Research is an essential part of nursing especially related to making changes

Research is an essential part of nursing especially

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another alternative that is supported by evidence and move in that direction instead. Research is an essential part of nursing, especially related to making changes within a facility. Change is not easy for some people, and the thought of change can bring anxiety and resistance from staff members. According to our lesson this week, "you need the endorsement of the participants and those impacted by the change in order to ensure that the innovation is implemented successfully" (CCN, 2015). This statement is so true for any process change, everywhere. If the staff do not buy into the change the process for change may fail. It is important to support staff regarding their concerns about any change, and to provide evidence-based research to show that the change is a positive one which supports quality improvement and positive outcomes. The facility I am working for currently is researching the professional practice model of patient- centered care versus relationship based care. We have been practicing under patient-centered care, but there has been discussions within our shared decision making councils that relationship based care may be a better model to follow. The relationship model occurs through 3 relationships; nurse- patient and family, nurse-colleague, and nurse-self. The professional practice model of relationship based care is another way to practice nursing. The care delivery system is how we organize our work, delegate staff, and the who does what in providing the nursing care. A decision has not been made either way as to which model will be used for 2016. There is evidence to support both models and there has been strong debates within the council meeting. With the use of evidence-based research the council will choose a model that support the nursing mission and vision, while providing the highest quality patient care. Shellie Reference Week 6 Lesson (2015). Strategies for Effective Change. Retrieved from Respond Collapse Mark as Read Implementing Change Despite Resistance Courtney Gregware Email this Author 6/9/2015 8:38:58 PM Dear Professor and Class,
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Change is difficult for everyone. I feel that one of the hurdles for my change project of better dealing with patients’ pain would be to frame it in a way that is as non-threatening as possible. As nurses we all go to work to do the best job possible. As healthcare is more regulated, it has frankly become more customer-service oriented and our job is to give patients the best care possible. One of the ways that we are “graded” by patients is on how well we control pain, explain medications and our communication to patients and families. We started talking about these scores about 4 years ago in our Unit Based Council Meetings for our floor. In looking at the pain questions we saw that we had work to do. Part of that work was to be really honest with staff and explain what all of these scores mean and how they impact reimbursement and our patient outcomes. Several of us became interested in this and took this on as a quality improvement project.
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