P, 2012). Florence nightingale pioneered the practice known as reflection-on-practice, this is a tool that is needed in developing improvement and knowledge to enable an individual to grow in their nursing profession. Nightingale wrote “the very elements of nursing are all but unknown” through this statement she implied that nurses word be learning for the rest of their career (journals.lww, 2017). Reflection is when an activity or incident requires thought about the action, and is used to determine what points are positive and negative, and how it could be improved or changed if done again in the future. The reflection process begins with thinking about an incident and how the situation can be utilised in future situations.
In the first article, the main focus is the cause of errors and what can help nurses to not make mistakes anymore. As a student nurse myself, I can relate and see the ways that these distractions occur. This article gave me an insight of what not to do and what I need to look out for. In Let 's do no harm: Medication Errors in Nursing Part 1, the article is more about the costs of medication errors and how it leads to the eventual loss of trust by clients in the healthcare system. It also talks about small ways that can contribute to making mistakes.
Each morning patients came in for assessment and the treatment team developed or altered existing treatment protocols. I longed to be part of this team, working to stabilize each patient so they could return home to pursue their goals. The nurses stood out to me as the team members at ground zero in the unit, working directly with patients, and advocating for them in meetings. As a Nurse Practitioner, I will provide this same standard of holistic care to my patients, taking into consideration their biological, social, psychological and cultural needs while developing and implementing treatment decisions. As a nurse I will develop the leadership skills and competence to uphold the commitment I made to make a differences in the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.
as a nurse who has your policies being forced upon me without any request for input I know that it 's vital to get input from my co-workers. So my plan would be to hold a series of staff meetings in which co-workers can express their doubts or their favor and I would listen honestly to their concerns. Also having the help of Educators unit Educators and also Hospital Educators to help me with presenting the plan to my coworkers would also be beneficial. I would also remind or workers that this new policy has only the patient 's well-being in mind and if
Professional practice reflects autonomy when the nurse respects patient’s rights to make decisions about their health care” (Taylor, 1997). At the nursing home, I witnessed many of the nurses discuss with the residents what they wanted to do about certain situations. Autonomy honors the fact that it is the patient and the families right to make certain decisions about health care. Nurses also are constantly making sure that they can provide their patients with the best information to help them make a more successful choice about their health care (Taylor
Ironically, the hospital wanted to make sure they got a good score on Joint Commission as a patient was dying in the next room due to a medication error. The case of Lewis Blackman is now a teaching tool to nurses and other members of the medical team on cognitive barriers we can have while delivery care and we all need to focus on our decision making skills to ensure red flags are not missed to keep patients
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. I will also
Clients choice in matters of life and death are at the heart of the social work practice. Ethical dilemmas occur every day in practice, and therapists need to remind themselves of their profession’s values and code of ethics while assisting these clients and their families (ref). With respect to advanced directives and living wills, social workers should be at the forefront of this process, since they are trained to look at the entire person, not just the medical perspective. They are used to working with people of various cultural and ethnic backgrounds which might make them hesitant to have an advanced directive or living will. Social workers understand that advanced directives are a psychosocial decision, or a right of self-determination as much as a medical choice.
Theory Description The nursing theory chosen is that of need theory by Virginia Henderson. Henderson has contributed a lot in nursing throughout her journey as a nurse. She intended to define the unique focus of nursing practice, but at the end, it ends up being one the nursing theories that are being used in every clinical setting. Her contribution has helped shaped the way nurses care for their patients and the components she developed help serves as guidelines which nurses used to care for patients. 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.
The 14 fundamental needs are what guide the nursing process which nursing use to guide their care plan. Virginia Henderson theory separated the nursing care from the medical care because she wanted to focus on the patient as a whole (Blais& Hayes, 2016). The nurse who is caring for a patient with dementia will determine if the patient is capable of doing any of the needs on his or her own, will need the nurse to guide them with these needs or to take full responsibility for the patient to reach all of the 14 fundamental needs. The nurse is coming up with a plan of care for the patient and basing it on what Virginia Henderson believes a nurse’s role for the nurse should be. Which is the nurse will take full responsibility for the patient needs, or offering assistance to the patient while they are no longer able to do independently and working with the patient to promote independence (Ahtisham& Jacoline,