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Modern Day Nursing Process Essay

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For this analysis section a breakdown of the different stages will be explored in order to deepen both knowledge and understanding of the nursing process.
Orlando (1961) first thought of the nursing process as a repetitive way of concentrating upon patient centered problems and setting agreed realistic and measurable goals to improve health. The modern day nursing process ASPIRE (Barrett et al., 2012) includes the following: Assessment, Systematic diagnosis, plan, implement, recheck and evaluate. This cycle ensures that the patients are re-evaluated regularly using the latest evidence based care.
The five main stages enables nurses to deliver the highest possible care from admission to discharge using underpinned knowledge and evidence based practice to carry out this process correctly and effectively (Sackett et al, 1996). Person centred care is considered the underpinning of good patient care (First steps, 2017). Patient centred care plays a fundamental role in developing and maintaining a therapeutic relationship between patient and nurse. Putting patients in the …show more content…

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  • Explains that the nursing process is a repetitive way of focusing upon patient centered problems and setting agreed realistic and measurable goals to improve health.
  • Explains that person-centred care is considered the underpinning of good patient care. it includes patients in the assessment and planning of their care needs ensuring that they feel included, valued and listened to.
  • Explains that a comprehensive assessment takes an in-depth look at patient's health status, including physical examination, risk factors, physiological, spiritual, and social aspects of their life. nursing models are used as frameworks to carry out holistic assessments.
  • Explains that the assessment with mr smith had similar principles to that of roper, logan and thierny. professional behaviour and attitudes such as compassion, sensitivity and good communication throughout a patients care delivery are extremely important.
  • Explains that mr smith's care required help from a multi-disciplinary approach as his problems ranged from physical, psychological, and social nature.
  • Explains that once a full diagnosis of care needs had been made by the nurse according to the actual and potential problems found, she included mr.
  • Explains that actual problems are something that has occurred or is occurring while potential problems can be considered as something at risk thus preventing it.
  • Explains that the nursing associate should have the skills and knowledge to deliver a high standard of holistic care to the patient based upon the best evidence.

Professional behaviour and attitudes such as compassion, sensitivity and good communication throughout a patients care delivery are extremely important during the assessment. Also it is fundamental to provide and promote patient centred care this does not only mean the patient but inclusion of their families and carers too (The Royal College Of Nursing, 2017). The nurse demonstrated both dignity and respect towards Mr Smith and his family, she addressed all questions straight to him and allowed Mr Smith to answer for himself. If there was and difficulty in answering any of the questions she allowed his wife to answer so she could get to know the patient to establish his individual

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