Over the last ten years of working within the health care sector I’ve worked closely with mental health nurses, listening to their personal experiences in a wide variety of settings. Extensive research, work experience and personal experiences of mental health issues such as my son’s recent diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder has inspired me to pursue a mental health nursing qualification. Mental health nursing promotes and highlights relevant skills that I have acquired over the years that are crucial in this role. Courage to trust my own judgement and competence to make decisions in often highly stressful situations has lead me to be promoted to team leader at work.
As I have mentioned several times, I monitor feedback, complaints policies and procedures all the time. It is part of my role to make sure that all systems and procedures are working well and smoothly. When new procedures are needed then I make sure they are implemented by all staff and make sure they are aware of them from meetings memos and care plans. Families of the residents are very forward in making complaints and raising concerns if they feel something is not being carried out correctly, with this I must make sure that it is factual as family members often try to make us do things which does not promote the independence of the resident, I make sure I see them listen to concerns and explain reasons these actions and methods are in place.
On Bills admission to the unit after suffering an acute ischaemic stroke, a comprehensive care plan was devised using the Nursing Process to accommodate his various issues associated with the stroke. This framework, involving the assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing interventions guided practice on the two issues focused on in this essay. Issue 1 - Thrombolysis A stroke, is the “rapidly developing signs of focal (or global) disturbance of cerebral function with symptoms lasting 24 hours or longer” (World Health Organisation,1998). In the event of a stroke blood supply to the brain is occluded by a thrombus or an embolus from the heart (Fitzpatrick and Birns,2004).
During the maternity clinical I had experienced patient teaching moment. However, there was a specific experience in which my assigned patient had just delivered her first child and waiting for teaching about car seat safety before her discharge. My assigned nurse was unavailable to do the teaching at that moment. In an Attempt to help with the patient teaching and discharge I gathered the required paperwork for my patient to read; so that when the nurse became available the patient would have already familiarized herself with some of the information. In doing this, I elicited to help of another nurse, which ended up being a mistake.
It is good to have effective communication within the adult social care setting as communication is used every day. It is used to encourage our services users to perform tasks, either verbally or physically. It is used to document what has been done ready for the next worker to take over. It allows us to work as a team. It allows us to provide a good service to the best of our ability.
It is important to understand effective communication when working in health and social care. Communication should be clear and understood by the person you are having a conversation with. It is important to consider verbal communication as well as non-verbal communication and should be adapted to the service users’ ability to understand the conversation. Factors that affect communication are the location of the conversation and noise levels. To consider if the conversation should be private or to have a conversation while carrying out an activity together.
In the nursing profession, we must display effective communication skills. Our nursing career have communication demands such as communicating with family members regarding a patient’s status, giving a detailed end of shift report, or simply communicating with other staff members while delegating duties. “Much of our communication occurs through nonverbal channels that must be examined in the context of the verbal content. Generally, if verbal and nonverbal messages are incongruent, the receiver will believe the nonverbal message” Marquis & Houston (2015). I will reflect an incident that’s a demonstration of ineffective communication skills in a workplace.
Effect of implementing structured communication messages on the clinical outcomes of unconscious patients Sahar Younes Othman 1, Mona Mohamed EL-hady2 1Critical Care and Emergency Nursing, Damanhour University, Behira, Egypt 2Critical Care and Emergency Nursing, Mansoura University, Dakahlia, Egypt Effective communication is one of the foundations of professional nursing practice and the art of caring holistically for patients. Indeed, as nurses are the professional group that has the greatest contact with patients, ensuring their communication needs are fully met has been established as one of the most important skills of nursing. Nurses use communication strategies to give directions, offer reassurance, provide consolation, commiserate,
Cambridge dictionary defines communication as “the carious methods of sending information between people and places, especially phones, computers, radio, etc”. (2) The use of effective inter-professional communication is an essential part for delivering quality and effective care to the patients in a healthcare facility. Effective communication not being used between colleagues in a healthcare workplace can potentially cause patients to not receive the medical attention they deserve being in the care of health professionals. Staff members are also affected by the use of not giving accurate communication, this can cause them to not give the patient the care they wish to provide. The use of effective communication in a healthcare facility means the patients are receiving the best care they can receive from the healthcare staff.
Chapter 1 Introduction Title: EFFECT OF INTENSIVE STRENGTH TRAINING EXERCISES ON BALANCE AND MOBILITY IN POST STROKE HEMIPLEGICS – A PROBE STUDY. 1. Introduction Stroke is a leading neurological disorder and causes long-term disability worldwide. The definition of stroke was recently updated by 2009 task committee endorsed by American heart and stroke associations as follows.