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Reflective Practice Nursing - Reflection There are many definitions in the literature of reflection, most however agree that it is an active, conscious process Reflection is often initiated when the individual practitioner encounters some problematic aspect of practice and attempts to make sense of it. Dewey Dewey (1933) defined reflection as: An active persistent and careful consideration of any belief or supposed form of knowledge in the light of the grounds that support it and the further conclusion to which it tends. Dewey worked as an educationalist and developed his concept of reflective practice and reflection through experiential learning theories....   [tags: Reflective Practice Nursing] 811 words
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Starting a Church Based Nursing Home Ministry - Starting a Church based Nursing Home Ministry While the major thrust of this manual is to help Christians in a nursing home ministry, this final part enlarges the scope a bit to help churches organize to meet the needs of elderly people both inside and outside of nursing homes. This part is adapted from “Developing Programs for Senior Citizens—A Handbook for churches,” produced by the Delaware County of (PA) Services for the Aging, and is included here with their permission. We gratefully acknowledge the editors: Judy Oerkvitz, Louis Colbert, Norma Thomas and Verne Dalton....   [tags: Nursing Homes Senior Citizens Religion Essays] 5444 words
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Nursing Theory: The Basis for Professional Nursing - Virginia Henderson's principles are discernible in her interpretation of nurses' roles in humanity. She posits that nurses are uniquely positioned to render assistance to anyone regardless of the individual's health status in the fulfillment of activities that contribute to health or its recovery or at least, afford the individual comfort at his/her final hours. That is, the activities that the individual would have performed for self-had he/she the ability. Henderson in essence, succinctly provided a remarkable definition for nursing (Black, 2014)....   [tags: virginia henderson, nurses role, humanity]
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A Career as a Nursing - Nursing is a profession that cares for sick and injured people. It takes up to 4 years to become a Registered Nurse. They must go through a lot of education and hands-on training. Nurses work in a variety of settings including, nursing homes, hospitals, urgent cares, and doctor’s offices. To be a nurse requires lots of strength emotionally, and physically. Nurses require a lot of skills to be proficient. A typical day for a nurse contains a lot of time standing, having a sympathetic ear, and making quick life-saving decisions....   [tags: education, health care, medicine] 1252 words
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Nursing and the Law - Nursing and the Law There have been many different definitions of nursing throughout the years. Florence Nightingale in 1859 defined nursing as having “charge of the personal health of somebody . . . , and what nursing has to do . . . is to put the patient in the best condition for nature to act upon him” (American Nurses Association [ANA], 2010a). As the nursing profession evolved, the definition had to as well to encompass all of what nursing had become. Today, the ANA (2010a) defines Nursing as “the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy...   [tags: protection, promotion, ptimization, health]
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Dorothea E. Orem's Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory - Dorothea E. Orem's Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory The purpose of this paper is to inform the reader how Dorethea Orem’s nursing theory has been used in research. Orem begin developing her theory in the 1950’s, a time when most nursing conceptual models were based on other disciplines such as medicine, psychology and/or sociology (Fawcett, 2000). Orem’s theory is a three-part theory of self-care. The three theories that make up the general theory are: Self-Care, Self-Care Deficit, and Nursing Systems....   [tags: Nursing Medical Caring Theory Essays]
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A Career in Nursing - Many people have always been undecided regarding the career that they want to pursue. As they get older and view the many choices in careers, they realize that a career in the medical field is the best choice. Being a nurse interests many people because it requires the study of the human body and many other great opportunities that nurses have in this career. Once the career of nursing has been researched, it is brought too many attentions that there are various types of nurses. The desire to help and care for those in need is the attitude needed to become a nurse....   [tags: medical art, women, basic care]
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A Career in Nursing - The thought of fast paced movement, interaction with people, and being able to help people is what makes nursing sound like and interesting career. Nurses have a lot of responsibility around the hospital. They provide care and make patients feel comfortable. Becoming a nurse has a lot of responsibility to it. The career also needs someone who has good people skills but is also assertive. To become a registered nurse a person can either earn an associate of science in Nursing, which is 2 years of schooling, or an individual can earn a bachelor of science in nursing, which is 4 years of schooling (Discover Nursing)....   [tags: health, nurses]
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The Evolution of Nursing - Nursing has changed a great deal since the first nursing class graduated from Florence Nightingale's nursing school in 1860. The great advances in medicine over the last century have brought changes in the demands placed on nurses. Today, there are over 3 million registered nurses working in the United States alone, and these nurses cover a broad range of specialties and have a broad range of responsibilities (Bureau of Labor Statistics). A typical day for a registered nurse can range from being involved in a medical specialty to performing a specific task....   [tags: healthcare professionals]
