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Healing Hospital: A Daring Paradigm
The concentration of a healing hospital is to make an environment which aids to decrease the tension level of patients and their kin. When the patients are transferred to the hospitals they went through a lot of tension and anxiety like, frightening of the unknown, hurting therapeutic processes, modification in financial status because of the increasing expenses due to hospitalizing and are considerable as most hard times of their life. By careful self evaluation of the fact that spirituality is one of the greatest key factor in the healing recovery stage, the healing hospitals goal is to enhance overall wellness of the patients and their relatives like
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A healing atmosphere also brings other forms of treatment in addition to Western Medicine. Some hospitals are now offering complementary and alternative medical practices that blend with traditional evidence-based medicine to promote the patient’s overall wellbeing. According to a recent article, “blended medicine has been found to promote stress reduction, promote faster healing, decrease infection rates, promote staff and patient satisfaction, and encourage the economic benefit of lower hospital operating costs” (Geimer-Flanders 2009).
A few hospitals in Florida that have been built with a healing paradigm include; Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, Jupiter Medical Center, as
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The inception of the “Healing Hospital” is not new. Healing hospitals in various forms have been around throughout history. As hospitals were slowly taken over by religious orders they became more holistic concentrating on all aspects of healing including physical, mental, and spiritual. Instead of focusing on the patient as a carrier of disease and death they began to look at them as a person that has certain fundamental needs for existence. One of these needs as fore mentioned is spirituality. Spirituality simply defined “is that which relates to or affects the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things. Spirituality touches that part of you that is not dependent on
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community teaching hospital and focused on 98 patients. Half the patients were offered piperacillin/tazobactam continuously while the other half had intermittent infusions. The specific doses were dependent on the patient’s infection and their renal functioning. The study found that continuous infusion was the superior form of administration based on the speed at reducing fever and bacteria and even more significantly in reducing medication costs.
Gender and Wound Healing
A study by Rono et el. (2013) looked at gender effects on wound healing in plasmin deficient mice. The study looked at multiple aspects of wound healing and found no difference in immune cell migration however there was a
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core concept for establishing The Theory of Human Caring was due to a disconnect she felt between nursing’s paradigm of caring-healing and medicine’s paradigm of diagnosis-treatment (Cara, 2003). As a result, she developed carative factors to describe her humanitarian, aesthetic, and spiritual value system. Established initially in 1979, and later revised in 1988, Watson’s carative factors contrast the curative factors of medicine. Watson did so with the concept of honoring the human dimension that is nursing (Cara, 2003). These factors serve to define nursing knowledge, practice, and phenomena and to compliment the healing knowledge and practices established in medicine (Cara, 2003). As listed
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and patient along with spiritual matters to provide appropriate care. (Black) The last major concept in her theory is that health is a harmony of body mind and soul; illness is the lack of this harmony. In order for the patient’s health to be restored this harmony must be reestablished.
Watson’s core concept for establishing the theory of caring was due to a disconnect she felt between nursing’s paradigm of caring-healing and medicine’s paradigm of diagnosis and treatment. (Cara) As a result, she developed carative factors that would be the basis for a value system that was humanitarian, aesthetic and spiritual. Established initially in 1979, and later revised in 1988 Watson’s carative factors
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therapies, manipulative and body-based methods and energy medicine. Nowadays, energy medicine starts to improve its role in complementary and alternative medicine. Energy medicine can be used for healing and can also improve a person’s wellness and make a person’s performance better. Besides, energy medicine is speedy, holistic, practical and efficient. Therefore, energy medicine can replace or be used to support conventional medicine in some ways. Doctors and nurses should learn to use energy medicine especially for critical care.
In “Six Pillars of Energy Medicine: Clinical Strengths of a Complementary Paradigm” David Feinstein and Donna Eden (2008) argue that clinical experience
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management for a better wound care favourable outcomes.
