This essay will focus on the history of the past being important in nursing at the present. My summary of nursing history will touch on some important events in the past that had a great impact on nursing throughout time helping to shape the profession as we know it today. The effect of Florence Nightingale and her influence on nursing will be briefly explored. The role and history of male nurses will also be included throughout a summarised timeline of events; it will briefly explore male nursing in the past. Florence Nightingale who lived over a century ago still has an affect on nursing today (Miracle 2008). Florence Nightingale became a nurse at a young age having been sick for much of her young life possibly influencing her decision. Nightingale's belief in the principle of relieving suffering was total, whether treating the poor women in London slums, soldiers in the Crimea, or the people of India (Malpas 2006). One of Florence Nightingale's most acclaimed and recognised gifts to nursing, and one with which most of us are familiar, was to identify nursing in the public mind with professionalism, sanctified duty, and patient advocacy by promoting high standards of cleanliness, safety and caring (Gladfelter 2007). The history of nursing is almost exclusively a history of women's accomplishments despite the fact that, as early as the fourth and fifth centuries, men have
A discussion of the communication needs of a surgical patient for whom English is not their first language.(Level 1)
To effectively communicate with the patient the nurse should explore the individual patient's communication needs. (Bergen 1992; Booth et al., 1996 cited in McCabe 2004). Patient centred communication is communication which assists the individual patient to be actively involved in their care and treatment decisions. (Langewitz et al cited in mcCabe 2004). As most Nurses in the UK will be involved in the care of non English patients on a regular basis. (Black 2008) and there are approximately 150 languages used in Scotland beside English, this essay will explore the communication needs of Adults who speak little or no English and who are receiving post operative nursing care, while discussing the role of the nurse in facilitating these. The individual needs of each patient within a patient group will vary, however those needs which are almost universal to most post operative patients may be even more challenging when the patient speaks a different language from nursing staff. Every patient has the right to be involved in decisions about their care, however involvement in the decision making process is difficult without effective communication. The nurse should protect this right by ensuring that information requested or needed about the patient's health is given in a format that they can understand (NMC 2008). Ledger (2002) suggests that involvement leads to more
For the purpose of this essay we will be deciding who contributed the most to medicine out of Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and Elizabeth Garrett Anderson. Each of the three contributors played their part in medicine
Out of the three contributors who do you think contributed the most to medicine? For the purpose of this essay we will be deciding who contributed the most to medicine out of Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and Elizabeth Garrett Anderson. Each of the three contributors played their part in medicine. Florence Nightingale was a strong, determined young lady who knew what she wanted. Where as, Mary Seacole was a mother figure, kind and caring. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson was extremely intelligent and also determined. Out of the female contributors there is a clear difference in there lives, has this affected their impact on medicine though? Throughout this essay we will look at the contributors lives and what they did to achieve progress in medicine. This will help us determine which women contributed the most to medicine. In the 1850s women were considered to be the weaker sex, thus, there were no women doctors. They were looked upon to be unskilled in the art of surgery. Nurses were not allowed to treat ill men and mainly cleaned hospitals. However, three women were about to change this. Mary Seacole, Florence Nightingale and Elizabeth Garrett Anderson. Florence Nightingale was born into a rich family in 1820. As a young women Florence felt that God had called her to help others. She decided she wanted to become a nurse, hearing this her parents were extremely disappointed,
ASSESSMENT 1: CASE STUDY [PART B] CASE STUDY 1 INTRODUCTION Karla is a Registered Nurse working in an Aged Care Facility. She was working as an RN in South Sea Island Village previously. When she was working there, she had seen the miraculous cure of chronic wounds by the treatment with some crushed leaves soaked in salt solution. Karla had an idea to run her own clinical trial in the same issue at the faculty where she is working, as there will be more cases with chronic wounds, because they are aged people. This discussion paper reviews the issues and consequences that Karla may face while she is in trail. ISSUES AND CONSEQUENCES - A SET OF GUIDELINES TO AVOID THEM ANMC Code of Professional Conduct for Nurses in Australia (2008) explains, "Practice in accordance with laws relevant to the nurse's area of practice". Karla was working in a South Sea Island Village, which impact on the scope of practice of rural and remote area nurses, are inadequate preparation for the role, lack of access to education and training, personal and professional isolation and the lack of anonymity [Context of nursing - Dally, Speedy & Jackson (2006)]. If Karla wants to do her trail in the aged care facility, she has to get permission and she has to equalize herself with the guidelines provided as follows. Evidenced based practice Evidenced based practice includes, the discussion of the
Case study. This assignment will present a holistic profile and discuss the plan of care for a selected patient, within an inpatient setting.
