Hillard (2006) claims that for practitioners to learn from an experience they need to go beyond description and should reflect on their experiences in practice as this could potentially uncover any underlying influences, motivations and knowledge. Reflecting on an experience could then be identified as a process to bridging the gap between theory and practice (Bulman & Schutz, 2004). DESCRIPTION The patient was transferred into my care via the Emergency Assessment Unit for Surgical Patients (EAUS). I was given handover by the charge nurse who has already pre-a... ... middle of paper ... ...e disease process of pancreatitis. This situation has changed my practice by looking more in-depth into disease processes and the complications I could be faced with.
I also assess patient’s knowledge about disease process and use teaching methods and information which clients can learn and implement easily. In addition, I communicate effectively with other healthcare professionals and raise concerns on issues which can hinder in continuity in care delivery. Being a patient advocate is my most important of all nursing roles. As a patient advocate, my responsibility is to protect a patient 's rights. When a person is sick, they are unable to act as they might when they are well.
Personal Nursing Philosophy Nursing has developed from its original roots, to become a personal philosophy to those who practice it. This paper describes my personal philosophy of nursing that I plan to practice in my own personal career. I believe that nursing is founded on the principles of it being a helping process with a focus on interpersonal relationships between a nurse and someone else. Nursing not only involves treating an illness, but it also provides quality patient-centered care. My philosophy involves having a strong base knowledge of medicine as well as being able to provide compassionate patient-centered care.
The practice of nursing not only involves applying knowledge but the ability to differentiate the needs of the client and being empathetic to their needs. Hence, the importance of holistic nursing and not only being for the client but for the clients family as well. Holistic nursing is defined as “all nursin... ... middle of paper ... ... practice of medicine, combined with addressing holistic needs of the patient and family, including the physical, psychological, cognitive, emotional, spiritual and social care as it relates to being competent in nursing. Conclusion Throughout this philosophy paper, I have explored what nursing is based on my personal values and beliefs as it relates to the body of work in nursing. I value the importance of holistic nursing and the care of patients being individualized for them and their family.
Sharing power “ evokes the patient’s perspective, conveys interest, flows the patient’s lead, elicit and validate emotional content, shares with the patient, makes the clinical reasoning of the practitioner transparent to the patient and shows the limits of the practitioner’s knowledge”, (Bickley, 2017, pg. 73). This interviewing technique gives the practitioner an opportunity for insight into any social, emotional, physical or economic barriers to health for the patient. This technique shows the patient’s responsibility to follow any recommended advice that the practitioner may give. Throughout the interview, the advance practice nurse should be aware of his or her own body language.
Through participating in the activities of the unit, I have learnt how critical thinking acts as an important tool in medical field and how effective utilization of this tool can help provide quality care to various patients in the post-anesthesia unit. However, I realized that I need to develop more skills on patient and family awareness on the issue of anesthesia and its side effects, pre-operative considerations, and on vital signs that indicate stability or instability of the patient Works Cited Gulanick, M., & Myers, J. L. (2011). Nursing care plans: Diagnoses, interventions, and outcomes. St. Louis: Elsevier Mosby. Keat, S., Lanham, S., & Bate, S. (2012).
Collection and Documentation of Health History Purpose of Health record Health history or health record is a systematically created document which stores the complete history of the diseases and physical conditions of the patient. This document gives a chance to the physicians to understand the complete background of patient’s physical health and helps them to plan their further strategy for the treatment of the patient. This document also provides an opportunity to educate medical students and to provide data for medical research (Makoul, 2003). Health history is the first and foremost part of any medical examination. This data helps the physician to understand the physiological, psychological and sociological problems of the patient and gives a clue to the physicians for their treatment (Desmond & Copeland, 2000).
Overall, medical practice is performed when physicians identify health concerns, including diseases, mental disorders, and physical injuries, and provide a treatment for their patients in order to properly cure them of their maladies. The appropriate basis for medical practice is a combination of physicians’ knowledge acquired from scientific research and education, and ethical considerations regarding the wellbeing of patients. Additionally, if no scientific support is available, patients must rely on intuition and experience in order to make a proper diagnosis. On the whole, science plays a major role in the realm of medicine, as it is the foundation for the creation of new treatments and education. Science is defined as “…research firmly based upon one or more past scientific achievements, achievements that some particular scientific community acknowledges for a time as supplying the foundation for its further practice” (Kuhn 70).
Patient Centered care is a concept where the healthcare providers stand in the patient’s position and think about how the patients want to be treated before navigating into how they themselves want to continue with the procedure. It is a strong commitment for the healthcare personnel to be able to manage and regard the patients as thinking and feeling people with the potential to develop and adjust. Thus, the healthcare team needs to be compatible, open-minded and courteous in order to provide the best care possible for the patients. Ms. Patient is a long-term sufferer from Scoliosis.
Patient care assistant (PCA) works under the supervision of the of an RN to provide care for patient, prevent fall, monitor patient any behavior changes, take vital signs, maintain good hygiene and promote patient safety and nurse’s assistant with phlebotomy t... ... middle of paper ... ...in patient safety is provider’s behavior and patient and family member are encouraged to ask questions in regards to care. The recommendations to an organizational system is to focus on the need for systemic reviews to guide practice, skills to translate evidence to practice and engage more in interdisciplinary education. The main priority as healthcare organization is the development of the clinical practice that are evidenced-based and acquire providers who are educated to deliver patient centered care that will improve quality of care. The organizational system should focus on education on the shared goals of improving patient outcomes ("Interdisciplinary Evidence-based Practice: Moving from Silos to Synergy," n.d.). Teamwork is an important element in providing high quality hospital care and play a vital role in the aspect of hospital care standard.