"Comfort Care Theory Nursing" Essays and Research Papers

  • Comfort Care Theory Nursing

    Katharine Kolcaba: Comfort Theory Sarah SchlenvogtPresentation College In my nursing practice with long term care residents, I frequently care for dying residents. Instead of simply providing these patients with medication to ease the pain, I wanted to learn about ways to enhance the comfort of the dying patient and assist their beloved family throughout the difficult process. This desire led me to undertake a concept analysis of comfort. Through my research at the end of life, I discovered Katharine...

    Health care, Health care provider, Illness 2322  Words | 4  Pages

  • Nursing Theory Plan of Care

    Nursing Theory Plan of Care Theoretical Foundations of Practice NUR/513 March 05, 2012 Nursing Theory Plan of Care Ida Orlando literally wrote the book on the function of nursing. Her theory of the deliberative nursing process outlines a dynamic nurse-patient relationship in which the nurse uses his or her senses of perception together with deliberate actions to create an individualized care plan for each patient. Results of current research on the application of her theory follow...

    Hypertension, Nursing, Nursing care plan 2109  Words | 6  Pages

  • The Relationship Between Kolcaba's Comfort Theory and Orthopedic Nursing

    Between Kolcaba’s Comfort Theory And Orthopedic Nursing by Myra D. Iliano St. Joseph’s College of Maine NU 500 Conceptual Bases for Nursing C. Andrew Martin, Instructor March 1, 2012 Abstract Katherine Kolcaba’s Theory of Comfort establishes a framework for care provided by the nurse by defining the state of comfort as it exists in various forms and contexts. The achievement of optimal health through the relief of pain is asserted as the foundation of all nursing care (Kolcaba, 2003)....

    Health care provider, National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses, Nurse 1881  Words | 6  Pages

  • Metaparadigm as Related to the Theory of Comfort

    Related to the Theory of Comfort Introduction Practicing as a nurse, I realize I follow my own metaparadigm of nursing. In this paper, I relate my own personal beliefs with that of a popular nursing theorist. Though my research on theory is just beginning, I feel my metaparadigm most relates to that of Katharine Kolcaba and her theory of comfort. I will seek to illustrate my philosophy with the knowledge and nursing experience I have. Origin of Theory The idea of comfort and theory started to...

    Florence Nightingale, Health, Health care 900  Words | 3  Pages

  • Watson's theory of nursing care

     Watson's Theory of Nursing Care Dorcas Gray NUR/403 January 20, 2014 Marilyn Moorhouse Watson's Theory of Nursing Care Over the years, nursing has evolved and blossom into the noble profession that exist today. With the development of theories, members of the profession have been molded and fashioned to be givers of care who operates with bowels of mercy and compassion. According to Watson (2009) “Caring is a professional ethical covenant that nursing has with the public to sustain...

    Health, Health care, Human 2603  Words | 11  Pages

  • Kolcaba's Comfort theory : Analysis and evaluation

    Kolcaba’s Comfort Theory: Analysis and Evaluation In my nursing practice I frequently care for long term elderly residents on ventilators and who suffer from stage 3 or 4 pressure ulcers, diabetic, venous ulcers etc. Instead of simply providing pain medications and wound treatment to ease their pain or giving medications to relax them, I wanted to learn ways to enhance the comfort of these residents. This led me to learn more about Katherine Kolcaba’s theory of comfort. I found her theory to be useful...

    Nursing, Nursing Outcomes Classification, Nursing theory 1493  Words | 5  Pages

  • Reflection on Kolcaba Comfort Theory

    REFLECTION ON KOLCABA COMFORT THEORY. Comfort theory was developed by Dr Kolcaba in 1984. She begins by analyzing the concept, which I think is a very important aspect to understanding the theory. The theory is based on the philosophy of holism. She views the person has a whole, consisting of a mental, emotional and spiritual life. According to Kolcaba comfort is the satisfaction of basic human needs for relief, ease, and transcendence arising from health care situations. After learning...