To achieve desirable wound healing outcome, it should follow a systematic approached management. Wounds should be involved in an accurate assessment, a comprehensive holistic intervention, and requires periodic review or evaluations.
Complexity of human being and the patient wounds demands multidisciplinary collaborative effort in their assessment. Comprehensive meticulous assessment is necessary to arrive with the wound diagnosis and properly classifying it so in that way, most appropriate intervention would be implemented. In the assessment process, this is the opportunity to identify the probable cause of the wound
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Jim would visit the individual in the hospital, pray for him/her, and perform the necessary sacraments, but he would also encourage this individual to accept necessary professional medical care.
In this way, a priest can use his role as a faith-based healer to make healing, in all of its forms, a community experience. Sahota’s research supports this healing strategy. Sahota discussed in her presentation that the most effective suicide prevention programs incorporate community action. To make an effective action plan for suicide prevention, it i necessary to conduct collaboration between tribal programs in the community, establish a universal mental health code with a central reporting
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over the body and its functions as ahealer. I therefore agree with Marcia Angel inbelieving that positive thoughts and concentration willresult in a healthy body, while negative thoughts willelicit detrimental effects. There is a vast amount ofthe brain that has been explored, yet much of itsfunctioning and abilities still remain a mystery. Ithas been said that secrets to the universe and powersbeyond our comprehension are hidden in certain regionsof the brain. Perhaps it is in these mysteriousregions that those secrets lie.The practice of healing with the mind could beimplemented in medical facilities around the world,leading to alternative fields of medical interventionsfor treating
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Cultural Diversity in the Health Care Setting
Cultural diversity in the health care setting is increasing each year. Knowing how to care for patients of different religious and spiritual faiths is essential to providing high-quality, patient-centered care. The author of this paper will research three lesser-known religions; Taoism, Sikhism and Shamanism. Through this paper, she will provide a brief background on each of the three religions and present information regarding spiritual perspectives on healing, critical components of healing and health care considerations associated with each religion.
Taoism is an ancient Chinese religion dating back to the sixth century. The basic
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Religion, Spirituality, and CAM (Complementary Alternative Medicine), can be related in many ways. Those who stand by their beliefs believe that God will heal all.
Religion and spirituality is a major essential part of one’s’ health. They have included things such as prayer in healing, counseling, and the use of meditation. Spiritual issues make a difference in an individual’s experience of illness and health. With spirituality, the health care providers can learn to support the values for the art of healing. The health care provider must have respect for their patient’s religion. (Larry Dossey. Healing Words: The Power of Prayer and the Practice of Medicine. Harper Collins, San
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most common interpretations are either embraced or refers to a flower which was often used as a healing instrument (Szeles, 5). Habakkuks life was quite clouded and difficult to follow but he wasnt erased from the face of the earth.
Habakkuk wrote his own book, and it is estimated to have been written between 608-605 B.C. He is referred to as a prophet, but this is believed to be inserted later as an attempt to give an explanation of who he was (Smith). Habakkuks book is very strange in the way it is written and what includes, and lacks. Habakkuk wrote his book completely as a dialogue with God (Szeles, 7). There is no stop in the conversation to describe place, time, or give a history
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with AS (the acute inflammation of thespine). He goes on to say that his case was so severe that he was given a one in five-hundred chance of recovery and only a few months to live. Realizing that negative thoughts and attitudescan result in illness, he reasoned that positive thoughts and attitudes might have the opposite effect. So he left the hospital and checked into a hotel where he took mega doses of Vitamin C and watched humorous movies and shows. He found that ten minutes of boisterous laughter resulted in at least two hours of pain-free sleep. He continued his routine until he recovered.That shows that laughter can possibly be a miracle cure.However, that is just one benefit of laughing
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framework of inherent qualities, social, spiritual, cultural and environmental influences that are the foundation of the individual human being (Chitty, 2007, p. 294).
