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Sunday, April 18

  1. msg Multiple Intelligence Theory Discussion message posted Multiple Intelligence Theory Discussion Holly, You hit the nail on the head! As nurses we have to learn to think more outside the box …
    Multiple Intelligence Theory Discussion
    Holly,

    You hit the nail on the head! As nurses we have to learn to think more outside the box when teaching our patients about their health and care needs.
    Lisa
    4:08 pm
  2. msg Kolb's Theory message posted Kolb's Theory Holly, I agree, it is difficult to think critically, for some. The focus may be to become prof…
    Kolb's Theory
    Holly,

    I agree, it is difficult to think critically, for some. The focus may be to become proficient in a skill rather than think how the skill is applied to ehance a patient's life etc.
    Lisa
    4:04 pm
  3. page Final Thoughts edited ... 3) Finally click on SAVE to make the summary permanent. Group 1 & 2 Summary Non-nursing…
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    Group 1 & 2
    Summary Non-nursing Theories
    The non-nursing theories discussed this week are Kolb's Experiential Theory, Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligence and Erickson's Theory of Psychosocial Development. The power point presentations were well developed and contained all the required information. Every one agreed that these three theories can be used in our own nursing practice especially when teaching clients about their health care.
    Kolb's theory stated that individuals learn from immediate experiences and also in a predictive manner. Discussion revolved around these specific points. One member disagreed with the thought that all people learn alike. Another believed that people do learn from immediate experiences, but how they react to the experience is unpredictable. Kolb's theory was also compared to adult learning theory which contends that adult learners need immediate application of new knowledge. A correlation was made between Kolb's stages of learning and Benner's model of novice to expert nursing practice. Both were tied to critical thinking. Everyone agreed that application of information led to better learning.
    Gardner's theory contains eight categories of intelligence. All group members agreed with the basic preposition that "it is not how smart you are but how you are smart". We all have experienced situations where our clients were having difficulty with grasping a concept about their health care. Members of the group emphasized the need to individualize patient education based on not only client needs but to assess how they learn best and what approach will work for this specific patient. The aspect of children with ADD usually being labeled as academically deficient was discussed. It was stated that these students are usually very bright but are labeled according to society's generally accepted definition of intelligence. As nurses we need to be careful not to label the intelligence of our client's based on purely academic parameters.
    Erickson's theory identified the stages an individual goes through during their life time. It is the only developmental theory that identifies stages of development past childhood. Everyone agreed that these stages can be used in their nursing practice to identify patient's strengths and weaknesses. The nurse can then capitalize on the strengths to help clients achieve the best level of wellness possible. Another discussion revolved around understanding patient's reactions based on the developmental stage. As nurses we may be able to anticipate how a patient will respond to a situation based on their developmental stage. The concept of GenXers was discussed. The literature is saying that GenXers are approximately six years behind in acheiving each developmental stage as defined by Erickson. This may be why "older" teachers, nurses, and others are having such difficulty with the lack of this generations acceptance of responsibilty for one's actions. Again, another issue to consider as we take care of our patients.
    Interestingly, three diverse non-nursing theories but all group members were able to relate each theory to their own nursing practice. Hopefully, this exercise will help us to continue providing individualized care to all our patients based on researched theories.
    Lucille
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    Group 3 & 4
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    11:24 am

Saturday, April 17

  1. msg Social Learning message posted Social Learning Cool thanks Christina. Guys I posted the Summary :)
    Social Learning
    Cool thanks Christina. Guys I posted the Summary :)
    7:07 pm
  2. msg Kolb's Theory message posted Kolb's Theory That makes sense, "focusing on clinical reasoning," but sounds to easy when actually doin…
    Kolb's Theory
    That makes sense, "focusing on clinical reasoning," but sounds to easy when actually doing the job because everything is not straight forward. People can pass tests in nursing school, and pass by clinicals, but have a hard critially thinking.

    Holly
    6:53 pm
  3. msg Multiple Intelligence Theory Discussion message posted Multiple Intelligence Theory Discussion Christina I agree with you, we need to maintain respect for our pts and do whatever needs to be do…
    Multiple Intelligence Theory Discussion
    Christina
    I agree with you, we need to maintain respect for our pts and do whatever needs to be done to teach them the way they understand. Sometimes it is necessary to use our emagination to get this done, can be time consuming, and frustrating at times.

