Advance Practice Nurses: A Case Study

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Advance practice nurses have the ability to change the health care system as they play a critical role in improving health outcomes. In a clinical setting, implementing the recommended changes of monitoring, enhanced communication, greater collaboration and education of patients and more analysis of patients with a focus on their preferences and beliefs would create a more relaxed and trusting environment. This change would allow for better patient experience which would cause them to place greater reliance and confidence in the opinions and recommendations of providers and would more readily adhere to suggestions. A culture of medication adherence would be facilitated and would in turn build trust in the overall national healthcare system.…show more content…
The APN goes through this process as there is always the risk of the nurse imposing her/his own cultural values upon the patient. Cultural knowledge is the process in which the nurse finds out more about other cultures and the different worldviews held by people from other cultures. Understanding of the values, beliefs, practices of culturally diverse groups enables the nurse to gain confidence. Cultural skill is a process is concerned with carrying out a cultural assessment which allows the APN to conduct a cultural assessment in partnership with the client/patient. Cultural encounter is the process that provides the primary exposure to cross-cultural interactions with people who are culturally diverse from…show more content…
Butts and Butts (2015, p 188) continue that Kantian deontology suggests that each rational being is ethically bound to act with a sense of duty for which the consequences are irrelevant, whereby a provider may consider that certain actions would ultimately save their patient's life and better serve their health, which is the general aim of health care services. Ethics is an active process distinguishing matters of right and wrong and how these matters relate to the well-being or and relationship amongst persons. As stated by Butts & Rich (2015, p 502) Jean Watson’s caring theory states that the disease might be cured, but illness would remain because without caring, health is not attained. Butts & Rich (2015, p 502) continue that caring is the essence of nursing and the relationship between the nurse and the person and that caring can assist the person to gain control, become knowledgeable, and promote health
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