JOURNAL ENTRY NURSING THEORY 5
JournalEntry Nursing Theory
Leininger`sTranscultural Care Theory
Theoryconcepts are useful in provision of the best, safest and respectfulhealthcare (Green et al., 2015).This theory suggests that the goalof nursing is to provide care in harmony with cultural values,beliefs, and practices. It also states that careis the essenceof nursing and it is the dominant, distinctive and unifying featurewithout which there can be cure. Healthcare provider should thus worktowards understanding care in relation to values, health beliefs, andlife-styles of diverse cultures, and thus help to form the basis forproviding culture-specific care. This theory cannot be underestimatedin clinical practice since care givers provide their services beyondtheir own cultural boundaries (AFMC, n.d). A medical unit centerattracts clients from geographically dispersed places and probablyfrom different cultural backgrounds. As a nurse it thus provesimperative to recognize cultural differences and different views onhealthcare.
Tolearn and be able to apply cultural competency in practice is one ofthe goals intended to be achieved with the help of followingobjectives: Interacting regularlywithpeople from different cultural backgrounds, and ability todemonstrate cultural competency through communication with culturallydiverse stakeholders.
Demonstratingcompetence in communication skills is the other goal. It will beachieved through demonstrating of effective communication withvarious stakeholders, andabilityto give explanation of scientific information for press and layaudience in simple language. Gaining experience in the evaluation ofhealth promotion programs is the other goal.Activeparticipation in implementation ofhealth promotion and health prevention nursing program is the keyobjective to help achieve this goal. Creating,connecting and collaborating with key stakeholders in healthcarepromotion will also help achieve this goal.
NursePractitioner Core Competencies and Personal Strengths and Weaknesses
Integrityhelped in valuing and operating within the guidance of ethicalprinciples especially in important healthcare decisions. This hascontributed to cautiousapplication of ethical principles in decision making and applicationethically sound solutions in healthcare provision.
Inrelation to leadership, a core competence, strong interpersonalskills proved helpful in establishing and maintain relationship withothers. This helped to ease and foster collaboration thuscontributing to provision of quality healthcare. Being optimistichelped in advocating for delivery of quality healthcare service bycare providers in my team.
Onthe other hand anxiety, key weakness, affected my independencepractice. This is especially during the first few days of mypracticum as avoiding mistakes as much as possible was key.Consultation in most sensitive care provision was often.
Timelineof Practicum Activities
Estimated20-30 hours in a span of seven days will be devoted to thisexperience. This translates into a 10-12 week practicum. This willinvolve activities such as familiarization with healthpromotion and prevention nursing program resources, establishment ofprofessionals and other stakeholders’ relationship in thatpracticum setting and familiarization with popular culture in thepracticum setting. Provision of quality healthcare will also be a keyactivity in this practicum. Evaluation of the practicum experiencewill be carried out in the last week. Theproposed timeframe is subject to change in relation to theuniversity’s timeframe structure for practicum.
Anall-round practicum experience is vital as it contribute to increasedexpertise in healthcare provision. In the past practicum experiencehowever, I was based in a medium sized healthcare service unit mylocality. I thus missed the opportunity to interact with diversity ofpatients in terms of cultural composition.
Itis clear that practicum experience provides opportunity to integrateand apply theory, values, skills and knowledge (Greenet al., 2015).
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TheAssociation of Faculties of Medicine of Canada. (n.d.). Basicconcepts in prevention, surveillance,and health promotion. AFMC Primer on Population Health.Retrieved from http://phprimer.afmc.ca/Part1TheoryThinkingAboutHealth/Chapter4BasicConceptsInPre ventionSurveillanceAndHealthPromotion/Thestagesofprevention