Nurses are an integral part of any community in today’s society and a growing population. Nurses not only welcome newborn babies into the world, they also care for the ill and wounded; some becoming the only vital ‘surviving family’ to those they care for. Nursing is a career path defined by one’s own perception and importance of care. The author is centred on two essential concepts one being health promotion, and the other quality care. Both of which she has personally experienced and sees them as fundamental attributes a nurse must possess.
Tiaki feels Orem’s theory is efficient because this theory will help patients to learn the tasks they are unable to do from the nurses, teaching them how to care for themselves (2008). The purpose of this paper is to describe Orem’s historical background, describe her self-care theory, and describe how her theory can be applied into nursing today. The infamous nursing pioneer, Dorothea Elizabeth Orem, set the bar for nurses worldwide. She was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, where she graduated from high school in 1931. While in college, she pursued her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing Education and she also earned her Masters of Science in Nursing Education.
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This literature review is organized to grow on each independent section so that you, the reader, can form your own opinion, but take with you the universal understanding of how information technology will lead us down a new and exciting career path. Technology is stated as the scientific method and material used to achieve a commercial or industrial objective. To go one step further, nursing technology is using a tool to advance nursing practice. “The Institute of medicine identified that technology as a viable method of enhancing patient care delivery and improving staff productivity” Sensmeier, Horowitz (2003 page). Because inadequate nursing staff causes shortcuts to be taken, there are mistakes made that could have possibly been prevented.
As nurses, the word care or caring is not only apart of our vocabulary but it is also the driving force behind how we treat our patients and their families. Providing comfort, being compassionate, tranquil, thoughtful, and selfless are all ways that nurses provide care for their patients. Through these elements, Dr. Jean Watson’s Human Caring Theory has helped reshape the world of nursing and bring the focus and attention back to healing and caring relationships as the e... ... middle of paper ... ... impact of the healing relationship in clinical nursing. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, 9(3), A65-79. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/204827408?accountid=12164 Smith, M. C., Turkel, M. C., & Wolfe, Z. R. (2013).
“...the vast majority of employers (88%) are looking for a “cultural fit” over skills in their next hire as more and more companies focus on attrition rates” (Forbes, 10/04/2012) While important, this certainly does not supercede the ability to have excellent practical nursing skills. With that in mind, these essential nursing skills should be present in any student that has attended a state board approved program and has passed the NCLEX. Having students leaving a nursing program with other valued team and critical thinking skills will ultimately make for better nurses in the healthcare field. For nursing education to produce qualified nurses equipped and ready to enter a real healthcare working environment there needs to be a focus on preparing nurses to maintain high levels of satisfaction in their jobs. “Job satisfaction among nurses has long been recognized as a critical indicator of their performance and quality of patient care (as cited in Zurmehly, 2008, para.