Perceived Telehealth Behaviors by a Nurse PractitionerTheoretical Framework  this is 469 [need ref]Telehealth is beneficial for diminishing issues of inaccessible health care. In order to deliver effective telehealth, the NP must use appropriate telehealth etiquette. The purpose of this descriptive study is to evaluate the nurse practitioners’ (NP’s) perception of telehealth and telehealth etiquette professional behaviors. This data will provide insights toward improving NP telehealth and delineating the need for telehealth etiquette in the NP educational curriculum. A central concept in this theory, the function of professional nursing, epitomizes the NP’s role in the delivery of telehealth. The nursing process discipline theory, first presented in 1961, is a model constructed by Ida Jean Orlando from her own research (Petiprin, 2016). The main foundation of the theory, which is also called the deliberative nursing process theory, depicts an opinion that nursing’s goal is to decipher and meet the patient’s immediate requirements (Petiprin, 2016). A central concept in this theory, the function of professional nursing, epitomizes the NP’s role in the delivery of telehealth. Incorporating the nursing process to address the patient’s immediate reaction is also a foundational component of the deliberative nursing process theory (Petiprin, 2016). is modeled in dimensions. The dimension modeled in Orlando’s theory illustrating that a patient’s outward display may not be the actual root of the symptom/problem, is a dimension that is applicable to the telehealth NP-patient encounter. Accordingly, an assumption in Orlando’s theory is that nursing’s core function to use perception in order to discern the patient’s needs. This theory provides a framework to fulfill the patients immediate need during the telehealth encounter. a nursing goal of jointly identify the needs of the patient is the communication method used by NPs during the telehealth NP-patient encounter and the communication model that the deliberative nursing theory is based on.Telehealth etiquette behaviors which include verbal and nonverbal communication are an integral component for an effective telecare NP-patient interaction. the theory can be used to improve and organize NP behaviors. The main dimensions in the deliberative nursing theory is identifying patients’ needs through assessment of both the patient’s verbal and non-verbal behaviors. The theory foundation can be integrated into telehealth delivery as the use of etiquette behavior including verbal and nonverbal communication are necessary components for y effective telehealth delivery.. The application of this theory to [to this study? ] can enhance the delivery of telehealth and diminish access to health care barriers.[start]Concepts and Propositions of TheoryOrlando posited her theoretical foundation on her research conclusions ascertaining that meeting the immediate patient needs is the essential purpose of the nursing profession [Faust, 2002]. This nursing process culminated in a theory specifically for the purpose of interacting amongst the nurse and patient incorporating the nurse’s perception and validation to enhance patient outcomes. The development of Orlando’s theory establishes conditions for patients to be addressed specifically encouraging patient input.
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