Identify an outcome of nursing practice in your area of practice (med/surg or cardiology) that can be improved. For example, if you work in home health, you may identify that throw rug use by fall risk patients is too prevalent. Identify the concept in Watson’s Theory of Caring that could represent or include the outcome. In our example, the outcome would be the changes in self through the change in the patient’s floor covering practice. Identify a practice that can be changed or implemented that may influence the outcome. Identify the concept in Watson’s Theory of Caring that includes the practice. In our example, the practice could be to improve the understanding of fall hazards through the engagement in a teaching-learning experience, one of Watson’s Caritas Processes. Identify exactly how these two concepts will be measured with their operational definitions. Develop a proposition between the two. Present your outcome in an APA formatted paper meeting the University’s standards for a written assignment.
Improving Patient Outcomes using Watson’s Theory of Caring
In recent times, patients are increasingly becoming more informed and are seeking healthcare facilities that have a high reputation for providing high-quality care. As such, healthcare institutions are under constant pressure to improve their patient outcomes to maximize the value of their services (Jones, 2016). High-quality patient outcomes are essential components in the success of any hospital.
Moreover, nursing practitioners have an obligation and responsibility to deliver the best possible outcomes to their patients, which is a vital part of patient care. This paper will, therefore, identify and examine the outcome of nursing practice that the nurse can improve. The paper will identify a concept in Watson’s Theory of Caring that includes the outcome, how the nurse will measure the concepts with their operational definitions, and develop a proposition between them…