Ccu Conceptual Model Paper

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CSU Conceptual Model, Outcomes and Own Philosophy Fidel Kandaya Clayton State University CSU Conceptual Model, Outcomes and Own Philosophy The healthcare arena is rapidly changing in terms of the patients that nurses have to take care of as well as the environments in which they practice. Nurses therefore need support and tools to facilitate the various transitions. This paper will discuss the CSU (Clayton State University) Conceptual Model addressing the three types of transitions and their relationship to the curriculum concepts. It will also describe the author’s own nursing philosophy as it pertains to the CSU outcomes and will give a conclusion. The CSU Conceptual Model is an adaptation from Schumacher& Meleis 1994 Transitions: A central…show more content…
These are all embedded in the nurse-patient interactions, and each will differ depending on the continuum point in the transition period the patient is in. Schumacher & Meleis (1994) affirms the profound effects of transitions on the well-being and health of individuals in stating that “uncertainty was interwoven with the need for new knowledge and skill development as a significant aspect of transition” (p. 122). Indeed this is true for both the patient and the nurse taking care of the patient. A patient undergoing a major life-altering illness unable to process educational material would need a caring nurse with good communication skills. Similarly changes in policy, procedures, equipment or environment can also cause uncertainty for the nurse and cause distress. Professional development and computer or equipment training would alleviate the nurse’s uncertainty. For successful patient transition the nurse needs to utilize the CSU outcome…show more content…
Nursing needs to be holistic and patient/consumer driven with the patient- nursing interaction at the center. Nurses need specialized skills to navigate the patient-centered environment and to facilitate smooth transitions. Caring is the heart of nursing, with respect of dignity and privacy as one of the most important aspects of care. Patients need to be included in the decision making process including access to information, services and informed consent. Effective communication not only facilitates quality of care between nurse-patient but also between nurse-interdisciplinary team. Nurses need to have critical thinking skills and be able to utilize evidence based practice to deliver care. With healthcare being so global human diversity and cultural competency have to be incorporated nursing

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