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Changing role of Nurse

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The issues related to nursing involve a thorough examination of nursing as theory and practice. The role of the nurse practitioner especially in areas of clinical decision making and management could be studied in the contexts of obstetrics and gynaecological department or even emergency wards. The emphasis of most studies is on reflective practice using Gibbs (1988) model of treatment and reflection. The need to follow clinical guidelines as given by NICE or NHS have been emphasised in several studies especially highlighting the importance of personal cleanliness and hygiene in infection control. The role of informed consent and clinical decision making in case of pregnancy with family history of mental health problems suggest the central role of the challenges in the decision making process (Papers4you.com, 2006).

 

The need for counselling and holistic care of patients have been emphasised in clinical practice. The role of the nurse and the importance of proper knowledge of clinical guidelines, NHS directives and adequate medical training suggest the crucial responsibility of the nurse who plays varied roles from that of physician to hospital manager. The studies show the varied approaches to nursing as in case of a depressed patient, the emphasis is on counselling and psychological support whereas in case of treating a patient with high blood pressure or multiple injuries after accident, reflective practice on immediate measures followed would be more important, suggesting a focus on patient centered outcomes (Bowcutt, et al 2006).

 

Clinical management is closely related to leadership theories and it is important for the nurse to develop adequate leadership skills to effectively perform clinical duties (Booth and Davies, 1991). The differences between the role of the health visitor, nurse and midwife in general practice have been studied. Social and healthcare policy and guidelines on clinical governance suggest a multidisciplinary collaborative working approach for effective clinical management (Papers4you.com, 2006). Collaborative teamwork, holistic psychosocial treatment and proper allocation of clinical resources are some of the issues that are very important within intensive care units and for care of emergency patients. The ethical and legal responsibilities of a nurse practitioner and the medical team in general are largely guided by not just clinical guidelines set by the Department of Health but also by a team of dedicated health professionals within the clinical setting.

 

The issues discussed in the field of nursing include clinical governance, collaborative teamwork, the role of the clinical nurse practitioner, the importance of reflective practice, Gibbs (1988) Model, clinical management and decision making, ethical and legal issues in clinical care and holistic approach to treatment.

 

Bibliography

 

Booth J, Davies C. (1991) The management of change on a nursing development unit. Nurs Pract.;4(2):12-5.

 

Bowcutt M, Wall J, Goolsby MJ. (2006) The clinical nurse leader: promoting patient-centered outcomes. Nurs Adm Q. Apr-Jun;30(2):156-61.

 

Gibbs, G. 1988. Learning by doing: a guide to teaching and learning methods. London: Further Education Unit.

 

Papers For You (2006) "P/N/89. Medical nurse: characteristics, requirements, guidelines", Available from http://www.coursework4you.co.uk/sprtothers15.htm [22/06/2006]

 

Papers For You (2006) "C/N/42. Portfolio of the nurse. Caring for patients suffering from depression. What is the nurses responsibility?", Available from http://www.coursework4you.co.uk/sprtothers15.htm [21/06/2006]

S/N/123. Research Paper on Alzheimer's Caregivers Needs

C/N/129. Nursing clients in community settings

S/N/121. In order to ensure that health care delivery is of the highest possible standard, the UK Government (DH 2003) has highlighted a number of fundamental aspects of care, including continence, bowel and bladder care. With reference to relevant literature and clinical placement experiences in your own branch and at least one other practice setting, discuss how nursing contributes to the achievement of best practice in the above aspect of care

S/N/120. Reflecting on recent clinical placements and relevant literature, identify and explore the principles to be considered when sharing information with clients and/or their relatives. You should illustrate your answer from at least two different care settings or with reference to at least two different client age groups

S/N/118. "Ensuring patients receive adequate nutrition is an essential part of basic patient care, yet we know malnutrition is still a big problem for the NHS". (NICE PRESS RELEASE, 2006). Discuss the principles of meeting feeding and nutrition needs in relation to the patients/clients nursed during your Module One clinical placement

C/N/127. Case study of an Asian patient with gonorrhoea

C/N/125. Relationship between smoking and alcohol habits and mental illness

C/N/124. Incident Reflection

C/N/122. Clinical aspects of holistic care of a leukaemia patient

C/N/120. Two case studies: One on the correction of hypovolaemia and the other on the nursing requirements of a tracheostomy patient

C/N/119. Clinical aspects of holistic care of a leukaemia patient

C/N/117. A clinical case study and in-depth analysis of the psychodynamics of bipolar disorder

C/N/116. Assessment and Management of a Patient with Health problems related to Osteoarthritis

