How May Nurses in Acute Settings Support Families in End of Life Care? The purpose of this paper is to provide insight into how nurses may better support families during end of life care. Nurses are faced with multiple tasks and responsibilities within their careers; however, are nurses fully prepared for the immense amount of responsibility that it takes to care for patients and their families during end of life care? I will use Ruland & Moore’s (1998) Peaceful End of Life Theory to explore how this theory is relevant to my research topic of how nurses in acute settings may support families during end of life care. In the form of a literature review, I will outline common themes found throughout the literature and identify the most prominent barriers that nurses, patients and their families face during end of life care.
An evaluation must be done by the nurse when providing the suitable and proper treatment. The Evaluation will aid the nurses to decide should the patient stand in improvement of care and in co... ... middle of paper ... ...ices. In respect to reduce the problems related to health, the NMHC provide superior program, deliver education and knowledge. The principal aim is manage doctors and nurses to help patients in minimizing the expense of healthcare more reachable and reducing the problem of lifelong illnesses. Conclusion The responsibility and the tasks of a nurse is remains to modify and have go through a lot of changes since the reform of the health care.
Nurses provide guidance and address the problems in the end-of-life decision-making process. It is the nurse’s role to explain to families and other healthcare professionals when an advance directive would be put to use. An advance directive serves as a guide for clinicians to respect and honor the autonomous decision of the patient when they are in a position to not be able to express their wishes (Roux & Halstead, 2009). Nurses could assist in ensuring the patient needs are met along with protecting their rights. The registered nurse act as client advocates in health maintenance and clinical care (Standards of Nursing conduct or practice, 2003).
The trust and connection need to be there from start to finish and is not always easy if you only have a short amount of time with the client. According to Fawcett & Desanto-Madeya (2013), Peplau saw that both the nurse and the patient participate in and contribute to a relationship and, further, that the relationship itself could be therapeutic (p. 382). This simply means that the nurse-patient relationship could be beneficial for the patients in their healing process. Trust is absolutely necessary to properly educate, advocate, and lead the patient to their hospitalization. For many of my patients, I am there when they first hear their babies’ heart beat; I educate them regarding how to care for themselves throughout their pregnancies.
These concepts include caring, communication, critical thinking, human diversity, informatics, interdisciplinary collaboration, nursing therapeutics, professional development, and theory based practice. These program outcomes relate to three nurse and client transitions; health-illness transitions, developmental transitions and organizational transitions. In health care, it is necessary to be knowledgeable and advanced in many areas in order to provide efficient care; these concepts are the foundation for a healthy nurse and client relationship. Transition is the process of changing from one state to another. Transition is the core of discipline in nursing ( Schumacher & Meleis, 1994, p.120).
According to nursing diagnosis of the patient’s health status, nurses allow to set the priorities depends on patient’s health condition and determine the nursing intervention. Nurse plan individualized care for each patient to get maximum achievements and involve or communicate the care plan to the patient and his/her family. There is specific reason to call the planning as ‘road map’ because, outcome of the patient’s care should be specific, measurable, applicable, relevant and timely oriented called ‘SMART’ goal. Nurse has to think critically, which is called self-directed learning process according to patient’s situation. Planning or outcome of the nursing process divided mainly into three type.
The departments include clinic, radiology, central laboratory, oncology treatment center (OTC) and pharmacy; the nurse’s types include full-time and part-time. In order to optimize and simulate the processes to meet patients demand and allocate resources, the researchers provide three models to achieve their objectives. As these three models are being analysis step-by-step and the later model is based on previous results. The first model is ‘discrete-event simulation model’, which is aim to predict patient waiting time and acquire the information on resources utilization among different departments. Nevertheless, researchers identified that the most serious bottleneck is in OTC, because of nurses are unavailable during the treatment process.
When filling the role of counselor, Licensed Practical Nurses can help patients and families explore ideas and feelings towards healthcare and illness (8 Roles of the LPN). Some patients have a difficult time accepting a disease or its treatment options. As a practical nurse you consult with RN supervisors regarding patient care and assessments. In some settings LPN 's communicate directly to physicians. Communicating information to the proper people assists in increasing the effectiveness of care plans (Role).
Nursing theories are actions care that a nurse provides to a patient to prevent a sickness, maintain and promote health. Many of the theorists contribute to a frame work or a blueprint of how nurses should provide care to patients. Many these theories are part of nursing care and most of them they go hand in hand. Nursing theory aims to describe, predict and explain the phenomenon of nursing (Chinn and Jacobs1978).Nursing is apprehensive with laws and principles governing the life processes and functioning of sick or well human beings. Nursing theories are beneficial in understanding the knowledge of nursing and its application (Smith and Liehr, 2008).
This set of criteria is important for evaluation of theory Purpose, key concepts & definition? The purpose of Pepau’s theory of interpersonal relationships in nursing is to focus on nurse-patient relationship and identify different roles nurse take when caring for patient. Consensus exist that theories are made up of ideas called concept and statement about... ... middle of paper ... ...llaborative health relation. This is the end of the interpersonal relation between me and my patient which can be difficult sometime. Pepau’s theory of interpersonal relation of has a significance worldwide influence in nursing profession.