(Wilson 2011) illuminates how “three in four nurses don’t have time to talk to patients” due to high workloads therefore time can be one of the biggest barriers in a nurse’s career. However, this is something we as nursing students can reflect on in order to set making time to comfort patients as a goal for the near
Respect: Even though Patients are hard to deal with on duty, nurses have to provide care with respect. Patients have to be treated the way the nurses would like to be treated. It 's crucial for the nurse to keep in mind that the patient is in clinical setting take delivery of care. A professional nurse is organized to treat all patients with the respect and dignity. Caring is a foundational value in the nursing profession.
9. PROFESSIONAL AUTONOMY IN NURSING Nursing has come a long way from being the hand maidens of the physician to having control over nursing knowledge and practice. It now has two essential ingredients of accountability and autonomy. There is more demand from the nurses now than in the past when all they were expected to do was just to provide comfort and care. They were just meant to assist the physician during treatment, assist in the patients personal hygiene administer medication that is prescribed by the physician and dress wounds.
Some reasons might be plain to recognize by the nurse, but sometimes the reasons might linger in the subconscious. Therefore, people might not always be aware of all the reasons for choosing the profession. However, developing great skills at the nursing profession requires the knowledge of why the particular profession appeared appealing to the individual. Personal philosophical statement Nursing is rooted in the caring attitude to help people in need to become healthy again with regard to the patient’s cultural standard of health, mentally as well as physically. Furthermore, nursing means knowledge of the current evidence-based practice to help a patient with the highest quality of care, but respecting patient’s wishes, if the wishes differ from current evidence-based care.
I still being uncomfortable and not confident on that day while performing my nursing skills and felt sad throughout the day. Even until now it still affect my daily routine of nursing care. I became more paranoid to patient and afraid it will occur
Nurses around the world believe that their profession is more than just a job, but it’s a way of life. They indeed, play very significant roles in promoting wellness, treatment, recovery, and sustainability of patient’s health. As a practitioner themselves, they are in one heart towards one goal, but more often than not, they are a kind of a patient of their own as well. Nurses are same with other noble professions who have needs, thus, working in this field also calls for a healthy working environment and a sound professional growth to keep them going and to be the best as they can be. The administrators of every nursing care units stand in a gap between quality service and quality people.
This is a common problem in today 's nursing homes as many residents are not of sound mind and are unable to make decisions that affect them. A lot of residents who don 't have the decision-making capacity may also have no family members and are now 'ward of courts’. This normally means that a nurse working in the nursing home is in charge of making medical decisions relating to that specific resident. For this reason legal and ethical issues are common in health care industries, mainly within nursing practices, where nurses have daily individual contact with patients. Ethical issues are wide-ranging from organ donation, assisted suicide, withholding treatment in end of life care, or more
Since the beginning of my nursing journey, I have heard about the nursing shortage. It seems unreal to me simply because of how competitive nursing school is and the amount of people that try to become nurses. So why do we have a nursing shortage? “The persistent nursing shortage is challenging the values and beliefs of the nursing profession and causing nurses to ask how they can fulfill their ethical responsibilities to patients when there are an insufficient number and a maldistribution of nurses” (Erlen, 2004, p. 289). As a result nurses are expressing burnout and job dissatisfaction, moral distress, and the inability to provide quality care to their patients (Erlen, 2004, p. 289).
A nurse must be able to perform activities like moving a patient, lifting heavy equipment, being on their feet for much of their shift, etc. The nursing profession can be very taxing on a person’s body and society as a whole is seeing the effects of this. Older nurses who have been in the field for a long time are no longer able to perform these tasks and it is causing them to change their area of expertise, or even leave their profession entirely. This has negatively impacted effective healthcare delivery and proper patient-centered care because these nurses are not able to effectively help their patients. Research shows that there is a large amount of nurses that are near or at the retirement age.
During a recent study, one of the candidates referred to work as a “ward without walls,” because of no patient limit number and little to no influence on the number of employees (Burke, 2013). This lack of influence on the number of workers, mainly nurses who are in direct contact with the patients, force them to work extra hours, take work home, and skip lunch breaks. Stressful work environments bring high demands to health care workers and without the appropriate help to achieve control and solve these problems, high demands create an imbalance between the employee’s effort and the rewards of the heath care field. Moreover, depriving nurses rest time throughout a long work day does not allow them to cope with stress, which results in critical declining of function. Michelle Burke states in her study an important point to remember, “supporting both existing and future workforce is pivotal to ensure high-quality autonomous care” (Burke, 2013).