Environmental conditions that surround individuals influence a person’s state of well being. They include the social and cultural aspects that are present in the lives of individuals (Chitty, 2007, p. 296). An environment that lacks basic needs of food, shelter, clean air and water effect’s the healing process and must be taken into consideration when assessing a patient. A basic support system of family friends and clergy are also key components.
Health is not limited to a physical illness that can be cured or alleviated but
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attention in those instances as well. After extensive investigation, and an autopsy, it was determined that the boy was a hemophiliac, and that was the reason behind his bleeding out (Peters 5). This boy could have been saved relatively easily had his parents taken him to the hospital, to seek medical attention when it was necessary. But they didn't, not because of pure negligence, but because they believed so strongly, and took so literally the verses about healing written in the Bible, such as those in the Epistle of James,
“13Is anyone among you afflicted (ill-treated, suffering evil)? He should pray. Is anyone glad at heart? He should sing praise. 14 Is anyone among you sick? He should call
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after a group of Germans killed one American soldiers near what looks to be a communications area with a huge satellite. One German soldier remains alive, and in a plea to no be killed he says, "I love America." This film is in some ways used to glorify the American role in World War 2.These tactics are used in the real world in modern society. Attached is an article from the Sunday edition of the Toronto Star. Lynda Hurst writes about how Jessica Lynch's role in the Iraq war was enhanced by the American Government to draw support for the war. Lynch did not have any combat action, she was in an accident. Lynch never fired a bullet and was knocked out and taken into the care of very kind Iraqi hospital workers. The American Government pumped up the story to make Lynch sound like a brave and courageous fighter who had to be saved by a daring raid. The daring raid consisted of hospital workers giving the American military a key so they could rescue Lynch.
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exemplary patient care. The hospital became my second home and I realized that I might enjoy working in a health care setting.
While volunteering at UCSF, I also discovered the important role that language plays in connecting with patients, and the socio-emotional aspects of healing that may be overlooked in a field that tends to prioritize biological mechanisms. Growing up as a second generation Indian, I was fortunate to have learned and preserved my mother tongues through speaking Hindi and Punjabi with my parents on a daily basis. At UCSF, I reached out to Indian patients who were experiencing language barriers, and was surprised to discover the simple calming effects of a warm smile and
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Usefulness of the Theory
Human beings and the environment are always interacting and impacting each other. Therefore, it is imperative that as an Advance Practice Nurse (APN) one considers the physical, social, cultural and any other factors that may impact the environment as it relates to the patient. The primary goal of the Environmental Impact on Healing Theory is to promote awareness of the environment and its effect on the patient’s healing through the use of energy and altering the surrounding environment. By altering the environment positively and balancing the flow of energy, healing progression may be seen.
Rogers defined a human being as unitary person irreducible and is
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Shamanistic healing, one of the oldest spiritual healing powers, has recently become a topic of interest in modern medicine.
What is Shamanism?
Shamanism is a mix of magic, folklore, medicine and spirituality that evolved in tribal and gathering communities thousands of years ago. Shamanic faith presumes that everyone and everything has a spirit which is a part of a greater whole, and that spirits affect all events, including illness and disease. In the tradition of Shamanism it is believed that certain people named shamans exhibit particular magical specialties at birth; the most common specialization is that of a healer. A Shaman is believed to
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We all believe healing is easy. Healing is just a matter of time, and maybe a few pills. Healing is an effortless activity. "Triage", written by Scott Anderson, proves this common misconception wrong. The reader is displayed with examples of our natural tendencies to move away from sources of pain and complications. We are shown how we also tend to grow closer to people we believe can cure us. Anderson illustrates how willpower is an essential factor in healing, and how we establish strong beliefs to prevent us from being inflicted with pain in the first place.We see how we often distance ourselves from harmful things that hinder healing.It is evident that Mark endeavours to move away from
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(Koenig, Smiley, and Gonzales 91).
