The faith community nurse model of care involves the faith community nurse integration of the church and surrounding community to promote health and well-being through healthcare education and disease self-management, utilizing the acronym FAITH. F: Faith community nurse and faith-based nursing; A: Awareness; I: Integration (the church and the community); T: Teaching and educating; and H: Healthcare
In conclusion, the nursing profession requires people who can persevere and sacrifice their time and service, for other people. A Christian nurse should provide for emotional, physical and spiritual health of patients with respect to Christian teachings and nursing code of conduct and ethics. A nurse should understand the core values of nursing, to effectively manage patients and offer them appropriate care.
Community and public health nurses focus on the avoidance of illness, injury or disability, the sponsorship of health and maintenance of the health of the populations, they work with communities, target health promotion and disease prevention, they act as teachers, counselors and play an vital role in preventing wide spread illness and disease. They also endorse, protect, and maintain the health of populations through the delivery of personal health services to individuals, families and defend the community as a whole. In low-income and rural communities, these nurses also provide important health care services. They are able to distinguish and respond to potential health crises.
They can also serve as advocates for individuals and families in the population to develop policies, access resources, and protect their dignity. Most importantly the nurse should be capable of providing care, respecting human dignity, be unbiased by concerns of social or economic status, personal attributes, or the nature of health problems. Population Diagnosis and Priorities Public health nursing is a practice that focuses on promoting and enhancing health of populations through the nursing knowledge, critical thinking, and disease or disability prevention. An effective public health nurse can also evaluate and gather data through an assessment that functions to formulate a diagnosis for the population and setting priorities. An assessment is derived from direct input from the population, data regarding access and use of health services, preventive and health promotion factors, risk factors, and basic nursing and public health skills.
It also proves that there should some retaining accountability in quality of care to individuals receiving healthcare. Aim is team work , planning, implementation , progress measuring of health care consumer within the organization.Promots continuous ongoing education of all healthcare providers.ANA provides some leadership qualities as nurses can act as a mentor to other colleagues for the improvement of nursing as a profession and quality of care. In leadership important personal qualities are communication and ability to resolve conflicts. So treat others with full of respect ,dignity and trust. Should consider the effectiveness of communication and ways to improve autonomy and accountability of nurses.
In reviewing and studying various peer-reviewed articles, and journals from different databases, it was determined that faith community nurses play a vital role in providing spiritual support, health promot... ... middle of paper ... ...th education, healthcare, and spiritual guidance. The faith community nurse will see people from all walks of life, and will care for individuals and families. The nurse must be empathetic, utilize active listening and open communication to establish rapport. Also, because members of the congregation and community will view the church as a “safe place”, patients will need to feel accepted by the nurse in order to open up about sensitive topics. Clearly, not all communities share the same needs.
I value the importance of holistic nursing and the care of patients being individualized for them and their family. Also, effectively collaborating among health care professionals to ensure quality care for patients. Additionally, the importance of health promotion as one of the main roles of nurses is being a teacher, since promoting health prevents illness and increases the level of health in clients. These principles will serve as a guide for my personal standards of nursing practice.
"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). Another definition from another author such as (Harkreader, 2000) wrote, sees caring as a universal behaviour observed in human beings and influenced by Society, culture, values and gender”(p.1450). Thus, nurses would certainly agree that caring is important in everyday life. Why is Caring Important to Nursing Nurses are an equally important part of each client’s life. Nurses provide stable care to each client, answers their questions, gives medications and treatments, and assists with medical procedures.
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
Caring is the essence of nursing. As a nurse, we establish a caring relationship with our patients, and provide the best individualize care and interventions to promote healing. Jean Watson’s focus of practice is the patient and the theory places the patient in the context of the family, the community and the culture. The major concepts of Jean Watson’s theory of caring are transpersonal caring relationships, caring moments/caring occasions and the ten caritas processes. I will describe how this theory can be applied in practice and show an example from my own practice.