As a Family Nurse Practitioner student, my ongoing goal is to achieve the highest level of clinical expertise and professional practice. This self-assessment was completed with the understanding that it would provide me with an opportunity to reflect on my current level of competency and develop goals for continued learning during my practicum. After completing the assessment, I chose Person Centered Care as my theory of nursing upon which I could develop 3-4 objectives that were part of an overall goal I had identified to build on existing competencies, expand knowledge base and refine skills needed for successful completion of practicum course.
Person Centered Care Theory Selection
Person-centered care (PCC) is an increasingly popular model among healthcare professionals today. PCC allows nurse practitioners to prioritize patient needs while maintaining a therapeutic environment. It allows us recognize how individual circumstances can shape beliefs and behaviours while personalizing care plans around those beliefs and behaviours (Johns & Potter, 2018). As such, PCC emphasizes partnering between patients, families and caregivers in order to promote healing (Roju et al., 2019). Given its holistic focus on individuals within their context rather than focusing solely on health problems; PCC aligns with both my own values as a practitioner as well as those recommended by experts in Family Nursing Practitioner education (Johns & Potter, 2018).
Practicum Goals & Objectives
My goal is to strengthen existing abilities while acquiring new knowledge required for successful completion of practicum course by utilizing Person Centered Care principles. My objectives towards this goal are:
Objective 1: To apply theories from evidence-based practice when evaluating patients during each clinical shift .
Objective 2: To demonstrate competency in assessing physical/psychosocial symptoms across lifespan by engaging in family centred care during every patient assessment .
Objective 3: To recognise when specialists should be consulted by accurately summarising current medical history for each patient assessed .
Objective 4: To improve communication skills with colleagues through active listening techniques when discussing management plans for each patient presented .
In looking toward the future of healthcare delivery , nurse practitioners must incorporate theories such as person centered care into their practise. Such models provide us with effective frameworks which support addressing individualized needs along with tailoring interventions that best suits those demands therein promoting positive health outcomes efficiently .. By setting these reasonable achievable goals using SMART strategy followed up continuously monitoring progress throughout associated learnt experiences become more prepared assume full responsibility autonomous roles field upon graduation journey undertaken has significantly contributed development necessary skill sets required independent functioning nurses practitioner.. References
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