Finally, video one really enlighten us on the importance of spirituality for nurses. The narrator talks about patients’ needs of spirituality during health crisis. Many studies have shown that spiritual well-being makes an impact on how patients respond to illness. Nurses are primary care givers, thus responsible of patients’ spiritual needs and
Being at peace within does not only benefit the person finding their spirituality, it also reflects on the people around them. A nurse with an inner peace will be able to radiate kindness and love to assigned patients easily allowing an environment of trust between nurse and patients. Some work places might not allow open practice of faith and religious believes, but that should not be a factor, we as nurses should still be able to relay our spirituality in our kindness, smile, attention to details, listening, and being there for our patients. In our various roles as floor nurses, leaders, and supervisors finding our inner peace can help us lead faithfully, react differently to certain situations and treat our subordinates with respect and
One of the nurses, KR, voiced that it is a hassle to write up bruises and sometimes she would not write it up especially when her shift gets busy (Personal communication, March 1, 2018). ANA’s Code of Ethics (2015) has stated that “the nurse has authority, accountability, and responsibility for nursing practice…takes action consistent with the obligation to promote health and to provide optimal care” (p. 15). The nurse’s decision not to follow through with the resident’s skin issue is a failure when our ultimate goal is to provide optimal care. I have observed these attitudes towards bruises more often because most of the time I was the receiving nurse and consequently was the one to write up the bruise. When it comes to wounds, nurses differ in their opinions as to what appropriate treatment and dressing needs to be used.
Here spiritual well-being is measured in four domains based on person’s relationship with self-i.e. intra-personal (personal), others (communal), nature (environmental) and with God (transcendental). Essentially, spiritual well-being is an internal resource that helps an individual to cope well with stressors (Landis, 2009). Many studies have reported importance of spirituality in nursing. Spirituality and spiritual care should be part of nursing curriculum to provide quality nursing care to patients(Wu, Liao, & Yeh, 2012 ; Cooper, Chang, Sheehan, & Johnson, 2013).
In regards to written communication, it is essential that the health professional is clear and concise while using relevant and simple language for the patient. In conclusion, this synthesis has explored the vitalness of therapeutic communication in improving patient-centred care. Through being more aware of one's self, using positive verbal/non-verbal language, active listening, showing empathy and building a trusting and respectful relationship, a nurse is able to create a healing therapeutic environment for the patient, leading to positive experiences and outcomes for each party
This speaks to a fair amount of resistance amongst the staff as well as a likelihood of significant barriers to implementing nurse-led groups. It will be important to determine what has failed with this change in the past, as well as what has worked in the successful implementation of change with the same team to determine the best path forward. Furthermore, it is concerning that the nurse manager’s past attempts at communicating regarding quality improvement have resulted in a lack of feedback. As you discussed, it will be very important to build an implementation plan based upon the work described by Middaugh (2017), Heuston
Touch is effective in providing comfort (Stevens,1975). I was delighted that she started to accept and be kind to communicate with me. It evidenced that showing a willingness to attentively listen without judgment help approach to the patient and keep healthcare plan on the schedule. After handling such circumstances, I perceived that stress from time constraint may be a limit to nurse-patient
It has taken me ups and down to safeguard my personality in regards to the nursing profession because the profession does not provide room for pretense. As can be expected, other jobs, such mechanics and carpentry might not demand much respect only because the players seem to attend to similar situations, hence proving it impossible to understand the concepts surrounding morality. In the nursing arena, respect is a necessary element towards creating good terms with the concerned people. For instance, nurses should respect patients for the betterment of service delivery and achievement of peaceful coexistence. In circumstances where respect is not availed, it becomes impossible to achieve promising results.
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
Challenges in providing spiritual care The need for spiritual care is clearly stated and identified for a holistic care; however, there are certain challenges that exist in providing spiritual care. It is believe that many healthcare providers including the doctors and nurses find it very challenging to initiate discussions or dialogs with patients touching aspects on their spirituality. Researchers had mentioned that, some nurses feel discomfort in having discussions on spiritual care as they do not see it as their scope of services or even as their role (Tiew & Creedy, 2010) . Some of the nurses find that such discussions are too intimate or interfering for them. A group of nurses stated that such discussions may possibly cause a degree of discomfort for their patients and in fact some patients or even the nurse herself may not have any personal spiritual or religious practices (Noble & Jones, 2010).