Use Power Point to present the following information: Eddie Johns leaning back on the chair at the orthopedic outpatient clinic.
Title slide: “Using Nursing Theories to Promote Continuity of Care: A Case Study of Sgt. Eddie Johns”
The case of Sergeant Johns is presented. Eddie Johns receives outpatient orthopaedic treatment at the VA for his Afghanistan-related injuries. Explain that the purpose of this presentation is to explain how nursing theory can be used in the planning of Sgt. Johns.
Roy Adaptation Model – Explain what the Roy Adaptation Model is and the four parts: 1) the person (2) the environment (3) health (4) nursing. Distinguish how to use the model in order to provide and plan care for Sgt. Johns. In particular, emphasize the need to assess Sgt. Johns’ individual adaptation processes, as well as his coping mechanisms and social support systems. Show examples of ways the nurse could promote Sgt. Johns’ adaptation and coping strategies.
Influence of Roy’s Theory: Explain how Roy’s Theory can guide the nurse’s actions in promoting Sgt. Johns’ adjusted self-concept. Discussion of the self-concept in relation to adaption. Give an example of the ways in which the nurse could help Sgt. Johns can maintain or improve self-esteem through affirmation, empathy, and positive reinforcement.
Listening to Sergeant Johns’ “Story”: Explain why it is important for the nurse to listen to Sgt. Johns’ “story” in his own words and not just base her interactions on information from the chart, fellow colleagues, or his family. Talk about how Sgt. Johns’ story can help the nurse to gain a better understanding of his unique needs and experiences, as well as promote trust and rapport.
Neuman System’s Model: Explain the Neuman System’s Model and its five components: (1) the person, (2) the environment, (3) stressors, (4) nursing, and (5) health. At least four stressors can be identified from the case, including physical pain, mental distress, financial uncertainty, or social isolation. Discussion on how the nurse could develop a care plan based upon the model in order to deal with these stressors, and help Sgt. Johns’ holistic health and wellness.
Plan of Care: Provide a detailed plan of care based on the Neuman System’s Model for Sgt. Johns. Johns. In order to promote continuity of Sgt’s care, emphasize the importance of collaboration between other healthcare professionals and community resources. Johns.
Summary: Highlight the main points in the presentation and emphasize the importance of nursing theory to promote continuity of care of patients such as Sgt. Johns. Encourage nurses to apply these theories to their practices to ensure high quality, patient-centered healthcare.