Dambudzo F Hangartner Student ID #000626783 Task 1: Professional Nursing Practice A. Identify a nursing theory that has influenced your values and goals. Nightingale's Theory of Practice Nightingale's theory of practice, an environmental adaptation theory. (Cherry, Jacob 2017) 1.Explain how nurses apply the identified theory from part A to implement excellent nursing practices.
Noise.Healthcare settings have a lot of activity going on at most times. This predisposes the environment to be noisy and compromises the patient’s rest. Healthcare workers need to be cognizant of thisand endeavor to keep noise at the minimum.Variety.As much as possible healthcare settings should try to keep the rooms as aesthetically relaxing as possible. This aids in a relaxing atmosphere for the patient as they will enjoy the environment they are in. Wall paintings, pictures, flowers or artifacts with meaning to the patient are encouraged so the patient can create a familiar personal space.DietDiet is of paramount importance during the healing process, in health promotion and disease prevention. Adequate nutrition is the energy source and helps the cells to fight disease. Adequate hydration is also important, with water constituting 60% in adults and 75% composition in babies. Water being important for carrying out chemical processes, regulating body temperature andcarrying nutrients to the cells and aiding in excretion of waste products from the body makes water very important in the healingprocess and health maintenance.LightLight affects mood, and energy from light also helps kill bacteria. Proper lighting appropriate for time of day is necessary to help keep the circadian cycle in proper rhythm. This helps the patient get enough rest during the night, giving the body time to rest, heal and also helps to decrease depressive tendencies.Chattering Hopes and Advices
It is important to professionally and caringly provide patients with facts about the disease process, treatment and prognosis. This helps
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