An aspect of contemporary nursing

An aspect of contemporary nursing
An aspect of contemporary nursing where there is scope for improvement in practice.

Guidelines

• Choose an aspect of contemporary MH nursing where there is scope for improvement in practice and identify what innovation you would introduce to improve practice.

Aspect of MH nursing: ‘organisation and delivery of care’ or ‘improving patient outcomes’

Topic: HEALTHY EATING

• Target group: SUs in rehabilitation, about to transition into the community (home)
• Intervention: Showing service users how to make a curry, rather than buying take away food; group cooking and eating events twice a week – organise a menu, shopping for ingredients, cook the food, eat together, reflect on the experience (how they felt, what could have gone better). Have theme week or theme night.
• Aim: To improve independent living skills; to educate service users about the better health value of home cooking; to reduce risks related co-morbid conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.

• My Rationale for the topic / my interest in this issue: the needs of service users and wishing to improve their overall quality of life
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o Use what the literature says to further justify your choice.
• Consider the evidence base.
o What does the research say about your topic?
o What influences this currently? (Why are things the way they are?)
o What are the suggested improvements and how are these supported in the research?
o Appraise the quality of the evidence with reference to validity/reliability/trustworthiness, use this to develop your argument.
• Search terms you could use: mental health and diet; mental health and heart disease; and diabetes;

• You must demonstrate evidence of critical thinking.
o You must support your judgements with reasoning.
• Make links to other themes within the module.

o Professional values – ethical and legal framework
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o Nursing practice – evidence based, competence, systematic approaches to care
o Decision Making – evidence based; different theories of decision making; innovation
o Leadership and management – different theories of leadership
o Teamworking – multidisciplinary(MD) teams
• For example, you should consider how you might implement the change drawing on themes such as decision making, innovation and/or leadership theory?

• Question that needs clarification: