Nursing Care Plan

1789 words 8 pages
Nursing Critique

Since the early 1900’s nurses have been trying to improve and individualise patient care. In the 1970s this became more structured when the nursing process was introduced by the general nursing council (GNC), (Lloyd, Hancock & Campbell, 2007) .By doing this their intentions were to try and understand the patient in order to give them the best care possible (Cronin & Anderson, 2003). Through the nursing process philosophy care plans were written for patients. It was understood that this relationship would ensure the patient received the best care possible to suit them individually. This would consist of not just the patient as a physical being but their spiritual emotional and holistic being also (Cutler, 2010). The
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Van- Reen (2010) also agrees however he says it depends more on the time that the alcohol is consumed that it could start to effect sleep. Still he does agree that alcohol consumption in excess can cause sleep disturbance also. In Mr McCue’s case it is unclear from the care plan how much alcohol is being consumed. Therefore proper documentation and assessment is imperative to ensure the right care being given (Van-Reen et al, 2010). Furthermore the planning stage of the care plan wants to implement a warm drink before Mr McCue goes to bed this is a good idea however the care plan is not specific when telling Mr McCue what to drink allowing him to interpret it to mean anything. Roehrs (2002) says that Caffeine is a substance which many people forget it is a stimulant and can have a major effect on the length a person sleeps for and the function of that sleep. Moreover he says that Laboratory studies have documented its sleep-disruptive effects. So drinking coffee could hinder his progress and actual delay his recovery (Roehrs, 2002). This is a clear flaw in the care plan as it gives to much room for interpretation it needs to be more detailed and specific. Lloyd (2007) says if the care plan is not documented correctly with sufficient information there is little point in doing it (Lloyd,Hancock &Campbell 2007). The implementation and evaluation


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