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The Image of Nursing - ... These positions give nurses the opportunity to manage a group or a specialized field instead of managing only their normal roles. When more nurses fill these positions it has a ripple effect on the entire profession. Management positions enable nurses’ voices to be heard and present the world with an upholding image of nursing. A nurse that is constantly thinking about the image of nursing as a whole has the ability to influence everyone around them. Another contributor to the image of nursing is social media....   [tags: evidence-based-practices, knowledge]
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A Career in Nursing - A career in nursing is a devotion to assisting those people who are ill and need to be taken care of. To become a nurse one must become qualified in health sciences and be able to have the patience to deal with all type of people. Nurses looks closely at the patience and keep an eye on them to insure that all of them are doing fine and receiving the best care that the nurses could possibly give them. Wanting to become a nurse one must have the strength, courage, dedication, motivation, and lots of hard work....   [tags: hospitals, clinics, compassion]
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The Metaparadigm of Nursing - A metaparadigm is an overarching framework that provides a comprehensive perspective of a discipline. In nursing, this framework serves to distinguish the profession intellectually, comprising of four concepts which provide a foundation to the content and context of nursing theory and scope of practice (Lee & Fawcett, 2013; Masters, 2014; Schim, Benkert, Bell, Walker, & Danford, 2007). Namely, these foundational concepts are: person, environment, health, and nursing. Hence, the intent of this essay is to describe the four main concepts that make up nursing’s metaparadigm and discuss how they are used in practice, education and research....   [tags: environment, health, care] 691 words
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A Career in Nursing - Every single person in America comes in contact with a nurse at some point in their life. Nurses are the backbone of the medical profession. They are usually the first line of defense. A career in nursing is essential because there will always be people in medical need. Being a registered nurse includes a lot of nursing history, degrees, and position descriptions. Nursing has been around throughout history in almost every culture. The nursing profession didn’t take off until the 19th century. Around that time working conditions we not the best....   [tags: health profession, medical techician]
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The History of Nursing - Registered Nurse Registered nurses provide care and medical information to patients. Registered nurses are considered the backbone of the healthcare system. There is plenty of history, requirements, and outlooks on Registered nurses. The history of nursing dates back to the medieval times to today. It started off with nuns, in addition to their religious practices, attended the sick and dying. Nurses were usually females back then. When the Crimean War went on, an English nurse, Florence Nightingale, started the foundation for nursing....   [tags: healthcare system, career, requirements] 820 words
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The Future of Nursing - The Future of Nursing Being a registered nurse affords one the option of working in many diverse healthcare settings. In any practice setting the climate of health care change is evident. There are diverse entities involved in the implementation and recommendation of these practice changes. These are led by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the Institute of Medicine (IOM), nursing campaign for action initiatives, as well as individual state-based action coalitions. Nurses need to be prepared and cognizant of the transformations occurring in health care settings as well as the plans that put them at the forefront of the future....   [tags: health care, IOM, education, nurse]
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The Concept of Nursing - The proper definition of nursing is to provide care for the sick and unwell. People have many different definitions of nursing in their own words. Some people define nursing as the physical and emotional support towards an individual or groups. Others describe it as the prevention of injuries or diagnosed illnesses. Nursing is one of those things that help people gain knowledge of others while providing good service with kindness. Furthermore, nursing can be put into many different words; one just has to know the reason and success behind it in order to understand....   [tags: emotions, care, trust] 526 words
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A Career in Nursing - ... It has only been around for 11 years, opening in August of the year 2003. It became a California distinguished school in 2011. When I enter High School, I would have to take biology, chemistry, and Algebra and at least passing with a C to enter a nursing program in College. Also, I would have to get a High School diploma to even be considered as a candidate for a program. As I nurse I personally think you need to have certain qualities. First of all, you need to be patient since you might have to deal with children who will not want to cooperate, or a stubborn adult....   [tags: Education Requirements, Job Description] 731 words
