Professional Roles Task 1.docx - Running head PROFESSIONAL ROLES AND VALUES – C304 Task 1 C304 Tiffany T Ftacek 19 Aug 2019 Western Governors

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Running head: PROFESSIONAL ROLES AND VALUES – C304 Task 1 C304 Tiffany T. Ftacek 19 Aug 2019 Western Governors University
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ORGANIZATIONAL SYSTEMS & QUALITY LEADERSHIP TASK 1 A. Nursing Theory The nursing theory that I have chosen that has influenced by my values and goals as well as fits into my professional practice is Jean Watson’s Philosophy and Science of Caring. Jean Watson believed in the holistic approach to healthcare. Her nursing model stated that “Nursing is about caring for the sick, promoting health, preventing illness, restoring health, health promotion, and the professional, personal, scientific, esthetic, and ethical interactions we have as nurses with our patients. She also valued the patient as a human being that need to be understood, assisted, nurtured, respected, and cared for which supports her humanistic-altruistic system of values” (Petiprin, 2016.). Jean Watson cultivated the sensitivity to one’s self, and to others which she believed aided in the development of the nurse’s feelings allowing them to be more genuine, authentic, and sensitive to the patient and their needs. This fostered the promotion and development of the helping-trust relationship between the nurse and patient allowing for the patients to feel freer or willingness to open up to the nurses. Jean Watson’s theory is also related to the hierarchy of needs like that of Maslow’s. Jean Watson’s theory is the basis for caring for the patient by treating them as an individual, listening to them, allowing for their input on their care, and respecting them and their decisions. I relate to this theory and use it to influence the type of care that I provide to my patients, as well as strive to reach excellence in the nursing. The nurse to patient relationship and trust is essential to caring for and treating all patients. The trusting relationship between the nurse and patient allows them the ability to listen to one another and to consider each other’s feeling and respect each other, which embodies the excellence in nursing care. You cannot have excellence in patient care without caring!
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ORGANIZATIONAL SYSTEMS & QUALITY LEADERSHIP TASK 1 B. Contributions of 19 th or 20 th Century Historical Nursing Figures Florence Nightingale is known for her contributions to improving sanitation conditions in military hospitals that aid in reduction of the spread of disease. Nightingale is also known as “The lady with the lamp” during the Crimean war where she would round on the sick and injured to assess their condition with her lamp. Her contribution of the nursing assessment is the core of nursing which all nursing actions are based on. Adequately preforming a head to toe assessment is essential part of my nursing practice. By completing a head to toe assessment on every patient at the beginning of my shift allows me to establish a baseline on my patients and makes it easier to distinguish changes in their condition.
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