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Culture Competent in Nursing Care - When individuals or groups from different cultures communicate we called that process intercultural communication. The transactional process of listening and responding to people from different cultural backgrounds can be challenging. The greater the difference in culture between two people, the greater the potential misunderstanding and mistrust. Misunderstanding and miscommunication occur between people from different cultures because of different coding rules and cultural norms, which play a major role in shaping patterns of interaction (Jandt, 2012)....   [tags: intercultural communication, patients]
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Requirements for Entry-Level Nursing - An ongoing debate for the requirements to become a Registered Nurse (RN) has been unsettled. Several different educational pathways lead to an RN licensure; however, the minimum educational requirements must be standardized at the baccalaureate level for several reasons. Spetz and Bates (2013) published that a growing number of hospitals prefer hiring nurses with a Bachelor Science in Nursing (BSN) as this increases the status of the nursing profession (p. 1). Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), as well as a certificate on-the-job training Diploma are two other educational pathways to become an RN, which can be disadvantageous to the nursing profession in several ways (Tollick 2013;...   [tags: RN, BSN, hospitals]
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Nursing Theories: Florence Nightingale - Healthcare is constantly changing and evolving. Technology has improved many practices. As nurses increase their knowledge via higher education and continuing education, nursing practice continue to follow various theorists both past and present. The nursing profession is unique because many of their practices are based on both nursing and non-nursing theories. There are various different types of entries into the profession of nursing from associate degree programs to doctorate of nursing practice (DNP)....   [tags: healthcare services, continuing education]
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Theory Components of Nursing - Theory Components The nursing profession is a multidimensional field. The nurse’s role has changed over many years and the role of nurses has evolved tremendously. The twentieth century brought us Virginia Henderson (first lady of nursing) who defined nursing as “the unique function of the nurse is to assist the individual, sick or well, in the performance of those activities contributing to health or its recovery (or peaceful death) that he would perform unaided if he had the necessary strength, will or knowledge....   [tags: healthcare professionals]
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Classes In Nursing School - If you're considering going to nursing school, you're probably wondering about the classes you have to take. The first thing to know is that your curriculum depends on what kind of academic program you choose to attend. Most students will pursue either an associate's degree (2 years) or a bachelor's degree (4 years). The associates degree leads to an ADN and is a two program, typically offered through a junior or community college. There are a few ADN programs that are 3 years, so you will have to check with the individual school that you are interested in attending....   [tags: education, programs, degree] 539 words
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Nursing Coat of Arms - Nursing is a profession whose focus is not only to care for the physical aspects of an illness but also to integrate the psychological, spiritual, and social aspects of the client’s life into their care. The values of the nursing profession are based upon the teachings of Florence Nightingale; a pioneer of the nursing profession. Nursing is not only based on scientific knowledge and evidence-based practice, but also on a foundation of moral values that help provide the client with the most humane care possible....   [tags: Health Care]
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Overview of Emergency Nursing - Emergency nursing is used in almost all places, all over the World. Emergency nursing would be a good field to go into because of the opportunity to work anywhere, at any time, and the thrill and excitement of nursing. Nursing is a very important career, and not often enough recognized for the work they do. It is now more common to see a celebrity who saved a cat on the news, than it is to see a nurse who has saved one life, or many lives. “Nurses do more ‘behind the scenes’ work” (Roark), most people will never know about, or even think of....   [tags: health, trauma shift, nurses]
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The Nursing Health Field - Like most colleges, nursing had a problem with allowing African Americans to go through the same education as a white student. There were all black programs that only allowed African Americans to participate in it. Only until the mid-twentieth century was segregation of nursing programs to be abolished. When World War I started there was a great need for special skilled nurses. (American Academy of Nursing's Expert Panel pg. American Nursing: An Introduction to the Past) About 23,000 nurses served in the military for the war....   [tags: montana, career field, skilled nurses]