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Nursing Reflection: Non-English Speaking Patients - For any mother the birth of a newborn child can be a challenging experience. As nurses it is part of our job to ensure their experience is positive. We can help do this by providing the information they will need to affective care for their newborn. This information includes topics such as, breastfeeding, jaundice, when to call your doctor and even how to put your baby to sleep. When the parents have an understanding of these topics before discharge it can largely reduce their natural anxiety accompanied with the transition to parenthood....   [tags: Nursing Reflection Essay]
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The Nursing Process - The nursing process is one of the most fundamental yet crucial aspects of the nursing profession. It guides patient care in a manner that creates an effective, safe, and health promoting process. The purpose and focus of this assessment paper is to detail the core aspects of the nursing process and creating nursing diagnoses for patients in a formal paper. The nursing process allows nurses to identify a patient’s health status, their current health problems, and also identify any potential health risks the patient may have....   [tags: assessment, implementation, patients]
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Philosophy of Nursing - ... Having the opportunity to make a positive difference in the life of another human being was a very overwhelming and humbling experience for me. Therefore, these encounters set the foundation towards my pursuit of a nursing career. As a nurse, I familiarize and incorporate Jean Watson’s caritas principles into my professional and person life. Human caring is the core of the healing process (DiNapoli, Nelson, Turkel, & Watson, 2010). Patients will often cease with the continuation of their therapy if it is not meaningful to them....   [tags: healing, restoring, patients, medical world]
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Definition of Nursing - Nurses have been described as “lacking professional commitment and motivation, low in risk taking and change-making, having a ‘blue-collar mentality,’ being cautious and conservative, and suffering from lack of cohesiveness and collegiality” (Cohen, 1981; Eisenstein, 1982; Hughs, 1982; Hull, 1982; Kalisch & Kalisch, 1977; Kerr, 1982; Lowery-Palmer, 1982; Muff, 1982; Weiss & Remen, 1983 as cited in Chandler, 1986, p.1). With this definition of what a nurse has been professed as, there is a fundamental responsibility to redefine and understand the purpose and characterization of today’s nurse....   [tags: Health Care]
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The Nursing Field - Thinking about going into the nursing field. If so I hope you are the type of person who is able to tolerate a lot. One of the major things nurses have a hard time dealing with is children. When children come in with severe injuries or illnesses that tends to hit a soft spot. That doesn't mean when older and elderly come in it's not important because every patient is important no matter the age. Old or young all are treated and cared for equally. If you are not a people person and have a short temper, this is not a career for you....   [tags: tolerance, children, injuries, illnesses]
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Risks of Nursing - ... In their practice, nurses may accidentally or inadvertently transmit a communicable disease to clients” (crnbc.ca/). The article, Injection Safety states that,” The reuse of needles, syringes and other injection or infusion equipment can result in transmission of blood borne pathogens, endangering patients/residents and staff.” Injection Safety is prevented by making sure one does not reuse needles and syringes. Although it may seem simple and very unbelievable that one might forget; it is not....   [tags: healthcare professionals]
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Communication in Nursing - “Communication is the heart of nursing… your ability to use your growing knowledge and yourself as an instrument of care and caring and compassion” (Koerner, 2010, as cited in Balzer-Riley, 2012, p. 2). The knowledge base which Koerner is referring to includes important concepts such as communication, assertiveness, responsibility and caring (Balzer-Riley, 2012). Furthermore, communication is complex. It includes communication with patients, patient families, doctors, co-workers, nurse managers and many others....   [tags: caring, compassion, modern health care]
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Ethics in Nursing - One day, Humphrey the rat, surfaced from his nest inside the small willow tree. He found himself bound at his neck by Freddy the cat. Humphrey pleaded with the Freddy to let him go, and Freddy finally let him go seeing that he just had a big meal. Weeks passed by and Freddy found himself trapped in a net that his owner left out. His owners would not return for some time so Freddy was there until he was freed. But here comes Humphrey out of his tree to see Freddy in the need of help, promptly he started gnawing through the net, which then set Freddy free....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]
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Ethics in Nursing - Deontology vs. Utilitarianism Deontology is an ethical theory concerned with duties and rights. The founder of deontological ethics was a German philosopher named Immanuel Kant. Kant’s deontological perspective implies people are sensitive to moral duties that require or prohibit certain behaviors, irrespective of the consequences (Tanner, Medin, & Iliev, 2008). The main focus of deontology is duty: deontology is derived from the Greek word deon, meaning duty. A duty is morally mandated action, for instance, the duty never to lie and always to keep your word....   [tags: Deontology, Utilitarianism] 1924 words
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Stress and Nursing - We spend much of daily lives working. In fact, Americans spend about eight-times as many hours working as they do eating and drinking (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2013). Approximately seven in ten Americans report that they experience symptoms of stress (Anderson, Belar, Breckler, Nordal, Ballard, Bufka, Bossolo & Bethune, 2013). Stress is elicited by a variety of psychological stimulus associated with our jobs, our residences, our social interactions, and the activities we engage in (p. 249, Franken, 2007)....   [tags: productivity, illnesses, empowerment ]
