ECC Nursing – Philosophy/Unifying Theme

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Define Philosophy
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Set of Values and Beliefs
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What is a conceptual framework
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A group of concepts or a type of theoretical work that provides an organizational structure that makes connections between concepts.
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What is the purpose of a conceptual framework?
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Guides nursing practice
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Why do beliefs/value systems differ from person to person, how do these systems affect nursing care?
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Everyone comes from different cultures and backgrounds and we need to be sensitive and respect those beliefs.
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Who is the individual
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The patient. A biological-psychological-social being of importance worthy of respect because they exist
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What are the rights of the individual?
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Freedom of choice Deserve our respect
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Define Society
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Group of individuals that join a system of relationships to achieve a common goal.
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What are the goals of society?
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1. protect the individual 2. education and functions of society’s members 3. welfare of all
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7 basic needs of an individual
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Physical Intergrity Affiliative Activty-Rest Ingestive Excretory O2CO2 Sexual
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7 structural variables
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Age Sex Religion Culture Occupation Affiliation Health Continuum Flacement
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ECC definition of health
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Ability to mobilize energy and resources to meet basic needs
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ECC definition of illness
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Imbalance or disruption to meet basic needs
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Florence Nightingale’s definition of Nursing.
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“And what nursing has to do…is put the patient in the best condition for nature to act upon him” Nursing “ought to signify the proper use of fresh air, light, warmth, cleanliness, quiet, and the proper selection and administration of diet – all at the least expense of vital power to the patent.”
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Why is it important that the definition of nursing stay a dynamic concept
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There is always new research and technological developments that may impact the role of the nurse. Culture and society can also affect the nursing as well.
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ECC roles of a nurse
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Provider of Care Manager of Care Member Nursing Discipline
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Skills necessary as Provider of Care
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critical thinking clinical competence accountability commitment to the value of caring
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What does accountability mean?
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Legal and ethical responsibility
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Describe characteristics of a manager of care
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collaboration organization delegation accountability advocacy respect for other health care workers
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key components that must be considered when delegating health care
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scope of practice ability level clear instructions
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What attributes characterize a member of the nursing discipline?
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commitment to professional growth, continuous learning, and self development
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Steps of the Nursing Process
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Assessment Analysis and Diagnosis Planning Implementation of Planned Intervention Evaluation
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Purpose of Nursing Care Plan?
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Identifies patient goals and determines how to reach them
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Purpose of Assessment
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To gather information about the patient, family, and/or community
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Define Nursing Diagnosis
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Identification of actual or potential health problems
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Nursing Diagnosis vs Medical Diagnosis
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Medical diagnosis focuses on what is wrong with the patient in terms of a disease process. Nursing diagnosis identifies the problems the patient is experiencing as a result of the disease process. The human response to illness, injury or threat.
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What is the planning step of the Nursing Process?
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identification of patient goals and determination of ways to reach those goals.
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Ways the implementation step is carried
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Reflects the work of the first 3 steps in order to deliver responsible and thoughtful care requires ongoing assessment Documentation
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What is evaluated in the Evaluation Step of the Nursing Process?
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Goals are evaluated. To what extent did you reach the goals?
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When does evaluation occur?
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It ends after implementation and after every step, continuous
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How does research impact Nursing Care?
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New developments may improve or debunk older methods of care.
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What attributes/expectations does the student nurse bring to the ECC Nursing Program?
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expected as adult learners, to be self-motivated and self-disciplined
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How do students differ in the ECC Nursing Program?
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They differ in goals and objectives. differ in learning needs related to age, sex, culture/ ethnicity, socioeconomic background, educational preparation, clinical interest, and learning styles.
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What is the importance of the TEAS Exam?
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Assess competency level and basic knowledge
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List 3 resources at ECC that can assist students with academic and/or personal needs when preparing to enter the ECC Nursing Program
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Library, Learning Resource Center, Tutoring
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In what ways does the ECC Nursing Program differ from other local Nursing Programs?
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Student Population makeup We’re ecclectic- different theorists make up our philosophy When classes are offered
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List 5 major threads that are integrated throughout the ECC Nursing curriculum
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growth and development communication legal/ethical issues pharmacology critical thinking

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