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Become A Member of Nursing Organizations - Nursing organizations can offer a lot of resources and opportunities no matter what stage you are in your nursing career. They foster a sense of community among nurses and can further your nursing career in many ways. As a nurse, you recognize the value of belonging to a nursing organization. But there are so many to choose from and because of your personal budget crunch you just want to join a few that are most relevant for your needs. School and State Nurses Association In nursing school, you need to sign up for membership in your school's student nurses association....   [tags: Nursing Organizations, National, State] 742 words
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The Evolution of Nursing Informatics in the Healthcare Industry - Informatics is the science of processing data (Collins English Dictionary). Nursing informatics is defined by the American Nursing Association as “a specialty that integrates nursing science, computer science, and information science to manage and communicate data, information, knowledge, and wisdom in nursing practice” (ANA, 2008). Technology in the workplace has become one of the most talked about trends in nursing from the mid 1990’s to now as the technology nurses see on the unit and in the community rapidly changes and grows even daily....   [tags: Nursing Essays]
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Bullying Within the Nursing Profession in Australia - Workplace bullying is increasingly being recognised as a serious problem in society. Reports from the general media and professional press suggest that there is increasing evidence that the scale of bullying, harassment and violence amongst health care staff is widespread (UNISON, 2003). Chaboyer, Najman, and Dunn (2001) explain that although nursing in Australia is now considered a profession, the use of horizontal violence, bullying and aggression in nursing interactions has been identified as a serious problem....   [tags: Nursing Essays]
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Professional Profile: Nursing - I would like to introduce you to Mary B. It is a fictitious name. She is 39 years old and has been a registered nurse for the last 15 years. Mary is married and has got two children aged 7 and 10 years old. She is a New Zealand European and was born in New Zealand. As a registered nurse Mary has been working in the hospital setting and the rest home. All her working life so far was connected to the elderly care. Her current role is a hospital nurse in the geriatric recovery ward. Most of Mary’s work is basic nursing care for elderly people (65 years old and over) after surgeries, rehabilitation....   [tags: Nursing Profession, Nursing Career]
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Nursing Theorist and Their Work - ... So, nurse has to act decisively identifying patient’s need. Nurse’s roles are expanding according to the need of the patient and society. A nurse has to play roles from bed side nursing to the prevention of disease and illness, educating patient, families and collaboration with different healthcare teams. Howell (2012) indicated that using the skills of nurses to expand the role are crucial in providing coordinated and team based effective care. Weidenbach stated that practices are all the activities done toward achieving needs of a patient, observed and affected by the feelings and values (Sante, 2011)....   [tags: ernestina wiedenbach, nursing theory]
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My Career Goals in Nursing Profession - Profession of Nursing is always regards as a complex, dynamic and noble. The nursing profession requires many things such as hard work, a vast knowledge, excellent communication skills, and a passion for the noble profession. All these qualities are needed to be an effective nurse. Today, nurses are living in a world of ever changing field of medicine .The present patient statistics poses, nurses are expected to take responsibility of accomplishing the requirements. The requirement for excellent nursing skills is added as well as well-formed skills in different aspect....   [tags: Nursing Profession] 722 words
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Journey to My Philosophy of Nursing - Journey to My Philosophy of Nursing After being a nurse for almost three years, I have reached to the conclusion that the nursing profession is like a journey that for some can be beautiful and challenging, for others, can be very difficult and unpleasant. A true nurse needs to have compassion, and the real need to help others not mattering the culture, sex, or race. Unfortunately, that is not always the case and it is there when I feel that I made the right decision when I choose to become a nurse taking this challenging journey....   [tags: nursing profession, spanish ]
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Public Health Nursing - The roal of public health nursing is to promote and protect the health of the population. This proactive approach does not limit their scope of practice to health concerns of individuals but also to developing and implementing programs and policies that help enhance the health of populations. The role of public health nurses is to focus on population centered care with the outcome of promoting health, preventing disability and disease, and improving the quality of life. An effective public health nurse is able to evaluate assessment data to define population diagnoses and set priorities accordingly....   [tags: Nursing Profession, Nursing Career]
