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Nursing profession contributes in promotion of well being of a person by prevention of illness, helping doctors in treatment procedures, and taking patients care of ill, disabled and dying people. According to International College of Nursing (ICN), nursing also aids in various other aspects of health care setting including promotion of a safe environment, research and development, participation in shaping health policy and in patient and health systems management, and preparation of educational materials. This profession is regarded as the backbone of our healthcare system. As the global environment is changing at fast pace, the types of disorders, and the paths of disease transmission are also varying and therefore, offering more diverse challenges. The nurses ensure promising future to all the people who are victims of bad health. Cohesive efforts and collaborative knowledge of nurse and physician brings clinical success in terms of patient’s positive outcome.
The nursing profession has undergone many transformations over human history with different stages of development. Nursing in ancient times was restricted to mother caring for their off springs and relatives. It was believed that sickness and disorders arise due to evil spirits and only magical treatments were given. Nursing activities were taken care of by females in the early Christian era in the Churches and homes without formal education. Over the time these nurses learnt the skills with the use of herbal medicines and drugs. Some nurses even got treatment like physicians. However, this was followed by dark period of nursing where illiterate and ignorant women were delivering crude and unsatisfactory nursing services to sick and needy people. In this period, St. Vincent de Paul, religious leader motivated ladies for nurse training without actual clinical education. Then the developmental era in nursing began from 1846 with Florence
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One of the emerging trends in nursing nowadays is the adoption of an evidence-based practice as a guide in professional nursing practice. Evidence-based practice is the product of nursing research, a systematic inquiry developed to establish evidence about issues of importance to the nursing profession, practice, education, administration, and informatics.
A number of articles will also be used. The significance of this question will also be addressed in the course of this study. A summary will then be provided of the types of studies retrieved in addition to an algorithm of the research. Key findings will be highlighted, citing studies that have contributed most to the subject matter.
As such, this critical analysis seeks to explore the extent to which the research paper mentioned above has been successful in achieving its stated objectives. The paper looks at various components of a research paper and it starts by outlining the problem statement and how it relates to the practice of nurses in hospitals as well as long term care facilities.
Pressure ulcers among patients with impaired mobility is an ongoing challenge in the health care sector. Various conducted studious have indicated that, pressure ulcers is mostly common among the long stay patients in health care facilities. It has also been established that, patients who are unable to reposition themselves independently are at a higher risk of the severe effects of the pressure ulcers.
The literature review was derived from related databases, such as Science Direct, CINAHL, EBSCO and MEDLINE. Legal case research papers are incorporated so as to grant a more practical case of those hurdles existing for males pursuing nursing, as well as statistical facts regarding gender discrimination and male abrasion to nursing institutions in relation to those hurdles.
Research, by intent, is suppose to create new knowledge in relevant fields, to develop, refine and expand the horizon of knowledge in such a chosen field (Polit et al, 200:4-5). Furthermore, research in the nursing field refines and expands what is known in practice of the nursing profession and in the process, empowers the professional to capably foresee and manage the complex and constantly changing challenges facing the profession, as this is paramount for the continuous social relevance of the nursing profession.
Currently, nurse scholars are attempting to move beyond the safe confines of the randomized control trial as the gold standard of science. Unfortunately, the teaching and research of these forerunners are often discounted by their peers who feel compelled
Reflecting from the first presentation entitled “Past, Present, and Future of Public Health Nursing”, I noticed that diseases rapidly changed from simple to complex and from treatable to hardly treatable in just a