    Hospital, Illness, NANDA 1037  Words | 3  Pages

  • Nursing Theory

    HEAD: NURSING THEORY Nursing Theory: Explanation and Relevance to Nursing Practices Katherine Lott Azusa Pacific University Theoretical Foundations for Nursing UNRS 306 Professor Cone May 20, 2009 Merriam Webster defines the word "theory" as "a belief, policy, or procedure proposed or followed as the basis of action." There are various categories of theories accepted and practiced throughout the world and throughout professional practices today. One example of a type of theory is a...

    Encyclopædia Britannica, Florence Nightingale, Notes on Nursing 1233  Words | 5  Pages

  • Nursing theory

    of Theory Shanna Akers Chamberlain College of Nursing Theoretical Basis for Advanced Nursing Practice NR501 Kari Luoma September 13, 2014 Importance of Theory In today’s society, the lack of knowledge involving nursing theories is present. Theorists began discoveries in the early 1800s with Florence Nightingale and have continued to expand ever since (Hegge, 2013). “Nursing theory is defined as an organized framework of concepts and purposes designed to guide the practice of nursing" (nursingtheory...

    Florence Nightingale, Nurse, Nurse education 1770  Words | 7  Pages

  • Nursing and Theory

    Theories and models of nursing practice Dr. Sabah Abbas Ahmad College of Nursing \ university of Baghdad Sabah.abbas@ymail.com COMPETENCIES 1. Definitions of theory, concept, model, proposition. 2. Explain the relationships of concepts and propositions to theory 3.Discuss the purpose of theory. 4. Explain the USE OF theories from other disciplines: . .5. Explain the interdependent roles of nursing practice, nursing theory, and nursing research. .6.History and evolution of nursing theory...

    Concept, Nursing, Nursing care plan 1893  Words | 7  Pages

  • Nursing Theory

    Theory development surfaced in nursing because of its leader’s desire for nursing to be considered a profession, and then to help nurses increase their knowledge of practice, what it is and what it can be. Theories can help to identify a clearer picture of practice than using facts alone (Walker & Avant, 2005). The following paper will discuss three of these theories and their authors as they relate to currency and ability of use in practice settings. Orem’s Model of Self Care The International...

    Nursing, Nursing practice, Nursing theory 799  Words | 3  Pages

  • Nursing Theory

    application of theory in nursing practice. This paper will include a discussion of how nursing practice is affected by the use of nursing theory. I will provide evidence in relation to how theory based practice relates to the core competencies of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) project. I will discuss a journal article that reinforces the gap of nursing theory in nursing practice, and interview colleagues regarding the incorporation of theory in their...

    Health care, Nurse, Nursing 1607  Words | 5  Pages

  • Applying Nursing Theory to Guide Leadership

    Applying Nursing Theory to Guide Leadership Nurse leaders are faced with issues or problems on a daily basis that are often expected and sometimes unexpected. It “comes with the territory” so to speak. If there were no issues to solve or hurdles to overcome the necessity of designating a leader would not seem quite as important. Nurse leaders can tackle issues that occur in their work environment using nursing theory to guide them. Nursing theory provides a framework that nurse leaders can...

    Florence Nightingale, Management, Nurse 2090  Words | 6  Pages

  • Nursing Theory

    being.  Within the context of nursing practice, cultural backgrounds can influence views on health and well-being and illness, which in turn might have an effect on their perceptions on healthcare and healthcare outcomes. Due to the recurrent concerns regarding the challenges encountered in the care for culturally diverse patients, transcultural care has become an important aspect of health care. Nowadays the goal of the medical system is to provide optimal and holistic care for all patients, to be culturally...

    Anthropology, Culture, Health 1937  Words | 7  Pages

  • Metaparadigm theories of nursing

    Describe the definition of nursing as put forward by the American Nurses Association. How does it address the metaparadigm theories of nursing? The American Nursing Association is a professional organization representing world-wide registered nurses with a mission to improve health for all. The ANA defines nursing as "the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response...