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The Importance of Understanding Nursing Malpractice - “Nursing Accidents Unleash Silent Killers”, according to the article titled “A Wake-up Call” (Marilyn S. Fetter 2011). Mistakes or errors implemented by nurses nationwide not only kill but injure thousands. This perception of practicing nurses continuously causing errors and mistakes can be changed and something can be done about it. Although, rare cases of nursing malpractice are still on the rise. Malpractice is a serious case in which can be avoided completely by a skilled nurse who in which follows standards and safety precautions to accurately and correctly care for each and every patient....   [tags: nursing, malpractice, brn]
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Role Strain in the Nursing Profession - As health care in America continues to undergo rampant changes, nurses are presented with the task of accomplishing much more than the traditional roles of caring for patients. These challenges are increasing the incidence of role strain within the nursing profession. Role strain, according to V. Lambert and Lambert (2001), has been intellectualized as the result of incongruences in the expectations of a particular role compared to what is actually being accomplished in the role. Understanding the influence of role strain on nurses is integral to the preservation of the profession (Lambert, V., & Lambert, 2001)....   [tags: role strain in nursing students]
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The Five Phases of the Nursing Process - Effective nursing care plays a very important role in health care as it safeguards the patients and helps them recover as soon as possible. There are many processes that contribute to effective nursing care, nursing process is one of them. Nursing process consists of 5 main phases; Assessment phase, Diagnosing phase, Planning phase, Implementing phase and Evaluation phase. All the phases work hand in hand together and one links to another with every phase having its important role. This process helps to improve the effectiveness of the care as it is directed to every patient individually....   [tags: health, nursing process]
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The Profession of Registered Nursing - The world is filled with many different types of professional people that help maintain our health status. Registered nurses are one of these important professional people that take care of the sick and maintain health all around the world and in our community. Registered nurses also work to prevent disease , to educate the public about health issues , to enhance public health , and to help support ill patients both physically and mentally. In this essay I will describe and explain what is a registered nurse, education and certification, employment, and professional activities....   [tags: Nursing, healthcare, informative]
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The Hospital Based Nursing Programs - There are a variety of options, both online and in brick-and-mortar universities, for the person that is seeking an educational pathway to follow into the honorable, exciting, and fast-paced profession of nursing. The historical cornerstone of a nurse’s education is the diploma programs founded by hospitals to draft qualified female students from the various communities to educate them on all aspects of the field of nursing. The educational format consisted of the discussion of the processes involved in the procedure, demonstration of the process to the class, and then allowing students to perform the procedure under the watchful eye of the instructor....   [tags: nursing, registered nurse, hospital] 864 words
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Mental Health Nursing - Nursing practice has revolutionized itself throughout the years. Today we realize the causes of current illnesses as complex and multifaceted (source). In past models, for instance the medical model, the approach was straightforward and neglected the patients active involvement in their care; the patient was viewed as the passive recipient and the doctor, an active agent that “fixed” their patients. ( source). New developed models since then, such as the biopsychosocial model, show us that care focuses on many factors....   [tags: Nursing Profession, Nursing Career] 1243 words
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Importance of Clinical Managers in Nursing - Nursing, as a profession, enables one to expand their knowledge, skills and judgment in different aspects when assuming the role of a leader. Hill & Howlett define leadership as “the manner in which the leader gets along with coworkers and accomplishes the job” (p. 210). The role of a leader in nursing can be seen and demonstrated within everyday practice as a standard. As nurses, we (you shouldn’t use words such as we, I, you, etc. in formal essays, so maybe just say “Nurses are expected…..) are expected to exert effective communication styles in our everyday care and interactions with our patients, their families, and our multi-disciplinary team members....   [tags: Health, Nursing, Communication] 1827 words
