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.
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).
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The development in the NHS and government policy places collaborative working and multi professional working high on the agenda (DOH, 2007). Furthermore, the NMC (2015) highlights the importance of collaborative working in health care in order to ensure the patient safety. Literature suggests that, Collaborative working benefits both the members of health care team and the overall health care system (Perez- Merino, 2013). Within the context of collaborative practice the multi professional team experiences expanded opportunities to utilize their knowledge and skills , thereby having more impact on the quality of care that the service user receiving (Day, 2006).
“It is only by working together, in a spirit of mutual respect and collaboration, that we can start to build an integrative model of care, which may be our best hope for changing the trajectory of our people and our planet” Tieraona Low Dog, MD “The goal of interprofessional collaboration if to produce a “synthesis of the information such that the outcomes are more than the additive”” ((Muir, 2008, p. 5.), Arnold and Boggs, 2011, p.474) interprofessional collaboration “enables practitioner’s to learn new skills and approaches, and encourages synergistic creativity among professionals.” (Arnold and Boggs, 2011, p. 474). “Collaboration decreases fragmentation and duplication of effort and promotes safe quality of care, presents desired characteristics
Interprofessional teamwork has become essential part of health care system in order to improve the quality of care. Many researches has suggested that collaboration of health care workers has impacted the patient care outcome in a positive way, as well as assisting to avoid errors by, “watching each other’s backs” (Cherry & Jacob, p 398). Furthermore, “Important indicators of safety, patient care, and environment of care, such as complications and error rate, length of hospital stay, conflict among caregivers, staff turnover, and mortality rate, have all been shown to decrease in collaborative care environment” (Green & Johnson, 2015, p. 2) In recent years, nurses are in front line in running health care in USA. According to Lomax and White (2015), the Institute of Medicine (IOM) published the report stating that in order to provide safe and high-quality care, it is crucial for nursed to collaborate with other health care professionals (para. 6).