This helps ensure an open line of communication between patient, family, and medical staff which allows for efficient information passing between interdisciplinary teams (Bamm & Rosenbaum, 2008). This communication allows the nursing staff an opportunity to also educate and counsel the family members as needed to prepare them for caring for the patient (Bamm & Rosenbaum, 2008). The value of viewing the patient in context of family from the nursing perspective is the fact that the whole patient is treated by taking into consideration the family environment and it 's affect on the
Introduction Defining Family Assessment Family assessment is an important concept to understand in nursing practice. Not only does it provide the nurse with information of the family itself, but it also provides insight on each individual within the family. According to Kaakinen (2015), family assessment is defined as a nursing intervention which, under the scope of nursing practice, fulfills the health care needs of patients and their families. In addition, this nursing family assessment can be utilized by categorizing the assessment into the family as a context, as a whole, as a system, and as a component of society. In family assessment, it is vital to consider each of these aspects, as each contributes to understanding the patient on
According to Douglas et al. (2014), there are several topics that are imperative for the nurse to learn in order to provide evidence-based care while maintaining cultural sensitivity. These topics include: 1) the impact of people’s culture on their beliefs, values, customs and ways of acting, 2) the way people from different culture seek and go about obtaining health care, 3) the need to be aware of communication styles, and finally the impact of health policy on different groups with special attention to those who are at a socioeconomic disadvantage or are
This paper will serve to discuss personal definitions of human, health, environment, and nursing. This paper will also serve to give an example of King’s theory in practice as well as to discuss the Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory (SCDNT) process
The first level represents a “worldview”, the second level presents “knowledge concerning individuals and groups”, the third level includes “specific features of care in the system”, and the fourth level is “specific nursing care” (Masters, 2014, p. 69; Jarošová, 2014, p. 47). The main purpose of this theory is “to generate knowledge related to the nursing care of people who value their cultural heritage” (McEwen & Wills, 2014, p. 233). The major concepts in this theory include: culture, culture care, and diversities and similarities and sub-concepts include care and caring, emic view (language expression, perceptions, beliefs, and practice), and etic view (universal language expressions beliefs and practices in regard to certain phenomena) (McEwen & Wills, 2014, p. 233). The base knowledge
Involving the family can enhance the patients care. Including family members in the care of the patient helps them cope better with the patient’s illness and helps them plan ongoing care when the patient goes home. Gaining both the trust of the patient and family can help the health care team get any details that may have been missed on admission, such as medications the patient takes, or special diet, or spiritual needs. Also, the family may provide pertinent information that the patient may not have divulged to the nurse. Encouraging the patient and family to voice their concerns will help implement a safe plan of action.
The practice of nursing not only involves applying knowledge but the ability to differentiate the needs of the client and being empathetic to their needs. Hence, the importance of holistic nursing and not only being for the client but for the clients family as well. Holistic nursing is defined as “all nursin... ... middle of paper ... ... practice of medicine, combined with addressing holistic needs of the patient and family, including the physical, psychological, cognitive, emotional, spiritual and social care as it relates to being competent in nursing. Conclusion Throughout this philosophy paper, I have explored what nursing is based on my personal values and beliefs as it relates to the body of work in nursing. I value the importance of holistic nursing and the care of patients being individualized for them and their family.
Therapeutic relationship is well-defined as the process of interrelating, that concentration on advancing the physical and emotional comfort of a patient. Nurses use therapeutic practices to provide support and evidence to patients. It may be compulsory to use a variation of techniques to achieve nursing goals in collaborating with a patient. By discovering the reluctance of the patient to study, as well as the opinions and beliefs of the client and their family, the nurse work together with the client to discoveraexplanation. The... ... middle of paper ... ...l practitioner.Oxford: Blackwell Science.
Cultural Competence Researching and developing awareness of different cultures beliefs, values, and practice can help aid with providing cultural competent care. As a healthcare professional, this is an essential competent for caring for patient of different ethnicity group. “Organizations and individuals who understand their clients’ cultural values, beliefs, and practices are in a better position to be co-participants with their clients in providing culturally acceptable care” (Purnell & Paulanka, 2008, p. 2). During the beginning of this course, I had taken a cultural competency quiz regarding my responses to the patient cultural values and belief practices. I will later discuss how my results from the cultural competency quiz changed
I will focus on the empowerment of the patient in the delivery of holistic and evidence based practices of nursing care. This paper dives into the values I feel are not only important, but necessary in relating to patients as well as other health care professionals, my personal work culture, and society as a