Theory Evaluation of Orem’s Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory, Part III Theory Evaluation Dorothea Orem’s Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory (SCDNT) has been a part of nursing theory since publication in 1971 (Fawcett & Desanto-Madeya, 2012). During this time, it has been used as a framework for many research projects and nursing school curriculum and as a guide to nursing practice (Fawcett & Desanto-Madeya, 2012). Is the theory congruent with current nursing standards?
The details of the study included literature review, purpose, method, data analysis, results, discussion, limitations, nursing implications, recommendations for future research and conclusion. The results were clearly presented. Study limitations were identified. The conclusion was based on study results. This review was of good quality.
Clinical question The clinical question for my article was based on quantitative search, nurse to patient ratios must increase to improve safety and the clinical question that is identified in the quantitative research article is how to increase nurses to patient ratio in order to improve patient safety and quality of life especially in older adult patients. Description of the Problem The problem description in this article identified is that when there are too many patients assigned to a nurse there will not be an effective and well done job by the nurses and the patient will not be save.
Surgery provides the most rapid recovery than anti-thyroid drugs (ATD) that has to be taking for a long time, and the RAI in which it has to be use for a long time before it takes effect (Schussler-fiorenza et al., 2006). Surgery is recommended in the treatment of GD in pregnant women if the following occurs: 1. Patient do not complied with the medical
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). The grid, checklist format is a simple, fast and straightforward assessment guide and can be very useful in practice.
The PICOT format provides an efficient framework for searching electronic databases, one designed to retrieve only those articles relevant to the clinical question. Step 2: Search for the best evidence. The search for evidence to inform clinical practice is tremendously streamlined when questions are asked in PICOT format. Step 3: Critically appraise the evidence. Once articles are selected for review, they must be rapidly appraised to determine which are most relevant, valid, reliable, and applicable to the clinical question.
SWOT Analysis Before we implemented our opioid addiction and rehabilitation service, it was important for us to examine what obstacles we might face and need to overcome as well as what we might be able use in our favor to help with our service. We performed a SWOT analysis to help identify the external opportunities and threats that were present as well as our internal strengths and weaknesses so that we might more efficiently jumpstart our service. External SWOT Analysis
Developing a question that is answerable with research is the critical step in solving a primary problem (Davies, 2011, p. 77). The PICO is a mnemonic that helps address research questions: P – Patient or Population: Who is the patient? What are the most important characteristics of the patient? What is the primary problem, disease, or condition?
First, a brief summary of the study, including the background, objectives, methods, intervention, findings, and conclusion will be posted in an online nursing forum (INC, 2012). Next, a formal research report with all relevant information listed above, literature review, and evaluation tools used during the study will be presented to the local chapter of the American Nurses Association (ANA). The ANA can assist with disseminating the findings to other members within the organization (INC,
B. Hashimoto’s disease is much more common in women than men. 1. Wilmar Wiersinga of the Department of Endocrinology & Metabolism, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, in The Netherlands states that “The incidence of autoimmune hypothyroidism is about 350 cases/100,000/year for women and 60 cases/100,000/year for men in iodine-sufficient regions and 44 (females) and 12 (males) per 100,000 per year in iodine-deficient areas.” 2. Although the disease often occurs in adolescent or young women, it more commonly appears between 30 and 50 years of age.
For example, a case study addressed a teenager that presented in the office with abdominal pain. Her mother stayed in the room during the examination and answered questions for the teenager. The mother wanted the patient to be placed on birth control. It is important for all nurse practitioners to
Recently, doctors have found a treatment for hypoparathyroidism. But, the treatment results in regular injections of calcium into the body. It is like receiving another IV, except the fact that this is pure calcium. Studies show that this helps cure the disorder little by little, but there are serious side effects that occur as the patient gradually gets older. The side effects of the calcium injection include “cancer, loss of hair, thyroid getting destroyed, and diabetes” (Timmons M. 234).
Understanding Pica Eating disorders are serious, life-threating mental illnesses that are on the rise in society today. Obsession with one’s physical appearance, emotionally problems, or sole desire to eat can contribute to an eating disorder. There are serious consequences that come with the disorders that can be very harmful to an individual with an eating disorder, and often even fatal. Most commonly talked about eating disorders include, bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, and binge eating. Pica is another disorder that is on the rise today with very little comprehension on exactly what is it, who it targets, or how it is treated.