By Rebecca Jester
Nurses play a key function within the rehabilitation approach - maximising the standard of existence and independence of people following trauma, disorder or enduring persistent sickness. Advancing perform in Rehabilitation Nursing offers an in-depth research of expert perform in rehabilitation nursing. It examines the learn foundation underlying medical perform and identifies designated attributes of the nursing function in the context of multidisciplinary and multi-agency operating. the 1st a part of Advancing perform in Rehabilitation Nursing explores common ideas of professional rehabilitation perform, which are utilized to either group and in-patient settings. the second one half addresses particular concerns in center parts of perform together with stroke, obtained mind damage, spinal damage, orthopaedic rehabilitation and administration of individuals with long term stipulations.
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Decisions comprise both process and outcome, and how we arrive at the decision and the end result are of equal importance. As we advance our practice we must be able to demonstrate a logical and systematic approach to decision-making. Criteria for quality in diagnostic judgements can be either empirical accuracy, or internal consistency and logic. One of the most systematic approaches to clinical decisionmaking is the hypothetical–deductive approach, also known as ‘information processing’. This method embraces two types of reasoning: induction, where data collection leads to the generation of hypotheses; and deduction, where hypotheses are used to predict the presence or absence of data, which clinicians then search for to confirm or deny hypotheses (Higgs & Jones, 1995).
Conversely, poor patient satisfaction can lead to stress, which has an impact on both physical and psychological well being (see Chapter 5 for further discussion). In addition, the impact of advanced nurse practitioners includes: reducing length of stay; reducing readmission rates; improving cost-effectiveness; and improving outcomes. Potential facilitators and barriers to developing advanced practice roles Jones (2005) conducted a systematic review of studies exploring facilitators and barriers to role development at specialist and advanced level.
Advancing Practice in Rehabilitation Nursing by Rebecca Jester