• Most recently, Harris et. al. (1999) found an 11% reduction in the score that measures severity of condition for those in the coronary care unit of a hospital. While these studies do not prove the existence of God, they have observed that “when individuals outside of the hospital speak (or think) the first names of hospitalized patients with an attitude of prayer,” the patients’ conditions improve (Harris).
• Most convincing of an unexplainable, possibly divine, cure are the studies done using “distance healing.” Sicher et al (1998) found that when individuals with acquired immune deficiency syndrome received prayer treatment from others across
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performance by establishing a competitive advantage over its rivals. The success of a competitive strategy depends on organization responses that lead to unique, valuable, and difficult-to-imitate benefits. Transformational change assists organizations in developing these benefits and managing strategic change.
Change is systemic and Revolutionary
Transformational change involves reshaping the organization’s design components and culture. These changes will be characterized as systemic and revolutionary as a result of the whole nature of the organization is altered essentially
Change Demands a new Organizing Paradigm
Organizations undertaking transformational change square measure, by
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Centura Health Mission and Vision
Centura Health is a hospital system located in Colorado and Kansas. They have created a mission and vision statement that focuses on the communities that they serve. Their current mission Statement is “We extend the healing ministry of Christ by caring for those who are ill and by nurturing the health of the people in our communities.” (Centura, 2014). Their current vision statement is “Centura Health will fulfill a covenant of caring for our communities with excellence and integrity to become their partner for life.” (Centura, 2014). These statements are short and meet most of Aguinis’ eight components for the mission and vision statements.
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is the guiding truth that she uses each day in the hospital setting that allows her to freely accept people of all faiths and support their personal journey toward healing. When asked about her spiritual perspective on healing she was very comfortable with her answer. She said “absolutely, God does heal.” She feels from a Sikh perspective that there is a balance in the soul and that the person who is ill must be willing to let go to receive. It is a type of faith, that the person seeking healing, beyond their ability to understand. As a caregiver she states “being a Sikh makes me one with most religions, because I believe we all are of the same God and it is His healing that they seek
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(Sointu, 2013). Owing to the great contact time with patients，hospital nurses are cited as common referrers to this potential healing service (Lorenc et al., 2010). Touch can evoke a full range of human emotions from hatred to the most intimate love relationship through the skin communication system, messages received from the external environment are delivered to the internal environment—the body-mind (Jackson & Keegan 2009). Suffering from illness could disrupt the ordinary awareness of taking control over one’s space, bringing about the feeling of a repellent, unwieldy space and further affect humankind’s understanding of life through their bodies (Henricson, 2009; 加document). Leder
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cultural beliefs had no difficulty in understanding the healing practices of the people. This appreciation of equality and respect was an advantage to the Aboriginal people, especially within their healing methods.
Illness was treated in many ways but the main goal was to achieve a sense of balance and harmony.(p82). Applications of herbs and roots, spiritual intervention, and community wide ritual and ceremonies were all therapeutic practices.(p71). “It was the healer who held the keys to the supernatural and natural worlds and who interpreted signs, diagnosed disease and provided medicines from the grassland, woodland, and parkland pharmacopoeia.”(p18). The
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The purpose of this paper is to present a personal belief about the metaparadigm of nursing and to incorporate it into that of Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring.
II. Personal Belief on the Paradigm
Every person’s needs must be recognized, respected, and filled if he or she must attain wholeness. The environment must attuned to that wholeness for healing to occur. Healing must be total or holistic if health must be restored or maintained. And a nurse-patient relationship is the very foundation of nursing (Conway et al 2011; Johnson, 2011). The Theory recognizes a person’s needs above all. It sets up the conducive environment to healing. It addresses and
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The Power of Therapeutic Touch
Derived from several ancient healing practices, therapeutic touch is based on the theory of human energy fields - every person has an energy field that surrounds the entire body. During therapeutic touch treatment, practitioners use their hands, without actually touching the person, to re-establish a healthy energy flow. Therapeutic touch seeks to restore balance within the body while also stimulating the patient's own healing response. The practice of therapeutic touch is used worldwide in thousands of hospitals, clinics, and private practices. It is an easily learned, successful complement to other healing programs.