C/N/115. An investigation into malnutrition in the elderly and a theoretical outline of a method of investigation

S/N/119. Define and explore how reflection can influence learning in clinical practice. Within this assignment include reflection on your recent clinical experiences during Module One and recognise situations where you acknowledge the limitations of your own abilities and therefore required referral to a registered practitioner

C/N/110. Case study of an unstable case of Type 1 diabetes

C/N/107. Reflective Essay: reflection of an incident

C/N/100. Issues relating to conscious sedation in the field of endoscopy and colonoscopy

C/N/98. Life History of a Patient – Person centred care

C/N/96. Psychological aspect of treatment for the Community Public Health specialist nurse

C/N/95. Psychological aspect of treatment for the Community Public Health specialist nurse

C/N/94. Nursing issues in the acute care of a stroke

C/N/93. Nursing: Communications and Care with Elderly

S/N/62. Differentiating between a nurse practitioner and a clinical nurse specialist: literature review

C/N/90. Examination of management issues in professional nursing which enable efficient and effective delivery of care.

C/N/89. Nursing – HIV/AIDS

C/N/87. How important is the biomedical approach to caring for health? Are there times when other forms of health care are more appropriate? Discuss with reference to Parkinson's disease and women in childbirth.

C/N/86. Incident report on the death patient X admitted with Acute Pancreatitis who received enteral feeding via a misplaced naso-gastric tube by Nurse Y

C/N/85. A case study relating to latex allergy

C/N/84. Nursing and Gerontology - New Directions

E/N/18. Role of partnership in nursing practices

E/N/16. Nursing research and practices

E/N/15. Issues of patients’ assessment

E/N/14. Role of nurses in health care services

E/N/13. Reflections on nursing practice

C/N/82. A critique of a paper in the field of cancer care

C/N/81. A case study of the nursing care relating to an elderly Asian gentleman with a non-healing wound

S/N/37. Assessment of the older adult: Choose a Service User you have had contact with in your clinical placement and using a case study approach DISCUSS the strategies used to assess their individual needs.

C/N/79. A critical analysis of leadership in a nursing team from a professional, legal and ethical perspective

C/N/78. An analysis of a clinical scenario

C/N/72. Reflection on Experiential Learning

C/N/71. Nursing and Gerontology - New Directions

C/N/67. Reflective Practice Case Study

C/N/66. Problem based reflection/nursing

C/N/64. Confidentiality issues

C/N/63. Asthma in Pregnancy

C/N/58. Research Proposal: Nursing

C/N/57. Critical incident analysis relating to own practice which is a women's centre (gynae and Obs) outpatient department

C/N/56. CLINICAL PRACTICE

C/N/52. Reflecting in a specific nursing context of a high blood-pressure patient

P/N/89. Medical nurse: characteristics, requirements, guidelines

C/N/44. Case study of treatment of a case of fibroids

C/N/43. Mental Health Student Nursing. Discuss the holistic needs of Emma, a 15 year old pregnant patient with a family history of Downs syndrome, the skills and qualities necessary to provide holistic care and the implications of responding holistically to Emmas needs.

C/N/42. Portfolio of the nurse. Caring for patients suffering from depression. What is the nurses responsibility?

C/N/40. Heron model of patient treatment and the applications of the model to practice. Is the model effective after all?

C/N/39. Emergency nursing care provided to a patient who has been involved in a road traffic accident and has sustained multiple injuries

C/N/37. Management and treatment of postoperative pain

C/N/36. Developing a portfolio on the role of the nurse, health visitor and midwife in public health practice

C/N/33. How to effectively bring change in health care settings

C/N/31. Caring for an elderly patient diagnosed with depression. In what ways does a nurse develop her skills through such situations?

C/N/30. Effective utilisation of medical staff for adequate treatment provision in the intensive care unit

C/N/28. The advantages and disadvantages of qualitative and quantitative research

C/N/25. Evaluate the organisation of care of a patient diagnosed with epilepsy.

C/N/23. Assessment of Mrs S., an Asian diabetic

C/N/21. Support practice in the field of nursing. Support provision for a 16 year old autistic boy

C/N/19. Evaluate the use of philosophy, knowledge and theory in nursing and especially the operating room

C/N/18. Consider the role of the ‘Modern Matrons in the UK healthcare and discuss critically their role.

C/N/13. Decision making in nursing practice

C/N/12. Decision making in nursing practice

P/N/11. Explore a variety of issues related to advocacy and empowerment, and develop a personal concept of the nurse's role in supporting users/carers to achieve independence

P/N/10. Critical evaluation on the following article: "Ward nutrition coordinators to improve patient nutrition in hospital"

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