This chapter emphasize on the power of praying with a patient when possible. A family member states on page 115 “I was particularly touched when she prayed for Jonathan in the Hospital”. She was talking about being grateful to the nurse for praying. This text help me understand the importance of spirituality in healthcare settings and how I need to make sure this is also a “calling” for me. The insights I gain from the book is that God loves us more than anyone and we should love him only in return.
With the ongoing healthcare demands and shortages, the appropriate role and responsibilities of the advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) will continue to be a controversial debate. There were many points addressed in your post that I agree and don’t agree with. It is most certainly not arguable that physicians do endure a longer, more intense education. I personally believe their role as a hospitalist is valuable and should never be discredited for their knowledge and expertise. However, I also believe that they are doing their patients a disservice if they are being overworked due to provider shortages.
I am getting use to navigating through Cerner to get to what I need for my patients. I still need to gain confidence in myself and trust that I know how to perform skills. I love my nurse Abbi and feel she is really good about explaining procedures, policies, how to admit new patients and discharge patients. She is a bit of a control freak so she doesn’t really allow me to do things on my own but I know I can learn the skills when I get hired wherever I go next. Abbi has been the only nurse who really takes the time to explain things to you instead of treating you like a task person.
Modern medicine has made has made even the simplest roles very important, this allows everyone to feel a sense of belonging. The topic I selected for my career-related capstone project is licensed practical nurse, a licensed practical nurse is very important to the staff and patients they take care of the patient on a more personal level than the doctor. They do perform some of the simplest tasks such as taking vital signs, administering medicine, taking care of wounds on a patient, and giving immunizations are just a few but without this task, patients wouldn 't get the best care available to them. Licensed practical nursing is an amazing career for me considering I love medicine; plus, the income will support me for years. A licensed
And quite unsettling ... Because it’s easy to understand their anxiety. How scared they are ... At times it’s very difficult. Many thoughts and emotions involved. But when you see the child again and they stop by to visit, you realize how important this job is” (Strandas and Fredriksen, 905). In some cases, nurses have to take on the responsibility of advocating for the child themselves if they do not
Larson (1984) defines caring as the core, essence and distinguishing attribute of nursing. I believe that I possess the strength to care for others and behave in a caring manner. In the past I have shown my strength in this area of nursing care when looking after family members that have fallen victim to sickness. Whenever someone tells me that they are not feeling well, I immediately jump into action and try my best to make sure that they feel “cared for” .The feeling of pride and satisfaction I experience after caring for a person that is unwell is what originally made me choose nursing as a career. Caring is a basic attribute of human growth and development (Griffin 1983).
Follow-ups with the convalescent can improve a bond as well. Simply calling the family of the patient or the actual patient and giving them an update or good news can greatly ameliorate the relationship between the two. More often than not, patients are not having a good time. Obviously because they are in the presence of a nurse they are either sick, injured, uncomfortable and probably frustrated and scared. Nursing is a highly onerous occupation that can become a burden for some, but patients should never see that frustration.
Thomas, I agree with you, nursing would be almost impossible without nursing assistants. Throughout my nursing career, I have worked with several nursing assistants that are tremendous and a great asset to the nurse. I have also worked with a couple of nursing assistants that could take some advice and training from those tremendous nursing assistants. Having said that, my job as a nurse is dependent on the nursing assistant and we all should work together for what is best for the patient, for they are the ones who we are caring for and they should be of the utmost importance.
She defined stewardship as a person who preserves or promotes the intrinsic value of situations through wise management or practical reasoning, respecting all that contribute to that good. In addition, stewardship is to promote the wellbeing of each person within an organization. She is grateful for having a nurse manager that goes above and beyond to promote a pleasant work environment for everyone. Her nurse manager constantly asking those questions such “what do you need?”, “what can I do for you?” for all the patients and employees. Everyone feels at home because everyone treats as a family member.
It is a decent field and at times is very interesting with the situations that arise. However, I would really like to become a nurse. I have always enjoyed the idea of helping people and as a nurse I can get to do that on a personal level. Another reason why I want to be a nurse is because there are a variety of assignments within the field and it pays well. Despite these facts, my husband is against the idea.
When you became a CNA according to this article. “Become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).” They tell you what the job is going to be like and what are the requirement’s but what people tend to forget is the rewards you get and it isn’t like a award they hand out to you. This reward is a sense of feeling like you may an impact on someone’s life. The family is the key to feeling this reward/achievement. For example, I took care of that lady when she was hospice and the family would always see me attending to there love one, and then when I was finished they would say thank you.
Many nurses feel that they can be satisfied with their place of employment if management listens to their needs and allows them to be involved in decisions: We now have an evidence-based definition of employee engagement relevant to healthcare. Engaged employees have strong emotional, rational and behavioral attachments to their job and their organization. They experience pride, values congruence, and job and organizational satisfaction, and they feel enthusiastic and inspired in their work. In short, the engaged employee is the ideal employee. (Lowe, 2012, p. 38) Nurse satisfaction strongly depends on the feeling of being valued at their place of employment and having needs met.
The transition is also stressful for the nurse practitioner, thus making the NP feel inadequate, overwhelmed and incompetent. Fortunately, there are steps that can help this transition run smoothly. Incorporating strategies to have a successful transition is not impossible since nursing is one of the largest part of healthcare. Acknowledging the different transition phases, from phase 1 which starts in school and graduate program and phase 4 which ends in graduation to workplace, would make the novice NP be confident. But the phase that stands out the most is phase 2, that includes confusion, emotional stress, and anxiety.
The feeling of being able to alleviate the suffering of an acutely ill patient is at once incredibly satisfying and immensely humbling. I am constantly in awe of the fact that by coming to work everyday, I have the privilege of helping others who cannot care for themselves. During my time in my Clinical Care Extender Internship, I developed a special interest in caring for the geriatric population and have had the opportunity of serving as a personal caregiver to an elderly woman with dementia. I do not take the trust and confidence that my patient places in me lightly and work hard to advocate and provide for her safety because she deserves no less. Thus, in the interest of patient advocacy, as a nurse in your facility, I will seek to improve the practices that will keep my patients safe and promote their healing.
Let me start by saying that in my career as an RN, my patients have revealed to me that the way I present myself and conduct my nursing duties are much preferred. In the 6 institutions I have worked in, my managers have reported back to me that I am the most “requested” nurse amongst patients. I take this compliment in high regard because I feel that even though I may not be the most educated or experienced nurse in the unit; I receive this love and attention due to my nature as a human. It’s what drove me to be a nurse in the first place. My ability to provide care correctly and empathetically allows each patient to feel as if they are my only charge.