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Spirituality in Nursing - Throughout the healthcare field there is so much diversity in each client, which can be attributed to different backgrounds and spirituality of the patient. Spirituality in nursing is significant because many clients based their healthcare views off of spirituality and to provide them with the best care as possible. Spirituality and religion have different denotations and personal meanings to an individual person. The connotation of spirituality is a personal faith that is based off of one’s experiences and own beliefs....   [tags: Religion, Teaching, Healthcare]
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How Nursing Regulations Contribute to the Nursing Shortage - The United States has more nurses than any other country in the world, numbering greater than three million workers.1 Despite this sizeable workforce, debates surrounding nursing shortages in the US have persisted for decades. The large number of licensed nurse personnel also distinguishes the vocation as the second largest group of licensed professionals in the United States.2,3 In fact, nurse professionals are regulated through various methods, including licensure, educational standards, and background checks....   [tags: standards, licensure, education] 589 words
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Nursing Profession: The Five Integral Components of Nursing Practice - ... Moreover, Empathy is defined as the intellectual identification with or vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of another and can be reflected in several aspects, such as affective, cognitive, emotional and compassionate. Affective and cognitive empathy are illustrated by processing someone’s perspective and being able to identify and understand their emotions; for example, in the event that a patient is expressing his or her feelings towards the nurse regarding a recent death in the patient’s family, as a result, the nurse should be able to articulate the appropriate emotion....   [tags: autonomy, integrity, communication] 870 words
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Timeline of the Historical Development of Nursing - “The systematic accumulation of knowledge is essential to progress in any profession. However, theory and practice must be constantly interactive. Theory without practice is empty and practice without theory is blind.”(Cross, 1981, p. 110) With any profession one must have a basis of knowledge to define its goals and standards, in nursing we define our practice by many theories that have been developed overtime. Starting with the beginning of nursing theory is the theorist Florence Nightingale....   [tags: care, patients, acute] 617 words
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Faye Abdellah's Influences on Nursing - 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: education, research, diagnosis ]
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Stipulations and Expectations of the Nursing Professio - Although many stipulations and expectations of the nursing profession are predetermined through regulatory authorities and organizations, there is a deeper meaning to this profession and the care that it provides. For decades, nursing theorists have had an impact on the care that this profession delivers; however, it is also important for every practicing nurse to explore themselves and their personal thoughts and feelings on the profession they have chosen. As a nurse, I have been able to search myself and determine what nursing means to me and apply it in my daily interactions with my coworkers, patients, families, and the community in which I serve....   [tags: personal philosphy reflective paper] 2677 words
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The Importance of Nursing in American Culture - The Importance of Nursing in American Culture Nursing is a field of work that so many people find themselves fascinated with, as well as harboring a degree of respect. We look to nurses with a sense of admiration and reverence, and look to them for security in times of need. What makes nursing such a desirable and enthralling field to other people. Despite the fact that doctors are normally under the spotlight, nursing is of profound importance in American culture. Nurses provide comfort and security, as well as a knowledge of medical aid....   [tags: healthcare, nurses, comfort, security]
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The Connection of Nursing with Feminism - ... However, most of the nurses did not acquire the proper medical skills that they needed after the war. Malka revealed that nurses’ work has been recognized as the work that “medicine rejects or fails to see.” Nurses were not valued as reliable health care professionals. In addition, hospitals had nurses that casted different and unusual roles. “Some expected their nursing staff to perform an almost unrealistic range of procedures” such as “setting up their patients on respirators or even mowing the hospital’s lawn.” Rather than providing the high quality care for their patients, nurses were ordered to do other responsibilities that did not involve nursing....   [tags: world war II, unrecognizable profession] 1629 words
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The Issues and Barriers of Male Nursing - What issues are involved in being a male nurse and what barriers are preventing males from choosing it as a career. Currently in the nursing industry males make up as little as 10% of the nursing population in places like the UK (Whittock & Leonard, 2003a) even though many male nurses state that nursing is a rewarding and meaningful career (Rajacich, Kane, Williston, & Cameron, 2013). Nursing is still seen as female dominated industry (Hoffnung, 2013) and as stated by Sherrod, Sherrod & Rasch, nursing has yet to break the gender roles that other professions have managed to (Rajacich et al., 2013) even though women have to reach a higher standard to progress in male dominated professions (Hof...   [tags: health care, career, stereotypes]
