In healthcare institutions, nurses are the backbone of every healthcare and always the first contact patients meet on the arrival into the hospital. The nurses’ ability to communicate effectively with patients influence patients’ care and their belief about care. Through effective communication, nurses help patients to know and understand their health problems and give them guide on how to care for themselves. Effective nurse-patient communication requires listening and honesty. This will enable patients to talk about health issues including emotional, social, mental problems that disturb them.
To benefit from the insight and input of these staff members, hospital will need to value their potential contributing shifting their vision of nursing from being a cost center to being critical service line. Getting nurses and other front-line staff actively involved in efforts to simultaneously improve hospital quality and increase efficiency will require action both within institutions and by those who measure their quality and pay for their
Compassion is showing care for others and displaying a positive attitude towards the care and concern of others. According to How does it really feel to be in my shoes? Patients' experiences of compassion within nursing care and their perceptions of developing compassionate nurse, "The importance of this relational aspect of compassion to the participants in this study cannot be overlooked when planning and implementing care. Compassion is a process that can be nurtured through attention to patient-centered assessment and planning of care. Patient centeredness is no stranger to nursing discourse, however, adopting this element to care and compassion is challenging in today's healthcare arena, especially when treating massively increased numbers of patients" (Bramley and Matiti, 2014).
Knowledge In group deliberation, knowledge was seen to be a vital quality within nursing. We agreed that nurses must have a sufficient knowledge in order to provide competent patient care, and that nurses needed to have the ability to apply their knowledge so that they could benefit their patients. In our Coat of Arms, knowledge was characterized as an infinity sign made of green vines. Our interpretation was based on the belief that knowledge within nursing was ever growing, and that the pursuit of knowledge was always relevant within nursing.
With nursing, I have so many options and specialties to choose from. With each specialty, I can continue to expand my knowledge within those specialties. The medicinal world is changing, every day with technological advances. Medical innovations and new obstacles draw me, the feed my desire for learning. Essence of Nursing
3.0 Discussion on the important for nurses to be more visible Barker emphasizes that to be appropriately valued in health care and by the public, it is critically important for nurses to be more visible "in every role and place of employment. "Barker E,2001. 3.1 Power and empowerment Power and empowerment are connected to the image of nursing.Nurses typically do not like to talk about power,they find this to be philosophically different from their view of nursing.Power is about control to reach a goal. “Power means you can influence others and influence decisions” (Finkel-man, 2012, p. 341).For example informational power is arises from the ability to access information and share information. Empowerment is a critical issue for nurses
Introduction In the nursing field it is essential to provide excellent patient care to promote the wellbeing of all patients. One of the most essential times for nurses to collaborate and work as a team is during report between shifts. It is of upmost importance that each nurse gives a thorough report to the next shift so that they are aware of all issues each patient is having and they can work as a team collaborating proper care to promote patient wellbeing. Optimal communication in the health care environment is defined as an information-sharing experience in which all team members generate input using a variety of methods, including verbal, nonverbal, and written forms. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN),
There is a lot of technical and clinical information that the one will need as a nurse: critical thinking and communication skills, patient assessment skills, understanding disease management protocols and development of care plans (just to name a few), most of which is only obtainable through college or technical school and on the job experience. Respect for the patient, the patient’s support system, as well as, respect for yourself is another essential trait necessary to be a successful registered nurse. If patients are sick or worrying about what might be wrong with them, they are going to understandably be anxious or upset (and probably both). Part of practicing compassion as a nurse is recognizing situations like this – and so many more – and striving to help patients maintain their dignity through it all. This requires honest and straightforward communication.
Being a nurse practitioner is an exciting career choice with many benefits and opportunities, including responsibilities, salary, and rewarding feelings. 2 An NP is a practitional nurse who records a patient 's symptoms, diagnoses and prescribes patients with the proper medication that is needed. They operate and monitor medical equipment, perform physical exams, record a patient 's response to certain medications, and conduct various amounts of research (Bureau of
The different levels of stress in doctors and nurses need to be minimized to initiate better performance. Increased stress level affects the relationship and coordination of work. Struggles are most common indications to such conditions and the treatment of patient is affected (Nakakis Konstantinos, 2013). Disobeying and unconditional patient’s demand is also another reason for rising conflict and therefore I have chosen this topic with an aim to discuss different level of stress and their reasons. The best choice is to use quantitative method to analyze stress between doctor and nurse in
I found Christine Candio’s on changes in the health care landscape to be a powerful personal narrative that I could relate to. Christine touched on some very poignant and relatable topics, often connecting her points back to nurses and nursing students. I personally found that her analogy of a “wave” of new healthcare regulations and practices and her explanation of why she loves nursing resonated the most with me reflectively. Change, as Christine notes, is a fundamental and necessary part of the medical field. However, sometimes a lot of changes all at once can be overwhelming to healthcare workers – especially nurses who deal with patients most frequently.