Casey's Model Of Nursing Model

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Health care is an ever evolving industry. Evidenced-based practice is a way of streamlining common treatments and care in order to improve patient outcomes. Evidenced-based practice uses the most up-to-date information, collected through research, to create guidelines for treating common diseases and disorders. These guidelines or clinical pathways are generated based on what treatment options were more efficient and cost-effective. In an effort to support evidenced-based practice and have it more widely accepted; nurses have developed nursing theories or models to help practitioners organize their way of thinking (OJIN, 2013). The purpose of this paper is to identify a nursing model to guide my practice while working with pediatric patients; …show more content…
The focus of Casey’s models is to create a partnership the parents which helps to foster the child-parent relationship and their ability to deliver necessary care. Casey’s model implies that the family should be willing and capable of assisting in the care of their child. Furthermore, Casey’s models states that the parents should be able to enter into a partnership with the healthcare provider. The focus of Casey’s model incorporates five concepts of child, family, health, environment, and pediatric nurse (Coyne & Cowley, 2007). Casey recognized the importance of family centered care as it relates to providing care. The model looks at family structure and how it affects the care rendered and the family’s ability to care for the child (Coyne & Cowley, 2007). In a pediatric setting, the healthcare provider identifies roles within the family structure as it relates to the child. The primary focus is on the child with the parents to support their growth and development and ability to care for the child when they are …show more content…
I have spent my entire nursing career working with the adult and geriatric population. I know very little about working with children, the majority of my pediatric experience is working with adolescents. My strengths in this clinical would be my willingness to learn about this patient population. I am good a critical thinking and utilizing my resources when needed. I feel that my weakness are much greater than my strengths simply because I have no experience with this population. While I am familiar with a comprehensive assessment, I am not familiar with the techniques to use when assessing an uncooperative patient. Furthermore, my knowledge about complex childhood illness and diseases are limited. I am really nervous about dosing pediatric patients, this is an area I need to work

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