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Nursing Mentorship Program - As Finkelman (2006) stated, “Mentoring, and important career development to that can be used by nurses any type of set or specialty, can be used to develop the critical leadership skills needed by nurses. All successful leaders have had mentors are our mentors” (Finkelman,2006, p. 390). Currently my facility has a six to months mentoring program for new graduates. This program is in addition to the current preceptor program that orients the new graduates to the unit they will be assigned. Most of these new nurses are graduates from local nursing schools and have done most of their clinical nursing education at this facility....   [tags: Nursing Practice, Nursing Profession]
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Evidence Based Course Development in Nursing - A model for evidence based instruction in nursing is discussed. This model delineates method by which evidence based course development can be approached systematically and systematically. Phases and activities inherent in three course development phases - specifically planning, design and application are outlined. Application of the Model for Evidence Based Course Development in Nursing will lead to the institution of a course document that encompasses a core curriculum, a didactic plan and an implementation strategy....   [tags: Nursing Essays] 1643 words
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The Sick Role and Application in the Nursing Practice - Introduction The processes of life were being born, growing old, having illness, and death. In our life, we suffered from different sickness. It was a good reason for the absent from school, work or other daily working activities. However, in the view of a sociologist, the people who were in the sick role, they were regarded as having committed a crime and it was treated as deviant behavior (Peter & Meredith, 1998). In the structural functional model, people took various tasks and role in society or in different institutions....   [tags: Nursing Essays]
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Nursing Workgroup Diversity and Performance Analysis - The study aims to examine relationships among nursing workgroup diversity, workgroup processes and workgroup performance. According to the article, research is needed for a better understanding of the implications of diversity (age, race, unit tenure, RN experience and education) on nursing work group performance (patient falls, satisfaction and medication errors). The authors explain that diversity of the nursing workforce has increased over the past 10 years, supporting statistical evidence is reported and relevant literature is included to warrant study....   [tags: Nursing Essays]
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The Problem of Nursing Burn-Out - One of the most serious issues in nursing, that can affect a nurses career is nursing burn- out. According to the article “Where have all the nurses gone”, current nurses that are practicing, report high rates of job dissatisfaction (which is part of burn out) and 1 of 5 nurses may quit nursing in the next 5 years (Dworkin, 2002). Burnout is associated with nurses not coming in to work, not feeling satisfied when doing their job, high turnover rates and a lack of commitment to the work (Katisfaraki, 2013)....   [tags: Nursing Essays, Healthcare]
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Theory of Deliberative Nursing Process - Orlando’s Theory of Deliberative Nursing Process is based on key concepts and dimensions. Key concepts include: patient’s behavior, need for help, improvement, nurse’s reactions, perception, though, feeling, nurse’s activity, automatic nursing process, and deliberative nursing process. Frameworks from the theory have evolved from other theorist in regards to Orlando’s theory and include: professional nursing function, the patient’s presenting behavior, immediate reaction, deliberative nursing process, and improvement (Alligood, 2006)....   [tags: Health Care, Nursing] 648 words
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Personal Development and Reflective Reasoning in Nursing - “Maybe reflective practices offer us a way of trying to make sense of the uncertainty in our workplaces and the courage to work competently and ethically at the edge of order and chaos…” (Ghaye, 2000, p.7) In order to fully understand the personal development and reflective reasoning in relation to your development in the Nursing field, one will have to define these two terminologies. Personal development means to include activities that improve awareness, can develop potential that will ultimately enhance the quality of life....   [tags: Nursing Reflection]
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Nursing Education and Quality Patient Care - Introduction Adequate levels of nurses who are suitably educated and equipped are needed to address the challenging quality and protection issues persistent in health care. Nursing deficiency is not only viewed as workforce issue, but also as an issue of eminence care. In the health care systems, 80% of registered nurses comprise the professions in place of 2.6 million jobs. This lays a base under which their significance and impacts on health delivery to patients is underscored. Among the common roles expected of a registered nurse is: providing patients in hospital with direct care, setting emergencies, providing care in community health arenas, home health and other places of care (Joint...   [tags: Nursing Essays]
