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.
A nurse can be defined, according to the Fundamentals of Nursing book, as “promoting of health, prevention of illness, and the care of the ill, disable and dying people. Advocacy, promotion of a safe environment, research, and participation in shaping health policy and in patient and health systems management and education…” (Taylor et al, 2015). Nurses will provide the individual care for each patient based on the patient, the environment, and the health that the patient desires. Nurses spend the most time with patients, they are the ones observing the patient, monitoring the patient, and interacting with the patient. Thought these interactions nurses are able to build relationships with each patient, which in turns allows the nurse to care the patient to the best of their
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. The nursing process is a broad assessment tool that can be applied to every patient but results in an individualized care plan tailored to the most important needs of the patient.
Through their many acts of caring, the nurse must be diverse and knowledgeable of various cultures, skilled clinically and knowledgeable of the most current scientific research. They may act as a mentor, educator, confidant, support system, and clinical competent individual at any time necessary (Taleghani et al., 2013). A nurse encompasses all of these qualities and works in a variety of settings in collaboration with other medical providers to promote health and wellness and improve the quality of life for individuals. An example of this includes, nursing the emergency department. Here nurses are individuals trained to provide medical care for individuals of varying ages with varying illnesses.
It bridges information from nurses to patients in a skillful way. It is the application of all the science known to nursing to give the utmost care the patient needs”(Chua, 2014).Nursing is a highly respectful and profession field which focused on the care of individuals , prevention , treatment and protection . It is taking care of illness and injury
Principles of Public Health Practice Public health nursing focuses on the entire community with similar health characteristics. As a result, it is a population-based intervention program that involves everyone at risk. Secondly, it guides assessment of the community’s health status through an elaborate process (Truglio-Londrigan and Lewenson 10). For example, the practice develops and prioritizes plans in accordance with research and analysis of risk factors, assets and health status of the community. Additionally, the practice also considers external determinant of health.
A state of being and becoming an integrated whole that supports the person and environment reciprocally (Roy, 2009; Parse, 1987). As previously mentioned I look at the person as a whole and not only what the patient was admitted for but how their cancer diagnosis affects their life and the impact it has on their family. Social justice addresses human rights, equity and allocating fair distribution of resources and responsibilities (CNA, 2009). This is also important in my nursing practice in ensuring all patients receive the best possible care equally and to eliminate biases. The concept of nursing as a discipline develops and enhance knowledge about human experiences through research and theories, which is the “scientific guide to living the art of nursing” (Parse, 1999, p.275).
For example, it was required to us to take microbiology, anatomy, leadership, professionalisms, etc to help us to become a better nurse and have a foundation base of education. We give patient care in the hospital, but we are also provider of care. We use the nursing process to help and make decision for our patient. Our decisions are based on critical thinking, clinical reasoning, and accountability. We are hold accountable for everything we do and based on our judgment to provide care to the best of patient’s benefit.
A Nurse will practice in their profession making sure the actions are reliable and they are to take responsibility for themselves and others (Crisp, J & Taylor, C & Douglas, C & Rebeiro, G, 2013). A registered nurse (RN) practises self-sufficiently and in partnership with other health professionals such as enrolled nurses, health care assistances, doctors and surgeons etc. Registered nurses carry out general nursing tasks, delegate to and direct any health care assistants or enrolled nurses working alongside them. They deliver complete assessments to develop, implement, and estimate an assimilated plan of health care, also a RN provides mediations that involve extensive scientific and qualified knowledge, skills and clinical decision making. They organise this in a variety of surroundings in corporation with individuals, the families and the communities.
Throughout this research paper, I will discuss their education, duties, work environments, job outlooks, and their pay. Nurses work alongside doctors to ensure the well-being of all patients. They work diligently to provide restoration of the client’s healthcare abilities. While researching, I found on Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook that registered nurses perform various of duties. They assess patient’s conditions, record patient medical history and symptoms, observe patients and record observations, administer medicines and treatments, set up and coordinate plans or patients, consult and collaborate with healthcare professionals, operate and monitor medical equipment, help perform diagnostic tests and analyze the results, teach