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patient-centered care: human interaction, access to information, family involvement, nutrition, arts and entertainment, touch, spirituality and diversity, integrative therapies, and healthy communities (13). It is imperative that the physical environment and staff of the hospital work together in harmony in order to offer the best care to a patient. Implementing patient-centered care without a well designed environment is not as effective as implementing both elements. A true healing environment must encompass the environment as well as patient-centered care.
Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. In recent
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experienced in relationships. It’s their fault! They do not talk right! They do not act right! I am giving my all; they are not giving me anything! But chances are that if you have had five relationships in the past three years that there may not be something wrong with the other individual but you have to begin to look at you. You have to be honest and look at yourself and say could the problem be me? Could I be the reason that my last five relationships failed? It is not until you are able to be honest can the healing and deliverance process begin.
It is my desire here in this writing that we address these and many other issues so that you can lay a proper foundation and begin to
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Nurses’ ability of providing the interpersonal and comforting touch could be impaired by the contemporarily fast-paced, high-acuity and understaffed hospital-centered setting (Connor & Howett, 2009). Nursing is one of the few roles in contemporary society in which the physical contact and even of the intimate body is accepted (Green, 2013). The frequent touch nurses encounter in patient care, however, is not always the deliberated and intentioned one of enhancing care (Connor & Howett, 2009). A stressful environment hinders nurses from achieving a state of therapists’ inner balance to perform tactile touch at hospitals (Henricson et al., 2006). In the absence of a quiet and an independent
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While roaming the hills around an isolated home, a young boy named Henry, displayed rather unusual characteristics associated with his behaviors. What seemed like a cute and innocent boy was nothing but a face of hidden evil. Henry was a very free-spirited and often wild 12 year old boy who enjoyed engaging in daring activities while experiencing adrenaline rushes. His behaviors and curiosities seemed to be limitless, to the point where it brought forth a bit of suspicion. At this age, these types of behaviors may seem “normal” for a young boy like Henry; behaviors that display some hyperactivity, and self-exploration. However, Henry’s attitude and behaviors took a quick turn as his real
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time that can substantially reduce in-patient hospital days. The increased response of wound healing with this therapy can also expedite the transfer of patients to a lower cost care setting. V.A.C. Ô therapy can be maintained in the acute, sub-acute, or home care setting.The every 48-hour dressing change regimen performed with this therapy replaces the conventional wound care treatments that often require two to four dressing changes each day. The decrease in cost of supplies and nursing time required to perform wound care with negative pressure is greatly reduced with this comprehensive therapy. This therapy has recently been approved for Medicare reimbursement.The patient
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Once recognized for its healing power, this therapy quickly moved to the North American continent. Within the American colonies, the first American hospital to care for the mentally ill was founded in 1751 by Benjamin Franklin, called the Pennsylvania Hospital. This hospital is known to have included reading, writing, and then also the actual publishing of their writings in a newspaper they named "The Illuminator." In recent times, in the 1960s and 1970s, the term "bibliotherapy" was created to literally embrace the meaning that literature is here to serve and help. During this time, researchers continually investigated it in the attempt to get something definitively published. In 1969
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The stanzas, ?Not God but a swastika? and ?A paperweight, / my face a featureless, fine / Jew linen,? are perfect examples of how Sylvia Plath brings to the reader?s attention the horrors of the holocaust. ?Lady Lazarus? and ?Daddy? are companion pieces in which the poet communicates her personal pain, suffering, and attempts at self-healing. Although Sylvia Plath?s poems ?Daddy? and ?Lady Lazarus? are about different subjects, through the use of imagery, allusion, metaphors, and similes the poet draws ones attention to the holocaust.The poem ?Daddy? opens with a reference to the father?s black shoe, in which the daughter persona states, ?In which I have lived like a foot / For thirty years
