This “immediate” need must be correctly identified by the nurse, so the nurse may provide care to relieve the need for help experienced by the patient. Orlando’s creation of the nursing process discipline helped to further establish nursing as a profession and aimed to “…recognize the pivotal importance of the patient participation and intelligent nurse deliberation in the nursing process” (Sitzman & Eichelberger, 2011, p. 118). The purpose of this paper is to introduce the reader to the basic concepts of Ida Jean Orlando’s nursing theory and the working correlation between patient behavior and the nurse reaction to that behavior. Initial Concept, Recognizing Patient Behavior Patient’s behavior is the initial concept of Orlando’s nursing discipline process. The nurse has to learn to recognize the different behaviors of the patient and apply nursing concepts to that behavior.
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Theory Practice Gap Shonna Dillman Maryville University Theory Practice Gap To bridge the theory to nursing practice gap, one must understand first that theory provides legitimacy as a profession, the skill reflection must be learned to use theory in practice and nurses must take ownership of their language and practice. Nursing has a long history as a caring part of patient care; it must also advance itself as a medical profession through the use of theory (McCrae, 2011). Skills in nursing school and nursing practice must be aimed at viewing the bigger picture of nursing as a profession with a rich history of theory and models at the disposal of nursing for daily patient care in the practice area. The language and opinions of professional nurses must reflect a substantial understanding and practical use of theory in the clinical setting on a daily basis in the real world as well as in the book world of school (Sellman, 2010). The gap must be bridged early in the nursing students’ curriculum to promote change in this area for nursing to promote and achieve professionalism in the eyes of nursing as well as other medical professions.
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This method of reflecting on my own personal experiences in a specific set of circumstances promoted thought-provoking questions and ideas. It also helped me to realize the importance of having all the data prior to making a decision on a plan of care. It becomes obvious while attempting to answer questions on case studies when there is not enough information. Case studies are a great way to put yourself into the clinical situation so that as nurses we may have a greater understanding of critical thinking (Asselin, 2012). Challenges as an Evolving Leader Today’s nurse, as an evolving leader, must be compassionate, professional and treat the patient as a whole.
Nursing theories are the support of nursing practice today. They are significant to nursing practice, education and scientific research because they help to determine, what is already known, and what additional knowledge and skills are needed. Nurses are usually first exposed to nursing theories during nursing education and further exposure comes from hands on training. The gained knowledge, about nursing theories, through education and training enhances better outcomes for patients and caregivers, allows application of professional boundaries, and assists in decision making. In this paper I will attempt to analyze, in general, the importance of nursing theory to the nursing profession; discuss middle-range theory, furthermore Benner’s model of skill acquisition, and how this theory addresses nursing’s metaparadigm; and how this theory views nursing education.
It is up to the future of health care professionals to carry out these theories in able to provide the best care given to patients. References Parker, M. E., & Smith, M. C. (2010). Dorothea Orem 's Self-Care Deficit Theory. In Nursing Theories & Nursing Practice (p. 121-145). Philadelphia: F.A.
It also develops the basis for care planning and forms the remainder of the whole process, making it a crucial stage (Nazarko 2011). Assessment consists of a number of skills for example, communication, observation and critical thinking. Communication is an essential skill for nursing particularly in relation to the Multidisciplinary team and patient rapport. Communication quality, determines the outcome of care, patient wellbeing, and effective therapeutic partnerships (Boscart 2009). Both verbal and non-verbal communication is fundamental in nursing which in turn affects pati... ... middle of paper ... ...