As first year nursing students, it’s important that we find out what truly defines our profession. In order to do this we need to evaluate the different perspectives that surround nursing, which means I need to reflect on the definitions from my interview, my own developing view, and the readings and discussions we had in class. In order to examine these various perspectives, I was given the opportunity to interview a current nurse. This interview allowed me to form my own view, and to evaluate what I’ve learned about nursing in a classroom and compare and contrast it to a clinical setting. I was fortunate to have a nurse in my family, who was willing to share her experiences as a nurse with me.
Utilising John’s model of structured reflection I will reflect on the care I instigated to a patient with complex needs. The patient in question was admitted to the Emergency Assessment Unit for surgical patients then transferred to the ward where I work as a staff nurse. The patient in question was admitted with suspected pancreatitis. This piece of reflection will pay particular attention to the care I gave the patient in the form of instigating admission documentation, assessing their condition, instigating care plans and administration of any medications required. The patient in question had complex needs and as a staff nurse and according to the NMC (2009) I should be able to provide the care he/she required.
I plan to serve a more diverse patient population working in an interdisciplinary capacity with physicians as a partners in care. Not only ordering, performing and analyzing the results of diagnostic tests; but interpreting patient histories, symptoms, physical findings. The diagnostic information will be used to formulate accurate diagnoses and treatment plans that are patient specific. I look forward to creating behavior modification recommendations to prevent and mitigate adverse health effects. I’m excited about finding unique ways to educate patients in the management of acute and chronic illnesses which will allow me to use my creative abilities.
In conclusion, Evidence-Based Practice requires explicit use of best evidence and decision making. However, clinical skills, judgment and experience are as critical. The best systematic recording will have a significant impact on increasing the confidence on the effectiveness of the treatments and correct interpretation of evidence. “To practice EB means becoming a better history taker, better clinical examiner, a consumer of empirical evidence and a thoughtful diagnostician and therapist” (Ambrose, B, 2011). As physiotherapists, we are responsible to make contributions and able to provide patients the best treatment and services.
In nursing, it is important to understand client’s emotions in order to provide the needed health care. This will help clients to open up with one’s own health issues. In all health care system the health care professionals should put one’s self in client’s shoes. This will help the nurse-patient relationship to be more effective. This will enhance the clients to provide... ... middle of paper ... ...r, R., & Evans, K., & Nizette, D. (2009).
My mother began to panic unaware of his condition and began searching his symptoms online, and just decided to take him to the ER out of panic. After I was told that my dad had gotten a stroke, I barely got to see him. I went from getting picked up by him everyday from school, shopping for groceries with him, and my most favorite thing watching scary movies with him, to watching him die slowly in the hospital. My perception in life was not all there, I was only eight years old I feel as if that particular year was a blur, I didn’t want to remember anything I saw. I didn’t want to remember my mom throwing up many times, I didn’t want to remember my mom receiving a call that my dad was bleeding to death because he took a pain killer unaware that he was taking a blood
The patient was in and out of the hospital frequently and with each visit neither the doctor nor the nurse took the time to sit down and talk about smoking cessation and the reasoning behind her not wanting to quit. I used holistic communication tools and was able to learn that only was she afraid of failure, she lacked the family support needed to make such a big change in her life. At home, she was surrounded by smokers, and had no one to support her while trying to quit. After determining the reason, I was able to provide her with advice, strategies, and support
Nursing is a noble professional which need better skills and critical thinking to provide quality treatment and care for the patients. Reflection practice is defined on what we have reflected towards the experiences, it also may be described, analyzed and evaluated. It will help to bring out changes in future practices (Bulman, C., et al, 2013). Every nursing care will give us experience to be reflected for improvement (Baillie, L. 2014). Moreover, it also able to enhance patient care and explore new approaches towards performing tasks.
1 Introduction Malka Magnesia, a second year political science student with an A average, suddenly re-pairs to the attic of her parents’ home and refuses to go to school or to work. She explains that she has been ordered by her “superiors” in another galaxy simply to sit and repent. Her distraught family pleads with her to seek medical assistance but she refuses on the grounds that her “superiors” consider her “unworthy”. The family psychiatrist advises that exposure to some of the modern drugs has been known to reduce such schizophrenic symptoms within a period of weeks. To what extent, if at all, should the law permit the involuntary hospitalization and drug treatment of Malka Magnesia?
Melanie expressed concerns for Mrs. Hylton well-being because she was home alone, haven't contract for safety, and was experiencing auditory and visual hallucinations. She reports before she could finish making a plan and contracting for safety Mrs. Hylton left with her mother. Melanie reports last year Mrs. Hylton attempted suicide by alcohol consumption. A MCM assessed Mrs. Hylton and during the assessment she appeared to talk to a man who she said was in the room, however was not visible by