Course Reflection – Coursework Example

Reflection This on nursing theories was a handful as it was particularly informative and interactive. Notably, thiscourse offered me a theoretical foundation for practicing nursing. I learnt that theories delineates and augments nursing practice and that it focusses on matters imperative to offering care (Basavanthappa, 2007Through this course, I learnt that theory is a systematic and creative way of viewing the world and its facets in order to describe or control it (McEwen & Wills, 2014). Additionally, I learnt that nursing theory offers the principles that reinforce practice.
Through this course, I learnt how to critique, review and apply these theories and integrate some of the theoretical basis to Home Health Care and Dialysis Nursing (Kim & Kollak, 2006). Through this course, I spent a great deal of time reviewing distinct theories and concepts in order to apprehend the distinction between concepts and the different types of theories (McEwen & Wills, 2014). Evidently, I learnt that there are three primary theories employed in nursing; grand theories, middle range theories, and borrowed theories (McEwen & Wills, 2014).
Through this course, I can apply nursing theories to my Home Health Care and Dialysis Nursing practice. I will use nursing theories to evaluate the patient’s conditions and identify the distinct needs of the patient through Watson’s theory of caring (Kozier et al., 2004). I will also employ this theory to create effective relations with the patient and assess the degree to which the nursing process was successful. Before joining the course, I did not have many thoughts about the existence of theory and application of theory to solve nursing issues. For instance, I initially did not understand that there are various facets that need to be taken into account before administering self-care in patients. It is after this course that I learnt nurses have to evaluate the patient’s motivation and ability to perform self-care (McEwen & Wills, 2014).
Basavanthappa, B. T. (2007). Nursing theories. New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers.
Kim, H. S., & Kollak, I. (2006).Nursing theories: Conceptual & philosophical foundations. New York, NY: Springer Pub. Co.
Kozier, B., Erb, G., Berman, A., & Synder, S., (2004). Fundamentals of nursing: Concepts, process and practice. New Jersey:Pearson Education.
McEwen, M., & Wills, E. (2014). Theoretical basis for nursing (4th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.