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Analysis of a Nursing Career - Nursing is a fun and rewarding job that has a lot of room for growth and development. It’s an occupation that requires a lot of people skills and some scientific knowledge. Nursing is field that demands a lot, but also gives a lot in return. Being a nurse will require a number of different tasks to be done. Some of which are “evaluating and assessing the patient’s illness and recording the data needed to provide treatment. Also, what is needed to succeed in nursing is being able to provide emotional help to the patients and provide and nice calm and helpful atmosphere”....   [tags: nursing, nurses, patient care]
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History of the Nursing Profession - In the 1980's, the nursing profession was transformed by World War two. The first known nurse during the early years of the Christian church was Phoebe a deaconess. Phoebe took care of both men and woman, in 323 A.D construction of a hospital has begun in every cathedral town. Nursing professionalized in the late 19th century. Larger hospitals set up nursing schools that attracted ambitious women from working-class back grounds. Till the early 1900s, nursing schools came to an end and was controlled by hospitals....   [tags: nursing, nurses, hospitals] 668 words
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Nursing: The Death of Ivan Ilych - The Death of Ivan Ilych 1. Ivan is a middle class man from the 19th century who lived in Russia. He was a lawyer and a bureaucrat. He was married to Praskovya. The vignette described Ivan as a capable, cheerful, good-natured and social man. He was attracted to others who were in higher positions and likes their politeness, speech, and manners. Although he was given the position as examining magistrate and even then, he did not abuse his powers. In the beginning of the vignette, Ivan wanted to be an independent man with the luxuries of the rich....   [tags: physician, patient, nursing, the vignette]
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Importance of Caring Nursing Practices - What is Caring?   Caring can be described in many different ways. One demonstration of caring is when a nurse at a hospital helps those who are physically ill become well again. Caring also practices involvement in the connection, mutual recognition and involvement between nurse and client. "The Community Health Nursing: Caring in Action” (1999) defines “those assistive, enabling, supportive, or facilitative behaviors toward or for another individual or group to promote health, prevent disease, and facilitate healing”(p.6)....   [tags: nursing, caregiving, nurses care]
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Nursing Turnover: Costs, Causes, & Solutions - Introduction: Nurse turnover is defined as “the number of nurses changing jobs within an organization or leaving an organization within a given year” (Baumann 2010). Retaining nurses is one of the most important issues in health care as its effects range from challenges in human resource planning, to high costs in financial and organizational productivity (Beecroft et al, 2008), to workgroup processes and morale, to patient safety and quality of care (i.e. patient satisfaction, length of patient stay, patient falls, and medication errors) (Bae et al, 2010)....   [tags: Nursing Essays]
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A Lesson from a Nursing Home - Youth. Health. When do we ever realize how important they are. When do we stop and notice how agile we are, how lucky we are to be able to care for ourselves. How much does independence affect our lives. How often do we say “Thank you g-d; I can walk on my own feet, hear with my ears, and feed myself with my very own hands.” Sometimes it takes a stark contrast to put us in our place and show us how much there is to be thankful for. It was a regular, hectic Friday morning when the call came in. My grandmother had gotten up in the middle of the night, and taken a bad fall....   [tags: nursing home, health, family,] 907 words
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Importance of Emotional Intelligence in Nursing - Nurses are the caregivers in hospitals that tend to stand out in comparison with other healthcare professionals. They are constantly on the front lines of the battle to maintain an optimal environment for the wellbeing of their patients. For instance, more than a year ago, I was visiting a friend and her young daughter, who had a heart transplant before the age of two, at the Stollery Children’s hospital. I clearly saw how a nurse and her nurturing characteristics, she had shown with her young patient, distinguished her from the other health care professionals....   [tags: Nursing Reflective Practice]
