Review of the Literature The shortage of people entering professional nursing, nurses’ dissatisfaction, and high turnover of newly licensed registered nurses are issues of concern. The national shortage in the nursing workforce highlights the critical importance of encouraging nurses to remain in practice. Evidence suggests that a shortage of nurses is detrimental not only to quality of patient care, but also to staff morale, which in turn affects staff retention (Wilson, 2006). The socialization and assimilation of newly licensed nurses into the healthcare system is a pivotal event that influences the retention of nurses (Aiken, Clarke, Sloane, Sochalaski, & Silber, 2002). Professional socialization and work readiness are contributing factors
On the other hand, Non-pharmacological management including physiotherapy was suggested to Mrs Cole to increase function and reduce pain, improve quality of life and independence. In order to improve her ability to perform daily living activity by herself, occupational therapy was also offered after she is released from the nursing home. The Psychological intervention is necessary for helping in prevention against pain and it evaluates how patients behaves, thinks and feels along with the response of the family impacts on the pain experience (Dykes & Middleton, 2010). Finally the major role of nurse was to avoid Mrs Cole from developing pressure ulcers, therefore a relieving air mattress was provided to the patients. As mentioned by NICE (2010), air mattress can be beneficial for the patients when they are used along with repositioning of patients.
Each text contains interest while I read them, they also focused ideas regarding disability but the points that’ll receive attention don’t necessarily relate to each other. In Johanna Hedva’s piece, Sick Woman Theory, she discusses concepts revolving around her chronic illness and the effects of that illness on her life. For Robert McRuer, he wishes to explore ideas that explain the relationship between heterosexuality and able-bodiedness. While each text displays engaging thoughts, this paper will respond to them in different ways. For this response paper, interest lies in adding ideas to the first section of Sick Woman Theory as well as critiquing what McRuer wants to accomplish with his paper.
In “Dear Miss Breed” by Joanne Oppenheim, sixteen-year-old Louise Ogawa wrote in her letters to Miss Breed about how even though the living conditions were ruthless, she was determined to see the light. Positivity can affect not only one’s self, but those around them as well. In the face of responding to conflict, positivity can reduce stress and anxiety, help health, and provide a better environment. During times of conflict, positivity has been proven to reduce both stress and anxiety. In an article from the Mayo Clinic Staff, they commented that “Indeed, some studies show that personality traits such as optimism and pessimism can affect many areas of your well-being” (Mayo Clinic Staff).
As much as nurses have the passion and empathy for their patients, they are also trying to match their timeline of duties throughout their shift. When it comes to post-partum care, there are a lot of teachings, skills and monitoring to accomplish which is sometimes hard to fit into one shift and patients only stay in the hospital for about two to three days depending on their labour experience and well-being. Patients agreeing with breastfeed helps prevent diseases and illnesses in the future for both mom and infant. Therefore, Ross-Cowdery et al. (2016) realized that "Although many women know that breastfeeding improves infant health outcomes… we hypothesized that informing pregnant women of the maternal health effects of lactation would strengthen their intentions to breastfeed" (p. 235).
The limitation of current end of life care education The end of life care education course can shape nurses’ attitude toward caring of dying patients so as to reduce anxiety about death and consequently have a positive influence on nurses’ attitude towards caring of dying (Wass, 2004; Abu Hasheesh, AI- Sayed AboZeid, Goda EI-Zaid& Alhujaili, 2014; Adesina, DeBellis & Zannettino,2014; Wessel & Rutledge, 2005). However, somehow, there is still limitation of end of life care education to the newly graduated nurse in delivering end of life care. Nursing students and newly graduated registered nurses claimed that the training was inadequately prepared them to deal with death and dying (Cavaye & Watts, 2010). Also, 72% in 607 registered nurses reported that did not formally end of life care courses in
This study focused on efficiency of care through the use of call lights and nurses’ steps per shift, the quality and safety of care by readmission rates and fall rates, and patient satisfaction through a questionnaire. The results showed a significant decrease in call light usage in the group with standardized rounding but an increase in the group without, the study could not identify if steps per shift decreased due to outside variables, the study also did not see a reduction in patient falls because falls were happening so infrequent prior. However, there was a significant improvement in patient satisfaction in the group that experienced standardized hourly rounding. This study concluded that although there were a reduction in some
Prescription conveyance is regularly postponed because of different requests after nursing time in an occupied postoperative nursing unit. Postoperative pain control was looked at utilizing either the manual conveyance of PRN oral pain prescription or a bedside oral patient-controlled absence of pain gadget. Thirty patients in every gathering finished an overview upon the arrival of release, and extra information was gathered by surveys. Device patients had essentially preferred pain scores over the typical consideration accumulated on postoperative Day 2 and inside the most recent 24 hours before release. The device group statistically reported less pain impedance generally with general movement, state of mind, non-intrusive treatment, sleep, and hunger.
The type of evidence-based article this is is a research article. 2. Describe the strengths and limitations of this article? The strengths and limitations of this article are first the strengths they have is the research concludes that there are improvements in cognitive skills and their functional independence with the patients who had strokes who had continuing therapy in the home. The weaknesses they had were the fact that they had a low number of participants.
The error in this study was controlled by the researchers reference back to similar research such as this study. The researchers utilized a barrier scale and factored in the nurses educational level, position, and skill level. Some studies on this subject resulted to nurses with higher degrees had higher confidence at experience as using evidence-based research as part of their nursing care practice (Ganz et al., 2009). The conclusion of this study states that although nurses upholds oral care as high priority, most of the critical care nurses in this study do not conduct this care skill with the most current evidence-based practices or even with the proper methods, even though the American Association of Critical Care Nurse (AACN) recommends an oral care hygiene program that that brushes the teeth, gums, and tongue at least twice a day (Ganz et al., 2009). In regards to the second part of the research question, the researchers concluded that evidence-based practices didn’t have an association with personal demographics or level of
Hourly rounding is indeed anticipating and meeting the needs of patients and ensuring their safety. According to Ford (2010), evidence based practice showed that hourly rounding improve patient outcome and safety by reducing the amount of times the call bell goes off and patient falling. When the nurse does round hourly he or she can ask the patient whether they need assistance with anything. The nurse can also make sure that everything is within the patient’s reach. At times patients may feel that they are a bother to the nurses and try to get up on their own to use the bathroom and fall, for example.
Postpartum Depression Created a Human Activist Postnatal depression, commonly known as postpartum depression, is a clinical depression which can affect women after giving childbirth. Women continuously suffer from the disease without receiving any type of treatments and attempt to cure themselves. Having someone share their own experiences through writing can support one during the therapeutic process and hopefully make the recovering course less painful. The short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper”, is an embellishment of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s personal experience after giving birth to her daughter Katherine. Charlotte Gilman’s intentions were to illustrate the impact of the Rest Cure her nerve specialist prescribed for her and had the hopes