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The Role of Feminism in Nursing History - ... (Holder, 2004; Lasseter, 1999). Concurrently, nurses participating in the war began to take action in order to gain military rank, which was not a provision made in the establishment of the Army Nursing Corps and Navy Nursing Corps. These efforts achieved the measure of “relative rank” which though it brought no added authority or very many benefits, was able to confer a certain amount of respect by officially making military-employed nurses a part of the military. However, working in the male-dominated military environment, nurses faced the unpleasant prospect of being the outsiders....   [tags: healthcare professionals, stereotypes, imagery]
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Professional Development of Nursing Professionals - Introduction Nursing is one of the most popular professions in healthcare. To become a professional nurse, one must acquire certain level of education, whether it is at associate or baccalaureate degree level. Once becoming a nurse a number of professional standards must be maintained to stay abreast with the profession. In that respect, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in its 2010 report had suggested many recommendations focusing on the future of nursing. The aim of the report is to put forth recommendations that allow nurses to “(1) ensure that nurses can practice to the full extent of their education and training (2) improve nursing education, (3) provide opportunities for nurses to assu...   [tags: healthcare, education, practice]
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Changing the Reputation of Nursing Homes - According to Sampsell (2003), “76 million baby boomers are getting ready to enter long-term care (LTC) facilities over the next 25 years” (p. 41). For seniors who need intensive medical care, nursing homes have served as the primary provider to those older adults who “have chronic health problems which are often accompanied by physical impairments and functional limitation” (Luskey and Ingman, 1994, p. 265). In anticipation of this increasing demand for services, there are industry visionaries who are working to change the way the public, the consumer, and the staff within long-term care view nursing homes by implementing “nontraditional principles to attract new residents” (Sampsell, 2003,...   [tags: Healthcare]
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Recent Changes in the Nursing Profession - ... 2).” Nursing schools now have a variety among there students, which has increased drastically. This increase in diversity has, “created a rich cultural environment for learning (Barbara R. Heller, Marla T. Oros, and Jane Durney-Crowley, 2013, para. 3).” Another drastic change in the health care field is the technological explosion. The article from which I recovered my information stated, “The rapid growth in information technology has already had a radical impact on health care delivery and the education of nurses....   [tags: population, cost, technology] 828 words
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Proposal for Resident Biography for Nursing Home - In order to assist our staff in providing individualized, meaningful care to the residents who have made this community their home, we request that you, as a key member of the care team, provide us with a brief historical profile of the resident you represent. This biography as well as the "Life Story Book" we hope you will be interested in (please see last page), will provide us with important information to incorporate into their life with us. This will enable us to provide care that is geared to their particular needs, interests and enjoyments in life....   [tags: Assisted Living Nursing Home] 1081 words
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Nursing Philosophy and Code of Ethics - ... 28). The development of ethics values begin during childhood and continue to progress into adulthood. They are influenced by society, knowledge and experience. One uses ethics values when making appropriate clinical judgment. They guide one to provide the appropriate code of conduct. Incorporating each of these areas into one’s practice allows one to practice nursing legally and safe. Areas of nursing practice that require incorporating ethics and values include: patient care, medication administration and teaching....   [tags: patients, clinical judgement] 873 words
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Education Requirements in the Field of Nursing - Higher education is a highly encouraged aspect in today’s society. The higher degree a person has, the more knowledgeable they are said to be. The education and degree that a registered nurse acquires affects not only the nurse, but their patients and their fellow coworkers as well. It is crucial to consider how different education levels of registered nurses will impact the patients, the nurse, the medical field, and the view on nurses as a whole. A nurse with a BSN rather than an ADN could perhaps provide more knowledgeable care that is consistent with the advances of today’s society....   [tags: health care]
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Writing a Strong Nursing Resume - A hospital's human resource department handles hundreds of nursing resumes a week. A good portion of those resumes are for nursing occupations with a hefty percentage of qualifying applicants. A prospective applicant should consider ways to make his or her resume stand out from the rest of the pile. A nursing assistant scans each nursing resume through a computerized database, queries the database based on keywords assigned by the nursing supervisor, and assures that each resume meets the minimal requirements before submitting the winning resumes to the human resource manager for further review....   [tags: Resume, Application, Career] 1113 words
