NR-NUR111 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing (3 units)
This course deals with the meta concepts of a person, health, environment, and nursing as viewed by the different theorist. Likewise, it includes non-nursing theories such as systems, developmental, and change theories. It presents how these concepts and theories serve as a guide to nursing practice. It further deals with health as a multifactorial phenomenon and the necessary core competencies that the nurse needs to develop. The students are expected to demonstrate the knowledge and principles gained from the course and apply it in formulating appropriate patient care plan.
GUIDELINES FOR ACTIVITY ON ENVIRONMENT THEORY FOR STUDENTS
Date of Activity: Sept. 18-21, 2018
1. Your respective TFN professors will meet you in your respective classrooms at your usual class schedules prior to the activity
2. Review your notes on Environment Theory prior to the activity.
3. Focus your interview on the major areas of environment assigned to your group and in the area of the hospital assigned to you. The following guide questions may be used:
a. Do you think that the theory of Florence Nightingale is still applicable to nursing practice specifically in the area where you are working? Why?
b. In what ways are the following areas of environment (state the areas assigned to your group) manipulated by the nurse in the hospital area where you are working/assigned?
4. Observe the hospital area assigned to you in relation to the area of environment assigned to you ONLY as allowed by your group’s facilitator.
5. Follow the rules of the area where you will be assigned.
6. Photo documentation in the assigned area of the hospital may be done ONLY if allowed by your facilitator. Make sure that you seek your facilitator’s permission before taking any photograph. You SHOULD NOT take pictures of patients.
7. Observe proper decorum and basic courtesy.
8. Each member of the group assigned in the Operating Room should bring the following on the day of the activity: surgical cap and mask, unused clean rubber slippers.
9. Return to your respective classrooms as soon as you are done with the activity in the hospital.
10. Be prepared for a report about the data gathered by your group.
11. Students assigned in OR and ICU should bring the following: New rubber slippers (slip on), smock gown, disposable surgical cap and mask.