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Nursing Errors and The Stakes - Every day there is a constant trust adhered to many different people in the profession of Nursing—the decision of what will help patients in terms of medicine, and the confidence to make these decisions. One false act or one slight misdiagnoses of medication to a patient could be the prime factor in whether the patient lives or dies. Nurses in hospitals across the country are spread thin, and thus makes the probability of mistakes higher. If a medicinal dose is off by even one decimal a patient could die, so the only real answer is for nurses to not be afraid to ask for assistance, always follow procedure and voice opinion is they feel something is wrong....   [tags: Nursing, Medical Errors]
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Nursing Skills with Patient's Oral Hygiene - The care of a patient’s mouth forms an important component of assisting hygiene needs and yet is a nursing skill which is not always afforded the attention it fully deserves (Evans, 2001). Within this essay, I will reflect on an experience gained whilst giving and receiving oral care on a placement simulation using a reflective model. By utilising this model I hope to demonstrate my knowledge and understanding in relation to this skill as well as identifying areas with scope for learning. Reflection is the process of reviewing an experience in order to describe analyse, evaluate and so inform learning about practice (Reid 1993)....   [tags: Nursing Essays]
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Providing Nursing Care to Underserved Communities - Patient-Centered Care is a vital step for the underserved populations. In the clinical practice attention, and focus should be priority for these disadvantage patients. As a nurse educator, I should take a proactive role to to improve the health of America's underserved populations. participating in support group will enhance the care to serve the underserved population. In United states there is a disparity in the health of racial , ethnic groups, minorities, and African Americans. Most of the underserved population lives in underserved rural areas....   [tags: Nursing Scholarship] 936 words
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Nursing Job Satisfaction and Turnover in Saudi Arabia - 2. Introduction Nurses are the largest group of health care providers and professionals in the health system worldwide; they play a significant role in determining the quality and cost of health care in Saudi Arabia. Nursing shortages and high turnover have become a widespread issue, and the problem is of great concern to many countries around the world because of its effect upon the efficiency and productivity of health care systems (Al-Aameri, 2000). Job satisfaction is important for nurses in Saudi Arabia, most of whom come from different nations such as India, the Philippines and Pakistan....   [tags: Nursing Profession, Nursing Career] 1588 words
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Mentoring Nursing and Healthcare Students - The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) defines the role of a mentor as a nurse with specific training who is able to facilitate learning, and supports and supervises students in a practice setting (NMC 2008). Mentorship plays an integral part in the next generation of practitioners and nursing professionals play a vital role in guiding a process that allows the transference of knowledge, skills and attributes from healthcare professionals to the students they are working with (English National Board and Department of Health 2001)....   [tags: Nursing Education, Teaching Methods]
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Issue in the Nursing Literature - Introduction Social policy is regarded as a science primarily concerned with how the society responds to social needs of its members and also how the members struggle to provide an atmosphere conducive for others. Social policy touches on matters health care systems, inequality and even criminal justice and how challenges that come with addressing these issues can be resolved. In the health care and nursing arena, there exist many challenges worldwide which to a vast extent have contributed to poor or no services to the vulnerable in the society....   [tags: Social Policy, Society, Nursing]
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Psycho-Social Theory and Nursing Care - Owing to significant research into the relationship between physical, mental and social conditions, an awareness and understanding of psycho-social aspects in health care is vital (Walker et al, 2007). Those aspects are particularly important in nursing care, where an individual should be considered as the entire person with a need for physical, psychological, social, emotional, intellectual and even spiritual wellbeing (Holland et al, 2008). This essay will address psycho-social theory of health beliefs and attitudes in relation to nursing care....   [tags: Nursing Healthcare]
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Nursing: Faye Glenn Abdellah - Women are changing the nation through their hard work and dedication. In the nursing profession, Faye Glenn Abdellah transformed the career as a nursing researcher through nursing theory, nursing care, and nursing education. Faye Abdellah is a woman who is not afraid to cross boundaries if it was for the welfare a patient. When she used to teach at Yale University, she was forced to educate from a textbook that had no scientific background to nursing principles. Being the activist that she is, Abdellah decided to take matters into her own hands....   [tags: nursing profession, patient's care]
