Nursing Process For Evidence Based Nursing

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Evidence Based Nursing

Hospice has become a very large part of the medical community as there are so many people that have been afflicted with some form of terminal illness. One of the most prevalent of these illnesses is some form of cancer. Cancer can be very painful and overwhelming for a person and often the treatments are severe and have dire consequences of their own. There are times when people are being treated for cancer or some other illness that they just say enough is enough and discontinue treatment. When this happens at some point there will be some form of discomfort anywhere from mild to extremely painful. “As more clients with terminal illness choose to stop aggressive treatment, hospice nursing has
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This is in fact “a scientific problem-solving approach to client care that includes assessment, analysis, planning, implementation, and evaluation” (Cherry & Jacob, 2014). When going through these steps the nurse is looking at all aspects of the patient’s health and well being when putting together care plans that will be beneficial to the patient. The information being gathered will include many forms of information and all will be taken into consideration as the care plan comes together. The nurse will study this information which may include anything from asking questions to the patient and family, vital signs, labs. The information gathered can be subjective or objective and will all be clustered and deciphered as to where in the plan they belong. The reason for gathering all of this information is the nurse is looking at all the evidence and putting it all within its proper place. This is consistent with planning. “Evidence-based nursing (EBN) is defined as 'an ongoing process by which evidence, nursing theory and practitioners ' clinical experience are critically evaluated and considered in conjunction with patient involvement, to provide delivery of optimum nursing care for the individual” (Andrew, Johnston, and Papadopoulou,…show more content…
Communication in itself is a very big deal. There are so many forms of communication and all of them have their own area of use. When communication is discussed the first thing and maybe the only thing people really think of is vocal communication and that is just one form yet the most widely used. There are so many forms of communication that people just see one or two as ways to communicate. Sign language, body language, gestures, and even electronic such as electronic patient records or email, or just a written sentence these are all forms of communication. When communicating with someone from a different culture it is important that they have a translator that speaks their tongue to interpret for them so as they understand the questions and what is going on around them. With the help from someone that can communicate in their language we are able to gather evidence through various questions, tests, and vital sign that will help adhere to an evidence based practice in nursing. One of the key elements in communication with a person from a different culture or someone with a verbal impairment is to first “assess the language spoken, cultural considerations, literacy level, cognitive level, and use of glasses and/or hearing aids” ( Ackley & Ladwig,
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