Maville and Huerta (2013) state that Fawcett’s metaparadigm is often used to define and delineate the scope of nursing. Masters stated the purpose of one’s personal philosophy is to define how he or she finds truth. As a result each individual philosophy purported will be unique. This paper will seek to define, describe and explain my thoughts, feelings and belief regarding the four concepts of nursing metaparadigm and their interrelationship as well as their influence on my current nursing practice. Masters (2017) states that our philosophy is derived from a process of lifelong learning which allows us to find the truth.
It is the responsibility of the organization to create a culture of evidence-base practice. Instructing nursing students about EBP can require different teaching and evaluation strategies to practicing nurses (Streurer, 2010). The questions that arise from a practicing nurse may provide more information than a student of nursing. Therefore, Streuer urges organizations to adopt a model for evidence-based practice, such as the Stevens (2004) ACE Star Model of Knowledge Transformation.
Caring and the Ethics of Care in Nursing In order to define caring in nursing, one must consider the various aspects of caring, and how nurses can use these aspects to build therapeutic relationships with their clients. After these aspects have been understood, nurses can use the ethics of care to influence decisions regarding clients. Challenges to caring do exist for nurses, and solutions to the challenges can be discovered through the ethics of care. There are strategies a nurse may use in order to guarantee quality care for both clients and their families.
Introduction In this assignment I will explore a clinical experience where dignity was maintained and reflect on my practice. It is important to reflect in both personal and professional development. Reflection will allow me to recognise both good and bad practice and how I can improve as a person as well as professionally. For this assignment I will be writing in first person, as it is appropriate for a reflective essay.
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
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. The process consists of being open, this would involve an individual looking at things from a different perspective. In addition, the process would involve being inquisitive, desiring knowledge.
Nursing practice mostly is based on nursing theories which makes the nursing discipline a profession. The nursing theories have differentiates focus of nursing from other profession. Nursing theories provide direction and guidance for structuring professional nursing practice, education and research. Besides, nursing theories serve to guide on assessment, intervention and evaluation of nursing care in order to provide effective decision making and implementation quality of nursing care. Hence, I would like to implement Dorothea Orem’s self-care theory in my clinical area of practice.
What are nurses doing to advocate for patients and the profession? These are all the questions the professional nurse must examine. Gaining insight into the definition of professionalism and explaining behaviors which exemplify professionalism will allow the student nurse to better prepare for their role as a registered nurse. If a student starts acting in a professional manner in the beginning of their studies these behaviors will translate into a habit and habit will become
Title: Integrating the core professional values of nursing/midwifery is important for the delivery of safe, high quality care. Discuss this statement using relevant literature/studies Introduction: This is an essay which will discuss the core values of nursing and also professionalism in nursing practice. This essay will outline a definition of values and focus on the core values from an Irish but also, an international perspective.
Reflection The reflection process for NUR 445 allows me an opportunity to reevaluate my current understanding of nursing and the new principals learned in the class. This paper will examine the process of retrieval, appraisal, and synthesis of evidence in collaboration with other members of the healthcare team to improve patient outcomes. The paper will also inspect importance of reflection to advancing practice and improving outcomes of care and assess the values the need for continuous improvement in clinical practice based on new knowledge. Next the paper will recognizes personal capabilities, knowledge base, and areas for development and Integrate evidence, clinical judgment, interprofessional perspectives, and patient preferences in planning, implementing, and evaluating outcomes of care.
Psychology takes skill, patience and understanding. Patient have experienced many different obstacles within their life so knowing how to perceive, accept, and apply a specific way of learning to each patient will help to build a patient/staff relationship. “Caring science seeks to unify and connect as an evolving philosophical-ethical-epistemic field of study that is grounded in the discipline of nursing and informed by related fields” (DiNapolo, 2010). Sociology is the study of functioning within human society. This can range from male to female, younger or older, along with different types to ethnicities and economic status’.
Keiser University Nursing Program Applicant Writing Assignment Please identify and describe characteristics of nursing practice as you understand it, that have attracted you to the profession. Describe any work, volunteer or life experiences, which you believe have prepared you for nursing education. What personal qualities do you possess that you believe would enhance your practice of nursing.