However, I am aware that the beginning of effective leadership would be by developing a vision of the organization where a nurse leader serves. Coming up with a picture of what would be a future of excellence in delivering nursing care in the organization would be crucial in motivating and raising commitment among the other nurses. As a nurse leader, the vision that I would hold dear would be to ensure I have the capacity to make sure that the systems in place benefit individual needs of the patients in a manner that patients are always handled with respect and dignity while the work that nurses perform is respected and valued. For this to be met, there is a need for the nurse leader to assist the other nurses grasp the envisioned picture and remaining at the forefront in directing the others on where to go. Subsequently, I would want to be the kind of a nurse leader who can enable the staff to grasp the vision, to make sure the appropriate people assume the nursing roles and to model the behaviors that are desired of the other
The overall synopsis gives prompt for the need of utilizing standardized handoff tools as well as negotiation of patient transfer among departments. As nurses, the transfer of information efficiently is the ultimate responsibility to aid in communication for success rather than contribute to its failure. This could potentially be a barrier to improvement if many nurses fail to adopt the initiative. In preparation for a future career in nursing and being first line in patient safety, it is a personal responsibility and goal to implement efficient communication in my own professional practice. With efforts to promote effective communication, success among the transfer of information to eliminate issues will be exemplified through
"The unique function of the nurse is to assist the individual, sick or well, in the performance of those activities contributing to health or its recovery (or to peaceful death) that he would perform unaided if he had the necessary strength, will or knowledge. And to do this in such a way as to help him gain independence as rapidly as possible" (Henderson, 1966). I feel that Virginia Henderson 's need theory guides my nursing practice the most. I believe that patient wellness is the focus, not whether they are sick or have a disease. Everyone needs care at some point.
According to Julia Wood (2004), “communication is a systemic process in which individuals interact with and through symbols to create and interpret meanings. However, Sheppard (1993) suggests that, in the nurse–patient relationship, communication involves more than the transmission of information; it also involves transmitting feelings, recognizing these feelings and letting the patient know that their feelings have been recognized (M, 1993)”. It is a two way process. The patient conveys their fears and concerns to their nurse and helps them make a correct nursing diagnosis. An excellent communication skill between nurses and patients is essential for the successful outcome of individualized nursing care of each patient.
The ‘6C’s’ were launched by England’s Chief Officer Jane Cummings who believes that the ‘6C’s’ stand for the commitment of each professional to provide outstanding care for patients, with dignity and compassion while continuing to remain consistent as they achieve excellent health and wellbeing outcomes (RCNI, 2015). The ‘6C’s consist of, care, compassion, competence, communication, courage, and commitment. However for this assignment the focus will lie primarily on courage, an important trait in life and in nursing practice (Dobos, 2015) .It allows us to be brave and do the right thing for the people that we are caring for (RCNI, 2015). Being courageous helps nurses identify poor practise and speak up reinforcing strategies to increase the best standard of care for patients. Various topics will be discussed throughout this assignment such as, why courage is important for nursing, how to be courageous as a nurse, the benefits of having courage as a nurse, and the current issues.
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) play an essential role in the healthcare facilities where they ensure that there is the delivery of quality services to the patients. The implementation of the policy of protecting these nurses will have a positive impact on their various operations and how they provide services to the patients. The American Nurses Association has put more weight on protecting the APRNs and ensuring that there is fairness and consistency in their functions across different states in the country (Schwab, Gelfman & Tirozzi, 2005). When they have the right working environment, the APRNs have a chance to save lives and ensure that patients recover with ease by providing them with the right services. On the other hand,
“A philosophy of nursing presents a particular professional nurse’s belief system or worldview of nursing the nurse’s personal definition of nursing” (Kearney-Nunnery, 2012, p. 17). My personal nursing philosophy is one in which the patients overall health, including emotional and spiritual needs are being met. This is done through collaborative care with the patient, physicians and colleagues. The collaboration must obtain effective communication within every interaction. I believe the exchanges between every member must be open and honest, that builds a relationship centered in trust.
This style of leadership operates on the idea that employees receive motivation to perform well through positive, rather than negative, incentives (Mahoney, 2001)”. Some of the main qualities of transformational leadership include a motivating nurse leader who promotes team building, innovation and ingenuity works well because it instills self-motivation. Self-motivated
An important part of nursing is to integrate health and disease prevention into the lives of individuals. As nurses, we are often the frontline people who interact with patient and the community. It is our responsibility to strategize ways to promote being health, preventions of diseases and remaining safe. The main and probably most important way to do this is by educating and teaching. According to Kemppainen, Tossavainen, and Turunen (2013), “health promotion by nurses can lead to many positive health outcomes including adherence, quality of life, patients’ knowledge of their illness and self-management” (p. 490).
Watching the actual procedures being done and realizing the the importance of individual as well as the collaborative effort between the team of professionals that goes in to achieving the desired outcome, to say the least, is inspiring. Positive clinical observation such as my time at the post-anesthesia care unit greatly influences the course I am taking with my nursing path. Indeed, this clinical observation not only showed the importance of being able to work autonomously for patient advocacy, but also taught me the importance of being able to work as a part of a health care team in delivering the best possible patient care. Each nurse in that unit displayed full grasp of the process and showed a deep level of expertise in addition to their commitment to providing care. Therefore, nurses should have the full grasp of the process and acquired the necessary knowledge needed to perform at such a level.
By possessing and using leadership skills, impacting others around her, and being a great team player are reasons why Johnson is successful as a nurse leader. Patricia Johnson possesses many leadership skills that she uses to make a great team. Johnson provides an atmosphere in which nurses are allowed to practice contributing to professional growth. A quality that is recognized is inspiration
When a patient has a lack of knowledge of the care that is being provided, the nurse also has a responsibility to explain the care and why it will help the patient in the process. With educating the patient nurses can help the patient reach their goals to recovery to a better health status. A good nurse is also a leader. A Leader is someone who takes charge of any situation in confidence, and makes good sound decisions on situations that promote good health. Along with being much of all these things the nurse should deliver the highest quality care in order to accomplish great outcomes in patient care.