    American Nurses Association, Health, Health care 750  Words | 3  Pages

  • Nursing Theories

    The Theories of Lenininger and Watson in Nursing SUNY Empire State College July 14, 2013 As the healthcare system undergoes major transformations and the role of the professional nurse is expanding, having a definition of the goals and responsibilities of a nurse relative to other professionals within the healthcare community is vital. Nursing theories establish the scope and the significance of a nurse’s role as a healthcare provider. They provide a universal description of nursing that can...

    Culture, Health, Health care 909  Words | 5  Pages

  • Theoretical Framework in Nursing Process - Theory Analysis and Evaluation

    Women's University, Master of Arts in Nursing Theoretical Framework for Nursing Practice – Module 4 A. Look for an example of middle-range theory. Evaluate it as to the following (Be sure to justify your answers): 1. Congruence with nursing standards. 2. Congruence with current nursing interventions or therapeutics. 3. Evidence of empirical setting, research support and validity.  4. Use by educators, nursing researches or nursing administrators.  5. Social relevance  ...

    Florence Nightingale, Nurse, Nursing 1579  Words | 6  Pages

  • nursing theory

    gastroenterologist who best knows the standard of care for treating GERD. 7. Which three statements illustrate the value of using evidence-based practice to improve nursing care? Choose 3 answers A. Decreases client input, allowing experts to make the decisions B. Increases patient satisfaction because the care is standardized by the physician C. Increases nursing job satisfaction because care delivery is organized. D. Decreases cost through standardizing patient care E. Increases the use of an interdisciplinary...

    Florence Nightingale, Nurse, Nursing 1682  Words | 9  Pages

  • Nursing and Theories

    Introduction to Theory 1. How does the Nursing Theory assist the practicing nurse in the delivery of care to patients? Explain your answer. Nursing theories are important to the lives of nurses because they help develop and understand further the nursing practice. These were formulated by the theorists because they believed that these will aid nurses in the holistic health care delivery and furthermore help in collaborating with other disciplines and practices. These guide the nurse on what nursing is and...

    Abstraction, Concept, Explanation 1975  Words | 8  Pages

  • DOROTHEA OREM’ SELF-CARE DEFICIT THEORY OF NURSING

    OREM’ SELF-CARE DEFICIT THEORY OF NURSING Dorcas Gray NUR/403 January 13, 2014 Marilyn Moorhouse University of Phoenix Material Nursing Theorist Grid The chosen theorist is Dorothea Orem. Description of key points of the theory The self-care deficit theory “provides a way of looking at and investigating what nurses do” (Blais & Hayes, 2011, p. 102). It speaks to activities that individuals can perform independently to maintain life, health, and wellbeing. The theory outlines...

    Health, Health care, Nursing 1202  Words | 8  Pages

  • Nursing Theory

    Imogene M. King - Theory of Goal Attainment Yesenia Acevedo, Marcie Jenkins-Williams & Christina Suarez Grand Canyon University NUR - 502 Dr. Kerns May 22, 2011 Imogene M. King - Theory of Goal Attainment What is the essence of nursing? This is the question that Imogene M. King posed when she created a conceptual frame of reference for nursing. “King’s conceptual system included twelve concepts that were identified from her analysis of nursing literature – self, body image, role...

    Communication, Concept, Conceptual framework 899  Words | 3  Pages

  • Nursing and Health Care

    HISTORY OF NURSING 1. In 1200 B.C., the ill were treated with a mixture of physical, prayer, and magic spells. Temples were health centers. From the 1st-10th century initial care was at the local bishop’s house. They had deacons and deaconesses. In the 19th century, nurses cared for patients while at the risk of exposure to disease. Nursing in hospitals expanded in the 19th century, but nursing the communities did not increase significantly until 1893 when the Henry Street Settlement opened and...