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The Global Nursing Shortage - ... Budget cuts are the highest contribution to these inadequacies, as there is no extra money to hire nursing educators. If you compare a Registered Nurse’s salary and a teacher’s salary, the teacher’s salary is far less. At this point in time, there are no incentives for nurses to become educators, which is why this is an increasing gap. Federal and state budget cuts also mean that institutions cannot afford to build larger facilities and classrooms to fulfill the growing amount of submissions....   [tags: health care professionals]
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Preparing for Registered Nursing - RNs are prepared in three forms of education programs: baccalaureate programs (generally four years), associate degree programs (generally three years), and hospital diploma programs without formal higher education credit (generally three years).2 RNs provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members. The professional nurse licensing exam is the same for graduates of these three types of RN programs.3 A different licensing exam is administered to LPNs....   [tags: education, regulations, standards] 911 words
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Nursing a Successful Career - ... According to the Bureau of statistics registered nurse have all of these duties that they do every day in their work “Set up plans for patients’ care or contribute to existing plans; Observe patients and record observations; Consult with doctors and other healthcare professionals; Operate and monitor medical equipment; Help perform diagnostic tests and analyze results; Teach patients and their families how to manage illnesses or injuries; Explain what to do at home after treatment.” Wow registered nurses have a handful of thing to do at a job....   [tags: healthcare, registered nurses] 1017 words
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Thanks to Contemporary Nursing - ... At first, her parents opposed her decision to become a nurse (Joel, 2006). That did not stop Nightingale from fulfilling her purpose and goals. Before she could achieve those merits, she went through the Crimean war. Many soldiers died, it must have been devastating for a nurse at the time to endure that amount of soldiers dying daily. Soldiers not only died from gunshots, but also from infections contracted from highly unsanitary environments. There was not even an appropriate and efficient triage system in place at the time....   [tags: wounded, medical, inspiration]
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Nursing Essay: Patient Assessment - This piece of work will be based on the pre-assessment process that patients go through on arrival to an endoscopy unit in which I was placed in during my second year studying Adult diploma Nursing. I will explore one patient’s holistic needs, identifying the priorities of care that the patient requires; I will then highlight a particular priority and give a rational behind this. During an admission I completed under the supervision of my mentor I was pre-assessing a 37 year old lady who had arrived to the unit for an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy....   [tags: Endoscopy, Patient History] 2489 words
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Leininger's Transcultural Nursing Theory - Leininger's Transcultural Nursing Theory Edward B. Taylor (1903) defined culture as “that complex whole which includes knowledge, beliefs, arts, morals, law, custom, and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society.” Clifford Geertz's (1973) culture definition was “the fabric of meaning in terms of which human beings interpret their experience and guide their action.” In 1990, Richard Fox went on to say that culture was “a set of understandings and a consciousness under active construction by which individuals interpret the world around them...or a tool kit or set of scenarios that individuals use to implement or to stage their daily life” (Vandenberg, 2010, p....   [tags: patient's care plans based on culture]
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Joining the Nursing Profession - Nursing is a rewarding career for people who love to saves lives, however it requires people who are patient and critical thinkers because every life counts. Most of the people consider it a calling, but to be a nurse, good communication skills, and especially fluency in English, are essential to ensure understanding both orally and in writing (Buerhaus et al). A good memory is essential since a nurse is required to memorize drugs, uses and side effects, and standard doses. Nursing also requires one to be a good test taker to pass the nursing licensing exam....   [tags: career choices, healthcare professionals]
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Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing - Evidence –Based Practice is a process through which scientific evidence is identified, appraised, and applied in health care interventions. This practice obliges nursing experts to depend on logical research and confirmation more frequently than experience or instinct. EBP is intended to guide medicine of patients in a regulated methodology. This model joins together research, investigation and patient history to give the most exhaustive consideration conceivable. EBP got mainstream throughout the late 1970s....   [tags: improving patient outcomes]