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Professionalism in the Workplace of Nursing - ... If the nurse reports the mistake right away to their supervisor, regardless of the consequences and makes sure the patient is safe they are being honest and acting in the best interest of their patient. Admitting the mistake demonstrates to the supervisor, team members, and patient that their actions show a strong sense of integrity. The consequences may consist of retraining on medication administration that would help to prevent future errors. If the nurse instead refused to acknowledge or handle the mistake because they feared the consequences, they are showing little integrity and compassion towards their patient, regardless of whether it harmed the patient or not....   [tags: medication, emotions, patients]
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The Changing Context of Nursing - The image of nursing is dynamic, changing from the late 1800’s to present, the images are made from individual’s perceptions by what is seen in the media, how education is taught in nursing and historical figures (Daly, Speedy, & Jackson, 2014). Historical figures mainly include Florence Nightingale and her, self-sacrifice and the nurses who transformed education (Fee & Garofalo, 2010, p. 1591; Allen, 2010, p. 35). Education has moved forward by the enhancing strategies of teaching student nurses to improve the image of nursing and gaining a tertiary education (ten Hoeve, Jansen, & Roodbol, 2014, p....   [tags: self-sacrificing occupation, image]
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Research and Qualitative Research in Nursing - ... Often within qualitative research, the study samples are very small. The goal is to obtain rich data, that is a broad overview, not data that is statistically representative (Carter & Little, 2007; Leedy, 2011). In contrast, quantitative research involves a theory, prediction or hypothesis, that must be tested (Leedy, 2011). The principle idea is that data is generalized, reported by statistics and numbers, and the results can be reproduced (Leedy, 2011, LoBionod-Wood & Haber, 2013). When conducting quantitative research, strict measures are in place to avoid bias, and the belief is that the researcher can and should interpret the information without influencing it (Farrelly, 2013)....   [tags: Methodology, Data, Focus Group] 1975 words
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Dashboard Analysis and Nursing Plan - Today health care systems are expected to meet set standards and core measures to earn everything from accreditation and recognition to payment. Reports need to filled to accomplish this, as well as what is being done to improve areas that may not be meeting standards. One way this is done is by utilizing dashboards. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the data from a dashboard and develop a nursing plan for improvement of a low scoring area. Analysis of the Data The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have recently begun requiring hospitals to report to the public how they are doing on patient care....   [tags: Health Care]
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The Medical Field: Registered Nursing - Registered Nursing The medical field is one of the most important fields in the world today. There are doctors, surgeons and nurses. A special type of nurse is a RN or Registered Nurse. Registered nurses provide patient care, educate patients and the public about an assortment of health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members (“What Registered Nurses Do”). Although the road to becoming a registered nurse is a hard one, to become a registered nurse, one needs to attend a four year college, become aware of the job market, and reap the benefits of the outcome....   [tags: education, occupation, career]
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The Path to Registered Nursing - Among the popular health care professions in the United States, nursing is unique for the reason that it has a variety of scholastic pathways in which one can obtain an entry-level license to practice. Nursing students have several options as to how they want to become registered nurses: the diploma in nursing, associate’s degree in nursing, or the bachelor’s of science in nursing. The health care system is constantly changing, requiring health care professionals to be well-educated; “…care needs to be linked to identified patient outcomes; that practice be evidence base; and that providers be accountable for the care provided....   [tags: education, health, license] 588 words
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A Shortage in the World of Nursing - ... The registered nurse (RN) is at the next level and communicates between the doctors and the supporting staff. The supporting staff, the final level, assist the patients on a one on one basis. This pyramid of positions alters depending on the specialty or facility that an individual is employed, and condition of the patient. One without the other is an impossible task due to the amount of work needed to provide adequate care. To provide adequate care, each position must perform their assigned duties....   [tags: patients, schedules, hospitals] 1004 words
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Taking a Look at Nursing Theory - The term nursing theory defines the body of knowledge given to specific aspects in the nursing profession. There are many theories that range from practice theories, mid-range theories, to grand theories. A theory refers to a group of related concepts, definitions, and statements that describe a certain phenomena from which to describe explain or predict outcomes. (Barnum) The theory guides the professional nurse in making clinical judgments based on evidence. It does so by using appropriate data, organizing, analyzing and developing connections to the patient....   [tags: healthcare professionals] 964 words
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