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    to be taken care of in an effective, sufficient and safe manner. Patients want to know that their health care provides care for their well being and want what is best for them. They wish to be cared for in a way that demonstrates that they are the most important person in the room. Sometimes not all patients get the kind of care that they expect and most importantly deserve. I am happy to say that the patient I interviewed (patient C) had a pleasant experience during their time at their health care

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    Patient Ambulation

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    is considered as eight out of twenty activities of exercise therapy. The ambulation is considered an essential part of the patient after medical surgery. The purpose if this paper is to discuss the challenges faced my nurse and patient when it comes to ambulation after any surgery. This is an important clinical issue according to me because I cared for multiple patients after surgery for whom ambulation was important. This is an important clinical issue for the nursing profession because nurses

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    Patient Interview

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    say that patient interview is my favorite part of patient interaction. There is always excitement for me whenever a new patient is referred to me. It’s always the anticipation of who I am going to meet and the adventure starts getting to know the patient. In your question, how can we improve our patient interview process and be different from physicians despite all the conflicts that we face in our respective work setting? Per Lein, Lyles, Dwamena, & Smith (2001), interviewing patient is not only

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    Hemodialysis Patient

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    Ms. Poulos is a Staff RN in the Hemodialysis Unit. She is currently the primary nurse for five of our chronic dialysis patients. Each of her primary patients has exceeded the quality benchmarks in the areas of adequacy, anemia management and access. As a member of the interdisciplinary team she attends monthly care plan meetings and has made suggestions that have led to positive outcomes such as: changes in dry weights, medication reviews with the nephrologist to facilitate warranted medication

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    Patients with Cancer

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    This paper explores different peer-reviewed articles that attempts to shed some light on the phenomenon of the lived experience of patients with cancer; supporting the fact that individuality is a huge factor in the care of cancer patients. Manu types of cancers exist and patients should be treated as individuals versus as a disease or diagnosis. As oncology nurses we accumulate knowledge on a daily basis that may be revised in practice. Therefore, it becomes our innate duty to visit the literature

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    Patient Safety

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    treatment and instead coming out with more harm than you went in with. Patient safety and security is a huge aspect of the nursing field. When a patient is not feeling well it is the nurse’s job to make sure that the patient is as comfortable as possible despite the situation and most of all it is of even higher priority for the nurse to guarantee patient safety. Hospital time and stays can be very difficult and even upsetting to some patients. The idea of being in unfamiliar surroundings being care for by

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    The Nurse-Patient Ratio and Patient Safety

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    the nurses get burnt out, but the patients also don’t receive the care they deserve. The nurse-patient ratio is an aspect that gets overlooked in many facilities that could lead to possible devastating errors. Nurse- patient ratio issues have been a widely studied topic and recently new changes have been made to improve the problem. Identifying and maintaining the appropriate number of mixed nursing staff, RN/LPN/CNA, is critical to the delivery of quality patient care. Many studies reveal an association

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    Veracity to Patients

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    Jane to be one patient and not two separate individuals, it is my stance that she is the one that the principle of respect for autonomy applies. That is, as the fetus’s host, Jane should be the only one that is able to make choices in regard to the fetus. I find it odd that some people fight for the rights of the fetus because they believe the fetus possesses human status, but seem to make Jane a second priority. If medical professionals find Jane and the fetus to be two patients, the staff has moral

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    Patient Injury

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    DOI: 6/1/2014. Patient is a 44-year-old male dishwasher who sustained injuries to his right shoulder, back and both legs when he slipped and fell while detaching grill. Per OMNI, he was initially diagnosed with Per operative reports, patient is status post lumbar ESI at L5-S1 on 05/26/15 and right L4, L5 and S1 selective nerve block on 04/07/15. Based on the progress report dated 02/10/16, the patient presents for a follow-up evaluation. He was last seen on 06/03/15 when he presented after

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    Patient Experience

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    DQ3: Patient Experience - Describe the kinds of data Dr. Merlino uses to measure patient experience. How does he approach using the data to get behavior change within the organization (e.g. among the physicians and nurses)? How does Dr. Merlino apply what we have been talking about – becoming data-driven to his work in patient experience, and do you see this as an approach that will ultimately be successful to improve patient experience? The providers of health care are in the best position to

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