People can communicate in many different ways, verbal (talking), Written (email, memo, posters), body language/gestures (the way they react when been given information), their facial expression, eye contact, sigh language and behavior. People communicate to one another on a day to day basis. People may communicate to each other for different reasons such as: Creating a relationship, keeping a stable relationship, 'chit chat', giving/receiving information or expressing ideas, thoughts or concerns.
Homeostasis is the ability to maintain a constant internal environment in response to environmental changes. The nervous and endocrine systems control homeostasis in the body through feedback mechanisms involving various organs and organ systems.
1 - To be healthy: enjoying good physical and mental health and living a healthy lifestyle.
RLT identified twelve activities as the core of the model of living (Holland, 2008). I learned the medical terminology. In a group, we identified the patient Jim’s physical factors according to RLT. RLT helps nurses to individualize the patients (Williams, B. C. (2015), and facilitate the first four elements of CRC as a guide for holistic patient assessment( . First, I was excited to learn the medical terminology. It sounds like an alien language and it was fun to decrypt the medical passwords. However, I was overwhelmed by the twelve activities of living, and how it interrelates in many ways (Holland, 2008). I wish, at the end of year three, I could be more confident of RLT. Medical terminology was easier than I expected, once you know the elements, it is easy to understand. On the other hand, finding biological concerns for Jim was challenging. For example, biological factors associated with an aging body was difficult to identify because, I have lack of understanding of older people’s physical changes. I am not familiar with aging, because, I never witness the aging pross fully. Therefore, Understanding the lifespan linked to age and identifying the needs of care could be the challenge for me. However, visualizing the model of nursing, checking dependence and independence of activities of living, dividing in to twelve elements, gave me few guidelines to
Conditions in the body have to be controlled with narrow limits. This is called homeostasis. These conditions include water content, ion content, body temperature and blood glucose concentration.
People communicate in different ways to help social interaction. Communication is not just though words it can also be though touch, facial expressions and body movement as well as written electronic messages.
The body needs to maintain equilibrium to function properly in everyday life. The most important substance it must regulate is water; water is everywhere in our body and its balance is essential for proper body function.
Homeostasis Homeostasis works to maintain the organism's internal environment, where the body's processes are able to function at a level that would allow life to continue in that organism. The three systems which are controlled by homeostasis are the respiratory, cardiovascular, and muscular systems. Changes to the cardiovascular system are often a result of changes in the activities of other systems.
Dorthea E. Orem’s self-care model emphasizes both a patient 's ability and responsibility to care for themselves. Self-care as defined by Orem as “the practice of activities that individuals initiate and perform on their own behalf to maintain life, health, and well-being” (Catalano, 2015, p. 58). Since individuals function at varying levels, Orem has identified three levels of nursing care: wholly compensated care, partially compensated care, and supportive developmental care. This theories goal is to help each individual reach his or her maximum level of function and to take responsibility for his or her health (Catalano, 2015). Self-reliance is also core value in my own personal life. I believe that a person who is capable of performing any part of their own self-care should be encouraged to do so because it will help them become independent, improve their psychosocial status, and promote self worth at a time when they rely so heavily on other people for their care. Orem’s theory matches my own belief of the importance of independence and self-reliance because the main goal is to help patients become as self-reliant as possible in their healthcare. This theory emphasizes the important role of education in nursing in order to enable them to take control of their own health. Because of health deficits, some individuals may require more assistance from care providers. However, even these patients should be encouraged and allowed to do whatever they are able to do for
In order to find the patients baseline an assessment of functionality is needed for comparison. When assessing a patient it is important to pay attention to the abilities of activities of daily living regularly. An assumption of Orem’s Self-Care Deficit Theory is that a person’s knowledge of potential health problems is needed for promoting self- care behaviors (Nursingtheory.org, 2013).
Homeostasis is what physiological systems in our bodies do in order to maintain a stable internal environment. Stability is held together by the coordinated responses of the components involved to any stress or unfamiliar situation that the human body is put under that could disrupt its normal functioning conditions. Homeostasis must be maintained constantly in order for our bodies to be able to function properly and not under stress which could have major effects later on in life.