What the nurses are portrayed as does not match the actuality of the situation as nurses are always seem to be taken as a step beneath most of the medical hierarchy, simply lacking the authority or autonomous jurisdiction, or at the least their work being void of any scholarly approach. (Dominiak 2004). The last 3 decades of the 20th century and the first one of the 21st have been the most significant due to tremendous development in the field of nursing, 21st century, in particular, with respect to professionalization. Nightingale and Henderson have served the nursing field most evidently across boundaries, in respectively the 19th and the 20th century. Moreover, the nursing profession has further developed its academic credibility in the last few years, which has resulted in a variety of nursing levels, like bachelor, master and doctoral degrees.
They were just meant to assist the physician during treatment, assist in the patients personal hygiene administer medication that is prescribed by the physician and dress wounds. These were just things that any woman could do. Nursing demands much more now as they are educators, client advocate, and managers. More so it is a requisite for any field of endeavour to attain professional status, it is actually an attribute of a profession. Professional Autonomy in Nursing refers to the ability of the nurse to act based on her knowledge and judgement.
Societal Influences on Professional Nursing The nursing profession is an evolving field of work that shows no signs of stopping. With advancements in technology and education, the nursing profession must change in order to keep up with the rest of society. There are many changing societal factors that are influencing nursing as the year progress. As mentioned before, an increase of technology use is a major influence on nursing, the introduction of evidence-based practice in the professional field and in the educational environment plays a role in a nurse’s everyday life. Also, there are the changes in society itself that benefit the nursing profession.
There is diversity among humans and therefore a solitary paradigm is difficult to attain and a single theory to define the nursing profession will never be sufficient. Academic pursuit and practical skills should go hand in hand .Nurses that are practicing the profession should not demoralize nurses who are focused on the academe and vice versa. Nurses should be responsible enough to show interest in nursing journals, promote nursing theories through basic knowledge and apply it to practice as well to have a sense of
1.5 Usefulness of concept to the world Nursing practice- Curriculum changes in nursing education creates good improvements in the nursing educational system as well as the clinical practice. Curriculum changes in nursing education enable the student nurses to work according to the ethics, to be aware of the current trends in healthcare and to be competent future nurses. Society- with changes in nursing curriculum, individuals, families and the society are cared for with the best nursing standard of care and their needs are easily met because its often the first priority in curriculum
The importance of ethical education for nurses cannot be underestimated, although it is undervalued. The commitment to ethics in nursing education is at best uneven across programs. Some programs require a specific course (or more) in ethics ( Michael D, Dahnke PhD ). Ethics are very important in the practice of nursing, to make sure the treatment of patients is in the right way. (Macciocchi French, Bush, 2009) The relationship between health care worker and patient must be characterized by privacy, linked to the patient 's need to ease the suffering of quickly.
It is basically the scientific method of problem solving applied to nursing in order to achieve a maximum level of change towards the expected health outcome. It is grounded in a holistic framework which offers the potentials for advancing nursing practice because it provides a frame of reference, centered around the client and family or community to describe, explain, predict and control the outcomes of clients’ care. It restores nursing to its primary commitment, that is, delivering care to people on a one-to-one basis and thereby eliminating the present tendency to relinquish this overall function to those who are not prepared to fulfill it. Nursing process promotes consumer satisfaction. By making the client the undisputed focus of the endeavor, a nurse brings forth a one-to-one relationship in which the client is an active partner and participant in crucial decision making.
Also, there is a lot of diversity in the work area so being knowledgeable of the different cultures could help in strengthening the nurse-patient relationship. Lastly, having cultural background on the patient could help nurses be open-minded when treating the patient non-traditionally, such as with spirituality based therapies like medication (Nursing Theory, 2013, p.1-2). Leininger believes that there are three modalities that guide a nurse to provide the best care possible. The three modalities include culture care preservation, culture care accommodation and cultural care repatterning. These three modalities help nurses to make decisions with patients.
As mention in the article that nurses wanting to leave the country because of salary and education and upward mobility, proves that there is a need a nursing informatics. The nursing informatics is an important part of the health science curriculum on many levels of nursing programs across the world. Sweeping changes in health care gives urgency to the call to transform nursing curricula so that new competencies could more closely match practical needs. The world has evolves into a more computerized system where information can be easily sourced, stored and comprehended. Therefor the need for upward mobility requires gain knowledge which sadly isn’t provided within our
It is evident that the adequate patient care in the hospitals is based on the availability of nurses having appropriate set of skills. However, the researchers found this aspect a challenging task for hospitals’ management as there as a paucity of trained nursing staff in India. The study also reflected that the unplanned demands of leaves from nurses require the hospitals to consider significant administrative adjustments as well as substitution. It can compromise the patient care as well as the sharing of work by the available staff leading to the increase in absenteeism and workload. Belita, et al (2013) reflects that there is a lower level of health workers in sub Saharan countries because of the inappropriate health results of the population.