There are many ways to measure comfort, but one must remember that these measures are based on patients and their perspectives. This analysis shows the significance of comfort for the nursing profession. I have gained much knowledge on the concept of comfort
Gilbert (2005) showed that to reduce the internal shame and self-criticism CMT was particularly significant. The findings from Gilbert’s research have been furthered to show the significance of increasing warmth reassurance and self-soothing (Gilbert & Procter, 2006). CFT has also been shown to be significantly effective in treating mental health conditions, but mainly effective in treating depression. This was supported by MacBeth and Gumley (2012), through a systematic review (meta-analysis) of the current literature on mental health conditions. All studies used the Neff Self-Compassion scale (Neff, 2003) which showed a large effect size for the relationship between compassion and psychopathology.
Next, the concept model that has helped to mold my thinking as a nurse, is that of Betty Neuman. “The Neuman System Model proposes that the client is a system in constant interaction with intra-, inter-, and/or extra-personal phenomena” (Skalski, DiGerolamo, & Gigliotti, 2006, p. 70). The phenomena is stress. The model shows how stress effects the individual, both internal and external factors. By understanding how these factors affect the patient I am able to care for the patient better.
Having a nursing philosophy is the foundation that a nurse uses and builds upon during their nursing career. My personal philosophy attempts to answers questions such as, “what is nursing?” and “what does nursing mean to me”. Nursing involves far more than just taking care of a patient; nursing is a career that requires a certain passion, dedication, and commitment. In this paper, the idea of holistic caring with the use of compassion and respect for the patient, and the ideas of patient-centered care is explained and described. Additionally, the use of the four nursing metaparadigms helped link the connection between the the patient and nurse.
I believe that the nurse leader ought to first have the nursing expertise and be able to utilize interpersonal skills to influence and empower the other nurses to deliver quality nursing care. Importantly, I would only consider nursing leadership effective when the leader is directly and actively involved in clinical care provision as that provides opportunities to improve care provision by influencing the nurses that one is leading. Notably, improvements would not be guaranteed if nursing leadership is restricted to management as leadership is founded on the strength of the opinions that the leaders raise, which I believe applies to nursing profession. On considering the aspect of interpersonal skills, I would focus my nursing leadership efforts on team building, establishing respect and confidence in other nurses, coming up with a vision and empowering them. Moreover, I believe that nursing leadership is critical to the lives of nurses.
Introduction to the Culturally Competent Care Firstly, the paper introduces a series of important questions a nurse should ask him/her about the importance of cultural competence in patient 's care, the assessment tool which is more feasible to use according to each specific population, and how that knowledge would help to improve patient 's care and reduce healthcare disparities especially for minorities. Importance of the Culturally Competent
Caring helps influence the ways in which people think, feel, and behave in relation to one another (Ozan, Okumus, & Lash, 2015). Caring in the nursing practice provides the presence of a touch, listening, spiritual caring, relieving pain, and a support system. Jean Watson 's Human Science and Human Care Theory includes transpersonal caring and relationships (a moral idea), carative factors (what to do), carative process (how to do), and the human care paradigm (Hood, 2018). These tools are necessary to use in a nurse’s daily life. Watson’s theory focuses on caring as the moral ideal of nursing and helping a person understand meaning in sickness, pain, and existence.
Magnet status yields a long list of benefits related to improved quality of care and nurse job satisfaction. Most of these benefits have a direct relationship to lower costs. Earlier studies have found Magnet hospitals to have shorter lengths of stay and improved patient outcomes and that the culture of safety that is inherent in Magnet hospitals significantly contributed to patient safety. Other studies have shown a compelling association between Magnet status and significantly improved mortality rates 30 days from admission. Many of these benefits translate to lower operational costs for Magnet hospitals.
What is a solution for nurse burnout? Nowadays a great of organizations are finding that the engagement and commitment of nurses coincide with good quality patient care. When nurses are better engaged and committed you’ll find that you’ll notice that they work harder and perform better in their job. You may also find less absenteeism and less turnover. This will greatly benefit the hospital or employer.
Some benefits of shared governance include increased team cohesiveness, communication, and decision making. According to Wilson, Speroni, Jones, and Daniel (2014), “Shared governance activities give direct care nurses an opportunity to partner with nursing management to achieve optimal patient outcomes and to increase nurse job satisfaction, nurse productivity, and nurse retention” (p.19). “Challenges of shared governance identified by staff nurse included decrease staffing, budget concerns, lack of knowledge, generational issues and issue with delegation of tasks” (Ott and Ross, 2014 p. 767). These challenges poses a threat to providing quality patient