    Health care, Master of Science in Nursing, Medical ethics 2173  Words | 7  Pages

  • Nursing Care Plan Abaquin

    NURSING CARE PLAN CARMENCITA ABAQUIN’S SELF-PREPARATION THEORY ASSESSMENT NURSING DIAGNOSIS INFERENCE PLANNING INTERVENTION RATIONALE EVALUATION Subjective: Connection to self Express desire for enhanced acceptance; coping courage; forgiveness of self; hope;joy;love; meaning/purpose in life; satisfying philosophy of life; surrender Express lack of serenity Meditation Connection with Others Request interactions with significant others/spiritual leaders Requests forgiveness of others ...

    Life, Meaning of life, Nursing 668  Words | 3  Pages

  • Watson's Theory of Transpersonal Care

    Jean Watson's Theory of Transpersonal Carey Grall, RN, BSN Concordia Nursing Theory MSN 834 Dr. Pam Koob September 27, 2012 Analysis of Jean Watson's Theory of Transpersonal Nursing has in the last century made a lot of progress thus it has become recognized as a profession as well as an academic discipline. One of these accomplishments was the development, articulation, and testing of various nursing theories. It has been made more meaningful and significant by the theory based practice...

    Health, Health care, Medicine 2475  Words | 7  Pages

  • Betty Newman's Nursing Theory

    Betty Neuman's Nursing Theory Introduction The yellow team has selected Betty Neuman’s systems (2010) model nursing theory, in part because this theory applies to a broad range of settings and clients. The system theory is easily adaptable to any scenario or setting, as it focuses on the person and how they are reacting to any given situations or stressors. This theory allows all members of the team to utilize this philosophy in their own practice even when the primary focus within a team...

    Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Diploma in Nursing, Nurse 2500  Words | 7  Pages

  • Theory of Nursing

    Theory of Nursing Before making the critical decision to enroll in a nursing program it is important to seek out information on nursing as a vocation. The program at this school is rigorous and time consuming and, therefore, should not be ventured into lightly. In this paper I will go through what I have discovered about nursing as a career, what nursing is, my definition of a good nurse, how I plan to provide care and what my strategy is to develop my nursing skills and finally where I want...

    Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Florence Nightingale, Master of Science in Nursing 871  Words | 3  Pages

  • Nursing Theories

    NURSING THEORIES FOR PSYCHIATRIC NURSING 1. Sister Callista Roy’s Adaptation Model of Nursing in 1976 This model comprises the four domain concepts of person, health, environment, and nursing and involves a six step nursing process. Andrews & Roy (1991) state that the person can be a representation of an individual or a group of individuals. Roy's models sees the person as "a biopsychosocial being in constant interaction with a changing environment" (Rambo, 1984). The person is an open...

    Mental health, Mental health professional, Nurse 1355  Words | 5  Pages

  • Philosophy of Nursing

    Philosophy of Professional Nursing Each person may have an individual perspective about nursing. For professional nurses, interactions within their careers lead to the development of different philosophies and theories of nursing. As they build experience, knowledge may reshape these theories based on different situations they have encountered. The responsibility of a nurse is not limited to simply attending to patients at the bedside. Nurses not only provide comfort care, but must educate, communicate...

    Health care, Health care provider, Healthcare 881  Words | 3  Pages

  • Critique of a Nursing Theory

    Critique of a Nursing Theory April 30, 2010 Critique of a Nursing Theory This is a critique of Myra Estrin Levine’s conservation principles model. I will be discussing the meaning of the theory of the four principles; conservation of energy, conservation of structural integrity, conservation of personal integrity, and conservation of social integrity. I will be using the criterion-based model (C-BaC) as a focus of the positive aspects of the theory, as outlined by Johnson & Webber (Johnson...

    Cholecystectomy, Family centered care, Integrity 1740  Words | 5  Pages

  • 27 Theorists and Theories About Nursing

    27 Theorists and Theories About Nursing and Health 323 Share on Facebook277 7 5 6 20 8 There are different nursing theories and health theories to help us explain the phenomena we are experiencing in health. Since nursing knowledge is the inclusive total of the philosophies, theories, research, and practice wisdom of the discipline, these theories define what nursing is or what sets it apart from different professions. Below is a shortlist of different health and nursing theories. Contents [show]...

    Developmental psychology, Erikson's stages of psychosocial development, Jean Piaget 910  Words | 7  Pages

  • Self-Care Deficit Theory

    Orem: Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory Chamberlain College of Nursing NR 501: Theoretical Basis for Advanced Nursing Practice September 2015 Dorothea Orem: Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory The art of nursing has been around many years. Like professional medicine, nursing is an ever-changing field in health care. What we?who learn in school is just a basic foundation of this exciting field in health care. Yet, where did the basic theories of nursing come from? What is nursing theory? I will...

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  • Historical Timeline of Nursing Theory

    Historical timeline of nursing theory development NUR/513 12/2/2012 Historical timeline of nursing theory development The evolution of nursing as a profession throughout time has proven to be both an art and science. Different events throughout history have shaped nursing into its current organization. Nursing in the future is improving, striving for better care and service to the community in whole. The objective of this paper is to discuss the historic development of nursing, the relationship...

    Interpersonal relationship, Nursing, Nursing practice 1136  Words | 4  Pages

  • Theories as the Basis for Nursing Practice

    Theories as the Basis for Nursing Practice Seema R Sulemani Homeland University NURS 211 SF12 October 14, 2012 Abstract Theory development is the fundamental step for expansion of nursing knowledge. The knowledge has been borrowed from different disciplines to build the nursing theories. The categorization of theories is based on their scope of practice. The grand nursing theories are the most complex and abstract in their nature. Middle range theories are inducted mostly from grand nursing...

    Nursing, Nursing theory 1007  Words | 4  Pages

  • The future of Nursing Theory Discussion

     The Future of Nursing Theory Discussion Huiying Shen Patrick Hogue Christel Rockwood University of Phoenix Nurs/403 7/1/2014 Mega Deol RN, MSN Theories and Models of Nursing Practice Nursing theory is the framework in nursing practice, so the development of nursing theory can alter nurses’ knowledge and behaviors, and also influence the nursing practice. In this project, team...

    Family centered care, Health, Health care 719  Words | 6  Pages

  • Orem's Nursing Theory

    Dorothea Elizabeth Orem: Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory Dorothea E. Orem was known as a pioneer in the development of distinctive nursing knowledge and as one of foremost America’s nursing theorist (Alligood & Tomey, 2010, Fawcett, 2000). Her self-care deficit theory which is a general theory of nursing, is used widely in nursing today (Hartweg, 1995). Orem’s contributions played significant role in shifting nursing away from a medical model of practice and to gain recognition as a legitimate...

    Nurse, Nursing, Nursing theory 1365  Words | 4  Pages

  • Jean Watson Nursing Theory Paper

    Jean Watson’s Philosophy of Nursing NUR/403-Theories and Models of Nursing Practice August 9th, 2010 Introduction Jean Watson’s theories of nursing are instrumental in today’s structure of nursing. Watson’s theories are being practiced in various health care setting all over the world. One of these theories in the nursing process. This entails first assessing patient...

    Feeling, Human, Nurse 2041  Words | 7  Pages

  • Importance of Nursing Theory

    Nursing Theory Wendy Benson Chamberlain College of Nursing Theoretical Basis of Advanced Nursing NR501 July 20, 2013 Nursing Theory Nursing theories are the basic concepts that define nursing practice and provide the explanation to why nurses do what they do. Nurses are exposed to theories everyday in their practice. Did I give much thought to nursing theories prior to becoming a student? No, I did not. Of course I utilized them in my everyday nursing practice, but never put much thought...

    Culture, Health care, Nurse 1519  Words | 5  Pages

  • The importance of Theory in Nursing

    Discussed in this paper will be nursing theory and review its importance to nursing as a profession. It will also focus on aspects of the nursing theorist Virginia Henderson and her theory on the complementary-supplementary model of nursing. Nursing leadership, as it relates to Henderson’s theory, will also be discussed. Nursing theory itself is defined as an organized framework of concepts and purposes designed to guide the practice of nursing (Dossey, 2008). There will be multiple sections...

    Health, Health care, Health care provider 1636  Words | 5  Pages

  • Middle Range Theory in Nursing

    Middle Range Theory in Nursing Cindy Spain American Sentinel University Middle Range Theory in Nursing The credibility of a profession is based upon its ability to create and apply theory. Nursing as a whole has not been at the forefront of theoretical research being much more practical or hands-on in nature. Unless nurses increase the value placed on research and the body of knowledge that establishes the legitimacy of their practice then nursing will remain in a subordinate position in the...

    Nurse, Nursing, Nursing practice 1011  Words | 3  Pages

  • NR 501 Week 2 assignment Importance of theory 1

     Kolcaba’s Theory of Comfort Monet J. Scott Chamberlain College of Nursing NR:501 Theoretical Basis Advance Nursing March 2015 Within the context of theory illustrates a demanding yet creative shaping of plans, structured requirements, and prediction of a provisional, determined, and systematic sight of phenomena (Chinn, 2011). Nursing theory is a crucial function within the nursing practice. Theories afford nurses with the distinctive...

    Nursing 1045  Words | 7  Pages

  • Outline: Nursing and Health Care

    SPOON RIVER COLLEGE NUR 215 ISSUES OF NURSING Unit I Development of Nursing Objectives Learning Content Learning Activities 1. Summarize health practices through the course of history. 2. Describe the image of nursing in art, media, and literature over time. 3. Analyze ways that have shaped the image of nursing throughout the years. 4. Argue how nursing fits criteria of a professional. 5. Compare social forces that have affected roles of American nurses. 6. Integrate knowledge of current...

    Health care, Health economics, Medicine 1217  Words | 7  Pages

  • Importance of Nursing Theory

    Importance of Nursing Theory By: Ma. Mercedes G. Loo, RN, MSN Purpose / Significance of Nursing Theories Provide direction and guidance for structuring professional nursing practice, education and research and differentiating the focus of nursing in other professions ACTIVITY 1 1. Give the Purpose / Significance of Nursing Theories as: a. Discipline b. Research c. In Practice / Profession d. Education 2. Based on your experience as a...

    Florence Nightingale, Nurse, Nursing 553  Words | 3  Pages

  • Nursing Care Plan

    Nursing care plan Name of client: Miss Ng Sex: F Date of assessment: 31/10/2014 Medical diagnosis: Caesarian section Diagnostic statement: Impaired comfort related to tissue trauma and reflex muscle spasms secondary to surgery as evidenced by vomiting Assessment Nursing diagnosis Goals & expected outcome Nursing interventions Rationales Method of evaluation Subjective data: 1. Patient reported of abdominal pain. 2. Elevated scoring of 8/10 of pain score Objective data: 1. Restlessness 2. Facial...

    Breastfeeding, Childbirth, Goal 627  Words | 2  Pages

  • Mi Nursing Care Plan

    X Nursing Care Plan |Assessment |Diagnosis |Planning |Intervention |Rationale |Evaluation | | | | | | | | |Subjective: “nahihirapan siyang |Activity intolerance related to |Within the...

    Blood, Cardiac muscle, Heart 400  Words | 4  Pages

  • Nursing Theory in Practice

    Nursing Theory In Practice Chamberlain College of Nursing NR 501: Theoretical Basis of Advance Practice September 25, 2011 Introduction Imogene King was the developer of both a Conceptual Framework and a Goal Attainment theory. The Goal Attainment theory is a middle-range theory that originated from the Conceptual System. The primary concepts of Goal Attainment theory are perception, communication, interaction, self role, grow and development, stress, and time and space...