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Religion, Biothecis and Nursing Practice - Cultural heritage plays a vital role in influencing health practices, and also evaluates how the health care provider and the patient perceive the illness. “Cultural competence is exceptionally significant in the nursing practice as a culturally competent health care system can only exist with culturally competent nurses” (Green & Reinckens, 2013). Nursing is an all-inclusive profession that scrutinizes and functions with individuals, families and the communities. “The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health promotion as the process of enabling people to control and have the knowledge to improve their health” (World Health Organization, n.d.)....   [tags: health promotion, nursing, heritage]
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Nursing Ethics: Patient Abandonment - This case study examines a case of an LPN who became ill while about halfway through her shift and chose to go home. This LPN was assigned to care for five patients in an obstetrical ward, four of which were considered stable. The fifth patient was awaiting an obstetrical consultation when the LPN became ill and vomited. At this time, she notified the other nurses and, subsequently, the charge nurse that she needed to leave due to illness. The charge nurse instructed her to notify her supervisor prior to leaving the facility; however, the LPN chose not to do so and went home....   [tags: Nursing Case Study]
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Applying the Nursing Code of Ethics to Patient Care - Nurses have the greatest potential for improving a patient’s well-being. As a profession, nurses need to promote the core values and code of Ethics amongst them. Nurse practitioners are required to understand and practice the specific knowledge and skills of core values such as nurse caring, advocacy, holism and professionalism to assist the patients in their critical condition (Volp 2007a). This essay will discuss the core values of responsible nursing practice and code of ethics in relation to the young patient who is suffering from paraplegia....   [tags: Nursing Profession, Nursing Career]
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Importance of Nursing Theory - Nursing theories are the support of nursing practice today. They are significant to nursing practice, education and scientific research because they help to determine, what is already known, and what additional knowledge and skills are needed. Nurses are usually first exposed to nursing theories during nursing education and further exposure comes from hands on training. The gained knowledge, about nursing theories, through education and training enhances better outcomes for patients and caregivers, allows application of professional boundaries, and assists in decision making....   [tags: health, nursing ethics]
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Ethics in Professional Nursing Practice - This assignment addresses the implications relating to an ethical dilemma encountered in practice using an appropriate model of reflection. The assignment will highlight ethical theories and four guiding ethical principles, such as autonomy, beneficence, paternalism and non-malificence. The two main principles that will be discussed in depth will be autonomy and beneficence and how they impact on practice. I will use Bortons (1970) reflective model, which was taken from Jasper (2003). An incident, which occurred on practice placement, involved a patient’s decision to withdraw from active treatment....   [tags: Nursing Ethical Principles]
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Nursing: Why Not Men? - “Males make up about 5% of all RNs working in the United States today” (Poliafico). Nursing is a profession in the health care field that concentrates on the nurturing care of individuals. The United States currently lacks testosterone (the male hormone) in the nursing field. The subject is something many people have thought about at least once in their lives. Some may argue nursing is a career meant for a woman, while others may argue it is a non-gender specified career option. Either way, the world has come to accept the lack of men in nursing....   [tags: gender roles, history of nursing]
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Nursing Workforce Shortage - Introduction As advancement in technology and healthcare are improving people in America are living longer. It is estimated that the U.S. population of older adults who will turn 65 will double between 2000 and 2030 (Cochrane, Belza, & Brown, 2008). Compared to younger adults older patients are more frail and they have more complex health issues causing them to utilize healthcare more. With a growing population of baby boomers there is a high demand for nursing care. Nursing care is the most important because nurses provide the highest number of preventative and curative patient care (Oulton, 2006)....   [tags: Nursing Essays]
