Evaluating Practice Through Theories and Models

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Evaluating Practice through Theories and Models1Evaluating Practice Through Theories And ModelsStudent Name:Student ID:Course Name:Course ID:Faculty Name:University Name:
Evaluating Practice through Theories and Models2Evaluating Practice through Theories and Models.IntroductionThere is no another profession such as nursing which will make a profound difference inlives of others. Nurses greatly contribute to the society, stability of the health of the sick andwell-being of the patients. They not only use the book knowledge but also put their heart andsoul into the well-being of the patient. An efficient nurse is caring, understanding and non-judgemental. There are many aspects of nursing practice. The nurses have an ability toemphasise patient’s life in all aspects . They touch the lives of sick on a daily basis. Theyneed to provide them proper care and healing. Sometimes an empathetic nurse is all that thepatient wants. It is important to be sympathetic to the hospital experience in the long run.Nurses also need to control their own emotion while providing care and healing to the patient.The nurses constantly subjected to stress and emotions. For them maintaining the quality oftheir work is very important. (Anonson, et al 2014).The society depends a lot on the nurses.A true nurse always anticipates patients feeling . She responds to the patient's needs andunderstands that a patient required lot of care and attention to get well. Effective caring waysare required as per the patient requirement. Nursing is providing nursing based care and intime quality decision, based on clinical expertise. The aim is to provide better, healthy andsafe care to the patients with most new techniques available. To practice, nursing knowledgeof the nurse along with multiple studies needs to be utilised. These all are part of nursingeducation.It includes the type of client, different disease management, care and also rehabilitation. Thisrelation is based on mutual respect and trust. It is a helping relationship in which the nurseshould be sensitive to self and others . Providing physical, emotional, spiritual support to thepatient and their family.(Andrae et al 2013)
Evaluating Practice through Theories and Models3Nurses should be able to use scientific evidence to their critical thinking and skills. Lack ofknowledge can lead to less importance in research utilisation. It required a workplace whichwill promote and encourage nursing for improvement of skills.Nurses can use their research knowledge and skills to answer questions related to nursingdiagnosis also they can prepare care plans for patients . It includes learning about drugs anddiseases. Obtaining information from the patient which is a very crucial practice for nurseswhich will help them in their further research. Through patient interaction, they caninvestigate new topics pertaining to their interest. All this will promote the professionaldevelopment.(Pitt, V. et al 2013).The Nursing practice requires many qualities. It requires specialised skills, knowledge andindependent decision-making skills Nursing is profile which is closely associated with takingcare of others . Our society closely depends on nurses of care of sick and elderly. TheNursing course and life follow many theories and Models.Nursing models and theoriesHumanistic Nursing Theory – This includes application to hospice and palliative care.Physically palliative approach is followed to manage pain and physical discomfort in most ofthe situations. Pain being the most important complaint in the palliative approach totreatment. As the discomfort increases the need for palliative approach increases. It becomesvery important where treatment is painful .Old age people become prone to life-threateningdisease or their suffering increases due to the natural ageing process. In many countries,palliative services are provided at home only. Mostly people by the end stage of their lifeprefer to spend their time at home. The palliative approach helps patient’s family to cope withthe terminal illness of the patient. Palliative care leads to hospice care which includesfocusing on comfort and quality of life. A personalised action plan is required for every
Evaluating Practice through Theories and Models4patient for comfort and care. In this, it has been found that the survival expectancy isincreased by 6 months. In this, the main focus is on pain control which troubles the patientmost. Pain control is done by analgesics and comfort measures which can be achieved athome. (Wu, H. L., & Volker, D. L. (2012).It is important to develop an integrated care pathway for the dying patient. This is for thepatients whose diagnosis is known and loss of life is inevitable. In this symptoms are closelymonitored and palliative approach is followed accordingly. In few cases, older people deniedaccess to palliative care. In these cases, their admission in hospital and nursing homebecomes very important. Specialised palliative care is required in many patients. A palliativecare is an approach which reduces the stress and pain due to suffering from terminal disease.This is adopted mainly in life-threatening diseases where the cure is not possible. Thepalliative approach is utilised to improve the life of the patient from the pain and sufferingrelated to the disease. This also helps and supports the life of the patient who is having anatural death. The life-threatening disease can be encountered at any stage of life. Differenttype of palliative care is required for different age groups .Hence an age-related palliativeapproach is required .The palliative approach is based on individual needs , it differs indifferent age and medical condition. The palliative approach helps to comfort the individualsuffering from the disease. Physically palliative approach is followed to manage pain andphysical discomfort in most of the situations. Pain being the most important complaint in thepalliative approach to treatment. (Dobrina, R., Tenze, M., & Palese, A. (2014).As thediscomfort increases the need for palliative approach increases. It becomes very importantwhere treatment is painful .The nurse should be an experience and expert in communication and palliative approach oftreatment so that she can deal with the situation. The nurse and patient need to understand thegoals of care. At times in older adults, the decision-making ability is hampered. In this case,
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