Concept analysis is vital when it comes to nursing theory. I think that it helps to shape the foundation, and supports to provide an understanding for a need for a certain theory that may not currently exist, or one that needs to be better understood. Katharine Kolcaba developed The Comfort Theory while conducting a concept analysis on comfort. Kolcaba Comfort Theory can be applied to practice today focusing on the concept of comfort and how it affects the care provided to the patients. There are many ways to measure comfort, but one must remember that these measures are based on patients and their perspectives.
Gatekeeping is a decisive term that will be used throughout this report. Assuming its meaning, evaluating possible advantages and disadvantages through given scenarios and finally concluding on whether it’s a good practice to incorporate into health systems. Lastly, I will be discussing concepts of access, quality and efficiency in both New Zealand and the U.S. Gatekeeping is a practice used in the health system whereby patients are required to visit their
Cultural competence has been defined as “the ability of individuals to establish effective interpersonal and working relationships that supersede cultural differences” by recognizing the importance of social and cultural influences on patients, considering how these factors interact, and devising interventions that take these issues into account(Lee,Buse,&Fustukian,2002). In a diverse world, when developing life changing policies culture must be considered. Policies can be influenced by culture in many different ways. Involving culture in policy development can be benefitcal because it considers. Cultural competence, is the ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures, helps to ensure the needs of all community members are addressed(Lee,Buse,&Fustukian,2002).
According to (Davis, 1997, p. 4) cultural competence is: “The integration and transformation of knowledge, information, and data about individuals and groups of people into specific clinical standards, skills, service approaches, techniques, and marketing programs that match the individual’s culture and increase the quality and appropriateness of mental health care and outcomes” Many models of culturally sensitive therapy have been developed (Hall et al. 2003).While some have looked at it from the viewpoint of ingredients essential for cultural competence such as having respect for cultural differences and similarities that exist for diverse groups. Other models focus on the outcomes gained from being culturally competent such as positive clinical outcomes, thus, having cultural knowledge or skills is important to the extent that positive outcomes are achieved, such as: The model of cultural competence (Sue et al. , 1992) proposes that the culturally competent counselor: 1. Is culturally aware - where the therapist is sensitive to his or her own cultural beliefs and how this may affect the counselling
They also offer special package deals or set up a payment plan that you and your budget can live with. Every chiropractic clinic/office is different, so make sure you ask about their fees for each service. It is also important to get any fees, discounts and/or special offer in writing. This insures that there is no chance of any misunderstandings. Massage therapy is a service that some chiropractors provide.
EBP demands the client be seen as an individual and their unique circumstances be considered in the application of evidence based care. This tailored care fits well with my current work as a midwife and my studies in Child and Family Health where partnership models of care
One of the basic provisions of the healthcare delivery model is to address the quality of health and care services provided and the affected parties are the caregiver and the patient which makes the model a patient and caregiver centered. Care providers include family members and family friends. Reasonably, the whole issue of health affects both caregivers and patients underlining the importance of the healthcare delivery
As key issues such as morality, also come into effect. In this essay, I will discuss how the process of kidney has been normalized in a social context. Secondly, how morality and ethics come into effect. Due to kidney donation subliminally being an obligatory gift, especially in close kinship ties (Kaufman et al, 2006) . For example, between elderly parents who have aged significantly and their adult children.
Organ Donation: A Gift Not a Requirement The topic of organ donation has become a hot topic over the last few years. As the number of those requiring organ transplants steadily grows, the number of those registered to donate organs remains insufficient. Although according to HealthCorps (2016), 95 percent of Americans would agree to organ donation, only 52 percent registered as organ donors. With the continued high demand for organ donations and the limited supply, it is not surprising that there were judgments made about those who decline to register to become organ donors. Some have even been labeled selfish for refusing to register as organ donors.
As far as the costs associated with health care, they may be concerned with the suggested payment system. Being a CCE, they are required to obtain reimbursement through a risk-adjusted, capitated basis. In addition, patients are allowed to choose health plans that best fit them and can change plans at any point. Furthermore, CCE must compete for patient based on their value and quality of service that they provide. In addition, the providers have various criteria that they must meet.
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This can be measured by reviewing charts to ensure that required fields are documented and confirming that the information available is what was entered and can be traced back to the appropriate data entry point. As Jackson et al (2011) indicate, it is important to determine the needs of users, such as healthcare providers and patients, to make sure that they are receiving value from the system.
Authors Pompeo and Levitt (2014) define self-reflection as the conscious decision that which an individual acknowledges and evaluates their actions. Thus, these said actions could include being forthcoming about the intentions and motives that are considered personal benefits. In addition, the center of self-reflection consists of the individual’s emotions, thoughts, and feelings. Universally goals that counselors should incorporate in conjunction with adhering to self-reflection include conscious awareness, thoughts, and feelings (Pompeo & Levitt, 2014). Both self-reflection and self-awareness are routine developments that are utilized to assist counselors with becoming proficient in cultural practices.
Individual cultures and belief must be recognized and respected. Cultural understanding is the extensive logic to be cognizance, attentive and application of information and knowledge associated with ethnicity, culture, gender, or sexual coordination in clarifying and appreciative circumstances and reactions of individuals in their environment. Critical assessment on each of the patient individually is very important and cultural assumptions concerning patient 's beliefs or health practices should be avoid. Several areas should be considered when assessing cultural beliefs of patients, such as individual insight of illness and management, the social organization comprising family, communication activities, pain expression, general health care beliefs, previous experience with care, and language. Cultural practices associated with nonverbal communication in the course of conversation are very important.