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Canadian Nurses Association (CNA). (2005b). Social determinants of health and nursing: A summary of the issues. Retrieved from http://www.cna-aiic.ca/~/media/cna/page%20content/pdf%20en/2013/07/26/10/38/bg8_social_determinants_e.pdf
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DeGagné, M. (2007). Toward an Aboriginal paradigm of healing: addressing the legacy of residential schools. Australasian Psychiatry, 15S49-S53. doi:10.1080/10398560701701114
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technology to provide the quantities of cultures demanded by the crisis, the survival and rapid recovery of almost all the severely burned patients demonstrated how effective CellSpray® had become.Fiona, director of the West Australian Burns Unit at the Royal Perth Hospital, had long committed herself to accelerating the healing of burns victims. Using standard skin culture techniques, grafts generally take two to three weeks to prepare. But about 75 percent of the scarring from burns remains permanent if the skin is not grafted within 10 days. So, severe scarring has always been commonplace in burns victims.In 1993, Fiona approached Marie Stoner with an idea to set up a skin culture
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societies, and customs unique to those societies.As humans, we are apt to share our healing powers. In doing so, healing practices have incorporated the use of drugs in all cultures. In the United States, almost everyone seeks health from practitioners who prescribe pharmaceuticals to the patient. Physicians prescribe these substances to eradicate illness and disease within the patient. In a sense, Americans have become accustomed to the availability drugs, legal and illegal, controlled and uncontrolled. Most Americans have developed a faith in their doctors, putting trust in them high above everyone else in their lives. Pharmaceutical use has led to dependencies resulting in what could be a
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Issue/Problem of Interest
Falls are the second most common adverse event within health care institutions following medication errors, and an estimated 30% of hospital-based falls result in serious injury. The severity of this problem led the Joint Commission to make reducing the risk of patient injuries from falls a national patient safety goal for hospitals in 2009 (AHRQ, 2006). Falls are a leading cause of hospital-acquired injury and frequently prolong and complicate hospital stays and result in poor quality of life, increased costs, and unanticipated admissions to long-term care facilities.
Changes in health care financing in the 1990s were accompanied by a variety of cost-cutting
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College in Vermont, Peplau earned her Bachelor’s degree in interpersonal psychology, in 1943 ( Sills, 2007). She then started working in a private psychiatric facility. During the world war second (1943-1945) Dr. peplau served in the Army Nurse Corps and was assigned to the Field Station Hospital in England, where the American School of Military Psychiatry was located ( Sills, 2007). It was during the war that Dr. Peplau enhanced her nursing knowledge and practice through direct participation in both learning and practicing. In 1947 Dr. Peplau received her masters and doctoral degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University ( Sills, 2007). In 1954 she was certified in psychoanalysis by the
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The founders of nursing acknowledged the need for sleep and rest to aid the body in healing, but with 60% of patients requesting a sedative, this shows the hospital environment is not one that promotes sleep and rest. There is renewed interest in exploring the best nonpharmacological methods of helping achieve sleep and rest while in the hospital to promote healing (Robinson, Weitzel, & Henderson, 2005).
As nurses frequently interact with the patients, they are the ones exploring evidence-based practice to identify ways to modify the hospital environment and use more nonpharmacological methods to promote sleep to help the body repair itself (Robinson et al., 2005
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the Healing Pulse healing app (http://healingpulseapp.com/). Those who are having spiritual, mental and physical issues can balance them out through the use of healing frequencies, which can be accessed through their smartphones. And that, among others, are just a few of the reasons why a lot of people are loving their gadgets ― and keep eyeing for the hottest trends available in the market today.
For this purpose, we've tracked the hottest gadget trends for this year as well as what to anticipate in 2014. Check them out:
Samsung Galaxy S4
First unveiled in March, this Android smartphone manufactured by Korean company Samsung Electronics, is packed with the Jelly Bean
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pharmaceutical drugs is growing and that they are strong enough to take a recognized place in our care of patients.
