In terms of the nursing profession, taking accountability occurs when giving care to a patient. A nurse must take responsibility for the treatment they give to their patient, both in the physical and emotional sense. In the nursing practice, it is essential to take responsibility for the mistakes one would make; if not, it gives both the nurse and nursing practice at a whole a negligent reputation. For the nurse, it reveals immaturity and cluelessness, wherein they aren’t able to identify faults in their practice,
Nurses admit to mistakes they have made. For example, if a nurse administrates a medication to the wrong patient by mistake, the nurse has to be honest and admit the mistake in order to save patient's life. In conclusion, Professionalism is extremely important in the nursing profession in order to maximize Patient's outcomes. Furthermore, nurses’ interactions and relationships with patients are important to ensure that the outcomes are met. Professionalism in nursing profession has basic principles Such as discipline, integrity, teamwork, Appearance, caring, empathy, and honesty.
Any barriers to effective communication can prevent the healing process. It is the nurses role to communicate between the patient and family members as well as the other health care staff. It is also crucial for the nurse to ensure written communication is carried out, this could be patient notes or handover documents. It is essential that nurses have good communication as it will ensure the patient feels at
Admittedly, regulations are governing the nursing arena whose impacts define the mode of service delivery to the patients involved. For instance, it is mandatory for nurses to acknowledge and maintain high standards of privacy for the sake of bettering the health conditions of patients. In most cases, family members and friends appear to distance themselves from their patients after nurses reveal specific details of the patient’s health. Such a claim is evident in a situation where treatment of communicable diseases such as HIV/AID and stroke are concerned. I understand that specific ailments might deem impossible to treat hence calling for a family consultation.
Next, the undocumented verbal order is also another area of concern in relation to documentation (Williams & Wilkins, 2007). A verbal order is medical orders from the physician when the physician is communicating verbally by telephone about the patient’s management especially with the nurses in charge. This might happen for example when the doctors are not available in the ward to submit written orders but the continuity of care is urgently needed. When the nurse encounter this kind of situation, the nurse who is taking verbal order should document the order, physician’s name, as well as the date and time the order was taken. In a hospital setting, the nurse needs to ensure that verbal order should be signed by the physician within 24 hours.
I feel that record-keeping is a importance in nursing, because without good nursing documentation there would be poor nursing care. Recording documents accurately allows for problems to be found and interventions to be carried out, allowing for essential patient care to be accomplished. Errors and mistakes can lead to poor patient care and possible legal proceedings for nurses if not dealt with correctly. I feel confidentiality is very important when documenting as nursing documentation needs to be legible and factual, it is important that all information is stored in the appropriate
They explain most HIPAA violations are due to lack of employee awareness related to patients’ privacy procedures and a deficiency in communication from management regarding education on proper patient confidentiality processes. They advocate for regular staff trainings on HIPAA laws and instruction on specific privacy weaknesses that affect their organizations’ healthcare information systems. They also explain that healthcare information system privacy training should ensure employees are aware of their responsibilities when it comes to protecting their patients’ confidentiality. They emphasize management should regularly communicate about the importance of HIPAA compliancy to their staff members and make privacy training a top priority within their organizations (Mishra et al., 2014). Staff members’ awareness and agreement through consistent communication and training sessions concerning HIPAA regulations and updates will ensure healthcare centers are adequately protecting the privacy of their patients’ healthcare
Nurses are often affected by personal attitudes, fears, and experiences that can prevent them from providing the best care possible. These personal factors must first be addressed to understand our own personal prejudices and decisions about dying. The nurse must also remember to fully focus on the patient’s desires and outcomes. This section explores communication, advocacy, and caring from a nursing
Since a person who is starving or deprived of fluid for a long period of time will center all activities on meeting that need. After the physiologic needs are met, the need to feel safe in one’s environment emerges. In demonstrating this nurses normally build good relationship and establish rapport. Patients feel better and safe when they trust the nurse entrusted in their care. When a patient trust a nurse, he feels safe and secured and usually feels free verbalizing any health concern or issue that borders
Nursing is a profession that can be challenging nowadays because nurses will be seeing patient or career’s expectation of services that cannot be met with existing resources. As a graduated nurse leader currently working at one of the government hospitals in Malaysia under the Female Medical Ward, the job can be both advantageous and challenging at the same time. Good communication is very important between nurses and their patients as it will lead to a successful outcome of nursing care of each patient. Besides, communication between the nurses has never been more crucial as well. As a nurse, leadership skills have to be well-demonstrated as well as to have a positive outlook.