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Dorothea Orem's Nursing Theory - Dorthea Elizabeth Orem’s Nursing Theory as it Applies to Patients With End Stage Renal Disease and Hemodialysis Treatment According to the Healthy People Database, in 2010 the aging population was estimated at 40 million, this number is expected rise to nearly 70 million by the year 2030 (National Center for Health Statistics, 2000). At the forefront of health concerns for this aging population will be the intervention, management and treatment of chronic diseases. This increase in both this specific population as well as the required medical care will place a significant amount of stress on an already distressed healthcare system, which in turn will affect the availability of recourses an...   [tags: Self-Care, Patients, Chronic Illness]
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Nursing and Computer Technology - Nursing and Technology The first computer was introduced to hospitals in the late 1960s in an attempt to better capture patient billing. Since the 1960s, computer technology has grown and marked its presence in the health care system. In the 1980s the term nursing informatics was introduced for the first time and was defined as “the combination of nursing, information, and computer sciences to manage and process data into information and knowledge for use in nursing practice” (Murphy, 2010, p....   [tags: patient billing, health information]
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Essential Attributes in Nursing - Nursing is developed gradually over the last 1800 years. Today’s demand for skilled nurses is significantly increases for educated nurses. Nurses is the first provider of health care, which delivers a high quality of care, safe environment, person-centred and focuses on the care of individuals, families and communities. In a nursing good workplace citizenship needs an understanding and maintaining a good relationship between patients and health professional to deliver quality health care and services....   [tags: communication, healthcare] 1235 words
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Middle Range Nursing Theory - Middle Range Theory Theory’s responsibility is to provide nurses with standards that reinforce practice, as well as, for future nursing understanding and delivery. Basically, it provides nursing professionals with a tested way of thought on how to handle certain situations with proven results. The importance of nursing theories to nursing research is the knowledge offered gives nurses the foundation for communicating with others and best practice. Middle range theory according to McEwen & Wills (2011, p 35) are theories that have concrete concepts, that are specific, incorporate a measured number of concepts and characteristics of the real world and are tested for accuracy....   [tags: healthcare professionals training]
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Nursing: A Toxic Environment - The profession of nursing is presumed compassionate and caring; however, nursing can be a toxic environment for the nursing student, the novice nurse as well as the experienced nurse. History shows that nurses have been subjected to physical, verbal, and emotional abuse simply related to the nature of the job. A major source of the verbal abuse comes from patients, families, physicians, other healthcare disciplines and sadly other nurses. Nurse on nurse abuse is also called horizontal violence. Horizontal violence is defined as a consistent hidden pattern of behavior in which the perpetrator inflicts control, diminishes, or devalues peers or groups which endangers their health or safety....   [tags: healthcare professionals]
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Nursing Code of Ethics - The nursing code of ethics has a very standard definition. It is the base on how nurses should guide themselves in conduct by making the right decision regarding ethical issues. According to the National Student Nurses Association “students of nursing have a responsibility to society in learning the academic theory and clinical skills needed to provide nursing care” (2003). In the clinical setting nurses have a lot of responsibilities while caring for an ill patient, they have the obligation to practice their profession with compassion, love, and respect the uniqueness of each patient, as nurses we are not supposed to deny care to a patient because of their economic status, their skin color,...   [tags: Medical Ethics ]
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Nursing Research Based Practice - DEFINITION: Nursing research is a systematic enquiry that seeks to add new nursing knowledge to benefit patients, families and communities. It encompasses all aspects of health that are of interest to nursing, including promotion of health, prevention of illness, care of people of all ages during illness and recovery (or) towards a peaceful and dignified death (ICN 2009) Research based practice is arguably the hallmark of professional nursing and is essential for high quality clinical and cost effective nursing care (ICN 2009) RESEARCH PARADIGMS Paradigm was coined by KUHN (1970)....   [tags: Research Based Practice ] 1903 words