Introduction This assignment will present a holistic profile and discuss the plan of care for a selected patient, within an inpatient setting. This will be through the understanding of the nursing process concluding with the reflection of my learning from assessing and caring for my patient. The purpose of the nursing care plan is that it will enrich me to gain better understanding of the patient's individuality, that is, to see the patient as a whole. It will enable me to understand of the patient's social status, cultural background, economic level, hobbies and special interests which all contribute to the patient's welfare. It will also enable me to understand nursing process, to practice written and verbal expression, to develop observation of the patient and to develop research skills. According to Crisp and Taylor (2005), nursing process is a problem solving approach that enables the nurse to provide care in an organized scientific manner. It also integrates critical thinking and also involves collaboration with the health care team. There are essentially five steps to nursing process: assessment, nursing diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation. What is involved in these processes is included in the patient care plan discussed later. The patient chosen is through my clinical placement in one of the largest teaching hospital in South Auckland. The ward
200512861FTUG This essay will explore a needs orientated approach to the care that is delivered to a patient and examine the significance of the use of models and frameworks in the nursing process. It is intended to identify a patient with biopsychosocial needs that requires nursing intervention. Their holistic plan of care will then be critiqued in relation to the nursing model and framework utilised by the nursing staff. Knowledge will be demonstrated of the importance of utilizing evidence-based practice when creating an individualized plan of care. "The nursing process is an analytic problem solving method whereby the attainment of pre-determined nursing goals by means of chosen nursing care strategies is attempted through a systematic application of assessment, problem identification, planning, implementation and evaluation" (Arets and Morle, 1995, p311) For the intention of this essay the conceptual framework used will be Assessment, Planning, Implementation and Evaluation (A.P.I.E) (Yura and Walsh, 1978). Conceptual framework indicates a logical, systematic process that is followed in order to plan and deliver care as part of the nursing process when used in conjunction with a model (Hogston and Simpson, 2002). 200512861FTUG The model used will be the Roper, Logan and Tierney (R.L.T) Activities of Daily Living Model. This model consists of five core components:
BSc/BSc Honours in Nursing Tayside Institute for Health Studies MODULE HE0704A HEALTH PROMOTION ASSIGNMENT "Identify a health promotion campaign that focuses on health & lifestyle. Choose from healthy eating, exercise, smoking, alcohol misuse or mental health. Write a report explaining why it is important, what the health implications are, and what issues there are in changing attitudes". Matriculation Number: - 0605304 * Introduction Overview In the UK alcohol is considered one of the publics' biggest social pastimes. In 2003 alone we spent more than £39 million on alcohol (NHS Scotland 2005), and it is estimated that over 800,000 people drink more then the recommended amount (Brooker & Nicol 2003). This is especially a problem for those in Scotland where it is reported that 2 out of 5 men drink more than the suggested daily allowance (NHS Scotland 2005). What is worse, is that men in Scotland are more likely to drink double the daily amount than men in England, and that 1 in 5 males in Scotland have been drunk at least once a week for the previous three months (NHS Scotland 2005). Furthermore, 1 in 8 men and 1 in 20 women in Scotland have drinking problems; and 1 in 8 men and 1 in 24 women suffer from alcohol dependency (NHS Scotland 2005). Sensible drinking To help people understand what safe drinking is, the department of health has issued guidelines
Highlight the importance of communication when establishing a good patient nurse relationship, the effects that communication can have on this relationship and the problems that can arise from ineffective communication.
. INTRODUCTION In this report I will try to highlight the importance of communication when establishing a good patient nurse relationship, the effects that communication can have on this relationship and the problems that can arise from ineffective communication. During this report I will attempt to include every components used in nurse patient communication i.e. verbal, non-verbal, trust and listening. I will outline a basic communication model and briefly describe its theories. This report will be based on a scenario in which a student nurse shall accompany an elderly nursing home resident to an outpatient's hospital appointment. With regard to confidentiality and in compliance to legal guidelines "all patient/client information is confidential and should be used solely for the purpose it was given." (NMC Code of Professional Conduct 2002 clause 5), the patients name has been changed. For the purpose of this scenario the patient will be called Mr Smith. Through writing this report I hope to gain the knowledge needed to establish and maintain good interpersonal relationships, whilst also learning more about the ethics and legislation behind patient care. 2. COMMUNICATION "Communication is the basic element of human interaction that allows people to establish, maintain and improve contact with others." (Heath 1995 pg 275). There are two schools of thought in
Principles of Nursing. For the purposes of this assignment I have chosen Principal A, it is about treating people with dignity, humanity, equality and diversity.
Principle of Nursing Practice Assignment (500 words) ________________ For the purposes of this assignment I have chosen Principal A, it is about treating people with dignity, humanity, equality and diversity. In accordance with the (NMC CODE 2015) for confidentiality, the patient’s name will be X.I will give an insight to a patient X who had COPD, and the effects of using the above Principal. I will conclude by my reflection on this placement. Patient X had been diagnosed with Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) He was 92 an ex-smoker. This disease is terminal according to ( Garcia-Aymerich 2001). Patient X has been depressed and feels guilty of putting himself and his family through this. He has just been re admitted into the ward the principle of dignity, humanity equality and diversity has been implemented .Whilst checking his vital signs something seems not right. He is starting to deteriorate , he is using his ascesssory muscles. He was finding it difficult to keep his oxygen mask on. He is trying to speak but it is not audible. I notify the Nurse in Charge who accelerated the deterioration of the patient according to (Odel M 2010) .The senior doctor who has been called in and washes his hands, (National Patient Safety Agency). Although Patient X is not aware of his surroundings the curtains are drawn this is done to make sure his is treated with
The Gibbs model of reflection (1988) has been used to reflect on my performance in the first formative and summative Team Observed Structured Professional Encounters (TOSPE) sessions. All discussions within the team were to reflect good inter-professional collaboration, conflict management and resolution skills, good communication skills, interproffessional roles and responsibilities and good team functioning with awareness of human factors I engaged in (TOSPE) sessions with other students from other professions and my group comprised of four adult student nurses and two physiotherapy student nurses. During the TOSPE we were each required to use knowledge from our respective professional background to contribute towards the development of a care plan for the given client. During the formative TOSPE, I felt that we were all nice to each other and we set team objectives, values and also defined and agreed to each other’s roles. However, as the TOSPE went on, I became nervous as there was no effective communication within the team. Some members were talking over others something that undermines respect for each other’s’ opinions and views. This led to poor time management and potential poor patient outcomes as we were not able to exhaust every one’s contribution towards the patient’s care plan in the given time. The Canadian Interprofessional Health collaborative