(1996) had argued that, for chronic conditions patient’s they learned to empower self management by gain knowledge and skill from nurses whom had done the plans for discharge. Lorig et al. (2009) had agreed that, the concept of empowering patient in self management is crucial. Thus nurses need to have planed discharged for patients as the care does not ends in the hospital, it should continue
An intervention for quality improvement is to make sure the patient understands what is happening. The patient should be given time to express their thoughts. The family should be informed about the condition. Their participation is essential in making sure the patient is being taken care of. “To meet the needs of the older adult, individualize nursing care to enhance quality of life and maximize functional performance by improving condition, mood and behavior” (Potter & Perry, 2012).
The nurse must be able to discuss appropriate coping strategies with her patient and provide information in regards to their correct usage. In patients whose body reality has been altered coping strategies have been shown to be extremely effective in relieving immediate stress. (Niven, 2006) The importance of social supports should not be undermined, as active social support can provide an environment which is conducive to the integration of the patient’s new body image in society. The nurse should promote communication with both family and friends, social supports such as these can encourage the patient to view their new body reality in a positive ways.
Nurse’s must have a clear understanding of the perspective of their patient’s health, and how to intervene to improve the overall quality of health for each patient. This is also done by getting a detailed assessment of the patient’s environment. Environment is made up of their social background and history. A patient’s environment is also made up of internal health. Questions that nurses will ask during their assessment might consist of what is your genetic makeup, your health, do you have any diagnosis with yourself or your family?
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
However, I am aware that the beginning of effective leadership would be by developing a vision of the organization where a nurse leader serves. Coming up with a picture of what would be a future of excellence in delivering nursing care in the organization would be crucial in motivating and raising commitment among the other nurses. As a nurse leader, the vision that I would hold dear would be to ensure I have the capacity to make sure that the systems in place benefit individual needs of the patients in a manner that patients are always handled with respect and dignity while the work that nurses perform is respected and valued. For this to be met, there is a need for the nurse leader to assist the other nurses grasp the envisioned picture and remaining at the forefront in directing the others on where to go. Subsequently, I would want to be the kind of a nurse leader who can enable the staff to grasp the vision, to make sure the appropriate people assume the nursing roles and to model the behaviors that are desired of the other
The nurse carries a heavy responsibility to provide safe, holistic, patient-centered care to every patient in his or her care. The four elements that make up a good nurse cannot be turned off. These qualities are a part of a nurse’s everyday personality. I chose the nursing profession because I have a desire to help and care for people.
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. Considering doing so, it helps nurses to understand their purpose and role in nursing in the healthcare setting. Henderson believes that the unique function of the nurse is to help the person sick or well, in the performance of those activities contributing to health or its recovery (to a peaceful death) that he would do unaided if he had the strength, will or knowledge.
The second key aspect related to expertise,the nurses must have technical skills in order to provide effective and safe care. The third aspect mentioned that nurses must have communicative capabilities. The nurses serve as spokespersons for patients who are often in vulnerable positions. The nurses are easily accessible and can act as a link between the patient and other professions.
CULTURE AND COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES Martina Fernandez is a 65-year-old Hispanic woman who has had diabetes for 42 years. She is admitted to the hospital with extreme circulatory deficiency and evidence of early gangrene of the left foot. After speaking with her family members, she decides to go ahead with a below-the knee amputation. Following surgery, she had a stroke and the nurses gave her medications to dissolve the clot. As the day progressed, she got progressively worse; none of the medication seems to be working.
NUR 300 Case Study Since the recognition of patient safety as a healthcare priority by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2007, healthcare organizations have put many efforts in ensuring the quality of services and the safety of the patients. The Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) are recommendations meant to equip nurses with the necessary skills, knowledge, and attitudes that are critical to the improvement of patient care quality and safety (Sherwood & Barnsteiner, 2013). In the current case, Mary has new nurses who want to become part of her team in the ICU. Integrating new nurses into the ICU department requires helping them on how to efficiently execute their mandates without compromising on the quality benchmarks in place
Nurse Midwifery As the second hand on the clock ticks by, her contractions begin to occur closer and closer together. At thirty-nine weeks along, she has been preparing for this day for quite some time now and has reviewed all of her options. Her husband and herself have both made the conscious decision to not have the baby in the hospital, but rather in their own home; she knew that she wanted to be as comfortable as possible, and there is nowhere more comfortable than their home. Another contraction hits her and she finds herself yelling out, the pain becoming more defined with each minute.
Nurse’s role has a unique contribution in the interprofessional team. The interprofessional team are group of individuals in a various healthcare disciplines communicating and working together towards common goals to provide quality, individualized care for patients. Each team members from different profession and occupation collaborates, supports, enhances, and provides knowledge, skills, and attitudes to coordinate processes and interventions. Nurse’s offers specialized service to society to meet the health care needs of their clients.