My Personal Nursing Theory Of Practice Case Study
My Personal Nursing Theory of Practice: A Model of Nursing Praxis
Oseni O. Abiri
University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama
The gap in the demand and supply for healthcare services in the US and around the world are believed to facilitate the development of advance practice nursing (APN) (Kilpatrick, 2008) and this is the motivation for my pursuance of an APN (i.e. NP) degree. The factors contributing to this gap and facilitating the development of APN include physicians’ shortage, cost containment, etc.
In the United States of America, there are four functional roles for APN-clinical nurse specialist (CNS), nurse practitioner …show more content…
As a FNP, I am trained to screen and provide health education and disease prevention through human life span. As an ACNP, I am trained to care for patients with complex health problems with focus on young adults to the very old either critical or chronic illness. Both FNPs and ACNPs perform physical examinations, order labs and procedures, diagnose patients, prescribe interventions (including medications) and provide health education and promotions to patients. Both FNPs and ACNPs are educationally prepared at least a masters level but more educational programs are fading out the masters programs in favor of doctorate degrees. The core competencies and skill-sets (among others) …show more content…
First is the Callista Roy’s model of adaptation which hypothesized that person is a biopsychosocial being in continual interaction with a dynamic environment (Papathanasiou, Sklavou, & Kourkouta, 2013). According to Roy, a person is able to cope with the ever changing environment by utilizing the biological, psychological and social adaptive mechanism (Papathanasiou, et al., 2013). In accordance with Roy’s model, I will explore all aspects of causes of diseases and develop holistic intervention(s) with active patient-family collaboration. I will also use the Swinderman Conceptual Model (SCM) in providing quality patient care to my patients. The SCM provides the complexity framework on which to understand the integration of clinical information systems in a complex healthcare environment. According Abiri (2014), this model is situated conceptually and contains all of the four components of the meta-paradigm of nursing practice-nursing, health (or well-being), environment and person that are important in providing quality holistic care to my patients. These two theories will be beneficial to my practice because they provide the holistic framework on which to base my patient assessment, likely diagnosis, and interventions. SCM will aid in making it easier to provide the quality care by helping understand how to efficiently integrate the nursing