Discussion Prompt





Discussion Prompt

In the lecture for the week, a theory was identified. “Knowledge as a component of the socio-cultural orientation basic conditioning factor enhances the prevention of hazards” is a theory from a major nursing framework.  Identify the framework and provide an example of how other applications of this theory may occur in nursing practice. For example, you may say that education may enhance the reduction of free-throw rugs in an elderly person’s home which will prevent falls.  Tie the concepts together by clearly defining them and how they could be measured. Find an instrument, survey, or tool in the literature that could be used to measure the concept. For example, if you are measuring pain, you might use the Faces Pain Scale-Revised, at the following link: https://www.iasp-pain.org/Education/Content.aspx?ItemNumber=1519





  • Length: A minimum of 150 words per post, not including references
  • Citations: At least one high-level scholarly reference in APA per post from within the last 5 years

Identifying a Framework



The metaparadigm of nursing theory endorses the four components: person, environment, health, and nursing are inseparable and has effects on one another (Amela, 2020). This concept was started early by a mother of nursing, Nightingale. Since then, the nursing practice has been centering on core theories, principles, strategies, and knowledge. Likewise, knowledge as a component of the socio-cultural orientation basic conditioning factor that enhances the prevention of hazards is derived from the grand theory of Doretha Orem’s work (Gonzalo,2021). For this assignment, I will present as knowledge plays a role in tackling hazards focusing on how fall prevention education affects patient safety (FPE).

Knowledge is one of the most life-determining things in life.  One way a person can acquire knowledge is through education. Patient falls are continued as one of the devastating health care problems where the AHRQ estimates that 700000 to 1 million hospitalized patients fall each year (“Falls,” 2019). Knowing all the measures we take in hospitals, it is shocking to know the numbers are yet this high. FPE has an impact on creating fall risk awareness to help patients and families participate in prevention. Facilities must focus on educating their employees as fall prevention needs collaborative efforts, and CMS considers it as a never event (“Falls,” 2019). Nurses are capable to plan and provide FPE whether in the community or facility settings (Ong . et. al, 2021). Once the plan is in place, all disciplines clinicians must maintain the plan and educate patients on the importance of compliance with the plan.

Even though patients are not as receptive as we expect from them, knowledge is always powerful to bring lifestyle changes. Once patients are aware of contributing factors and how to avoid them, injuries of falls, and their specific roles to prevent it, they are more likely to participate.  FPE and educating patients with the prevention strategies is the first step in overcoming the enormous impacts of falls put on the community (Ott,2018).

FPE is so important not only in hospitals but also upon discharge. Patients must get tailored FPE to stay safe in their house and community as well (“Falls,” 2019). For instance, my patient fell and was injured yesterday at her home two hours after discharging her from acute rehab. Data proves that the more patients in FPE programs, the more likely they will have the knowledge and preventative behavior to avoid it (Ong .et.al, 2021).

To conclude, promoting fall risk awareness, well-tailored, and individualized FPE helps in avoiding injuries and enhancing patient safety.


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Falls. (2019, September 7). PSNet. Retrieved December 2nd, 2021 from https://psnet.ahrq.gov/primer/falls

Gaines, K. (2020, September 9). What are nursing theories? Nurse.org. Retrieved December 2nd, 2021 from https://nurse.org/education/nursing-theories/

Gonzalo, A. (2021, March 5). Dorothea Orem: Self care deficit theory study guide. Nurseslabs. Retrieved December 2nd, 2021 from https://nurseslabs.com/dorothea-orems-self-care-theory/

Ong, M. F., Soh, K. L., Saimon, R., Wai, M. W., Mortell, M., & Soh, K. G. (2021). Fall prevention

education to reduce fall risk among community-dwelling older persons: A systematic review. Journal of nursing management29(8), 2674–2688. Retrieved December 2nd, 2021 https://doi.org/10.1111/jonm.13434

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