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Nursing: A Toxic Environment - The profession of nursing is presumed compassionate and caring; however, nursing can be a toxic environment for the nursing student, the novice nurse as well as the experienced nurse. History shows that nurses have been subjected to physical, verbal, and emotional abuse simply related to the nature of the job. A major source of the verbal abuse comes from patients, families, physicians, other healthcare disciplines and sadly other nurses. Nurse on nurse abuse is also called horizontal violence. Horizontal violence is defined as a consistent hidden pattern of behavior in which the perpetrator inflicts control, diminishes, or devalues peers or groups which endanger their health or safety....   [tags: Verbal Abuse, Horizontal Violence]
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Introduction to Psychiatric Nursing - Intro In the real world deciding on what you want to do for the rest of your life can be scary and most certainly confusing. There are over thousands of different careers and lifestyles that could suit you. How do you know if you have chosen the right one. The idea of patients with mental disorders being kept in institutions did not become popular until the 17th century (“Psychiatric Nurses” Volume 5 150). A career such as Psychiatric Nurse Partitioning has its pros and cons, but the journey to becoming one is something that will miraculously change your life....   [tags: education, career, nurses]
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Leadership and Nursing Management - In today’s society, leadership is a common yet useful trait used in every aspect of life and how we use this trait depends on our role. What defines leadership is when someone has the capability to lead an organization or a group of people. There are many examples that display a great sense of leadership such being an educator in health, a parent to their child, or even a nurse. In the medical field, leadership is highly used among nurses, doctors, nurse managers, director of nursing, and even the vice president of patient care services....   [tags: leadership, health, patients] 828 words
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Issues Influencing Nursing Practice - Consent is a vital factor within nursing practice as it will gain trust and respect from the patient, which is essential for giving high quality care as a nurse (Nurse and Midwifery Council, 2010). Consent must be obtained from the service user to give the nurse permission to care for them and come in to any physical contact. To support this, the Nurse and Midwifery Council (NMC) have put guidelines in place for the nurses to follow, as it is part of their code of conduct. Debatable arguments of why consent is important within adult nursing and child nursing will be discussed in this assignment, as well as the similarities and differences....   [tags: Consent, Patient Respect, Nurses]
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Nursing is a Profession - Nursing is a Profession Nursing is a profession that blends the rich traditions of the past with the ever changing realities of today's health care industry. Nursing is not simply an assortment of special skills and the nurse is not simply a person proficient in performing these specific tasks. Nursing is a profession. I believe this statement to be true because of several factors. The Title 19 Code for Nurses is titled "Standards for Professional Nursing Practice". The status of nursing as a profession reflects the values that society places on the work of nurses and how central nursing is to the good of society....   [tags: Papers Argumentative Persuasive Medical Essays]
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Nursing Director - A nursing director in a hospital organization is the chief of all nurses employed in the healthcare institution. He or she is appointed by the administrative body or a group of stock holders of the agency in accordance to the criteria stated by the policies of the organization as well as in congruence to the Nursing Law being applied in the state or location. By education and management experience, a registered nurse is given an administrative position wherein he or she can facilitate the implementation of the organization’s mission and vision statement to its personnel....   [tags: Functions, Administrative Power] 742 words
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Nursing Models - A model is a simplified representation of the structure and content of a phenomenon or system that describes or explains the complex relationships between concepts within the system and integrates elements of theory and practice (Creek et al 1993). A nursing model is a collection of ideas and knowledge that represents nursing from the writers’ perspective, presenting different ways of looking at and understanding nursing (Aggleton & Chalmers, 2000; Hogston & Simpson, 2002). Thus, nursing model is a concept of what nursing is and are used as a tool to assess patient's needs/problems....   [tags: Health Care, The RTL Model] 471 words
