The one concept I do still have questions about is the professional, legal and ethical dimensions of nursing because I find it very hard to understand. How do you know what is right and what isn’t when everyone has their own opinion on care, ethics, and values? This might be difficult for me to understand right away until I learn
We therefore conducted a survey by questionnaire among trained nurses in one health district of their everyday ward practice and attitudes to clinical observations. This showed that whilst a majority of nurses questioned believe in the importance of routine observations for patient care, there is a lack of consistency in the criteria and communication procedures used that must seriously limit the value of the information obtained by the individual nurse. We believe that uncritical faith in routine observations is a barrier to rationalizing procedures to optimize efficient use of the professional skills of ward nurses in this regard. There is need for more thought to be given to the problem and in particular it is important that doctors play a more active role in decision
Based on the standard of practice for nurses and midwives, standard 1 stated that nurses are required to apply their professional knowledge during practice. It is also important to always have a reason for your act as you do and knowing the consequences of doing it (Benner & Sutphen, 2007). If I had more knowledge about MRSA, I would have known the appropriate PPE to wear in the appropriate timing and not creating fear in Mr Lim. Besides that, limited use of relevant knowledge might affect the quality of care and work (Eraut, 2000). In the case, I could not comfort Mr Lim due to my limited knowledge in MRSA hence lack of explanation given to Mr Lim.
Considering the presented circumstances, it becomes clear that the health care industry requires thorough and powerful interventions, especially from the position of the nursing staff that in most of the cases is in the process of the closest cooperation with the patients, their families, and treating physicians. Therefore, it becomes apparent that the issue is not always present in the type of a facility but is more actual for the people, who work at the facility. Lack of motivation, opportunities for professional and personal development, possibilities for free decision making regarding the patient’s condition all contribute
Good quality care depends on effective communication between the care givers and the clients. Providing quality of care can improve the patient’s satisfaction during hospitalization. (The Importance of Clear, Effective Communication in Healthcare, 2016) For the second reason, communication is the main role for every profession, however it is the most crucial in health care setting. Ineffective communication or lack of communication leads to unnecessary problems and misunderstanding in clinical setting such as medical error because of error in diagnosis and treatment.
As nurses we need to advise our patients carefully about any healthcare decisions making but should never override patient rights. Although abortion is a crime in our personal belief we still need to provide a competent care to the patients. I believe nurses should practice the nursing methods by using the APIE process in order to solve the ethical dilemmas at work. As for abortion till today it’s still a debatable issue. It can be ethical or not ethical.
As a result, the healthcare system and practitioners become aware of the need to review patient care. Some countries have seen the need for a change but focus on external factors rather than caring. However, Watson implies, that the state of been different is to focus on competent, compassionate, knowledgeable, and caring nurses and health practitioners. (Watson.p.471).
Research is an important source of knowledge in nursing practice but the same important factors are clinical experience and patients’ value and preference. Nurses can make a decision by consider the research and their own experience but nurses should also concern the feeling of patient. In this essay, there is prove that the importance of evidence-based practice and the limitation in Hong Kong medical system. Research is an examination and investigation aimed at the discovery and interpretation of facts, modifying of accepted theories or laws base on new facts, or practical application of such new or revised theories or laws (Polit, D. F., & Beck, C. T., 2008). It is important in nursing practice for continuing advancements for promote
Reflection has been strongly advocated by the English National Board for Nursing & Midwifery (1994), United Kingdom Central Council (UKCC) (1996), and a wealth of nursing literature over the past decade to improve nursing practice. Reflection is an in-depth consideration of events or situations outside of one-self, solitary, or with critical support. Burnard (1995) argues that, reflection has its roots in experiential learning, as it forms the second stage of the experiential learning cycle. Active reflection gives nurses the confidence in terms of clinical decision making. It can also be a meaning of identifying strengths and weaknesses in practice and enabling nurses to learn from their mistakes.
“School nurses frequently work in isolation and do not have the luxury of consulting a colleague in the hallway, so it is vital that the school health resources are evidence-based and current” (DuChateau, Beversdorf, & Wolff, 2015, p. 175).This could be accomplished by the RN preceptor researching and reading current journal articles. It is very important for practicing RN in any setting to stay abreast of current EBP. “The goals of EBP are to provide better outcomes at lower costs while improving patient (student) experiences and nurses’ experience” (Maughan & Yonkaitis, 2017, p. 288). Secondly, I would recommend that the RN preceptor schedules her day to not only perform tasks as they arrive but, devise a clinical flow plan of what tasks need to be completed first.
As it was important for us to had a mentor when we started in the nursing career, is equally important to reciprocate and server as role model to new and nursing students. New nurse may have the knowledge and some skills but they are laking in some other areas. when I was a new nurse one of the hardest thing to adapt was time management. This is because time management is not taught in nursing schools and a mentor could help with such task Cleary & Horsfall,