According to Barrett, when attempting to define what nursing science is, it remains quite a mystery. With various different worldviews, with wide range of theoretical and practical knowledge evolving over time, has made it a challenge to come with a universal definition. To ensure that nurses are current with the best practical and evidence based practices, it is important to focus on nursing-discipline-specific knowledge. Fawcett stresses the importance of using nursing discipline-specific knowledge in the form of explicit nursing conceptual models, because it governs the foundation of what and why nurses do what they do. Fawcett makes it clear that nurses must develop adequate knowledge in order to apply new evidence based treatments and
The impact of evidence based practice (EBV) has reflected across the nursing practice, education and science. I have been able to acquire a better knowledge of how research relates to nursing practice, and how findings could be used to transform the field of nursing. As a nurse, I have been able to recognize shortcomings with element of practice, process and procedures. However, I lack a strong ability to create a strategy for change. From this class, I have been able to know the constituents of an evidence based project including a PICOT question. Review of literature, incorporating theory, developing an implementation plan, establishing an evaluation strategy, and disseminating result to key stakeholders. For my continued practice of nursing,
The purpose is “to develop, implement, and establish standards for accounting and financial reporting activities are accurate and reliable, and the resulting financial reports are as accurate and beneficial to the end users.” The end users that are discussed in the purpose are the outside users of the financial statements. Outsider users are……
Thesis: I chose to do Registered Nursing (RN) as my senior project. Because, ive always liked to help people and see people smile and i just think that this is the perfect proffesion for me and ive alawys wanted to be a nurse.
This is the blue print of the study. It is the frame work created to seek answers to research question. The research design defines the study type such as semi-experiment, descriptive, met analysis, correlations, experimental, review, and sub type ( for example descriptive longitudinal case study) independent and dependent variables, experimental design, research question, hypothesis and if necessary, statistical analysis plan and data collection
In the Journal of Advanced Nursing article, Whither Nursing Models? The value of nursing theory in the context of evidence-based practice and multidisciplinary health care, author Niall McCrae (2011) discussed key points related to the utilization of nursing models in modern-day clinical practice. With so many advances made since Nightingale times, some argue that evidence-based research and practice should trump the ideas of theorists before them. McCrae cited sources that illustrate a volley of opinions on the topic: are nursing theories essential or are they matters of the past? Upon evaluation of this article, it is evident to the reader that, although they can seem outdated, nursing theories cannot completely be removed from practice as
A successful dissemination has three goals awareness, understanding, and action and specific strategies are used to reach targeted audience (Myers & Barnes, 2004). Awareness brings attention to the study or new practice to the maximum number of stakeholders. Understanding provides a rationale or purpose of the study or new practice and action demonstrates how the study was implemented and provides an evaluation report. Selecting one or more of these goals that are appropriate for the target audience will increase the likelihood that the new practice will be accepted by key stakeholders as well as influence and increase the motivation of other healthcare organizations to implement the practice (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality [AHRQ], 2012). This paper provides a summary of strategies to disseminate the trial results of using alcohol disinfectant caps (ADCs) to prevent central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) to key stakeholders over a 2-month period followed by dissemination to the greater nursing collective.
The Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine released The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health which has eight recommendations to help shape the future of nursing. The sixth recommendation is to ensure that nurses engage in lifelong learning. (Institute of Medicine, 2010).
Twenty two research articles were included in the review. Questionnaires, interviews, audits and reflections where also used to collect data. Nine research studies were found related to intentional rounding. The purpose of the study was clearly stated. The purpose was to evaluate how intentional rounding affects patient outcomes. The review was completed in 2014. Some limitations where discussed they were throughout the research material. The conclusion was that patient outcomes were positive with intentional rounding and they were based off the results from the study. The study did state that they were not sure if intentional rounding was the cause of improved patient outcome or relationships that formed with the nurse and patient. The article
This contextual project consists of 10 concept from the block 1 study with the title “Research and Nursing Research”. The meaning of each concept will be clarified, critically analyzed and applied to social context, personal life and current professional life. The usefulness of the concept to the current world will also be explained.
The occupational field of nursing and the educational instruction associated with nursing has evolved from the past century due to the detail oriented research and scientifically developed contributions. The advancement of new technology and improved theory drastically upgraded nursing practices, allowing patients to experience an efficient and professional form of healthcare serves. To learn more about the changes in the field of nursing that has taken place in the last 60 years I interviewed nurses that graduated from nursing school in three different decades. Although changes have taken place in regard to educational setting, cost of education, dress code, clinical hours and state board exam, the overall core of nursing has remained the
The National Institute of Nursing conducts research to improve the health and well being of the population at large as they incorporate both clinical and research training on health and illness across all ages to prevent diseases, while they manage and improve the care of each individual. The goal of the research facility is to apply new technologies to promote health while developing scientist of the future ("National Institute of Nursing Research," 2011).
I have been working in a psychiatric hospital for four years now. I mostly work on the women unit, but sometimes I get floated to the men and kids ' unit. The unit has thirty bed and most of the time we are full. Our job is stressful and requires a lot of patience. We work understaff the majority of the time which makes it harder on not only the staff but also the patients. Our patients are mostly young, but at times we have some confused elderly patients. Some of the cases that we see on a daily basis are patients with suicidal ideation, non-compliance with psychiatric medications, drugs and alcohol abuse and patients with experiencing a mental breakdown.
Nursing profession is a practice that utilizes findings based on facts and/or evidence. In that, research plays a vital role in building a strong foundation to support the knowledge of nursing. In the profession of nursing field, research and/or evidence provides rationalized, cost-effective, and quality care interventions through validation (Barbara & Susan, 2014). It also assists with existing knowledge in creation of new ideas and innovations. Decisions are made based on research results. Since nursing is a practice, participation in research by nurses provide various opportunities in gaining knowledge about scientific-based evidence at an individual or organizational level. According to Barbara & Susan (2014), Evidence-based practice is
The DSM-V classifies pyromania as an impulse control disorder which also includes kleptomania, pathological gambling, and trichotillomania (Jacob, 2013). While an extremely rare disorder, it is often portrayed in media as a common illness among arsonists. This is not true although many arsonists attempt to be diagnosed with pyromania to be acquitted of their crimes. Since pyromania is so rare, there is limited research available, especially regarding nursing practice, interventions, and care. The limited research that is available it often antiquated and is no longer relevant in current practice. As such, it is part of the nurse 's role to advocate for further research, conduct nursing-specific research,