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The Profession of Nursing - The definition of a profession is "a calling requiring specialized knowledge and often long and intensive academic preparation" (Webster Dictionary, 2008). By definition, I would consider nursing to be a profession, without a doubt. Nurses have spent too much time and effort in academic settings not to use the word profession. Nurses are taught and academically prepared by leaders in the nursing field who have the specialized knowledge that will specifically train nurses to meet the challenges of the profession....   [tags: Careers Jobs Nurse] 1638 words
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Nursing Theories - Nurse Theories A nursing theory is a innovative product of nurses who seek thoughtfully to explain the aspects of nursing in ways that could be studied, assessed, and used by other nurses (Sitzman & Eichelberger, 2010). Nursing theorists are people who are, or have been, nurses who have reflected about how one might describe the phenomenon of nursing (Sitzman & Eichelberger, 2010). Each theorist has then tried in their own way to document their thoughts and observations based on professional and personal experiences (Sitzman & Eichelberger, 2010)....   [tags: Comparative, Unitary Man, Unitary Human Being] 2030 words
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Nursing as an Occupation - Nursing as an Occupation Works Cited Not Included Nursing has, quite possibly, been one of the most difficult professions to define in the medical field. Clarke (2003) stated that the nurse needs to `articulate' who s/he is and what his/her `value' is in medicine or risks having others define it. As with the profession itself, definitions of nursing are ."..dynamic...constantly evolving to meet new needs...new knowledge."(Royal College of Nursing, 2003). Down through the years as the role of the nurse has expanded and diversified, so have the opinions of those who respect and view this career with intrigue....   [tags: Health Medical Medicine Profession Essays] 1112 words
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Nursing Informatics Theory - Nursing informatics is a branch of nursing or area of specialty that concentrates on finding ways to improve data management and communication in nursing with the sole objective of improving efficiency, reduction of health costs, and enhancement of the quality of patient care (Murphy, 2010). It is also described as a growing area of nursing specialty that combines computer science, information technology, and nursing science in the management and processing of nursing information, data, and knowledge with the sole objective of supporting nursing practice and research....   [tags: Health, information systems]
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Nursing Homes - In the USA, those who have attained the age of 65 years and above are considered to be the elderly and the senior citizens. It is the age that the individual has contributed the maximum to the building of the nation and generally retires to their retirement homes in the country side, some even choose to leave the country and spend the rest of their lives outside the USA. It is apparent that in the present generation and century, the older Americans’ population is growing faster than ever before and it is also proven that they are living longer than there before according to The Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics (2010: 17)....   [tags: Health Care, Older American Population] 2130 words
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Forensic Nursing - Forensic Pathology This is a vast branch of pathology that exploits cause of deaths by examination of dead bodies. This is a common practice is common in examination of most criminal cases and some civil cases. At the mention of the word forensic, a forensic specialist come the word autopsy. This word can be basically be broken down to mean ‘see for yourself’(Burton, 2005) Investigation should answer some basic questions in order to be valid. These questions may include: Who is deceased....   [tags: pathology, deaths, dead bodies]
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Nursing Shortage - Almost every person has had an experience at a hospital at one point of their lives; most of us were born in one after all. However, sometimes of us go to hospitals for different reasons and issue with our health status. At times, we all face life threatening illness and must rely on someone in the health field to provide their care for us. Most people and specially the elderly think doctors are the primary caregiver; however, I think that statement is wrong. The primary caregiver in the health field is the nurses walking into the patient‘s room almost every hour checking their vitals, assessing the patient‘s condition, providing treatment, and dispensing medication for these individual whil...   [tags: Federal Funding, Healthcare Issues]
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Nursing Career - I believe that nursing is both and art and a science consisting of psychosocial and biological sciences that work together to continually improve the health care field. I believe that with the knowledge and clinical experience from the TVCC ADN program I will be able to provide the best care possible to the people in the community. As a nurse it is important to carry the attributes of being caring, compassionate, understanding, non judgmental, realistic, open-minded, honest, ethical, and moral. I also feel that it is important to maintain sensitivity to all cultures when providing care....   [tags: Career Choice] 488 words
