This theory explains how patients use specific types of information to cope with health care events thus providing a rational for selecting information that can be expected to benefit patients. The concept of self-regulation has been a part of nursing practice in a circumlocutory fashion for years. It has been most commonly referred to as self-management creating considerable ambiguity and overlapping of definitions for that term and self-regulation (SR). For the purpose of this paper these terms will imply that people follow self-set goals introduced by their health care provider. Jean E. Johnson (1997), a registered nurse and graduate professor at the University of Rochester School of Nursing, is considered responsible for developing the Self-Regulation Theory (SRT) in the late nineteen nineties.
The Nursing School at Boise State University joined in a partnership with one of the local medical centers to implement an EBP model. The medical center distinguished a need to utilize more EBP in patient care so a project was initiated and successfully completed. Throughout the stages of the project, there was an awakening of what nurses can contribute to their own practice. The staff nurses were the central focus of this project. “Staff nurses “drive the machine” of evidence-based practice, because they observe, assess, ask questions, pass on ideas, and implement new knowledge into clinical practice” (Reavy & Tavernier, 2008, p. 167).
Issues and trends in the nursing profession are constantly changing due to discoveries in technology and research, changes in reimbursement and legislation, and the changing needs of our population; in fact the only constant in healthcare is change. This course has provided me with a foundation and better understanding of the need for higher education to empower nurses to become leaders and help shape the future of the nursing profession. Nurses are the “backbone” of healthcare and this is becoming more evident with the changes we are currently seeing in the healthcare industry. Discussion Learning Goals “Communication is defined as the giving or exchanging of information through oral, written or non-verbal means” (Blais & Hayes 2016), and
As a result, the American Red Cross Department of Nursing began recruitment of additional nurses, looking beyond the traditional nursing school graduates. Patriotic women and volunteers were used where possible and increased attempts were made to assemble women with college degrees into military nursing (Egenes, n.d., p.16). By 1923, the Goldmark Report was issued, essentially stating that nursing schools needed to have educational standards, and the necessity for education to be performed at the university level (Egenes, n.d., p.19). The paradigm of nursing and its educational approach was changing to meet the needs of the nation. Nursing during the following decade endured many changes and was greatly influenced by the economical state of the country following the war, onset of the Great Depression, and rising of another world war.
The educative practice is the domain that focuses the competencies that nurse practitioners use to contribute to patients, caregivers, students, health professionals, and the public learning related to health and illness (SPUR 2015, introduction-forum). Both registered nurses and nurse practitioners use current evidence from nursing science and medical sciences to practice and share their knowledge with patients and others. According to CRNBC 2013's standard for registered nurses and nurse practitioners, they use suitable processes to plan education; involve learners using appropriate educational methods and build appropriate education records (CRNBC,2013). In addition, nurse practitioners involve more in the professional development of nursing
In order to provide continuous high quality care across the continuum, a diabetic case management plan will be needed. The plan will be the center of a diabetic case management team that adheres to a specific set of predetermined protocols and clinical care pathways (Cohen & Cesta, 2005). Members of the team will include a physician, nurse case manager, with the potential to consult a dietician, diabetic educator, and a social worker. This nonunit based multidisciplinary team approach ensures Jane Doe will receive care from experts in diabetes throughout her hospital stay as well as post discharge. The nurse case manager, along with the physician, will be responsible for developing an individualized plan of care.
Additionally, she provided therapeutic communication, by displaying empathy and compassion, while ministering to patients who were on their deathbed. Finally, she required patients of lower acuity to provide care for themselves and their environment (“The lady with the lamp and her contributions to modern nursing”, 2015). Over one hundred years after Florence Nightingale’s death nursing has come a very long way. Today, it is more complex than could have ever been imagined over a century ago. In fact, the profession of nursing has evolved considerably in just the last fifty years of practice.
However, key nursing functions, such as assessment and evaluation, cannot be delegated and remains withheld. The decision by the registered nurse, to assign various healthcare responsibilities to another professional, is influenced by his/her perception and understanding on the condition of the client as well as the kind of skills, training and competency of the healthcare professional assigned these responsibilities (Lipe and Beasley, 2004). The Registered Nurse, therefore, only delegates healthcare functions he or she believes will complement the level of proficiency and competency of the healthcare professional. Additionally, the registered nurse also puts into consideration the policies of the healthcare institution, regarding delegation, before delegating nursing
Some of the theories that inform and assist in the framing of nursing informatics include Turley's nursing informatics model, Goossen’s framework for nursing informatics research and Staggers & Parks’ nurse-computer interaction framework (Elkind, 2009). Various models have been formulated that describe different aspects of nursing informatics. Many of them were developed with the sole objective of providing a conceptual framework for the nursing discipline. The conceptual model origin was developed by William Goossen and was formulated in 1996 as an extension of Graves and Corcoran’s 1989 model (Goossen, 2000). Goosen began to develop foundations of nursing informatics while he was a postgraduate nursing student in Tweedegraads Leraren Opleiding Verpleegkunde in late 1980s.
Nursing has been my chosen career since my father passed away in 2012. As a family member, I relied on the nursing staff for answers regarding my father’s treatment plan and long term diagnosis. I watched firsthand what it meant to be a nurse—to treat people with dignity, kindness, respect, and compassion. The primary nurse practitioner program at the University Of Colorado Denver, College Of Nursing will provide the advanced level of education I need to deliver evidence based practice care to a wide variety of patients. My goal is to practice preventative medicine with a focus on health and wellness.