this consolidated learning analysis, I will explore a nursing practice event that will illustrate the major issues surrounding the treatment of competing mental health comorbidities in a patient with hoarding behaviors.
The field of nursing has greatly evolved over the years; the Nightingale era of nursing in the 19th century looks vastly different when compared to the current nursing era that is guided by scientific knowledge and factual principles. Understanding the patterns and structures of modern nursing knowledge is fundamental to the discipline of nursing (Carper, 1978). As defined by Carper (1978), the current field of nursing is guided by four patterns of knowing: (a) empirics, (b) esthetics, (c) personal knowledge, and (d) ethics. Empirical knowledge, also known as “nursing
Because you will have to be a registered nurse first and then you will have to specialize specially in anesthesia. Not surprisingly, many CRNAs aspire to be an anesthesiologist someday, but to start out as a CRNA to get their careers going on more quickly. With just additional years a CRNA can get a Ph.D. of Medicine. Furthermore, according to AMN Healthcare the year 2015 came to a close with continued growth in healthcare jobs, capping off a very strong employment year for the industry. , health care employment improved more than 39,000 jobs in the last month of 2015.
The Purpose of The Theory The purpose of Henderson’s theory is to give the principles that help construct practice and to generate further nursing knowledge. Considering doing so, it helps nurses to understand their purpose and role in nursing in the healthcare setting. Henderson believes that the unique function of the nurse is to help the person sick or well, in the performance of those activities contributing to health or its recovery (to a peaceful death) that he would do unaided if he had the strength, will or knowledge.
Adams, it is important to address all areas from a holistic standpoint. This would include psychosocial, environmental and medical interventions. While providing care it is important to remember Florence Nightingale’s goal of nursing is to “assist the patient to regain “vital powers” by meeting their needs, which in the end puts the patient in the best condition for nature to act upon.” (Smith & Parker, 2015). Nightingale believed that nurses contribute to restoring health in a direct and indirect way by the management of patient’s environment (Smith & Parker, 2015).
Role of Family Nurse Practitioners: Case Study The shortage of primary care physicians has been a problem in health care system and will continue to the next decade due to increasing of aging population. According to National Governors Association (NAG) (2012), the growth of the aging population combined with the initiative of the Affordable Care Act, the problem of primary care providers shortage is worsening. Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are educated and prepared to perform primary care services as physicians do. More importantly, studies showed that NPs’ role as primary care providers achieve equal or higher patient satisfaction rates (Evangelista et al., 2011, Albers-Heitner et al., 2013).
As a nurse, I must extend my concerns for the caregiver as well. In conclusion, living old can be picturesque with today’s advances in medicine, however, the aftermaths of aging can deteriorate bodily systems. Living with a loved one diagnosed with chronic illnesses can profoundly impact a caregiver’s life to the point that it paralyzes social life as well. With the same token, the deep-seeded love for the loved one flows unfaltering and permeates to the core of the heart.
On the hand a nurse practioner, can be described as an advanced registered nurse. This means that he or she holds a masters or doctoral degree in nursing and has acquired training on diagnosis and management of some of the most common medical conditions in health care. This training mostly involves various things that include the physical assessment, diagnosis, diagnostics, pharmacology, therapeutical treatment, emotional support and counseling to the patients especially those that have lost hope because they have critical illness or have accumulated hospital bills and they feel hopeless, referral that is referring the patients to other health providers as needed. and discharge procedures, case management practices and patients intake. This
Sedation Management Over-sedation in mechanically ventilated patients is common issues in a critical care setting. According to findings by Wøien, Vaerøy, Aamodt, and Bjørk (2012), as much as "30-60% of intensive care patients receive periods of prolonged sedation" (p. 1552). Also, deep sedation was associated with an "increase in mortality, prolonged mechanical ventilation, and increased intensive care unit length of stay" (DAS-Taskforce, 2015). Current literature generates a level of personal interest and clinical significance to nursing practice.
Problem Identification The extent and impact that Staff Shortage has on administration are: balancing quality and safety with efficiency, providing everyone with access to basic medical care, prescription shortage and building and sustaining the workforce needed for the future. According to the Department of Labor staff shortage in the healthcare industry will reach crisis levels within the next decade. It’s time now to reinvent the wheel in healthcare systems.