But a care-based ethos does not mean discounting good practices regarding patient health. Even if nursing is a carative rather than a purely curative perspective that works with the needs of the patient, it is still fundamentally grounded in evidence-based medicine. References Botes, A. (2000). A comparison between the ethics of justice and the ethics of care.
Dorothea Orem’s self-care deficit nursing theory is one such nursing theory that has been reworked to take into account the changes in our world, while still maintaining the initial framework (Taylor & Renpenning, 2011). Purpose of Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory Dorothea Orem (as cited in Taylor & Renpenning, 2011) described her purpose in formalizing the Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory as a way of defining the structure of nursing and explaining knowledge, rules and roles of nursing. Orem was attempting to answer the question of why, when and how a nurse is needed in the care of a patient (Smith & Parker, 2015). According to Younas (2017), self-care deficit nursing theory is also a practical effort to delineate the patient role along with that of the nurse.
From these realizations I have concluded that the professional nursing theories which most align with my own philosophy is a combination of Jean Watson’s theory of human caring and Rosemarie Parse’s theory of human becoming. Watson’s theory of human caring outlines the science behind caring as a driving force and framework for practice in nursing. It explores the concept that “humanities address themselves to deeper values of the quality of living and dying, which involve philosophical, ethical, psychosocial and moral issues” (Watson, 2005, p. 2). Within her original text, Watson outlined 10 “carative factors” which help integrate the science of healthcare field with the more holistic nuances of nursing and the phenomena that is the human
Theoretical thinking is essential to nursing and helps guide nursing practice. Theory is defined as “the creation of relationships among two or more concepts to form a specific view of a phenomenon” (Higgins & Moore, 2012, p. 282 para. 2). It is made up of four theories, which include meta-theory, grand theory, middle range theory, and micro theory.
Critical Thinking: Tanner (2006), had introduce the term ‘thinking like a nurse’. When I read this article I was wondering what it means and takes to think like a nurse, I am a nurse by profession and yet I don’t even know what it means. In order to be a professional nurse, nurses are required to learn to think like a nurse. To my surprise, to be able think like a nurse, a nurse got to clearly defined and understands what is critical thinking and clinical reasoning. Both terms are powerful terms and these terms explain the mental processes nurses use to make certain that they are doing their most excellent thinking and decision making for their patient’s better outcomes.
According to the Grand Canyon University College of Nursing Philosophy “the nursing education is built upon theories and research. Baccalaureate nursing practice incorporates the roles of assessing, critical thinking, communicating, providing care, teaching, and leading” ("Nursing Philosophy," 2011). In the event of a nursing care or patient situation, the ADN uses the procedures and steps learned to correctly evaluate the patient condition as exactly a BSN would do in the same situation. The difference starts with the BSN utilizing the critical thinking, management, leadership and decision making skill set to think beyond the clinical condition of the patient. This may not be limited to legal, management, social, human caring and the client relationship.
I decided to attend Chamberlain College of Nursing (CCN) because of its excellent structure of Master 's Degree Nursing program. The proof lies in the availability of variety classes which I believe would undoubtedly prepare me for my advanced practice in nursing, for example, the course of Nursing Informatics which I did not find in any other reviewed online curriculum. I feel confident that this program will prepare me for this new professional endeavor at the same time realizing the importance that every nurse with master 's degree education, per the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (2011) must acquire the fundamental principles related to the knowledge and skills. I am very encouraged to see that CCN is reflecting these
During this assignment, the task asks for an overview of what Evidence Based Practice (EBP) is, and why is it so important and relevant to nursing as a generic term? The nursing and midwifery council (NMC) states that, all healthcare professionals are required to carry out care based on the best available evidence or best practice (NMC, 2008). A broad definition of Evidence Based Practice (EBP) came from David Sackett, (founder of the NHS Research and Development Centre and Colleagues); he expressed that EBP is: ‘The conscientious and judicious use of current best evidence in conjunction with clinical expertise and patient values to guide health [and social] care decisions’. (Sackett et al, 2000: 71-72).
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.
Theoretical Analysis of Orem’s Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory, Part II Dorothea Orem’s Self Care Deficit Nursing Theory (SCDNT) published in 1971 has been studied by numerous nursing students and continues to be used as a base for nursing care today (McEwen & Wills, 2014). Are concepts theoretically and operationally defined?
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.
1. The metaparadigm of nursing illustrates the collective worldview of the shared concepts of the discipline, which are: the person, environment, health and nursing (1). The nursing metaparadigm is the framework for many nursing theories, values, and theoretical models, which help guide an advanced practice nurse in selecting appropriate interventions established by their chosen conceptual model. A conceptual model or advanced practice nursing theory provides an advanced practice nurse a logical structural model to follow, which is aligned with the discipline’s expectations. Advanced education prepares advanced practice nurses to employ a superior degree of clinical, research based and theoretical knowledge (2).
“Concept clarification is an important step in developing useful and useable knowledge in nursing science.” (Tofthagen, 2010). Within the home health field of nursing one of the major and most significant concepts is team work. Simply stated, concept analysis incorporates a method or approach by which concepts that are of interest to a discipline are examined in order to clarify their characteristics or attributes” (Cronin, 2010). Within a home health care team there are Registered Nurses, Physical Therapists, Home Health Aides, Medical Social Workers, Managed Care Coordinators, and Clinical Managers.
Barbara Carper (1978) identified patterns of knowing that are valuable to the practice of nursing and development of nursing knowledge. In her dissertation, Carper describes four fundamental ways of knowing that drive nursing care and interaction. These four fundamentals were labeled as empirical, esthetic, personal, and ethical. To understand how these ways of knowing apply to modern nursing knowledge, we will further analyze the definition of each way of knowing.
Professional Mission Statement The knowledge I gained in this Professional Roles and Value course is that nursing has many professional roles. The changes of nursing from earlier history to today show a promise to the advancement and development of different nursing career opportunities in the future. Understanding regulatory agency, professional nursing organization, nursing history, professional nursing figures, theories, and nursing code of ethics, my knowledge has broadened in nursing. The functional differences between a regulatory agency and professional nursing organization made me aware of the benefits and services they offer for nursing.