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Nursing Jurisprudence - A physician was accused of professional misconduct for having his office nurse sign her name to his preprinted prescription forms for medications that the physician prescribed for his patients. The physician did not delegate any medical discretion to the nurse; in fact, it was the physician who determined the type of medication, administration, strength, and other particulars of the prescription the patient was to be given. The state board of nursing charged the nurse with professional misconduct for agreeing to sign these prescriptions....   [tags: Professional Misconduct]
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The Field of Nursing - The Field of Nursing Why do women decide to be in the nursing field. There are different reasons to why women decide to become nurses. Nurses support health, put a stop to diseases, and help the patients deal with their illnesses. The nurse is an advocate and health educationalist for patients, family unit, and communities. They observe, put emphasis, and record the symptoms, reactions, and improvement of a patient. A nurse is a person who endows with medical treatment and help people of all ages to get good health....   [tags: Professional Careers Occupations]
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Nursing Philosophy - In 2005 Fawcett stated “the metaparadigm of professional nursing incorporates four concepts: human beings, environment, health, and nursing” (as sited in Kearney, 2012, p. 4). This paper discusses my philosophy of nursing by stating my own personal definitions, values, and assumptions regarding each of the above mentioned concepts. My paper concludes with an exemplar from my own nursing practice and how I integrated my nursing philosophy into that particular clinical situation. Fawcett states in professional nursing “human beings represent the individual, family, group, or community receiving care, each with unique characteristics” (2005, as sited in Kearney, 2012, p....   [tags: Healthcare Practice, Psychomotor Nature]
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Foresnic Nursing - Forensic nursing has not always been recognized although practiced by nurses every day. In reality, all nurses no matter the specialty have developed some investigative techniques. A forensic nurse is a nurse who deals with violence, sexual abuse victims, and abusers. “In 1995 forensic nursing gained specialty recognition by the American Nurses Association. It is an emerging global nursing specialty, with subspecialties that focus on nursing practice at the clinical legal interface of tending to victims and offender, living and deceased” (Kent-Wilkinson, 2010, p.425)....   [tags: specialty, abuse, violence, victim, offernder]
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Nursing Theory - The life span of nursing cannot be summed up into one general facet of time, but rather, into periods that revolutionized and evolved continuously from the first evidence of medicine to present modern day medicine. The entire medical field, including nursing practice, does not pause when new technologies are brought forth; there is never a moment where work towards the future is not being put into action. Virginia Henderson stated, “Nursing theories mirror different realities, throughout their development; they reflected the interests of nurses of that time” (As cited in Powell, 2012)....   [tags: Evolution, Virginia Henderson]
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Nursing Philosophy - Introduction The American Association of Nursing defines nursing as the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities…and advocacy (Nursingworld.org). It is important for nurses to have a philosophy in which to work by and different types of nurses will have different viewpoints and concerns depending on the area of nursing in which they work. Although many things will be different certain core things will be the same such as caring for the patient, help those in need, help heal the sick and to continue to gain knowledge to improve the quality of care given....   [tags: health, advocacy, pediatric care]
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Nursing Diagnosis - Nursing Diagnosis I Nursing Diagnosis I for Patient R.M. is ineffective airway clearance related to retained secretions. This is evidenced by a weak unproductive cough and by both objective and subjective data. Objective data includes diagnosis of pneumonia, functional decline, and dyspnea. Subjective data include the patient’s complaints of feeling short of breath, even with assistance with basic ADLs. This is a crucial nursing diagnosis as pneumonia is a serious condition that is the eighth leading cause of death in the United States and the number one cause of death from infectious diseases (Lemon, & Burke, 2011)....   [tags: health assessment, physical examination]
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Nursing Through Time - ... The public began to see nurses in the media dressed sparsely. Television shows such as ‘MASH’ and ‘Carry On’ are examples of how the public were seeing the role of nurses. As time moved onward and with the movement of nursing education, nursing lost most of the sexualisation however still retains the domestication aspect of being a doctors understudy. (Daly, Speedy, & Jackson, 2014) Now in the twenty first century the nursing image consist mainly of fictionalised ideology due to the media that is available....   [tags: health care professionals]
