Indeed, I conquer to the fact that there are still a number of improvements needed to be undertaken to build strong nurse-client relationship. As asserted by Prest and Keller (1993) that different levels of interaction systems are required to explore the perceptions of people regarding their lives, their existence and their problems in order to understand and/or craft better ways to solve the problems, creating and sustaining strong nurse-client relationships is one factor that go a long way to enhancing EBP. I observe too that evidence-based health care practices are usually available for many conditions such as heart failure, asthma and diabetes. Nevertheless, these particular practices are not often implemented in care delivery, and there
Nursing Profession Paper Several self-reflective thoughts come to mind in responding to the query ‘what does it mean to think like a nurse’. The first thought which comes to mind is that of critical thinking. A nurse that applies critical thinking to their accountabilities is a professional who is able to organize their situational understanding across a broad spectrum of patient interaction. One who can take into consideration all of the patient data available to piece together a solution and/or plan of action which is specific to their patient so to optimize the outcome. Someone that asks questions for discovery and better understanding so to further progress towards assessing the range for best and worst case patient scenarios.
Critical Thinking: Tanner (2006), had introduce the term ‘thinking like a nurse’. When I read this article I was wondering what it means and takes to think like a nurse, I am a nurse by profession and yet I don’t even know what it means. In order to be a professional nurse, nurses are required to learn to think like a nurse. To my surprise, to be able think like a nurse, a nurse got to clearly defined and understands what is critical thinking and clinical reasoning. Both terms are powerful terms and these terms explain the mental processes nurses use to make certain that they are doing their most excellent thinking and decision making for their patient’s better outcomes.
P- Among Nurses and Physicians in an orthopedic surgical unit I- does the use of the SBAR format to communicate C- compare to non SBAR format O- To identify the problem in communication and its effect on patient and ways to solve the problem.
The knowledge that I have attained now and my background in patient navigation will help me as a future oncology nurse practitioner, to manage the complex needs of cancer survivorship. I will be able to support my patient’s transition into their new way of life as effective transition management can translate into less hospitalization, lower health care cost and less physical, emotional, spiritual, social and financial stress to patients and their support system. Hope comes in many forms other than with the cure, it comes with control, relief, comfort; to a dying patient, it could mean living another day with their loved ones and
Current nursing setting and how the theory can guide I am working in oncology ward and often meet the patients with nasopharyngeal cancer and admit for Ryles tube insertion because they were difficult to swallow food. I need to give support and educate the patient about the technical of Ryles tube feeding. I find out each stage of the nursing care needs strong and adequate communication in order to make thing go on. Using Peplau’s theory can help these patients achieve a better outcome during hospitalization.
Though I excel in providing zest, humor, and creativity I need a little help in the leadership, teamwork, and justice department. As a nursing student I have learned that you can not always look to doctors for help for they are called into medical emergencies all the time and might not be available; sometimes the nurse will have to take charge in case to see that everything goes well. When it comes to being the leader of a group project I tend to fall back and work as a supporter in fear of making a mistake or I feel I do not have the required skills to properly execute the solution to a situation. During my years as a student observing nurses I have learned that you cannot shy away from sharing your ideas or doubt your abilities, especially when your ideas could save someone’s life; you must exuberate self-confidence and courage to present that you are willing to take risks when necessary. In the health care profession teamwork is essential, doctors, nurses, lab technicians, nutritionist, etc.
As nurses, we are bound to uphold the foundational moral virtues, duties, and principles central to the nursing profession. However, it has become difficult for nurses around the world to practice with integrity. The healthcare environment is demanding for nurses at a time when there is a critical shortage of staff to meet the multifaceted needs of patients. During the clinical experience at the hospital, I’ve overheard many nurses stating they don’t like being called in on their day off or when
Preoperative teaching is an important factor in reducing both fear and anxiety. Preoperative education also helps the patient to mentally prepare themselves for surgery and the postoperative recovery period. (Johnson, 2001) The nurse should review her patients understanding about their condition and assess their need for preoperative education. The patient should have a basic understanding of their own anatomy in order to understand the process of ileostomy formation.
So, EI is required to help them to control their emotions; as inability to control emotions can lead to increase anxiety, stress and negatively affect the quality of care. Emotion is fundamental to nursing and midwifery practice consequently, EI is considered as an important skill for nurses. It can affect the quality of their work including clinical decision-making, critical thinking, implementation of nursing
In the growing of health care setting around the world the definition of competence is still open to debate as for some it is an objective concept that can be measured, but for many others it is merely related to performance of skills. However, nursing competence is heavily influenced by managerial competence in order to identify the concept of competence. The competence literature in nursing has discussed the important of several competencies to serve as competent nurses at the workplace. The definition of competence in nursing includes the element of clinical (Benner 1982 and Meretoja et al, 2002), moral (Taylor, 1994; Jomsri et al., 2005 Park and Peterson, 2006; Rhodes et al., 2011) and personal competencies (Norman, 1985; O’Shea, 2002
As a child , I honestly did not know what I wanted to be when I grew up. I was always taking care of others as a child, and felt the need to take care of the underdog. I grew up with such low self-esteem , and lacked confidence to become something great. I never felt like I was smart enough to go to college. I struggled with a fast food job as a Manager and knew it wasn’t for me.