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.
Orem in 2001, highlight five fundamental nursing law (Smith 2012) and these include; 1. Human being demand continual input: They engage in continuous interaction among themselves and their environments for functionality and sustainability. 2. Human agency: Ability of act dependently and decided in order to know the want and needs 3. Mature human beings experience privations: every person are unique.
Part A As part of my studies of the Perspectives on nursing module I have been assigned to examine dignity as a value which underpins nursing practice. Dignity is a multi-faceted concept and can be defined as ‘’ The state or quality of being worthy of honour or respect’ (https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/dignity, 2015)’. Respect for the dignity of the person is the number one principle of the Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics for Registered Nurses and Midwives (NMBI, 2014). Also, this principle notably finds its origins in the Universal Declaration of human rights (United Nations, 1948) (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland, 2014). Throughout this piece I will emphasize how this principle interacts with nursing
As per the ontology of nursing discipline Nurse patient relationship is the core of discipline. Discipline is, “the study of humanness in the health circumstance” Smith and McCarthy(2010). Cited Lichfield and Jondorsdottir. Nursing has a disciplinary goal to contribute the health of individual and the overall health of society. As per the ontology of nursing practise nursing is Relationship centered care.All nursing theories are greatly influenced by philosophical assumptions and it helps to describe nursing practice, education and research Meleis( 2011) “Nursing encompasses autonomous and collaborative care of individuals of all ages, families, groups and communities, sick or well and in all settings.
Nurses are the heart and soul of the healthcare system. So, it is very important to find out the factors that hinder in their field of care. Improving the physical environment in which nurses and other caregivers work, can improve both nurse and patient
Every nurse, at some point, has questioned why something is done. Perhaps the procedure misuses time, is painful for the patient, or is unnecessarily unsafe for the nurse. Is this process or procedure utilized because of an outdated method or is it proven to be the best practice? Thus, every nurse, and especially nurse leaders, have the unique ability to question, research, and discover enhanced nursing processes that can improve patient and nurse outcomes alike. The purpose of this discussion board is to discuss evidence-based practice in depth, including the nurse leader’s role, strategies for implementation, forces behind change, how organizational infrastructure and culture help or hinder implementations, and finally, describe the process
1. Introduction Ethics is an essential part of the nursing profession and forms the basis thereof. There is a code of Ethics by the South African Nursing Council to remind all nursing practitioners of their responsibilities towards individuals, families, and the community. This assignment will look at the importance of ethics regarding the meaning, development of ethics, different ethical principles and the application of ethical theories in nursing education. (SANC; As stated in the preamble of the International Council of Nurses (ICN, 2012) and the South African Nursing Council (SANC, 2013) Code of Ethics for nurses, nurse practitioners have 4 responsibilities, which are: “the promotion of health, the prevention of illness, the restoration of health and the alleviation of suffering”.
Analysis of the experience shared above gives me a deeper insight into the importance of values and beliefs in nursing practice. Following these help my future practice and behavior to be authentic. When I reflect back, I recognize that I have used my personal skills and knowledge being competence to provide holistic care to clients with love, respect, compassion and ethical values. It reinforced and made me alert to follow nursing values and beliefs in my profession to practice in order to achieve patient’s
By exercising evidence based practice, nurses effectively seek knowledge, take experience from past situations, and apply this intelligence to best give patient care (Canada, 2016). Because of this fact, knowledge can be seen as a vital quality to
According to Jean Watson, “caring is a moral ideal that involves mind, body and soul engagement with another” (Chinn and Kramer, 2015, pg.43). As we express caring toward our patients and other healthcare workers, in the way in which we communicate, respect and dignity is increased. Treating everyone the same, understanding the unique qualities that make up each individual, taking into account all aspects of the person, culture, family and community that they function, embracing our differences will all assist us, as nurses to be of service. I would start the quality and competency search with Florence Nightingale, an English nurse, who noted the high incidence of deaths coincided with living conditions. From 1970 to 2013, nurses are starting to take part in data collection, and measuring outcomes and patient satisfaction.