Impact on Nursing Research and Technology
Many times it is not enough to simply produce a good idea that you think may work to help patients. In order for an initiative to truly have a positive impact on the patient, you must explore the “why” behind it. This is where nursing research and evidence-based practice become essential to improving patient outcomes. In addition, recent developments in technology can help us reach our goals faster and more efficiently.
For this discussion, reflect on the safety initiative identified in the Unit 6 discussion Patient Safety Initiatives and consider the following:
THE TOPIC IS HAND HYGIENE more specifically in labor and delivery
What evidence in the literature supports your identified safety initiative?
How can the data from the initiative’s success measures be used to improve your processes or potentially help another organization dealing with the same issue?What role can nurses play in the data collection and analysis process?
What technology modalities are, or may be, beneficial to your selected safety initiative, and why?
Prompt: The content of your Reflective Journal #3 should consider:
1) Consider who provides spiritual care, have you had an experience with spiritual care being provided by someone other than a designated spiritual provider?
2) What do you perceive as the role of the clinician as spiritual provider?
3) How do we as health and wellness providers provide spiritual care?
The purpose of the reflective exercises is to allow for analysis, synthesis and evaluation of nursing theory using guided questions. Reflection has been referred to as a process that happens internally, privately or in isolation (Hill & Watson, 2011). Also, reflection has been referred to as the examination of an issue of concern, as a consequence of experience, creating clarity and meaning in terms of self, and which results in a change of perspective ( Boyd & Fales, 1983).
Boyd, E. M., & Fales, A. W. (1983). Reflective learning: Key to learning from experience, Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 23(2), 99-117.
Hill, M. & Watson, J. (2011). Creating a Caring Science Curriculum. New York, NY: Springer Publishing.