    Communication, Concept, Goal 1092  Words | 4  Pages

  • Nursing Theory Analysis

     Nursing Theory Analysis Isaiah G. Wachira American Sentinel University N505 PE Theoretical Foundations July 27, 2014 Dr. Kehm Nursing Theory Analysis Nursing Theory Analysis – Health Belief Model and Social Cognitive Theory Introduction As nurses, it is important to have a basic understanding of the nursing practice by reflecting on various nursing theories and principles used across a variety of clinical settings. Nursing theories serve as the foundation or the guiding principle of the nursing...

    Educational psychology, Health, Learning 1345  Words | 7  Pages

  • Care Quality of Nursing Homes in America

    Care Quality of Nursing Homes in America The quality of care in nursing homes around the country is a topic that has become heavily researched over the past 30 years. In some parts of the world, like Wales, residents appreciate the care they receive from loving nurses and good programs (Palfrey, 2011). However, in many countries such as the United States, residents argue that there is a major need for reform in the nursing home industry. This issue has recently become overwhelmingly important...

    Care of residents, Geriatrics, Home care 2186  Words | 6  Pages

  • Nursing

    |Jean Watson's Philosophy of Nursing | |This page was last updated on January 26, 2012 | |[pic] | |Introduction | |Theorist - Jean Watson was born in West Virginia, US | |Educated: BSN, University of Colorado, 1964...

    Health, Maslow's hierarchy of needs, Nurse 1681  Words | 7  Pages

  • Care Theory Compare & Contrast

    Care Theory Compare and Contrast Paper Pamela Morales HCS 350 July 11, 2011 Care Theory Compare and Contrast Paper Jean Watson’s Theory of human caring is based on transpersonal relationships and developing a caring environment that offers the development potential while allowing the person to choose the best course of action. Through interactions with others we learn how to recognize ourselves in others. Watson believes that through these interactions humanity is preserved. John Paley’s article...

    Friedrich Nietzsche, God is dead, Health 1615  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Nightengale Theory of Nursing

    The Nightingale Theory of Nursing Florence Nightingale’s theory of nursing highlights the role of a patient’s environment as an important factor for healing and continued good health. Her philosophy includes several characteristics of a healthy, healing environment, such as: proper lighting, air and water quality, diet and nutrition, and cleanliness. Ms. Nightingale was from an affluent British family and as such was expected to live a proper British aristocratic lifestyle, which of course...

    Crimean War, Environment, Florence Nightingale 974  Words | 3  Pages

  • Nursing Care Delivery Model

    Nursing Care Delivery Patient Centered Care and Team Nursing Brittany Saum Pima Medical Institute Jim Follbaum, RN, MSN/Edu 17th of May 2012 Care Delivery Nursing is ongoing and lifelong, for the nurse and the patient. It is not limited to the time spent in the hospital, but follows the nurse and patient for life. It is the nurse that keeps the patient going and gets to know the patient and it is the nurse that delivers the care to the patient. The importance of the way the nurse delivers...

    Health care, Health care provider, Healthcare occupations 1089  Words | 4  Pages

  • Is Theory Important to Bedside Nursing?

     Is Theory Important to Bedside Nursing? B G University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Is Theory Important to Bedside Nursing? Nurses convey a wealth of knowledge and proficiency to the resource decision making in many different aspects of the healthcare system. Traditionally, nurses have been most active in decisions that primarily cater to patients, which include, nursing education, social concerns, and tasks of a typical nurse’s workday; providing continuing...

    Decision making, Decision theory, Health care 782  Words | 3  Pages

  • Ethical Theories of Nursing

    better. When people think of who it is taking care of them and making them better they specifically think of Doctors and Nurses. As Doctors and more specifically Registered Nurses it is their duty to have a client’s best interest in mind and always act in their benefit. This raises the question, what guides Nurses to maintain this mindset of always putting the patient first? The answer is their ethical duty, meaning every nurse is guided by ethical theories and principles which help guide them as a patient...