    Holly
    6:46 pm
  4. msg Social Learning message posted Social Learning Hey guys, there was an article I read that had a lot of great information on Nature vs Nuture. If y…
    Social Learning
    Hey guys, there was an article I read that had a lot of great information on Nature vs Nuture. If you have any free time (haha. yea right.), take a look.

    Christina Jilek

    http://www.trinity.edu/mkearl/socpsy-2.html
    6:43 pm
  5. msg Social Learning message posted Social Learning The Social Learning Theory has always made me think about Hilter. If he would have been raised in a…
    Social Learning
    The Social Learning Theory has always made me think about Hilter. If he would have been raised in a different environment would he have still been such a hateful man? Nature versus Nuture is a hard theory to prove. Each individual adapts to situations diffently. Is how I react to one situation going to change everything in my life from that moment on? These theories can almost be meshed together.

    Christina Jilek
    6:38 pm
  6. msg Social Learning message posted Social Learning Keesha & Marie’s Powerpoint: This was a very good presentation. The information was laid out i…
    Social Learning
    Keesha & Marie’s Powerpoint: This was a very good presentation. The information was laid out in simple terms and allowed me to understand each aspect of the pyramid and apply it to my personal and professional life.
    a) Does the presentation show the origins of the theory and provide a short definition? Yes. Most importantly, the pyramid can only be applied to “healthy” people. I would agree that most people tend to go up and down the pyramid throughout their lives. When I look at the pyramid I think about how I would categorize my patient’s Nursing Diagnosis’ (from the bottom, up).
    b) Does the presentation cite research completed with the theory? Yes. I think that utilizing Maslow’s theory in research can help to make each person’s quality of life better.
    c) Can this theory be applied to nursing and personal nursing practice? Yes, definitely in nursing diagnosis’. Each of our patient’s may be at a different level. It’s important to be observant and to listen to the patient. This may give clues to how we approach our plan of care.

    Julie, Lisa & Nattallie’s Powerpoint: good presentation. After reviewing the slides, Pavlov’s theory helps me to realize how important positive feedback is. We base a lot of what we do on the responses of others and whether or not what we did was viewed as good or bad.
    a) Does the presentation show the origins of the theory and provide a short definition? The definition is broken up into phases of his experiment, which helps to better understand why we do the things we do. A desired response is our motivation for doing things. Would we do something even if we knew the outcome was bad, or undesirable? These are the people who either don’t think about the consequences before their actions, or they just don’t care about the end result.
    b) Does the presentation cite research completed with the theory? There are many great research studies that utilized Pavlov’s Theory. Since having children, I can definitely appreciate the children’s response to painful stimuli. When I take my son to the doctor’s, he always assumes that he’s going there to get a shot. He associates the doctor’s office with pain, which causes a fearful response.
    c) Can this theory be applied to nursing and personal nursing practice? Each individual provided great examples of how they use Pavlov’s theory in their nursing practice. I feel like it can be applied to most situations. It goes back to the beginning when we reward our babies by clapping when they eat, roll over, or smile. We encourage them through our behavior. When they see that we (parents) are happy, they continue this behavior.
    6:33 pm
  7. msg Multiple Intelligence Theory Discussion message posted Multiple Intelligence Theory Discussion Susan, I completely agree with your comment relating to the idea that nurses could be a great, pow…
    Multiple Intelligence Theory Discussion
    Susan,
    I completely agree with your comment relating to the idea that nurses could be a great, powerful portal for educating both patients and fellow staff on theories that have been directly and indirectly applied to nursing care.

    Lucille,

    The thought that all learners do not simply learn by academic education is one that needs to be addressed by our education system. But how do we change and alter an education system that has been practiced for generations before? It is unfair to close a student out of learning simply because they are deemed "below standards." Further it is unfair to assume a patient cannot learn and be taught about their own care because they do not seem to grasp the ideas/plan of care. We need to ensure that we teach each patient with respect and teach them with the tools they can comprehend.

    Christina
    5:58 pm

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