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. 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.
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. Each theory has a specific purpose and varies in how abstract, formal, and restrictive it is.
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). To fully understand the importance of EBP in nursing, it is paramount to comprehend the desired outcomes from it.
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. The Purpose of The Theory The purpose of Henderson’s theory is to give the principles that help construct practice and to generate further nursing knowledge.
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? As SCDNT is described as a conceptual model, there are many concepts, however, according to Smith and Parker (2105) there are six main concepts, four being patient related and two nursing related along with a peripheral concept that connects with all the concepts. The first patient related concept of self-care is defined as a purposeful action to maintain life, while the second concept of self-care agent is defined as the person receiving care (McEwen & Wills, 2014). The agent can be further defined as the patient, a family member delivering care or the nurse (Smith & Parker, 2015).