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My Plans for Nursing - If you are trying to pursue a career in nursing you should do your research on this field. I have learned so much about what it takes to pursue a career in nursing and that there is so much more to it than just choosing what kind of nurse you want to become, to find out all about nursing you have do all the research possible. There are many roles that a nurse has such as a caregiver, educator, advocate and many more. The practice level of nursing is very broad also, there are plenty of degrees that you can get as a nurse, along with the specialty areas of practice I want to become a pediatric nurse which would be a specialty area....   [tags: Career Planning Nursing]
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A Look at the Nursing Profession - A. History & Development The history and development of the nursing profession is very interesting. Theoretically, nursing is believed to have began in the home as a result of the tradition of women taking care of their family when needed, whether it be the role of a wife, a daughter, a mother, or a sister (Self Growth). Women were the typical use for the care of society. Nursing beginning in the home is just a basic belief that came about from modern type thinking. Nursing became very popular in times of war....   [tags: Nursing Career, healthcare, history, informative]
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My Philosophy of Nursing - I chose nursing as my profession because nursing is my ideal profession. In nursing, I can provide others with the care and the knowledge they need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I can also give others the love and attention they need to be proud of the life they live. I think that society is very vulnerable and I want to make great contributions to the world of nursing. I don’t just want to be a nurse. I want to be a great nurse who is looked up to because of my experience, knowledge, and competence as a healthcare professional....   [tags: Nursing Philosophy Essays]
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Virtual Reality and Nursing - The intention of virtual reality is to help the user relate, assess, as well as manipulate the environment, which is computer generated (Weiss, and Jessel, 1998). The practice and use of computerized capability is swiftly increasing in nursing school and in healthcare. An evolving computer technology tactic for nursing learning is the application of virtual reality simulation. This computer built three dimensional information tool mimics patients in real life in a safe environment, allowing recurring rehearsal sessions, it involves clinical assessment, and it helps students discover different situations among patients, and it also offers immediate response....   [tags: Nursing School, Modern Technology]
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Personal Philosophy of Nursing - Personal Philosophy of Nursing For as long as I can remember I have always been the person in my family “taking care” of others. As a child, I remember playing in the neighborhood and being given the nickname “Mom” because I was always making sure everyone was playing safe and no one was hurt. After graduating high school, nursing was not the first career that came to my mind. It was after my older brother became sick and I began to spend more time in the hospital that I realized that this was the career I was intended for....   [tags: nursing, patients, feeling]
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The Metaparadigm of Nursing: Jacqueline Fawcett - Around the 1960s, nursing educational leaders wanted to formulate a nursing theory that contained knowledge and basic principles to guide future nurses’ in their practice (Thorne, 2010, p.64). Thus, Jacqueline Fawcett introduced the metaparadigm of nursing. Metaparadigm “identifies the concepts central to the discipline without relating them to the assumptions of a particular world view” (MacIntyre & Mcdonald, 2014). Fawcett’s metaparadigm of nursing included concepts of person, environment, health, and nursing that were interrelated....   [tags: nursing care, person, environment, health]
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Nursing Job Satisfaction - Zangaro & Soeken (2007) meta-analysis used a quantitative approach, in which descriptive research was used to collected data to answer questions regarding nursing job satisfaction. Also correlational research was used to attempt to determine whether and to what degree, the relationship between job satisfaction and autonomy, job stress, and nurse–physician collaboration among staff registered nurses existed. Downe, Simpson, & Trafford (2007) meta-synthesis used a qualitative approach, to collect extensive narrative data to gain insights into the accounts of intrapartum midwifery skills, beliefs, philosophies by expert practitioners working in the field of intrapartum maternity.The data was th...   [tags: Nursing Essays]
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Our Nursing Heritage - We live in a country of culturally diversity. To provide the highest quality of care to our patients we need to be culturally competent nurses (American Association of Colleges of Nursing [AACN], 2008, ¶ 2). Using the Heritage Assessment Tool as a guideline I interviewed three families. The first was my own of Russian heritage, the second a colleague with a strong Chinese heritage, and the third a young single mother with a Hispanic heritage. These interviews gave me an insight into their views on health maintenance, protection and restoration....   [tags: Nursing Essays]
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