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Nursing Informatics Analysis - INTRODUCTION Technology has consumed our daily activities and continues to grow in importance as the need to simplify our world increases. With healthcare needs also steadily increasing, it is necessary to compile and retrieve patient information in an efficient manner. Thus, the Nursing Informaticist is born. Nursing Informatics (NI) is the very heart of the nursing field, saving and enriching the quality of lives everyday. Informaticists engage in various aspects of patient care, essentially acting as a liaison between the nursing and technical worlds....   [tags: Information Technology ]
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Nursing Career Opportunities - Even though nursing has been around for decades, it is still changing rapidly every year. From workplaces to job duties, nursing just isn’t the same. It’s better. These changes in Nursing have helped tremendously. You might not be able to see it, but I sure can. Nurses are one of America’s heroes because, they take care of the sickly, mentally ill, and the elderly. The purpose of nursing is to encourage health and growth, to prevent any illness, injury, and disability (“Nursing Is”). Nurses guide patients toward healthy doings and support them in their time of need....   [tags: Career, America's Heroes, Medical Field]
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Nursing Boundaries - Introduction This assignment will discuss a critical incident that occurred during placement which demonstrates ways in which a nurse operates within the boundaries of the law, specific legislation and act accordingly to local the agencies policies and procedures when safeguarding vulnerable adults (Norkett, 2011) using Gibbs (1988) cycle of reflection format. Safeguarding is a range of activities aimed at preventing harm and abuse occurring and responding where harm and abuse occurs. The law states that a vulnerable adult is a person who is or may be in need of community care because of: mental health, disabilities, age and illness (CHANGE, 2011)....   [tags: healthcare, medical ethics, rights]
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Nursing Diagnosis - J.P., a 58 year old female, presents to the Emergency Room on March 18th. She has a past medical history of cervical cancer, atheroembolism of the left lower extremity, fistula of the vagina, peripheral vascular disease, neuropathy, glaucoma, GERD, depression, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, and sickle cell anemia. She complains of right lower extremity pain accompanied by fatigue, a decreased appetite, increased work of breathing, burning on urination, and decreased urine output for three days....   [tags: Clinical Reasoning Cycle]
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Neonatal Nursing - Neonatal nurses spend their career working with babies, those that are healthy and those that are not. Working with newborns is guaranteed to have its challenges, especially for those particular nurses who choose to work in the neonatal intensive care unit. The neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU, is where the infants suffering from potentially fatal diseases/disorders are held. NICU nurses struggle with life and death situations each and everyday, which is sure to be accompanied by specific emotions such as moral distress....   [tags: NICU, babies, infants]
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Nursing Malpractice - By definition, malpractice is improper, illegal, or negligent professional activity of treatment (Mallen & Smith, 1993). Malpractice happens every day throughout the world and can span from simply not washing hands the proper way to amputating the wrong leg. People usually associate medical malpractice with doctors but medical malpractice claims can be asserted against any healthcare provider, including nurses (“Nurses and Medical,” 2011). The following paper is about a specific nursing malpractice incident published by The Washington Nurse and will describe the situation, the safety measures that were broken, and recommendations that could have improved quality and patient safety....   [tags: healthcare, physician, healthcare]
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Professional Nursing Practices - A. Explain the functional differences between a regulatory agency, such as a board of nursing (BRN), and a professional nursing organization (PNO) as it pertains to your professional nursing practice. The Board of registered nursing is a state governmental agency and serves to protect the public and regulate the practice of registered nurses (California BRN, 2014). The BRN enforces the Nursing Practice Act. Specific to my practice as a RN the BRN sets the educational standards to make sure the education a RN receives is acceptable for the state of California....   [tags: healthcare professionals]
