The second competency that resonated with me was the ability to “Demonstrate the use of informatics methodologies to advocate for patient autonomy, dignity and rights and in policy development that would support both the patient and the institution.” I am passionate about advocacy. As a nurse and officer, I must often advocate for my patients and the soldiers who serve under my leadership because I recognize keeping them at the center will improve overall outcomes, satisfaction and morale. Despite the challenges and push back I may encounter as an advocate, it is my responsibility to the patient and soldier. The competencies acquired with this specialty will mature my advocacy. Additionally, I will be
It also clarifies nursing values and development and allows for accountability. It involves patients in co-ordinated nursing care (Feo and Kitson, 2016). The Roper, Logan and Tierney model helps nurses to focus on patient care by following the fundamental rights of maintaining independence of the ADL’s without diminishing dignity. Recognising that their knowledge, attitudes and behaviour may be influenced by biological, psychological, sociocultural, environmental and politico-economic factors and respecting their decisions in such. Overcoming and preventing illness to maintain independence is the nurses key focus in delivering patient care which follows the direction of the RLT model of nursing (Roper, Logan and Tierney, 2001).
Key attributes that help in identifying qualities and characteristics of a professional nurse are knowledge, spirit of inquiry, accountability, autonomy, advocacy, collaboration and ethical values. Advocacy is the ability to comprehend the client’s perspective, educating them on the key areas surrounding their treatment and being knowledgeable of policies that will impact delivery of quality healthcare. Innovation requires fostering a culture that enhances client/family understanding of different outcomes, and showing initiative in new actionable ideas that will better treatment provided. Collaboration requires nurses to work hand in hand with other healthcare professionals in ensuring quality service are provided to a patient (Laws & Rules,
The report recognizes the significance of cultivating and promoting leaders in nursing and how it helps nurses in improving health care and advancing their profession. The nurses’ roles as leaders require them to participate as full partners in healthcare redesigning efforts, exhibit accountability for their contribution in enhancing good quality care as well as to collaborate with other healthcare professional (Masters, 2015). “Nurses can assume leadership roles in the area of health policy by participating in decision-making and getting involved in health care reform efforts and implementation” (Institute of Medicine, 2011). Besides, nurses can be proactive participants of advisory boards responsible for making policy decisions regarding the advancement of health systems and improvement of patient care. In order to increase the competency of nurses in assuming these roles of leadership, the IOM report recommends that programs of nursing education should incorporate leadership competencies in their curriculum (Institute of Medicine,
I have learned about how the different nurse 's theories have evolved and influenced the current nursing practice. The information learned in Professional Roles and Values class gave me the skills to apply critical thinking, decision making, quality of care, safety, delegation and leadership to provide quality of patient-centered care to my patients, and in my community. Evidence-based practice class provided me with the knowledge of how to find the correct information, how to conduct a research and how to apply the new evidence-based findings in my clinical practice setting. The class of information management and application of technology taught me about how to manage information and technology and how technology must be used to deliver quality and safe patient care. The Organizational Systems class provided me with the information and skills needed to understand the roles of the different regulatory agencies.
Utility of collective leadership theory in nursing by nurse leaders to implement their roles: This topic deals with the meaning and characteristics of collective leadership style and its use in nursing by nurse leaders to carry out their roles effectively. The roles of the nurse leader will also be discussed in brief to give a connection. The key focuses of the collective leadership are accountability, responsibilities and leadership culture which works hand in hand to develop both individual and and organisational levels (West et al 2014). It stresses on continues critical learning by evidence based and reflective practice to improve quality care. In contrast, other leadership styles (e.g.
The implementation and evaluation stages of the nursing process are important in delivering appropriate care to a patient. Implementation involves the actions of the nurse like recording, delegating, it can also be assertive, rehabilitative, supportive, preventive, educative and observational activities. Evaluation, on the other hand focuses on the outcomes of the implemented care, it is ongoing, as it appraises the extent set goals and interventions were achieved and provides the basis for reassessment (Wrycraft 2015: 16). The implementation and evaluation of care given to a patient will need good communication and collaborative partnership between the nurse, patient, and other professionals in the team. For this essay, the patient will be known as Halima, this is a pseudonym to maintain her confidentiality according to NMC Code (2015).
In health care, the goal is to address the needs of the patient and the public. The complexity of health care delivery systems requires a multi-disciplinary approach to the delivery of services that has the strong support and active participation of all the health professions. Within the context, nursing’s unique contributions, scope of practice, and relationship with other health professions needs to be clearly articulated, represented and preserved. By its very nature, collaboration requires mutual trust, recognition, and respect among the health care team, shared decision-making about patient care issues and open dialogue among all parties who have an interest in and a concern for health outcomes. Nurses should work to assure that the relevant parties are involved and have a voice in decision-making about patient care issues.
In 2011, the Health service executive released a health promotion strategy framework which commits to improving and promoting the health of the population. This framework is an essential part of the healthcare process as it will empower healthcare professional to deliver holistic patient centred care. Ultimately, the goal of the healthcare professional is to inspire patients to have control over and improve their overall health (The Ottawa Charter, 1986). Nurses play a vital role within this process as they are in a “unique position to not only accommodate change, but to also help patients endure the path to change (Dart, 2010). In order for nurses to help change a patient’s perspective of their lifestyle, they must incorporate the use of motivational interviewing into their practice.