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After your graduation, you will be in an academic or clinical field. Depending on your field choice, discuss one nursing theory and identify the effect that the implications of this theory could have on nursing administration, management, or education.
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1- COLLAPSE Yesenia
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Practice theories shape and form nursing interventions and patient education. Practice theories are formed from grand or middle range theories, research, and/or clinical practice (McEwen & Wills, 2018).
As a nurse practitioner, I plan to specialize in obstetrics and gynecology. Doering and Dufor created a practice-level theory that focuses on fatigue and sleep in women during the 6 months of post-partum. Doering and Dufor studied the women’s perseverance towards normalcy. It was found that in the early weeks of post-partum, women should be taught about social support to prevent severe fatigue and to promote sleep. Post-partum women need to establish a routine with their newborn infant to maximize sleep opportunities (McEwen & Wills, 2018).About one in five women will experience postpartum depression. It is important for healthcare professionals to recognize the signs and symptoms and risk factors of postpartum depression. It is also important to educate patients on the range of emotions and how to seek help. Beck’s Postpartum depression is a middle range theory (Marsh, 2013).By using Beck’s middle range theory and Deoring and Dufor’s practice theory, I can educate my patients on how to adjust to a new life and routine after having a baby. As a nurse practitioner, I will emphasize the importance of attending scheduled appointments. I can assess my patient’s mental and physical well-being. I can help the patient identify people in the patient’s life who can support the patient during their transition as a new parent. I can also refer them to local support groups.
2- COLLAPSE Mariz
After I graduate, I would like to be in a hospital setting. I would see myself applying the Synergy Model Theory together with the Madeline Leininger’s Cultural Care Diversity.
The Leininger’s theory is to provide care measures that are in harmony with a person’s cultural beliefs, practices, and values (Leininger, 2002). The patients and I would create management in which according to the patient’s culture (or the prevailing culture in my setting), their treatment of care would take into consideration their culture, practices, and values as well as their beliefs. This would make the patients feel valued and appreciated as well at feel “at home”.
I would also include the Synergy model as it relates to the patient, the nurse, and the system (McEwen, 2019). In the hospital, patients have specific characteristics, while nurses have specific competencies. The desired patient outcomes would be reached by matching the patient’s needs and characteristics with appropriate nurse competencies, working towards common goals in a way that benefits both the patient and the nurse.
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