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Nursing: Personal Narrative - Introduction I started my Nursing career in India and then I came to the United States and became an RN. I entered Nursing with the thinking that Nursing is a profession that will always allow me to have a job and all my patients will get better. However, from my experiences I understood that Nursing is more than just giving medications, and it requires clinical competence, cultural sensitivity, ethics, caring for others, and life-long learning about others and the evolving field of medicine. Florence Nightingale once said: Nursing is an art: and if it is to be made an art, It requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation, as any painter’s or sculptor’s work; for what is the having t...   [tags: health, nurses]
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Nursing Philosophy Paper - If you had asked me on my first day of nursing school what a philosophy of nursing was, I would have told you that I had no idea. I assumed that everyone’s idea of nursing is the same, and that nurses are simply kind hearted people that take care of people’s needs. However, nursing is so much more than that. A nursing philosophy guides a nurse in how he or she carries out their work. I believe nursing philosophies are different for everyone. It isn’t just this cookie cutter label that every nurse feels....   [tags: ]
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Health Care: Nursing - Nursing has not always been viewed as the skilled and polished profession that it is today. In nursing’s primitive beginning there were no set rules, regulations, or protocols follow nor were there any professional training offered to those in charge of caring for the ill and injured. Nursing was not even considered to be a true profession. Instead most nurses were mother’s caring for ill family members or women who volunteered to care for injured solders during times of war. During this time “neither life nor women were valued by society.” C....   [tags: professionalism and ethics]
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Analyzing Nursing Philosophy - Nursing is what has brought us together. We have started our Bachelor’s Completion to further our education. I consider that during the Associate, I learned the skills to become a nurse. Now, that I am exploring topics such as time management, analyze my nursing philosophy, and learn how to develop a portfolio, I feel I am beginning to understand what is to be a nurse. Before I went to College to study nursing, I had a philosophy about it which has evolved as I have gained experience and knowledge....   [tags: knowledge, beliefs, god]
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Nursing Home Abuse - Although it does not usually make news headlines and is rarely discussed, nursing home residents and the elderly experience abuse sometimes on a daily basis. Medical errors, physical abuse, or stealing from them could all be classified as abuse. All around the world today, a population that is not able to help itself is being harmed, whether it is physical or sexual abuse, exploitation, or not being properly supervised; the elderly and nursing home residents are being abused. Types of Abuse There are many types of abuse that occur in nursing homes, even though many do not even realize what all could be classified as abuse....   [tags: health, elders, medical errors]
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Nursing Education Necessities - For as long as there has been a formal education for nurses, there has been a debate as to what makes the necessary basics in nursing education. It is sometimes difficult to gauge what curriculum best prepares students to enter the nursing field, and the governing bodies in nursing do little to provide the best laid pathways. There is general agreement that all nursing programs need to be held on the collegiate level, but there is little agreement about whether or not a BSN should be the minimum requirement to enter the nursing field (Black)....   [tags: nurses, leadership, medicine, patients]
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Nursing: Leininger´s Theory - Introduction Cultural competence and linguistic competence is the new trend in health care industry. What does being competent culturally and linguistically mean. The Office of Minority Health (OMH, 2013) defines cultural and linguistic competence as a set of “behavior, attitudes and policies that influence effective work in a cross cultural situation.” According to OMH (2013) culture influences how health care is delivered, received, and the final outcome. In this report the author will discuss Leininger’s theory of cultural care diversity and universality in the context of nursing practice, the social, political and ethical implication and the benefits and limitation of this theory....   [tags: culture, value, diversity, universality, nurse]
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The Nursing Shortage - Table of Contents The Problem 2 The Causes of the Nursing Shortage 2 The Impact of the Nursing Shortage 5 Current Federal Legislation 6 Alternatives 8 Recommendations 9 Works Cited 11 The Problem Current literature continues to reiterate the indicators of a major shortage of registered nurses (RNs) in the United States. The total RN population has been increasing since 1980, which means that we have more RNs in this country than ever before (Nursing Shortage). Even though the RN population is increasing, it is growing at a much slower rate then when compared to the rate of growth of the U.S....   [tags: Nurse Medical Medicine Health 2014]
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