Family theories have been used throughout the history of nursing to help guide patient care and provide the best patient outcomes. Certain theories may be more applicable to the specific patient encounter; however, each theory has benefits and drawbacks to their use. The purpose of this paper is to examine two selected theories, comparing their strengths and weaknesses. I will also discuss a theoretical family in relation to one theory, and how that theory can be best integrated into the care provided by an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN). Description of Theories The Calgary Family Assessment Model (CFAM) focuses on the theory that one patient’s illness affects the entire family.
However, in smaller, regional hospitals, it may be more likely that patients are known to each other. The extent to which bedside handover is appropriate in these situations remains unknown. A previous survey showed that almost 30% of 74 patients perceived the presence of other patients in the room during bedside handover as somewhat disturbing.30 it appears that nurses need to carefully consider how sensitive information is shared during bedside handover. Nurses perceived bedside handover in a positive light, believing it improved the accuracy of the information they handed over, however no comparison was done with other handover types, so this perception may not be accurate. Our participants said that patients’ presence not only prompted outgoing nurses to remember information that should be passed on, it also prompted oncoming nurses to ask questions and seek clarification, which may account for the perceived accuracy of bedside handover.
The topic of my capstone project is to educate other members of the team such as respiratory therapist, pharmacist, and radiology technicians about the scope of practice and the role of the nurse practitioners in different settings including the emergency department. Many of these co-workers have a lack of information about the skills, duties, and responsibilities of the nurse practitioners and sometimes this can delay treatment for patients due to clarifications for orders. If the roles of the nurse practitioners are explained and clarified to other members of the team the treatments for patients can be executed faster, but also “Advanced Nurse Practitioners can have a positive impact on other staff members by improving knowledge, skills
At this point I thought that a doctor would not only work on treating the physical condition of the patient but would have a big role in bringing joy in spite of their hopeless condition. When my relative was diagnosed with alopecia, the doctors were too busy with other patients to treat her. They were so busy that it was hard for us to get an appointment with them. During that time, I wished that there was an assistant to the doctor who could treat my relative and help her get through her toughest moments. That night, I went home and researched about doctors having assistants who can
Before nursing school, I wasn 't aware of the scientific basis of nursing practice. But as I move to the professional world, I ought to reconcile my personal view of nursing with evidence-based practice to provide the best care possible. My plan is to become a gerontology nurse, in part to fulfill my dream of caring for older adults, but most importantly because this area of nursing requires a lot of patience, effective listening, respect, and
With nursing, there can be very different scopes of practice. This being because there are many different fields of nursing. You would think that all the scopes of practice would be the same for registered nurses, but unfortunately, they are not. There are different areas for registered nurses to work in the hospital. As of right now, I have not decided on a certain department or floor of the hospital that I want to work on yet.
We are now learning about current techniques and practice standards while in school and we are learning the new ways of nursing which will affect the future of nurses. The one concept I do still have questions about is the professional, legal and ethical dimensions of nursing because I find it very hard to understand. How do you know what is right and what isn’t when everyone has their own opinion on care, ethics, and values? This might be difficult for me to understand right away until I learn
Since technology revolution has taken place in many areas of our life, quality of services in healthcare has become one of the most important objectives that concerning both private and public organizations. Because of the relation between work performance and patient care, according to [Aiken et al.,2002] there are many hospitals have poor services quality which has impact on patient treatment as a result of frustration of teamwork. Also, they concluded that a key of improving services in health environment is cope and solve nurses’ job dissatisfaction. So, management of team work plays a significant role in improving in solving this problem. For instance, workers should have a balance of tasks based on their experience and skills which would
1. As I sit back and think of the many things I have learned through personal events, engagements, observations, or opinions while walking through the different avenues of life, I realize how much of my pathway has been aligned with the social work profession. This came as a surprise since the social work profession was not the initial goal. I moved to Clovis, NM, to attend Clovis Community College nursing program in order to work as a case manager. Due to unforeseen circumstances, I had to decline my acceptance and turned my focus to another career where I could help geriatrics or veterans.
Apart from donning the clinic uniform, we also set guidelines on general appearances and basic grooming standards to complete the professional image. “Although the main roles of nurses involve assessment, planning and delivery of nursing skills, nurses today are actively involved in providing patient education, counselling and working in close collaboration with their medical counterparts” (Kannusamy, 2005, p. 595). Therefore, we are also looking at organizing customer service courses for the nurses. It will equip them with the confidence and professionalism to handle the day-today interactions and issues that surface during the course of the care provided. Also, they will be able to put to good use the appropriate interpersonal skills when dealing our patients and other professions in the healthcare
Hello Karyl, thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. I agree with your ideas. For your first note, Lia truly had so many medications to take everyday. Maybe at that time, the physicians considered little about drug interaction and medication compliance, what they mainly focus was the indication for each drug. They did not obey some parts of the philosophy of practice for healthcare providers.
My interview was very crucial. It opened up my eyes to what it is truly like to work in the healthcare field. The research I conducted will be used to guide me to the right choice for my future education. It will help me learn what areas of nursing will fit my needs. I can share my findings with friends and others who may be interested in the career.
Demonstrate effective use of technology to navigate the electronic health record, communicate with inter/intraprofessional teams, and be involved with decision making in the delivery of quality and safe patient care. (Ivy Tech Community College, 2016). Rationale In nursing, the use of technology is vital in providing high quality of care and complete understanding of the patient. Technology is used in the health care system to chart patient health information, communicate with the interprofessional team, and monitor plan of care. The nurse, upon licensure, recognizes the importance of computer literacy and the effect technology has on patient outcomes.
For caregivers experiencing stress, self-help groups can be beneficial (Tabloski, 2014). 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.
Given that her mentality was not severely impaired and she expressed refusal, I ended up letting her wander in a limited area while observing her behavior, and then she went to sleep after an hour or so. Working in a long-term facility requires a lot of clinical judgment and high morale from healthcare professionals because there are many patients with cognitive problems who are not aware of how they are treated. Therefore, healthcare professionals should be an advocate for older patients and respect their rights based on ethical principles. To do that, healthcare professionals should reflect their behaviors frequently to see if they respect patients’ rights, and it is also important for healthcare professionals to get proper education on ethical principles. In addition, it is essential to develop a trusting relationship between a nurse and a patient because in the relationship, healthcare professionals can communicate with older patients about their wishes and care preferences more truthfully and honestly, which in turn helps patients to make decisions about their own treatment and healthcare professionals to feel less moral