Nursing Essays and Research Papers
Accountability of Registered Nurses in Delegating Care
When a registered health care provider has delegated tasks to a support worker, it is to note that the registered practitioner must understand the skill and knowledge needed to perform the delegated assignment. It is the registered health care provider’s responsibility to delegate a task and on the other hand, the support worker is responsible for taking the assigned job sand also for the actions he/she used for accomplishing the specific task. This principle applies when the support worker…Read Text
Tidal Model/Mental Health Nursing/Psychogeriatrics
The Tidal Model attempts to make sense of the personal experiences of people, and the role these experiences play in recovery. It believes that a client is capable of leading their own recovery instead of being directed by professionals (Barkway, 2009).
The model is based on 6 philosophical assumptions: Barker (2008).
1. Virtue of curiosity: Genuine curiosity can help the professional learn about experiences central to the clients’ illness and recovery.
2. Power of resourcefulness: Available…Read Text
Advanced Emmergency Care
(2009) now turn to an analysis of relevant literary sources and concepts. So as to provide proper background to their own study (to contextualize it in the literature, Rees 2003) they cite the work of Chiarella et al. published in 2008. It identifies the competence to be tested, such as skills, knowledge, attitudes, values and abilities that appear to shape performance (ibid: 165). In the assessment of skills and ALS competence, psychomotor proficiency is recommended by other studies cited and…Read Text
Essay 3204: Analysis of health currently affecting the Australian population
In relation to age and sex, those in the older population are likely to be afflicted by cardiovascular diseases, owing to the wear and tear of the ageing process as well as the likelihood that they would also be afflicted with other diseases like obesity or diabetes (Department of Health and Ageing, 2007). Women were also registered with high rates of cardiovascular disorders. However, it was notable that males were more likely to die from this disease as they were tobacco smokers who were…Read Text
Damping is also among the worst health scares since the heaping of dirt presents a breeding ground for pathogenic organisms and pests as well. The stench emanating from the garbage also acts a health concern for air borne diseases. In addition, slums are generally crowded and the risk of spread of communicable diseases such as tuberculosis is more potent than in less populated areas. Lack of responsibility for communal cleanliness of the neighborhood may be caused by the high turnover of…Read Text
Social Support Theory in Nursing
Introduction In nursing, middle range theories are bodies of knowledge used to support the nursing practice, which are testable and as such, containa limited number of variables and are thus also limited in terms of their scope (Peterson & Bredow, 2008). However, its mere nature of generality makes it useful enough to be used in a number of different clinical research questions that involve the nursing practice. Because of its nature, middle range theories are often found in a number of…Read Text
Pain and the Role of the Nurse in Helping Patients Manage Factors affecting it
Pain perception refers to the different ways in which people or individuals view pain, its causes and its significance to them. The perceptions of pain vary with depending on peoples beliefs, cultures, attitudes, religion, and demographic factors among others. These factors pose a challenge to clinicians on the best way to approach and manage the effects of pain(IASP, 2002, pp. 1-9). Therefore pain perception is a broad concept that can only be understood by looking at various…Read Text
In the 60’s, there were crude means of monitoring patients but as time went by, new methods of patient monitoring came into place (Bowman ET ALL, 2006).
The introduction of computers into the ICU was very instrumental in improving primary nursing. Computers made it easier for the nurses to monitor the patients even without being closer to them all the time. As a result of this, the primary nurse has increased the number of patients that they can take care of at a time. For example, in the…Read Text
The Difficulty of Implementation of the Electronic Health Record and Ethical Dilemmas of Its Use
This corroboration between the hospitals will enhance the medical research that is being carried out as they can share information and data over a secure network without any fear of losing the data or the falling of data in the wrong hands.
Some of the big hospitals who have many centers located in different areas use this system to the highest effectiveness as they share medical reports, medicinal data and other information over secure network. The carrying cost of files and paper work from…Read Text
Development of the professional role
I was supposed to record a follow up of the vital signs exhibited by the patient, and I was also required to record my findings on a chart. My assignment involved the examination of any signs of deterioration that were exhibited by the patient. I was also required to report, and recommend the discharging of patients. This required the development of skills concerning the psychological care required in managing adverse conditions. In my report I was required to address the psychiatric syndromes…Read Text
EvaluatIon/critique a piece of research in relation to caring for an acutely ill adult patient
The abstract fails to declare whether or not the research is quantitative or qualitative. As such, the reader is obliged to explore and arrive at the conclusion that this is indeed a quantitative research. This is easily identified since the study is concerned with the measurement of the concerning phenomena (HOSKINS, 2004).
Statement of aims
Questions set by the researcher are usually identified in the statement of aims of the research (POLIT-OHARA, POLIT, & HUNGLER, 1999). This informs the…Read Text
Financial and economic problems in Healthcare
Medical errors in fact are recognized as the fifth leading cause of death in the country (pp 1). This shocking finding indicates the serious need for improving the quality of contemporary healthcare service.
