Caring for The Individual: An Examination of Personal Nursing Philosophy Arianna Mailloux 400164224 NURSING 2AA3 Ashley Collins Harris February 19, 2018 As a novice nurse, developing and understanding of ones’ own personal feelings about nursing is important to help shape your clinical practice. Within this paper I will examine my personal assumptions, beliefs and values of the four nursing paradigms to develop a personal philosophy of nursing. This philosophy will be aligned with a known nursing theory and the comparisons will be discussed. Section I: Personal Philosophy of Nursing Person
In the following paragraphs, the grand theory of Jean Watson will be explored for its usefulness in practice. We will explore how the theory is congruent with current nursing standards and nursing interventions. Next, we will study if her theory has been tested empirically, if it is supported by research and if it is accurate. We will explore if there is evidence that her theory has been used by nursing educators, researchers, and nursing administrators. Then we will study how her theory is relevant socially and cross-culturally.
Hamil (1999) can be used to support this, in the essay. I will also use Gibbs (1988) reflective framework to structure this assignment, as it can help with understanding what went well, what did not do so well and how to improve. Whilst reflecting on the clinical experience where dignity was maintained, I will analyse the situation and use literature to validate my findings. Royal College of Nursing, (2008) defines dignity as ‘Dignity is concerned with how people feel, think and behave in relation to the worth or value of themselves and
The purpose of this theory, being to define both nurse and patient roles and nursing as a profession, is seen as a strength of the self-care deficit nursing theory. Level of Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory A grand theory is defined as one that is relatively broad and complicated (McEwen & Wills, 2014). Dorothea Orem’s self-care deficit nursing theory fits this definition of
For me, Faith recalls positive memories of "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" when Dr. Mike had to defy societal norms. As Andrea has so immersed herself in this role, I found myself hoping Faith stays around. I know not what next week holds, but Andrea's characterization and inspired recitations of her dialogue as she stands up for what she genuinely wants in life should be enough to cause women everywhere to champion her cause. Quite honestly, Peter is such an untoward character that I wouldn't wish him on my worst enemy. I still say that Hope Valley needs a medical clinic, and I hope that Nurse Faith makes the right decision for her and does not cave into what society demands of her.
Main Question Post: Discussion 1 The Effect of “To Err Is Human in Nursing Patients rely on health care professionals and institutional organizations for their safety, quality, and well-beings. Nurses are the frontline at the patient bedside, supporting the physician diagnosis and carry out arrays of medical orders for our patients. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report in 1999 titled: “To Err is Human” that revealed a significant amount of medical errors made in healthcare industries mutually conveyed and otherwise (Wakefield, 2008). Medical errors are projected to trigger more demise yearly than all other debilitating ailments combined.
I enjoyed learning more about the Middle-Range Nursing Theory of Self-Care by Barbara Riegel, Tiny Jaarsma, and Anna Stromberg that you selected as I conducted my own research to find more information to cross post your discussion. Self-Care is the ultimate patient outcome with my phenomenon of interest (POI) of anti-psychotic medication non-adherence with patients diagnosed with schizophrenia; a chronic illness that this theory targets and as you mentioned, provides key concepts that promote adherence to self-care maintenance. Similar to the middle range theory that I selected, Self-transcendence by Pamela Reed, Self-care highlights the significance of a supportive physical environment in order to advocate a milieu that encourages healing
The subcategories in her journal article consist of: decent housing, what you pay for, shut-in, restraining chairs, community care, few nurses, friends & relatives, and changes. I love the subcategories she put in this article. Although this article is more than thirty years old, I still believe I could implicate it into my Researched Position Paper very easily with the then and know technique. With the subcategory “restraining chairs” you can probably assume that in todays era of nursing homes it would not be realistic to use restraining chairs for resident that are acting out. There have been laws put in place to help the resident in nursing homes like no restraints.
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.
I found this movie interesting because I agree with what the film implied on how all patient share a commonality called vulnerability. In the movie Wit, you are allowed a peek into the medical world that shows disregard for humanity. The film revolves around an English professor, Vivian Bearing, being diagnosed with stage four ovarian cancer, the treatment, and how her professional status is taken away for being a patient. A major theme of this movie is dependency on others by chronicling Vivian 's trial treatment and it allows the viewers a peek into the world of a patient dying from cancer. After watching the film, I noticed that there were a lot of significant moral issues, which correlates with the nursing profession.
Having worked in critical for many years I personally believe as demonstrated in the LearnScape video that having the discussion and putting those wishes down on paper can be one of the best gifts a person can give their family or loved ones. I once had an older seasoned nurse tell me that to her there are things a lot worse than dying. Unfortunately I grew to understand completely what she meant by that statement. 3. While an emotional topic for many, Assisted Suicide and certain forms of euthanasia have been supported in certain US states (Oregon for example) and countries (Switzerland).
Through research I was able to analyze the effectiveness of the MI protocol and the effect that prompt initiation of the protocol had on the patients, as well as look at the nursing role in the protocol. Artifact #2 was written during the Pharmacology course, and is a teaching plan for a patient taking the drug Keflex (Cephalosporin). Through research of the drug a partner and I were able to identify nursing interventions and education necessary when caring for a patient on this drug.
Ackerman, C. L. (2011). ‘Not On My Watch:’ Treating and Preventing Pressure Ulcers. MEDSURG Nursing, 20(2), 86-93 8p. With the implementation of the Medicare Guidelines of pay for Performance Initiative, skin breakdown was identified as a very preventable problem. According to a study that was done at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, nurses said that skin care is sometimes too time consuming, which can take away time that they have to care for other patients.
Postpartum Depression Created a Human Activist Postnatal depression, commonly known as postpartum depression, is a clinical depression which can affect women after giving childbirth. Women continuously suffer from the disease without receiving any type of treatments and attempt to cure themselves. Having someone share their own experiences through writing can support one during the therapeutic process and hopefully make the recovering course less painful. The short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper”, is an embellishment of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s personal experience after giving birth to her daughter Katherine.