My Models Transition Of Transition

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Transition Paper Name Institution My Models of Transition in Nursing I am mostly reflected in William Bridges’ model of transition - ‘Managing Transitions’. This is due to the experiences that I have had in transitioning from the use of manual drug dispensing and recording systems to automated drug dispensing and recording systems. The transition followed a decision by the hospital management to change the manual drug dispensing techniques to the use of McKesson AcuDose-Rx® which is an Automated Medication Cabinet incorporating a number of features to make it a very useful tool in the nursing profession. Bridges’ model describes three stages that people are likely to experience within a transition that I have personally gone through during the change. The first stage is Ending, Losing and Letting Go when the change is first presented to people. This occurred when the idea of changing the way drugs were being dispensed was informed to the nurses. At first, I constantly found myself in a denial state refusing to let go off the comfort that came with doing what I had grown used to in the last few years. I also experienced fear that with the implementation of the change I would not be able to work just as smoothly as I had been used to (Bridges, 2010). Feelings of uncertainty also were commonplace as I felt that working would not be as it had been. Slowly I begun to accept the change and I moved on to the second stage of transition, the neutral zone. This stage did not present many challenges as the first one did but I constantly experienced low morale for work. During this stage I suddenly became more skeptic about the need for the change itself sometimes feeling as if it was unnecessary to have the old system replaced. Fur... ... middle of paper ... ...ble to provide patients the medical care, treatment and medication they may require when they visit hospitals (Nasaif, 2012). They may also be involved in minor surgeries though the critical surgeries are performed by specialists in the respective fields. Family nurse practitioners on the other hand, may also take part in disease diagnosis, evaluation of patient and treatment. They are also involved in prenatal care, performing minor surgeries and family planning services. By carrying out analyses on patient condition, family nurse practitioners may request for occupational or physical therapies as forms of rehabilitative treatments to compliment medical treatment for a particular patient. Primary care physicians and family nurse practitioners have been particularly instrumental in making nursing practice a useful one because of the services they are able to provide.

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