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While nursing theories are important to the nursing process and nursing as a profession, it should not be the only professional theory that we use or study. As nurses we work with many different professional groups to help us care for our patients together. Not only the physician that is caring for the patient but respiratory therapists, speech pathologist, physical therapists, radiology technologists are just a few professional groups that we work with in the care of our patients. Each of these groups have a way of treating our patient in their own way. It might be useful to see how each of these groups care for our patients and we might even be able to take from the profession to help the health of our patients.
In my nursing practice, I work closely with the physician in the emergency room. We work as a team to help get the patient started on a healing process. We get the care set in motion so that when the patient is admitted to the hospital, the patient has started to get the care that they need to start to healing. The physicians that I work with need me to be the eyes and the ears for them. I can get the treatment started then reevaluate if the treatment is working. At times we might need to change the treatment or give more of a treatment if what was ordered is not working or the patient requires more treatment.
I do the same thing when I work with the respiratory therapists. I can use them to evaluate my patient. We can work together to treat the patient then reevaluate the patient together to see if we are making our patient better. They are a valuable resource that I have to use when I am working on my shift.
I also used the hospital pharmacist as someone that I can work with to help treat my patient. I am able to get advice from them about the medication that I am ordered to give. If it is something that I am not used to seeing I use them to help evaluate why the patient needs the medication.
It is important for nurses to work closely with other treatment team professionals. We are all trying to care for the patient. Our goal is for the patient to get better. When working as a team it makes all of our jobs easier, and we get better patient outcomes.
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Throughout history theorist have developed theories, models, and concepts by incorporating previously recognized theories from other disciplines. Nursing theories would not have been developed without the use or adapting other unique theories. The ability of placing value of shared theory allows for the nursing disciplines to interpret, add, expand, and validate it in the field of nursing (Sousa