This process allows nurses to identify potential problems, develop solutions and evaluate results. Consequences, such as disciplinary action, could arise from not following the nursing process. This is expected from a professional nurse. “Pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined” (NIH, 2013). Studies have shown that by using multimodal techniques for pain management, a patient can have better pain management.
Pain management for postoperative patients are a major problem that may cause prolonged treatment and rehabilitation costs, however, with the proper nursing strategy, it can be managed. In order to manage the pain, the knowledge of the causing event and the symptoms are necessary for the healthcare professionals. The assessment and measurement of pain in postoperative patients through their response can assist in increasing awareness regarding the specific causes of pain. The present study
Many thoughts and emotions involved. But when you see the child again and they stop by to visit, you realize how important this job is” (Strandas and Fredriksen, 905). In some cases, nurses have to take on the responsibility of advocating for the child themselves if they do not
Depression commonly affects a vast amount of patients in the primary care setting (L. Foldager, 2011). The increased cases of depression over the years are worrying (Mitchell et al., 2013). There is thus a need to enhance diagnosis and treatment. The purpose of the paper is to review an evidence-based clinical practice guideline (CPG) used to effectively diagnose and treat individual suspected of having depression by health practitioners in the primary care setting.
Nursing is a most trusted and gratifying profession. As a nurse educator, I will express my passion for teaching by incorporating features such as clinical assessments, practical application of theory, evaluation, and role modeling into advanced nursing practice, from previous experiences and current experience and clinical practicum to find success and gratification in students chosen profession as well empowering leaners to develop their own strengths, beliefs, and personal attributes to become a good professional. Personally, I do have a positive attitude towards the personal and professional growth, and value ongoing learning and will stive to instill the same into my students learnig journey .. My objective as a Nurse Educator
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.
In the following paragraphs, the grand theory of Jean Watson will be explored for its usefulness in practice. We will explore how the theory is congruent with current nursing standards and nursing interventions. Next, we will study if her theory has been tested empirically, if it is supported by research and if it is accurate. We will explore if there is evidence that her theory has been used by nursing educators, researchers, and nursing administrators. Then we will study how her theory is relevant socially and cross-culturally.
According to Barrett, when attempting to define what nursing science is, it remains quite a mystery. With various different worldviews, with wide range of theoretical and practical knowledge evolving over time, has made it a challenge to come with a universal definition. To ensure that nurses are current with the best practical and evidence based practices, it is important to focus on nursing-discipline-specific knowledge. Fawcett stresses the importance of using nursing discipline-specific knowledge in the form of explicit nursing conceptual models, because it governs the foundation of what and why nurses do what they do. Fawcett makes it clear that nurses must develop adequate knowledge in order to apply new evidence based treatments and
Florence Nightingale was the first nurse to propose theories that would create an influential impact on nurses for years to come. Nightingale focused on the well being of her patients and what could be changed to improve their health (Johnson & Webber, 2015). This led to other nurses creating theories of their own to guide practice. Patricia Benner’s theory of Novice to Expert is a theorist that every new graduate can relate to. There are five stages that Benner addresses that each new nurse will go experience as they grow and learn: novice, advanced beginner, competent, proficient, and expert level (Johnson & Webber, 2015).
1. The metaparadigm of nursing illustrates the collective worldview of the shared concepts of the discipline, which are: the person, environment, health and nursing (1). The nursing metaparadigm is the framework for many nursing theories, values, and theoretical models, which help guide an advanced practice nurse in selecting appropriate interventions established by their chosen conceptual model. A conceptual model or advanced practice nursing theory provides an advanced practice nurse a logical structural model to follow, which is aligned with the discipline’s expectations. Advanced education prepares advanced practice nurses to employ a superior degree of clinical, research based and theoretical knowledge (2).
In this crosspost, the author will elaborate on the original threaded discussion by Ellerbee Mburu, Vail, and Barlow and add additional information on pain assessment and management. Healthcare providers are the major group of healthcare professional who perform crucial functions in delivering and providing nursing care to inpatient and outpatients. As mentioned in the threaded discussion by Ellerbee, Mburu, Vail, and Barlow, undertreated pain causes unnecessary distress and negatively affects the quality of life. In additional to the original threaded discussion, pain is a factor that is thought of differently by many. It has been added as the fifth vital sign and is considered to be subjective.
While the women in the study often spoke about overcoming their situation, some of their behaviors did not show attributes of the concept. Brush, Kirk, Gultekin, and Baiardi (2011) went on to declare that by defining antecedents, attributes, and consequences of concepts, nurses are able to design interventions that promote physical, psychological, and environmental health outcomes. In other words, nurses need to clarify the concept they are studying (in this case, overcoming) in order to design effective interventions. Pain management is an important nursing skill that requires a proactive approach. The video presented a very humorous version of the variability in which each respective patient experiences pain and focuses on the concept of pain assessment in the Emergency Room (Lesalad, 2007).
The nurses in a study by Murphy-Oikonen, Brownlee, Montelpare & Gerlach (2010) struggle between the desire to exhibit their critical nursing skills and techniques, and the needs to provide necessary maternal care to infants affected with