Introduction and Rationale for Theory In order to effectively guide practice, it is essential that nurses understand and critique different theories to evaluate them for use in practice. For this paper I have selected Jean Watson’s Human Caring Theory: regarding transpersonal human caring. The rationale for selecting this theory is that it is central to nursing. Watson believes that caring is shared by nurses, as curing is shared by medicine (Dunlap, 1998). This theory is based on authentic caring to maintain the dignity of the individual (Green & Robichaux, 2009).
Nola Pender, a nursing theorist and educator, has developed the Health Promotion Model (HPM). The three main parts of the HPM ar... ... middle of paper ... ...d=2320&accno=2009977443 Piper, S. (2008). Promoting health. Emergency Nurse, 16(8), 12-14. Potter, P. A., & Perry, A. G. (2005).
Comfort increases the overall experience of the patient and their family, it increases their ability to heal and cooperate, and it also positively impacts health care and medical facilities. This research shows how the theory of comfort needs to be implemented across all medical fields, especially nursing, if professionals want to provide the highest quality of care for their patients. Kolcaba (2001) states that nursing is the process of observing and determining the comfort needs of patients. Assessment may be objective based solely on observation or subjective based on asking the patient whether or not they are comfortable. The nurse is expected to create and execute appropriate nursing interventions as well as evaluate the patient’s comfort after the interventions.
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Nursing theories came about as an explanation, reasoning or through research and practice as a way to explain and come up for procedures of healthcare. The best way to look at nursing theories is like the foundational block. Nursing theories are important set the tone of how a nurse will practice. A nurse will use intuition, practice, past expertise and events, and couple with learned theories to work every day in order to give the best patient care. it is all the more important to appreciate what first advanced nursing beyond mechanisms of practice to becoming a knowledge-based force in healthcare: That force is nursing theory and the theoretical thinking and research that generate theory.
Cronenwett, L., Sherwood, G., Barnsteiner, J., Disch J., Janhson, J., Mitchell, P., … Warren, J (2007). Quality and safety education for nurses. Nursing Outlook, 55, 122-131. 3. Finkelman, A., & Kenner, C. (2009).
Glembocki, M.M. & Dunn, K.S. (2010). Building an Organizational Culture of Caring: Caring Perceptions Enhanced With Education. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 41 (12), 565-570.
What constitutes successful nurse leadership? : A qualitative approach utilizing Kanter’s theory of organizational behavior. JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration. 32(12) 622-632 Retrieved from http://ovidsp.tx.ovid.com.library.capella.edu/ or Accession: 00005110-200212000-00007 Laurent, & Laurent. (2000).
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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