C304Task 1 Professional Roles and Values Diana Villegas
A1. The influential nurse theorist and it’s theory that I felt have shared my values and goals is Hildegard E. Peplau in 1952. She came up with Interpersonal Relations as a Nursing Process: Man as an Organism That Exists in an Unstable Equilibrium. The theory according to Cherry & Jacob is described as: “Interpersonal relations model explores the interpersonal relationship of the nurse and the client and identifies the client's feelings as a predictor of positive outcomes related to health and wellness”(page 85, 2017). This theory influences my values and goals as a nurse because the first time meeting my patient, I’m a stranger that has entered into their world at the most stressful, scariest moment in their life. The four phases the Peplau uses in her theory help me gain trust and assess the need of the patient. I become their teacher and resource, and by the end of the phase I make sure that I have advocated their needs to be an independent person again once their care has concluded with me. A2. Nurses apply Peplau theory every day in their patient care. Having an interpersonal relationship with the patient is ideal to make sure that excellent care is given to every patient. The process is started out as being strangers, but as nurses we become their surrogate. The surrogate is defined as the teacher, counselor, resource, and basically becoming the person needs the nurse to be to them so that they can complete their care in a health way. The nursing process assessment is crucial as well as in the orientation phase where proper course of care is assessed on the patient. It is where the nurse gains the trust of the patient. During the identification phase we help assist and plan what the patient needs to make them feel less helpless and more comfortable as a being. We want to plan at this phase once we determine the diagnosis or needs of the patient. The next phase is exploitation, which is making sure that we are doing what we can for the patient to be satisfied and feel like he or she is a part of their care. The final phase is the resolution phase.
Where we have completed their care plans successfully and are terminating our care with the patient because they have reached their goal of care. A3. How I identify with this theory as a Labor and Delivery nurse is because when I enter my patient’s room as a stranger, who is about to help deliver their precious baby that she has carried in her for months. I need to gain my patient’s trust and identify what my patient needs so that I can give her the best care and provide her with the resources she needs to prepare for delivery and the care after delivery. Knowing my patient’s feelings gives me an idea what she will need from me to help motivate her during the delivery process. I teach, counsel, and share knowledge with my patient so that I can reassure them that they are the best care in our facility and that they can do this. By the end of their delivery I’ve informed them that they did a wonderful job, I’ve
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