Developing effective quality care evaluation tool is a challenge for the nursing profession. Much work is continuing even on established tools. Methods of using these tools also vary. Some evaluate by retrospective audits of nursing records audit committees. Others evaluate using a concurrent audit of process.
Considering the changes that continue to arise in the healthcare environment, the nursing profession can make a profound contribution if it embraces nursing leadership. Especially to limit failure in care provision, strengthening nursing leadership continues to be fronted as the basis of care provision. Consequently, I view that nursing leadership ought to be central to the nursing professional goals. In this paper, I will reflect on my values and beliefs in nursing leadership and my future expectations from a perspective of a nurse leader in a manner that is consistent to what I would desire in nursing leadership. I believe that progress has been made, but some areas still need to be given more weight.
The two competencies addressed in this paper are Inter-professional Collaboration and Patient Centered Care. Following are discussions surrounding these competencies, concepts, terms, and relationships to theory. By addressing the role of nursing in shaping these areas, attention was focused on historical components, professional value. attitudes, and documentation based in evidence. The current areas that are influential in healthcare, such as political, financial, on a national and international levels were inspected.
Moore (2009) also emphasizes that nurses must confide to the knowledge of their expertise at each institution of higher education, and assists to devise protocols and policies and being able to take charge of the professional attribute in the hospital. As a nurse, we must adhere that nursing is a profession that we have to act professionally, and obligation to our profession ahead. There are many vital issues that need to be addressed, and decisions to be made on the particular issues so as to strengthen and advance the nursing profession. The common vital issue that we are facing in the hospital is the increasing rate of absenteeism and attrition. Background For instance, the recent issues that my ward is facing currently are high absenteeism rate.
The first was that of acting on behalf of the patient which implies the nurse represent patients who are unable to or those that feel they are unable to represent themselves. The second attribute is protecting patients which entails actions that promote the respect of the patients. Lastly, intervene in the provision of healthcare. This attribute regards nurses addressing inequalities in healthcare and services. These attributes parallel the attributes identified by Baldwin (2003) in a concept analysis discussing patient advocacy.
Evidence-based practice specifically focuses on a holistic approach that encompasses clinical expertise, patient values, and the best researched evidence to improve patient care outcomes. As healthcare trends change to comply with the adoption of enhanced technology, compliance of government healthcare reimbursements, and higher quality care, strong leadership and continued research is needed (Huber, 2014). Nurse leaders have the vital, but sometimes challenging duty of promoting evidence-based practices in a usually complex healthcare setting. Not only should the nurse leader gather clinical data that may help improve patient outcomes and nurse practices, nurse leaders should also encourage a work environment that is open to the change that results from evidence-based practice discoveries. Through the development of a building-block approach, nurse leaders can promote evidence-based practices by incorporating the process in every aspect of the healthcare structure they supervise.
With strategic planning, the nurse administrator or the nurse leaders can develop or plan long-term and aspire big instead of depending or focusing on the immediate needs. Planning effectively for long-term can help the health care organization and nursing staff to meet the changing needs of the patients and tackle issues or daily challenges of the profession. During strategic planning the leaders plan effectively on the suitable resources for the organization and how to appropriately manage them to yield great outcomes, discuss with the nursing staff to address the issues facing the organization and work on the weaknesses of the
The nursing intervention classification also differentiates between two words that are direct and indirect intervention. Direct nursing intervention is defined as any type of treatment that is done through interaction with the patient. On the other hand indirect nursing intervention is defined as any action that is performed by the nurse away from the patient but on the latter’s behalf .As part of the implementation, there are a number of steps carried out some of them including counseling, teaching and direct care. In this through a well planned care plan that the nurse will be able to perform these steps effectively. There are also three types of nursing interventions; nurse initiated, dependent and interdependent.
Therefore, the quality of nursing program should be evaluated continuously by the local, national, and international evaluation systems. Nursing education had faced with some challenges, including the competency of graduated nurses and quality of nursing education. The main challenges
IMPORTANT OF CONCEPT IN NURSING Research is important to the nursing profession. It provides new knowledge, improve health care, and challenge current nursing practice with new ideas. The understanding of the different research design assist nursing in selecting the best design to answer a research question or test a hypothesis that provide enough evidence for change. Nursing presents a vast range of questions which straddle both the major paradigms, and it has therefore embraced an eclectic range of research designs and begun to explore the value of critical approaches and feminist methods in its research. The current nursing literature contains a wide spectrum of research designs exemplified in this issue, ranging from randomised controlled trials,and cohort studies, at the scientific end of the spectrum, through to grounded theory, ethnography,and phenomenology at the interpretist/naturalistic end.Future issues of this journal will explore these designs in depth.