Proudly displayed on a gold edged plaque for all to see at the entrance of the Inmate Health Service building, the Medical Mission Statement for Noble Correctional Institution is a prestigious reminder of nursing excellence and patient empowerment that the facility seeks to uphold. The purpose of this paper is to create a thorough overview of the purpose of organization missions by describing the nursing mission of this writer’s organization, describing the similarities and differences of the unit compared to the larger organization, define the individual roles of the working nurse in supporting the unit’s mission, describing the centralized model of the unit, include two pros and cons of the organization’s nursing model, and lastly explain
Today’s nurses are viewed as very academic and respected individuals; however this was not always the case. Looking back in time, it is able to be seen how nurses were not always as revered until after they were seen in combat. It is also important to know that the nurse was easily able to be distinguished through her uniform until the 1960’s and from then on, a slight variety is added in until the uniform is completely changed universally. It is important for nurses to look back and see how far the profession has come and to see the differences in the image of the nurse throughout the years. In this paper, it can be seen how the nurse’s image changes over the course of 60 years and how these changes affect patient care.
The leadership issue in this setting is that most of the focus is on completing the job. The school nurse is focused on completing tasks that must be addressed as they occur. Every leader has their own style and method to leadership. The style that a leader chooses may be based on their experiences or influences from previous leaders. Regardless of the type of leadership every individual can have the ability to lead. The concern is if the leadership method is effective for that particular setting.
This study was conducted in the intensive care units of Alexandria Main University hospital namely: The casualty care unit (unit I), General ICU (unit III), Post surgeries ICU, Coronary care unit, Open heart surgery ICU, Respiratory ICU
The American Nurses Association talks of nurse advocacy in the code of ethics as important in providing quality care for patients. In the code of ethics, provision 3 of the code of ethics states, a nurse should promote, protect and advocate for the health, rights, and safety of the patient. In the scenario, the provision 3 of the ANA code of ethics is violated as the effort to advocate for the patient is blocked and thus leaving the patient suffering in the hands of the physicians (American Nurses Association, 2005). Nurses play a vital role when it comes to the care of patients which include advocating for the patients since they have the closer relationship with their patients and tend to understand the needs and cases
Effective nurse staffing is vital to the delivery of high quality patient care. In this manner,
Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of health related states or events including disease and the application of the study to the control of disease and other health problem. Various methods can be used to carry out epidemiological investigation; surveillance determinants. The important of epidemiology on the whole is to improve the health of population. This essay will focus on the importance of epidemiology and how it relates to nursing .There will be definition of health, disease and nursing.
Katharine Kolcaba is a nursing theorists who developed a “Comfort Theory” based on the coursework in her doctoral program, practice, and research. Dr. Kolcaba began her theoretical work by presenting her framework of nursing practice for dementia care which led to the development of the concept of comfort. Dr. Kolcaba is an emeritus associate professor of nursing at the University of Akron and holds an adjunct position at Ursuline College. She remains very active and continues to conduct comfort studies (Alligood, 2014). The focus of this paper is to provide a conceptual analysis of “Comfort Theory,” introduced by Katharine Kolcaba.
Hospitalized individuals are in their most vulnerable state and nurses highly impact these people’s well-being because of the nurses’ care. To do so, a nurse should have the right attributes and characteristics in order to provide an effective therapeutic care and build a relationship with the patients as well as the patient’s family. Being a prospective professional nurse, my own personal attributes and characteristics may resemble the qualities a professional nurse should possess in order to establish a therapeutic and trustful professional relationship with patients. The qualities involved are exhibiting a caring behavior when giving care, showcasing optimistic attitude and being able to communicate well with patients/clients.
Empowerment is an additional concept related to advocacy. As patient advocates, nurses empower their patients to take control and take responsibility for their health and wellness. Advocacy describes the nurse-patient relationship primarily from the perspective of the nurse where as empowerment is described from the patient’s perspective (Falk Rafael, 1995). Empowerment supports patients by equipping them with the tools they need to create change, be responsible, and assertive. In contrast, advocacy is valuing the patient’s freedom and self-determination, promoting and protecting the patient’s rights, and interceding between the patient and others.