Healing Power of Placebo Discovered
Interest in the power of placebos in healing was explored by Dr. Henry Knowles Beecher (1904–1976), an anesthesiologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital, who noted that severely injured soldiers in the combat zone were less likely to ask for pain relievers compared to similarly injured soldiers who were being treated in civilian hospitals. He theorized that soldiers being treated in the field may have been able to bear their sufferings because of the relief of having survived the war and that they looked forward to being treated, while those
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." It goes on to state, "A third of the people we serve already use alternative therapies. Now they have access to the first credentialed network of alternative care practitioners. It includes acupuncturists, chiropractors, massage therapists and nutritionists, to name a few... In traditional health care, specialty care has been focused more on isolated treatments versus overall healing... We're building a system that rewards healing, not just treatment." The ad has a picture of an inserted acupuncture needle and a caption reads, "Why doesn't every health plan realize that no two people should be treated the same"(New Yrok Times 4/1/97). All of the above is the language of Eastern medical
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to her in the same way I would have spoken to myself if I were in her situation, I did not act as a physician, but instead, I acted as a concerned person who cares about that patient. The outcome was outstanding. The healing power of this can be way stronger than actual medicine.
In the case study “the whistle-blower’s dilemma” the major ethical issue was the action of the hospital administrator and his conversation with Mrs. Lewis. This conversation is a very clear example for the “I-IT” relationship, in which the administrator concerns were to achieve a certain goal and maintain the hospital referrals and support his golf buddy without considering Mrs. Lewis point of view. On the other
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surface of the skin was never broken, there is not even a remote chance of infections in the treated area. The estimated healing time after an ESWT as opposed to regular surgery is phenomenally less. ESWT takes only four to five days of immobility to fully recover from (American College Foot and Ankle Surgeons), as opposed to four to five months like with traditional heel surgery.The treatment itself involves blasting the area to be "operated" on with very intense sound waves. The sound waves penetrate the skin and get into the affected area, causing natural healing sensations to be trigged by your body. As written in a USA Today article, it's described as, "The shockwaves achieve therapeutic
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hospitals and nursing homes battle every day is the slow healing time that the elderly experience. After a lifetime of healing wounds, their bodies aren’t as efficient in wound healing and there is often health issues piled on top that complicate the healing process. My grandmother is 83 years old and within the last five years, she has experienced a knee replacement and multiple hospitalizations from heart complications. Each time she was admitted to the hospital, there was a scary time when my whole family thought there was a possibility that she wouldn’t make it. Today, she is as healthy and active as an 83 year old can be but it took a long time after her knee surgery for her to make a
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of common themes and concepts. A concept of a subject is related to the way it is viewed and can be a way of classifying a theme when applied to a particular area (Pearson, Vaughan & Fitzgerald, 1997). Fawcett (1984) identifies the four main concepts or themes central to nursing as including; health, environment, person and nurse. These four concepts, the recurring themes and the inter-relationships between them are described as nursing's metaparadigm.Metaparadigm is the combination of two words, meta and paradigm. According to Mosby's (1994) definition, Meta, can mean either "after or next" or "change or exchange." Mosby's (1994) defines Paradigm as "a pattern that may serve as a model
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thickness and deep partial thickness which injures the epidermal and dermal layers. Third degree or full thickness burns injure all layers of the skin (“First Aid and Emergencies”). Furthermore, fourth degree burns burn skin, muscle, ligaments, tendons, nerves, blood vessels, and even bones (Living with Burn Trauma).
First degree burns are the most common type of burns. This type of burns injures the first layer of the skin called the epidermis. The epidermis is composed of squamos cells, which are flat, scale-like cells (Living with Burn Trauma). A victim that has a first degree burn has pink or red skin color and painful swelling. Typically, these burns will heal without scars. Healing