Writer’s Professional/Policy/Practice issue for Psych NP to provide care for 32 y/o schizophrenic patient

Psychiatric Nursing Practice Name: Institution: Legal Mandates That Impact the Ability to Provide Primary Health Care Other than meeting the authorized educational requirements, it is necessary that the PMHNP undergo certification, which is, according to Johnson and Vanderhoef (2013), “the process by which a professional organization or association certifies that an individual licensed to practice as a professional has met certain predetermined standards specified by that profession for specialty practice” (Johnson & Vanderhoef, 2013). This gives assurance to the public that PMHNPs have a mastery of their respective specialty. Presently, according to Johnson and Vanderhoef (2013), the...

(Blood Collection) Heel Stick for Neonatal Screening Test Procedure

Heel Stick for Neonatal Screening Test Procedure Name of Student Name of University Introduction Many children have to face disabilities and premature death due to various metabolic and genetic diseases that can be prevented by early diagnosis and treatment. Newborn screening programme is a step to ensure that these diseases do not go undiagnosed in the early stages and individualized management programmes can be devised for such children. Image 1: procedure of neonatal heel prick. History and Uses This test was devised by an American physician and bacteriologist Robert Guthrie and it was first used in 1962.The test initially was based on bacterial inhibition assay but now new...

Application of Orem’s self-care deficit theory to resolve an issue in nursing practice

Application of Orem’s Self-care Deficit Theory Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation Application of Orem’s Self-care Deficit Theory The nursing profession is continually growing, and its development is often influenced by various theories and their application in unique scenarios that continue to develop. Such a theory is Dorothea Orem’s self-care deficit theory that was articulated in the 1950s but was published in the 1970s after which it received more recognition and gained widespread acceptance throughout the medical profession. According to the self-care theory, the need for nursing can be systematically determined via assessment of the patient and their needs. The theory...

Human Becoming Theory-ER Practice Setting

IntroductionThe human becoming theory was presented as an ideology by Rosemarie Rizzo in the 80s. The theory briefly states that there is a different way in which medical practitioners can address the health issues of their patients. The nurses and other medical professionals have the options of paying attention to the individuals well being. This is addressing their physical as well as spiritual wellness. This paper intends to find a point where the ideologies suggested by Rosemarie cross with those of the practice of an emergency room nurse. This will be achieved by first reviewing the theory and thus providing an exemplar that puts the theory into practice. The selection of the theory is crucial...

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An Appraisal of the Article Name of Student UniversityAn Appraisal of the Article Nurse scholars have always endorsed the fact that each and every nurse implements some aspects of nursing theory in their routine practice settings. Application of such theories and analysis of the same increases the professional competency in a staff nurse (Senn, 2013). Theory in nursing practice as defined by Meleis (1985) is “an articulated and communicated conceptualization of invented or discovered reality (central phenomenon and relationships), in or pertaining to nursing for the purpose of describing, explaining, predicting or prescribing nursing care” (p.29) (Senn, 2013). One such theory...

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Introduction Dialectical behavior therapy is a cognitive therapeutic technique used in the treatment of chronically suicidal individuals that have also been diagnosed with borderline personality disorders. Though DBT was originally developed to treat this group of patients, the technique has been effective in the treatment of other disorders that include, but are not limited to, depression, substance dependence, post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as eating disorders. Presently, the treatment technique is widely recognized as the gold standard for the treatment of the...

How My Understanding of the Nursing Profession has Changed Over Time

The image of nursing has been changing over time. For instance, before being admitted as a student I had plenty ideas of what it was to be a nurse. Ultimately, those ideas faded, and the sheer reality settled upon those preconceived ideas. People tend to picture nurses in many ways. For instance, they might see nurses as angels; or as the stereotype of "sexy nurse", and although it does not apply to male nurses, it can sometimes be seen. For male nurses, the stereotyping can be even worse, and many colleagues are depicted as effeminate, or less manly (Johnson, 2015). With the time, many of those stereotypes have fallen behind, and people regard nurses as what they really are: Health professionals...

Diarrhea is a clinical conditio

Diarrhea is a clinical condition, which is marked by having loose stools or loose bowel movements, at least three times in a day. The stool formed is watery and hence leads to massive dehydration in the body. Due to diarrhea there is severe loss of essential electrolytes in the body, which leads to sodium and potassium imbalance, which may be detrimental to the health of an individual. As the body becomes dehydrated, the body will try to absorb more water leading to decreased urine formation. Since, it is the condition of stress it may lead to increased heart rate. However, the blood pressure often reduces in the case of diarrhea. This is due to a reduction in blood volume, which occurs due to loss...

Fall prevention in hospitalized patients

Fall Prevention in Hospitalized Patients. Your name Institution Patient falls are defined as the frequency at which patients fall per a thousand patient days during their hospital stays (Griffin & Auler, 2011). Falls and injuries resulting from falls in hospitalized patients are one of the most frequently reported events among people in an inpatient setting. A fall might cause internal bleeding, fracture, lacerations, or tears, leading to and increased rate of health care utilization. According to a study conducted the by Bell (2010), patient falls are listed as the third most frequent cause of injury death in inpatients and the leading cause for patients over the age of 65 years. Patient...

Restraints

Research Proposal Name of the Student Professor’s Name Research Proposal Problem statement Providing care to patients with mental health issues, impose serious challenges in care providers all across the globe. These individuals may be prone to self-harm (for example, patients suffering from major depressive disorder), accidental harm (for example accidental falls in dementia patients) or incidental harm (resisting therapeutic interventions). Such harms may cause negative health care outcomes in patients. Therefore, patients are restrained from such actions through mechanical and physical barriers. It is possible that these patients may suffer from increased aggression and...