The nursing field is ever changing and new discoveries always appear. The staff that works in the medical field must keep up to date with current practice, but sometimes that is not always the easiest due to work schedules and life in general. Fortunately for medical staff, there are many organizations that inform the vast number of nurses along with providing support in the most cutting-edge research that is tailored to their specific specialty. These organizations readily supply nurses and medical personnel the sharing of information, while permitting their members to learn and expand their knowledge through current literature. Even though
Transformation has occurred in nursing practice through history. In the past, there was no school to train nurses, it was often nun’s who use to take care of sick. There were no professionally trained midwives to conduct labor. But between 18th and 19th century nursing profession expanded and they were utilized for caring sick and wounded solder’s of war. Florence Nightingale filled in as a medical caretaker amid the Crimean War1853, amid that period she created standard of neatness at work environment, in the end first nursing school was opened by Florence Nightingale (Florence Nightingale School) for Nurses in London in 1860. (http://www.nursingschoolspath.com/the-history-of-nursing/)
When I was growing up, multiple people questioned me about my future career, and others even pressured me into certain careers. All the influences I have had over time have formed my idea of the perfect occupation, that fits my personality and interests. The careers I have based my future life plans are a pharmacist or a certified registered nurse anesthetist. Both of these careers require a great deal of school and hard work. My decision of these careers was influenced by both of them being within the medical field, and also both focus on helping people. My main interests lie in my math and science classes, which is the reason why both these careers rely heavily on these subjects. My life goal is to achieve the title of one of these distinguished
EHR implementation in a hospital setting is an efficient tool if utilized correctly. However, through literary review we found that several factors can affect its success rate in various ways, making it more difficult to achieve. Based on our findings, we grouped key concerns that impact success into three major categories, which are as follows: role and perspective, process of implementation, and financial barriers. It is important to note that though we separated them into different categories, some issues from one section may overlap with that of another. For example, nursing roles will be discussed in “role and perspective,” but they are also heavily involved with the issue of quality of care found under “process of implementation.”
The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is an expert clinician in a specialized area of nursing practice. The specialty may be vary according a population (e.g., pediatrics), a setting (e.g., critical care), a disease (e.g., cardiovascular or mental health), or a type of problem (e.g., wound or pain). CNSs are engaged in direct clinical practice; function as consultants in their area of expertise; provide expert coaching and guidance; interpret, evaluate, and participate in research; provide clinical and professional leadership; collaborate; and employ ethical decision making.(Flecther,2011).
Negligence is conduct that falls below the standards of behaviour established by law for the protection of others against unreasonable risk of harm.
Why do we choose to hope every day of our lives? What is hope? Why there is hope and hopeful people?
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences NUSC 5961 syllabus defines therapeutic nursing interventions as “purposeful, goal-directed, theory-based activities aimed at assisting individuals, families, groups, and communities to promote and restore maximum health, or death is imminent, to provide support that will help the person die with dignity. These activities may include, but are not limited to, psychomotor/psychosocial components.”
The communication between nurse and patient is one of the basic principles in nursing care and is of the important strategies for improving the quality of care(1).communication level between nurses and patient is one of main patient experience(2).
Overcoming obstacles and improving myself through clinical experience, I learned of other essential qualities needed for success in the field. My greatest time of growth was during my junior residency in internal medicine. Working closely with physicians and developing a rapport with patients, I greatly enjoyed experiencing several areas of the field, from outpatient medicine to ICU to CCU. While the days were long and demanding, I left each night knowing that I had helped relieve my patients’ illness. That’s the reason I am only applying to Internal Medicine as my career; I am the type of person who has always had an acute awareness of other people’s suffering, which has led me to be an empathetic and caring physician. Whether it is a patient who is non-compliant with his hypertensive medications, or someone fighting with the pancreatic cancer, my job as an internist is to help them