Deteriorating the quality and increasing financial cost have become alarming issues in healthcare. Cost approach for evaluating the healthcare accommodates medical errors, management, materials and capital as costs. Thus the medical errors are recognized as a cost to the industry. The…Read Text
As leaders may sometimes be thrust unintentionally into leadership positions, managers on the other hand, are often assigned to their task by other higher authorities in the health organization. Daniels (2004) points out that nursing management involves the challenge of carrying out responsibilities through other individuals by applying coordination skills which utilise the resources of the organization. The manager’s task is therefore to plan, organize, staff, and supervise the delivery of…Read Text
Quantitative Article Critique-Nursing leadership style and psychosocial work environment
The significance of the study to nursing is as follows. First, the research indicates how leadership styles affect the output at work. For instance, the study identifies how various possible outcomes are likely to turn out depending on what leadership styles one employs in a working environment. Identifying the strong points and the weak points of various leadership styles employed by, the people involved in the management of nursing affairs are better placed to train leaders along an…Read Text
Critical Analysis of a Community Health Issue -Obesity in canadian children
Based on the research that was done by this agency, it was discovered that fifteen percent of the population could be considered to be obese in the years 2000-2001 and this has increased three times in the past decades. The Canadians that are obese and also the other obese people are likely to suffer from serious diseases that include hypertension, diabetes and cardiovascular heart disease than those that are of average weight (Katzmarzyk and Janssen, 2004). Even those that consider themselves…Read Text
Capstone - Non-Compliance
Noncompliance affects the wellbeing of the patients and, therefore, requires criteria to differentiate it from full or partial compliance. Table 1 below is a simplified diagnostic tool for noncompliance. This questionnaire is to be filled by a nurse or any other healthcare giver diagnosing the patient.
Table 1: Showing a simple diagnostic questionnaire for noncompliance
Does the patient seem to be surprised or shocked by either the diagnosis or the doctors recommendations for…Read Text
Implementing non-discriminatory service related to loss and bereavement
To ensure non-discriminatory service delivery, advice and information from bereavement multi‐faceted services rates will be a helpful component for the policy making and enforcement. According to Humphrey & Zimpfer (2007), most bereaved widows in the world feel that an opportunity of sharing feelings is also a useful part. Evidence also points at having information perceived positively even as its direct delivery is above the forms of listings regarding resources that individuals are required…Read Text
Nursing Leadership Paper
Additionally, he focuses on the means and ways that nurse leaders need to take in handling resistance to inevitable change in the profession.
Issues and responses concerning the preparation of managers, the roles and the contribution of the nurse managers to the development and to the support of the nursing workforce are the main issues that are discussed by Sullivan (2013) In their first three papers, they talk more of the preparation of the nurses to attain the adequacy and the role of…Read Text
CHILDREN WITH ADHD
It is advised by the governing bodies that it is a licit drug but keeping in account its behaviour changing results, also refer to as mind altering results and its misuse among non patients, its high prescription rate in the state only suggests that it is due to incompetent law enforcement and poor governance.
Proper Diagnosis is Essential:
It is of great importance that a child should be diagnosed properly for Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) before prescribing any drugs. It is…Read Text
Critically discuss the skills and qualities mentors need to be effective in their role
Mentors in the healthcare industry ought to be able to exhibit skills in varied areas like in marketing, human resource management, teaching experience, fiscal management and leadership experience. For the new nurse, having the chance to work with a respected professional from the medical sector as a career guide and sounding board, is vital to the achievement of professional as well as personal development (Parse-Rizzo 2008). Both parties stand to benefit from a professional relationship that…Read Text
Advances in asthma management
The flare-ups affect activity level. Night time symptoms occur between 3-4 times a month. FEV1 is atleast 80 % of normal values. Peak flow variability is 20-30 percent (SIGN, 2009). In moderate persistent asthma, the symptoms occur daily and the flare-ups affect activity levels. Night time symptoms occur atleast 5 times a month. The FEV1 values are between 60% and 80% (SIGN, 2009). The peak flow variability is more than 30%. In severe persistent asthma, the symptoms are continual. Night time…Read Text
Nutritional assessment and management of patient with Acute Pancreatitis
FACTORS AFFECTING THE NUTRITIONAL STATE OF THE PATIENT
Based on the Atlanta Criteria, about 75% of patients with acute pancreatitis have mortality rate of less than 1%. Most of the patients who have mild pancreatitis may be treated with standard treatment and can resume a normal diet within 3-7 days (Meier et al. 2002). Malnutrition may aggravate the disease process. In order to form an adequate nutritional support, it is necessary to understand and analyze the sequence of pancreatic secretions…Read Text
Sexuality and chronic illness
Therefore, cloth color is used as a way to view one’s gender. Cognition is a way that individuals use to view themselves as being male or female. It is through how each person’s thoughts process abilities. When children start to think about being female or male, their activities become organized according to gender. This influences them to behave like girls or boys as culture in which they live in defining. Though it is obvious there is a difference in physical appearance between genders,…Read Text
5 months old baby who has not been given immunisatios
The World Health Organization’s goal of control of infectious diseases has been achieved through immunization.
Effective immunization and control of infectious diseases is a function of proper communication and coordination between health providers and the parents. The existence of asymmetric information between parents and health care providers coupled with lack of prenatal knowledge results to the perennial delayed presentation of children for vaccination. During my operations, I have…Read Text
Ethical Dilemmas in Nursing
The first thing we learn from this is the role of informed consent in nursing. In this, the family understands why the treatment is being administered and the situation puts both the doctors and nurses in a moral dilemma. Ethical dilemmas are an everyday situation in hospitals. In definition, ethics includes judgments made from determining what is wrong or rights according to one’s profession as well as the legal principles. (Bezerra do Amaral, 2012). Mr. Smith provides a case where giving…Read Text