Discussion Board Responses
Prompt 1 Response
Nurses work closely with their patients to provide quality care and promote recovery. I agree with your perception on Jean Watson’s influence in the role nurses play as caregivers. The time nurses spend caring for patients have a great impact on the transformation of a patient’s health status. Based on Watson’s theory medical curative approaches cannot be effective in healing patients without application of direct caring strategies like interpersonal communication that addresses the beliefs and values of patients regarding their health. Watson’s description of what consists a person, health, environment, and nursing forms the meta-paradigm on nursing (Nikfarid, Hekmat, Vedad, & Rajabi, 2018). While this model can be implemented in nursing daily practice through empathy and attentiveness, it can also be used to determine the relationship between patients’ health status and their environment. Through this approach, nurses can address the psychological, physical, social, spiritual, and other environmental needs of a patient. This would also promote holistic patient care.
Prompt 2 Response
Evidence-based practice is an effective approach of translating the best evidence obtained from randomized controlled trials to clinic practice. It ensures that the care offered to patients addresses their specific needs through a patient-centric approach. I concur with your suggestion on using nursing databases to access research studies that can be used to make informed clinical decisions. I also think that nurses should be educated on effective application of research in clinical settings to promote use of current and reliable studies. Through application of research-based, training in nursing institutions and healthcare facilities more nurses can access these skills and improve the quality of care delivered to patients. Translating the findings obtained from research to clinical practice requires an understanding of the different levels of evidence. Nurses should acquaint themselves with research to strengthen the relationship between research and its application in clinical studies (Curtis, Fry, Shaban, & Considine, 2017). This would also promote application of evidence-based practice in care provision.
Curtis, K., Fry, M., Shaban, R., & Considine, J. (2017). Translating Research Findings to Clinical Nursing Practice. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26(5-6), 862-872. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5396371/.
Nikfarid, L., Hekmat, N., Vedad, A., & Rajabi, A. (2018). The Main Nursing Metaparadigm Concepts in Human Caring Theory and Persian Mysticism: A Comparative Study. Journal of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine, 11.6. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6150916/.