Note: Sample below may appear distorted but all corresponding word document files contain proper formattingExcerpt from essay:
Treating the whole patient and the patient's family, social, and economic environment was essential, rather than merely regarding diabetes as a medical problem. I also referred her to a nutritionist who could provide additional assistance, as well as other local and community resources devoted to helping people eat more healthfully on a budget.
Different roles for the Advanced Practical Nurse (APN)
This is one example of how the program has influenced my development as an Advanced Practical Nurse (APN). I had to act as an educator, as well as merely a caregiver and dispenser of medical knowledge. As well as a practitioner who identifies areas of patient need, such as future health problems in need of correction along the lines of high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and poor lifestyle choices that could lead to heart disease, a nurse must teach the patient about lifestyle changes that the patient can use before more aggressive medical intervention is warranted. Health-promotion and patient empowerment is always an important goal for a nurse.
The nurse must also act as a researcher into new forms of treatment for illnesses, and the least invasive forms of medical treatment possible that will enable the patient to live a high-quality life. These might include talking with a patient about how aggressive a treatment course he or she might want to pursue against cancer (radiation vs. chemotherapy, or a combination of both) or managing high cholesterol with dietary changes vs. statin drugs or using both treatments. A nurse can act as a community or family leader, advocating change, such as the need to provide an elderly individual with regular professional assistance once he or she leaves the hospital setting, as well as act as a consultant to the family about the best course of treatment.
In the future, giving the financial limitations on healthcare, APNs are likely to play an even more vital role in all of these critical areas within the healthcare setting. I have gained a greater appreciation for the necessity of APNs to act as teachers to patients and to act as a liaison between patient, family, and other healthcare providers. Nursing is a combination of health promotion and wellness of the body and treating the human being psychologically and socially. Nursing is truly a holistic discipline, and acknowledges that the optimization of health affects a variety of aspects of a patient's life, and everyone who knows the patient. When dealing with patients who cannot act as advocates for themselves or articulate their needs, like the incapacitated, or the very young, the very old, or patients with an imperfect command of English, the nurse must be especially mindful of the fact that a nurse must fulfill many roles simultaneously
In your role as an APN, how will you advocate for the client and nursing based on professional values?
The American Nurses Association (ANA) asserts a clear expectation that APNs have a professional responsibility to be politically informed and involved in shaping health care policy...the value of the nurse practitioner's role is that it provides cost-effective disease prevention, education, and holistic health care for patients...Studies confirm that NPs provide care with high levels of safety and competence, helping solve complex patient problems...Nurse practitioners work collaboratively with the physician, combining the medical and nursing models of care...This collaborative model encourages consumers to participate in the decision-making process which results in increased compliance with treatment, increased patient satisfaction, earlier discharges, and decreased unplanned readmissions" (Merrill 2001, p.1). As well as a collaborator, I see my role as an APN as giving a unique voice to the patient's different needs, who will understand the patient's physical, social, and psychological state of health in a holistic fashion and strive to promote health in a multifaceted manner.
Three professional goals: Within the next five years I will strive to Become more involved in professional organizations advocating for change within the nursing profession
Attend at least one professional conference about improving healthcare in America
Develop one area of expertise in the profession, either through experience, certification, or additional intensive study.
Merrill, Piper. (2001, May).Wake-up call for U.S. health care system and APNs. Nursing
Economics.. Retrieved 26 Jan. 2009 from FindArticles.com. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0FSW/is_3_19/ai_n18612037
"MS Program's Critical Elements Communication" (2009, January 27) Retrieved December 7, 2016, from http://www.paperdue.com/essay/ms-program-critical-elements-communication-25233
"MS Program's Critical Elements Communication" 27 January 2009. Web.7 December. 2016. <http://www.paperdue.com/essay/ms-program-critical-elements-communication-25233>
"MS Program's Critical Elements Communication", 27 January 2009, Accessed.7 December. 2016, http://www.paperdue.com/essay/ms-program-critical-elements-communication-25233
Communicating in Today's Workplace Workplace Communication Communicating in Today's Workplace Communicating in Today's Workplace "the single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." George Bernard Shaw Communication is essential to every organization for it to function effectively. And as Shaw observes, effective communication can be challenging, particularly in today's workplace. Communication is required to increase efficiency, satisfy customers, improve quality, and create innovative products and services. Communication links everyone together and
What had begun as a defensive strategy has quickly transformed to one that is offensive and aimed at gaining new customers. The recent series of Apple commercials on television in the U.S. make this point clear as Windows PC users switch to Apple since they would have to upgrade to Windows 7 anyway. It is humorous and an example of how Apple is now making its nonconformist position now
This RIS includes Toshiba digital desktop telephones, plus 24 SpectraLink wireless telephones; these wireless phones were programmed to extend the features and capabilities of the users' desktop telephones to anywhere they roam at the 22-bed hospital; however, other wireless technologies such as cellular, could not be used due to the interference with sensitive medical equipment (Just the right prescription 24). The hospital's chief operating officer, Darryl Thornton, reported, "Being
special programs developed for gifted students intended to enhance, expand and diversify their learning experiences in the educational curriculum. In order to meet the demands of the gifted students, teachers distinguish between content standards and learning experiences. The basis of a gifted student's curriculum is generated from the outcome of an original assessment that results to the creation of an Individualized Educational Program (IEP). In creating, IEP, teachers consider
Digital Fortress I chose Dan Brown's Digital Fortress because it is the type of book that I would normally read and because I find this particular subject interesting. The subject of cyber security is a matter that is/should be important to individuals and governments all over the world. The character I chose to write about is Commander Strathmore because he is not everything he appears to be. He begins the book
Government Since gang-related crimes fall within the jurisdiction of state, this research will give an insight on the need to find solutions that increasingly include all levels of government. Congress needs to pass legislation that will change immigration enforcement laws and make more aliens deportable. In addition, the federal government should take a more active participation in helping local and state jurisdictions develop anti-gang responses. The local, state and federal governments
Google Introduction and Description of the Company Organizational Structure Industry Analysis Value Proposition Financial Performance Figure 1.1 Revenue and Net Income Growth TOWS Strategies BCG Matrix Leadership Alliances Measures Google is a highly successful Internet company that makes most of its money through online advertising. It has been able to achieve this success through a combination of leadership and culture. The company's many strengths are in general aligned with the opportunities that exist in the marketplace. As a result, Google has the