    Decision making, Deontological ethics, Ethics 1955  Words | 7  Pages

  • Nursing Theory in Professional Practice

    Nursing Theory in Professional Practice Nursing Theory in Professional Practice Nursing is the art and science of caring for individuals with potential or actual health problems. Nursing is the art of providing quality, compassionate care while evaluating the patients’ biopsychosocial and spiritual needs. Nursing as a science evaluates the patients’ health and response to disease. Nurses assist individuals and groups to maintain or attain optimal health. They implement care to accomplish...

    Florence Nightingale, Health, Health care 1287  Words | 4  Pages

  • Nursing Care Plan

    This assignment aims to implement a hypothetical nursing care plan for a patient that I been involved with recently whist on clinical placement. I have used a published nursing model in order for me to apply an appropriate nursing care plan for my chosen patient. I will explain my reasoning for the purposed care, whilst also including an explanation of how pathophysiology contributes to the patient experience. In accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC 2008) and the Data Protection...

    Bone fracture, Femur, Hip fracture 868  Words | 3  Pages

  • Core Concepts Across Nursing Theories

    Core Concepts across Nursing Theories Nursing theory is the phrase given to the group of experience used to encourage nursing practice. Nursing theory is a structure intended to systematize understanding and clarify experience in nursing, at a more particular and precise degree. A nursing theory is a collection of ideas, descriptions, connections, and theories or suggestions resulting from nursing examples or from other disciplines and plan a objective, methodical outlook of events by creating detailed...

    Dorothea Orem, Florence Nightingale, Nurse 1726  Words | 5  Pages

  • Uses of Theory

    A theory is a vital basis of every nursing endeavor. It can possibly explain the sense of every nursing action in the field. Without such, the practice of the profession will lack sense and deeper meaning. All throughout the history of nursing, it became a foundation that governs nurses in performing their duties. Like the theory of Nightingale which guided nurses during the Crimean War when Florence, along with other trained nurses took care of the soldiers who were injured by attending to their...

    Florence Nightingale, Health, Nurse 1650  Words | 4  Pages

  • Nursing

    Journal of Nursing Science (2008) 5, 71 doi:10.1111/j.1742-7924.2008.00111.x EDITORIAL Nursing theory remembering our future Modern nursing theory began with Virginia Henderson in the 1960s. In her grand theory of nursing, she defined nursing as “assisting individuals to gain independence in the performance of activities contributing to health or its recovery (Henderson, 1966, p. 15). Since the 1970s, the literature on nursing theory has focused upon two levels of nursing theories: the “grand...

    Health economics, Healthcare, Medicine 666  Words | 3  Pages

  • Nursing Care

     NURSING PROCESS WORKSHEETS Client Name: NURSING PROCESS Nursing Diagnoses: (include 1 psychosocial) 1. Impaired Gas Exchange related to thoracotomy as evidenced by O2 via NC, L side chest tube, Hx of asthma, Obesity, chest x-ray showing congestion and atelectasis in the left lower lobe, and SOB on exertion. 2. Acute Pain related to surgical incision as evidenced by patients verbal report of pain (rated at a 10 on a scale from...

    Blood pressure, Dentistry, Hospital 568  Words | 3  Pages

  • Synergy: Nursing and Care

    of Synergy can be applied to the practice of nursing by means of education and service. To obtain Synergy in nursing the nurse’s knowledge and skills are able to meet the individual needs of the patient population that is presented. Currently in Western Pennsylvania, there is a rising number maternal substance abuse during pregnancy. This epidemic in turn creates a different type of population in infants than other areas of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), with specific healthcare needs...

    Health care, Health care provider, Intensive care medicine 2105  Words | 6  Pages

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