Nursing Assessment.docx - Running head NURSING ASSESSMENT 1...

This preview shows page 1 - 4 out of 11 pages.

Running head: NURSING ASSESSMENT 1Nursing AssessmentName:Institution:1
NURSING ASSESSMENT 2Nursing AssessmentEducation and TrainingCommunity healthcare facilities grapple with disparities in patient’s attitudes, worldviews, different socioeconomic status, sexual orientations, communication styles, expectations, multiple languages, and gender. Community health nurses integrate public health and nursing practice to protect and promote population’s health by integrating all the mainstreamelements of clinical nursing practice with community and public health practice. Adequate training is therefore required for community nurses as well as adequate preparation to care for patients from multiplicity socioeconomic, cultural and political backgrounds. Training of community nurses should, therefore, focus on developing their cultural competence (Banning, 2008). Cultural competence is an integral part of training for community nurses. In nursing cultural competence refers to inclusion of personal cultural diversity awareness, experience, and sensitivity in the day-to-day clinical practice. Besides sensitivity to others and self, competence practice is also determined by practice experience with individuals from different cultural background, personal exposure, and awareness of group and people differences and similarities. Delivery of culturally competent health care is linked to improved contentment with care, enhanced provider-client communication, and improvement of health status (Maher & Baxter, 2009). Culturally competent care is further associated with full understanding of health status, observance of lifestyle and medication recommendations, and right use of the health system. Lack of cultural competence knowledge can cause discrimination and prejudice, challenges in care planning, and engagement in personalized care process (Maher & Baxter, 2009).Educating and Training of community health nurses is facilitated by evidence-based research. The use of theory and evidence-based research in nursing goes back many years. In an
NURSING ASSESSMENT 3effort to legitimize nursing as a professional career nurses have worked very hard to provide information and verification of practice that works both academically and in reality, be it at the bedside or in the community. Nursing in general needs evidence to justify why it does what it does and how nurses should do their job to make it safe and secure for patients, be they community or any other setting that nurses practice in. Evidence-based practice (EBP) is the conscientious and judicious use of current best evidence in conjunction with clinical expertise and patient values to guide health care decisions.12–15 Best evidence includes empirical evidence from randomized controlled trials; evidence from other scientific methods such as descriptive and qualitative research; as well as use of information from case reports, scientific principles, and expert opinion (Braine, 2006). In today’s world people want information;

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture