NRS 429VN: Topic 1 DQ 1
Describe the nurse’s role and responsibility as health educator. What strategies, besides the use of learning styles, can a nurse educator consider when developing tailored individual care plans, or for educational programs in health promotion? When should behavioral objectives be utilized in a care plan or health promotion?
A Nurse’s Role and Responsibility as Health Educator
Assessment of the nurses own learning styles should first be assessed prior to creating a plan of care for a patient. “Self-reflection, personal knowing, and the development of a personal self-care plan are all relevant practices for the professional nurse” (Whitney, 2018). Developing an individual care plan for a patient should include an assessment of the lived experiences the patient has encountered prior to arriving at his current health status. Language barriers and English as a second language can have a negative effect on communication. The patients’ level of literacy, culture, and environment are major factors in the assessment process NRS 429VN: Topic 1 DQ 1.
Behavioral objectives should be implemented into plan of care as soon as learning barriers and motivation level have been identified (Whitney,2018). Measurable objectives should be implemented. Evidence- based practice requires nurses to access and appraise evidence from nursing assessment and patient data to develop an objective. The patient will list current dose of Metformin. Listing is the behavioral objective and action that describes the behavioral change.The patient will learn to promote health. The nurse needs to collaborate with healthcare professionals to promote behavioral changes.
Grand Canyon University (Ed). (2018). Health promotion: Health & wellness across the continuum. Retrieved from https://lc.gcumedia.com/nrs429vn/health-promotion-health-and-wellness-across-the-continuum/v1.1/
A nurse educator’s role and responsibilities include teaching and advocating for nurses as well as patients. They instruct aspiring nurses and offer guidance, which may include training in both practical and educational settings NRS 429VN: Topic 1 DQ 1. When developing an individualized care plan a nurse educator takes many things into consideration. The material being taught, the level of understanding, age, and environment should all be considered, when attempting to develop care plans or educational programs for health promotion. Strategies such as creating games and role play situations during educating are also great ways for educating that a lot of nurse educators use to liven up dull material. Behavioral objectives are specific guidelines, which are provided to nurses and medical staff, patients, and the family of patients to provide the best care. Behavioral objectives should be utilized when discharging a patient, so they have specific step by step instruction on how to properly continue their care on their own.References
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2377960817697712https://study.com/academy/answer/when-should-behavioral-objectives-be-utilized-in-a-care-plan-or-health-promotion.html NRS 429VN: Topic 1 DQ 1