There are two types of nursing research: quantitative and qualitative. “Quantitative research refers to studies that seek to measure some concept or phenomenon of interest” (Daly, Speedy & Jackson, 2010, p.135). “Qualitative research focuses on human experiences, including accounts of subjective realities, and is conducted in naturalistic settings involving close, often sustained, contact between the researcher and research participants”(Daly, Speedy & Jackson, 2010, p.137). There are many special research journals, books, article published to keep nurses updated. Evidence-based practice which heavily relies on research is wide-spread in modern healthcare.
For my nursing experience, I have worked in research and specialist hospital in day medical unit. This unit receiving many of cancer patients to provide them routine chemotherapy doses. My focus was arranging their appointments and educating them how to adapt with routine chemotherapy and cancer disease environment. However, Roy, Callista adaptation theory is a grand theory that focuses on promoting adaptation for individuals and groups and responding positively to particular environment changes. Roy believed that "the goal of nursing is to improve adaptive for particular person" through using four adaptive mode (Physiologic needs, Self-concept, Role function, Interdependence) and specific information about the person.
How will you incorporate this knowledge into your practice? Evidence-based nursing practice is essential to the delivery of high-quality care that optimizes patients’ outcomes (Norton, 2015). Studies continue to help nurses improve outcomes when best evidence is used in the delivery of patient care. First of all, the relationship between patient and primary care is very important; performing assessment of risk factors, a physical examination, and a diagnostic evaluation are some of the ways nurses can identify patients who are vulnerable. For instance, when performing a physical examination, nurses should pay specific attention to conditions associated with increased risk for sexually transmitted infections (STI).
Throughout the essay, the author has carried out a holistic assessment of the patient including objective and subjective data which allowed for the formation of actual and potential nursing diagnoses. Upon identifying all actual and potential nursing diagnoses, the author then identified the priority nursing diagnosis for John. Watkins et al (2015) found that carrying out nursing assessments can improve patient safety as they provide an early recognition of patient deterioration which leads to timely treatment e.g. frequently assessing vital signs, as appropriate, can allow the nurse to provide appropriate nursing interventions in response to abnormal vital signs. Providing preventative and timely care allows the nurse to provide nursing interventions
A hybrid staffing grid has been developed to allow both considerations to be accomplished (see Table 4.0, 4.01 and 4.02). The evidence reflects that appropriate nurse staffing is not only crucial for the well-being and safety needs of the staff; it is also essential to the safety of the patients. According to Butler et al., (2011), “Hospital nurse stafﬁng models and patient and staff-related outcomes”, interventions involving hospital nurse stafﬁng models may improve patient results and staff-related outcomes, which applies in particular to the introduction of primary nursing and self-scheduling. CAN Vantage point (2009) “Safe Nurse Staffing:
According to the AARP article on the future of nursing; transforming health care, Susan Reinhard and Susan Hassmiller, wrote that for both now and future needs, registered professional nurses and other health professionals must be allowed to practice to the full level of their education and training. They suggested that advanced practice registered professional nurses (APRNs); such as nurse practitioners and midwives can be used to use to solve issues of primary care shortage so that the physicians may be free to take care of more complex medical issues that requires higher medical expertise. Another report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development working paper in 2010, says that many countries are reviewing better ways to improve the health delivery system by reviewing the roles of nurses and other health care professionals. According to the conclusion of that report, developing new and more advanced roles for nurses might improve access to care and may even cut down cost. (AARP
the Gap Moule et al states that for health practitioners to provide excellent care they must be research orientated (2011). For nurses to provide excellent care they need to be able to critically assess the quality of the research which is relevant to their practice (Freshwater and Bishop 2003) p 3. It is of paramount importance that the most up to date research and information
What is a Quality Improvement Manager in Nursing? A quality improvement manager in nursing is a very special health care professional who combines their expertise in quality, health care and management to make systematic police and process improvements. What is Quality Improvement Management in Nursing? According to the American Nurses Association’s The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing (OJIN), quality improvement initiatives are driving major changes in the health care system.
Clinical research is from acute to chronic care experience throughout life span. It involves health promotion and preventive care for individual, families and communities in different settings. It is important for nursing research to widen the scope in order to have a greater impact in future. The aspect of health promotion and preventive care are very important because some diseases are better prevented than treated and while some changes are irreversible such as aging are part of human experience. Health systems and outcomes research focuses on how health care delivery influences quality, cost and experience of patient.
Patient Safety in Obstetrics and Gynecology ABSTRACT: Since publication of the Institute of Medicine's landmark report To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System, emphasis on patient safety has steadily increased. Obstetrician–gynecologists should continuously incorporate elements of patient safety into their practices and also encourage others to use these practices. ______________________________________ The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is committed to improving quality and safety in women's health care.
Alexandra Robbins was writing a book about the secrets of the nursing subculture in hospitals around the United States. One surprising thing that kept coming up was the practice of hazing. Hazing is when a person is put through tests or challenges normally to humiliate her. The practice has even turned deadly in some cases. Some examples of hazing in the hospital are colleagues keeping vital information to themselves, playing favorites, name-calling, spreading rumors, and even discrediting other nurses until they quit.