Nurses must follow beneficence which means to do good. Nurses do not want to harm a patient in any way. They must provide confidentiality and privacy when going thru the process with their patient. Patient’s have the right to autonomy which is the freedom to make choices about issues that affect one’s life, free from lies, restraint, or coercion. Nurse’s must provide care that is patient centered even when the nurse might not agree with the patient, he or she still has their rights.
Every single action is vital and every second should not be disregard. Therefore, it has made me realized that even you had already encountered a specific diseases, skills, equipment and so forth we have to be vigilant for the continuous changing world of being not just a registered but also a professional nurse. In hospital setting, nurses must have a lot of courage. And have the knowledge in appropriate actions in delivering of patient care. Like for instance, I have to question the certain drug dose in the doctor.
Philosophy of Nursing In regards to my own individual values, working at the institution of Lawrence General Hospital has aided in my beliefs and values. This is because the hospital has a similar set of ideas as myself. Quality care is huge, especially within a healthcare setting, everyone should try to attain their best work in order to promote the absolute best possible patient outcomes. Patient complications would increase dramatically and cause other potential patient health related problems if quality care was not implemented in nursing practice. Integrity is necessary to build a positive patient and health care provider relationship.
The most dominant characteristic overall that being a nurse requires is resilience. Nurses must resist the symptoms of stress and be able to quickly recover from difficult situations. A study in the book Support for Caring and Resiliency Among Successful Nurse Leaders, supports the practice of self-care, responsibility, and reflection to increase resilience (Dyess, Prestia, and Smith 108-110). Self-care involves attending to self-cues by listening to the body to maintain balance. For instance, having a job in the health department can seem never-ending, and as a result pushes clinicians to continue working until the job is finished, despite how tired and possibly burnt out he or she is.
If I had of looked up and saw the sign before medication administration this whole situation could have been avoided. There are often important things that are all around us in nursing. While it is important to focus on the patient, the surrounding environment can also provide critical clues for proper treatment of the patient. Despite the possible severe consequences of this situation, I think overall it taught me many valuable lessons that I have now incorporated to my nursing practice. I try to ask more questions about the implications of a diagnosis to a specific patient.
The profession of nursing takes a person and transforms them into a multitasking sensation. While this may take years to perfect it is one of the greatest feats a nurse can secure. Every nurse must have the ability to critically think, multitask, prioritize, delegate and stay sane through this process. It is the overwhelming sense of need that brings people in the profession. People need nurses to care for them when they cannot themselves, and nurses need to help.
In all my experiences as a nurse, I’ve realized the importance of communication, providing holistic care to an individual and empowering them with the knowledge to manage their health. When an illness strikes a person, it affects not just his body, but also his mind and spirit. The art of communication is invaluable to patient interaction and establishing a therapeutic nurse-patient relationship, that facilitate coping mechanisms for patients, moreover it prepared myself as a nurse to meet their individual needs. Furthermore, there is at the moment an insurmountable demand for survivorship care as a result of the advancement in technology and medicine, which made living beyond life expectancy possible for increasingly more people. Living after cancer treatment is not free of complications as there are acute and chronic side effects of treatment that requires constant monitoring and attention, and this information spurred me to shift my focus from palliative to survivorship care.
The nursing becomes more and more involved in the communication with patients and their families, and also providing not only physical, but also emotional support. In some cases it literally means support for patients until the end of life. Moreover, it is important to be able to develop relationships with patients quickly and clearly understand their needs. Thus, I believe I have all of the above mentioned qualities and will do my best to improve them even more. The various skills which I gained while working in the operation theatre can be basis for the future studying and practice.
Nursing students work as caregivers in clinical areas early in their education. 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
There must be good communication between nurses and patients to build strong therapeutic relationship. It enables successful care of each patient. (Lambrini Kourkouta 2014, ncbi; communication in nursing practice). For the communication, language is very important. Difficulties in understanding language can effect negatively in health care.
Communication is an essential piece of caring for patients. Multiple team members will collaborate when providing patient care. It is crucial that critical information is included in the numerous hand-offs that will occur. A lack of communication will definitely put the patient at an increased risk for errors and threaten patient safety. It is essential to include all members of the team.