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
What is a CNA and How Can You Become One? Understanding the basics of what is a CNA, can help you decide better if this is the right profession for you. A certified nursing assistant or CNA has the main responsibility of helping patients with healthcare needs. A CNA is sometimes referred to as a nursing assistant, state tested nurse aid or a patient care assistant. The CNA’s Role A CNA is expected to have a strong work ethic as they will be dealing with nurses and patients on a daily basis.
Patient’s previous experiences had influenced their level of empowerment in decision making. Patient’s who had exposed to encouragement from nurses to actively participate in decision making, felt they were given the rights, and their voice was heard. The concept of patient empowerment in nursing is important as nurses are responsible in planning for discharge preparations for patient (Weiss et al. 2007). Nurses got to ensure that patients have the required knowledge and skills before discharge (Collins, 2014).
The nurse who has intellectual empathy will understand others’ needs. The nurse who has good fair-mindedness will give care holistically. The nurse who has intellectual courage will able to see another view of point. The nurse who has accountability will take full responsibility for his or her actions. The nurse who has punctuality will be reliable and will work his or her full shift.
APPLICATION TO MY CURRENT JOB 1. ADMINISTRATION This concept has helped in the good supervisory role of staff nurse, in participating in changes of some recommended policy and structural and assist in the implementation of changes. It has helped in establishing goals and arranging them in logical order. Filling the job with the right people that are qualified for it; being a good role model for junior to follow, it has improved ensuring patients welfare, representing employees and staff management, planning, organising, directing, delegating, coordinating staff and supervising the delivery of healthcare. 2.
They are in the key position to introduce interventions and strategies related to patient safety. Once of the critical impact on patient safety by nurses in all settings is the capability to coordinate and integrate the numerous aspects of patient care provided by all involved. The five criteria to define ‘quality nursing care’ would be: • Sufficient number of nurses • Suitable mix of skillset (eg. registered nurses, nursing assistants etc…) • Nurses with clinical experience and education for the task at hand • Practical workload for nurses • Adequate resources to enable nurses to deliver the best possible care. One of the key responsibilities for nurses is to help the patients in understanding the medical intervention planned for them and the things they can do to assist in their case, including list of things they should and shouldn’t do during the treatment till recovery.
Getting the team to work as a team and assisting the team members to deliver their best performance is a crucial role for a nurse leader. As a leader, he or she needs to set clear standards, in order for the team to know precisely what is expected from them in terms of work, quality and safety. The team members need to have clear understanding on ‘why’ and ‘what’ they need to do to achieve the objectives. Here the nurse leader’s role is to ensure explanation is given to the team to gather their support. It is important to get the team members involvements by getting their ideas and opinions.
I personally believed that adequate implementation of evident based nursing, the knowledge of the nurse, the patient’s preferences and multiple studies of evidence must be collaborated and utilized in order to produce an appropriate solution. 9b. SOCIAL CONTEXT In any health care system, good patient’ outcome is very vital and necessary. Evidence based nursing helps the society to get perfect practice which in return assist both the patient and care giver in the society to achieve a set
It is of the utmost importance for the nurse to take all the competencies into consideration while caring for a patient, but the most important competency for a palliative care nurse is systems thinking. I believe the need for this capability supersedes the others, as according to Matzo & Sherman (2015) it is through this competency that the nurse is able to apply the knowledge they possess and it in turn offer the patient an improved quality of life as they are undergoing palliative care. This allows for the nurse to have the capability to provide the patient with the care they require. This capability enables the nurse to be competent and recognize the patient’s needs and tailor a specific care plan unique to the specific needs of the patient.
Power has already discussed above tells a lot about ensuring a good outcome of patient care. Nursing skills and knowledge, understanding of ethical principles and models, good interpersonal relationships with patients and the healthcare team, and effective communication skills to grow these relationships are all important skills every nurse must possess in other to obtain power that is needed to practice the nursing profession in an ethical manner (Stevens & Hall,