However, perception is reality and the patient’s self-report of pain is what should be used to determine pain intensity. (Berman & Synder). Major barriers to better pain control for nurses and patients relate to inadequate reporting and assessment of pain. Many clients will not voice their pain unless asked about it, therefore the nurse must initiate the assessment. By taking a pain history the nurse can attempt to understand how the pain is affecting the patient and how they are coping with it.
Considering the changes that continue to arise in the healthcare environment, the nursing profession can make a profound contribution if it embraces nursing leadership. Especially to limit failure in care provision, strengthening nursing leadership continues to be fronted as the basis of care provision. Consequently, I view that nursing leadership ought to be central to the nursing professional goals. In this paper, I will reflect on my values and beliefs in nursing leadership and my future expectations from a perspective of a nurse leader in a manner that is consistent to what I would desire in nursing leadership. I believe that progress has been made, but some areas still need to be given more weight.
Evidence-based practice specifically focuses on a holistic approach that encompasses clinical expertise, patient values, and the best researched evidence to improve patient care outcomes. As healthcare trends change to comply with the adoption of enhanced technology, compliance of government healthcare reimbursements, and higher quality care, strong leadership and continued research is needed (Huber, 2014). Nurse leaders have the vital, but sometimes challenging duty of promoting evidence-based practices in a usually complex healthcare setting. Not only should the nurse leader gather clinical data that may help improve patient outcomes and nurse practices, nurse leaders should also encourage a work environment that is open to the change that results from evidence-based practice discoveries. Through the development of a building-block approach, nurse leaders can promote evidence-based practices by incorporating the process in every aspect of the healthcare structure they supervise.
It is created through analysis of research and construction of concepts and theories (Busso, Poles, & Monteiro da Cruz, 2014). Concept analysis serve a purpose within theory development as it represents continuation of knowledge in nursing profession. When theories and concepts are developed, it must be practiced in a clinical setting to validate research. The caring concept applies to Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring as it creates an environment for healing, bonding, and improving patient outcomes. The concept of caring depicts the attitude of the nurse and the inclination given to meet the needs of the patient from emotional or physical standpoints (Emerson, 2017).
Future Trends in Nursing Practice Nursing practice experiences constant changes due to the implementation of new trends related mainly to the demographic shifts, medical research, and technological advancements. Being the closest to patients’ caregivers, nurses are considered as major contributors to healthcare organizations. Nurses are obliged to have an evidence-based understanding of the significant influence that can be made through health promotion interventions and deliver this understanding to the community at large (Sanjiv, 2014). What are the most recent trends in the modern healthcare system; and what influence do they have on nursing? Nursing Roles: Due to the expanding opportunities within nursing, there is the need for collaborative
Introduction Nursing models and theories provide guidance to nurses and it gives a rationale for various nursing interventions (Hood, 2018). The Growth Model of Change helps people to realize their full potential. In the nursing practice, the growth model of change is used as the framework, which encompasses the caring theory or complexity theory (Hood, 2018). In this paper, I will focus on the Jean Watson’s Human Caring Science Theory and how it plays a major role in nursing care. Caring helps influence the ways in which people think, feel, and behave in relation to one another (Ozan, Okumus, & Lash, 2015).
She states the concepts of the theory of goal attainment: self, perception, communication, interaction, transaction, role, stress, growth and development, time, and space. Her journal goes into thorough details of her developed theory as well as how it is used in the nursing process, the influence and research that led her to this development as well as how critically important it is to establish a nurse-patient relationship. It is vital that the nurse recognizes the patient’s values in order to provide care for them in a way that will be most beneficial to
The analytical results of nursing leadership in the teaching hospital showed that there was predominance of instrumental leadership characteristics of nurses, ie, professionals were oriented to the achievement of objectives, definition of roles and responsibilities, creating control systems and reward the work of the hospital. When reporting these studies I can say that the neuromuscular ward nurses, exercise leadership effectively these professionals need to find ways to make the management of nursing care see the real needs of patient, combining organisational goals with the objectives of the nursing staff. In short, the nurse needs to understand the process to lead and develop the necessary skills; among them, this also emphasises communication, interpersonal, decision making and clinical skills and applies them in their professional
However, nurse and organization can acts as a role of facilitators to develop EBP. As a nurse, they can read more journals through some useful databases to improve the understandability of research reports. Actively attend seminars or join some network, and to be a supportive colleagues. Organization can encourage EBP by provides prestige and rewards, increase availability of time and improve financial resources for nurse in scientific activities. Provide platform for EBP discussion.
Discussion of Evidenced-Based Practice as a Science The science of nursing is based on evidence-based practices and constitutes the core of nursing. What is wrong with the patient? Why are they here? What information do you have to support your care plan? What subtle changes in their condition are important?