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.
Nurses value access to quality nursing and health care for all people’ in the Code of Ethics; and ‘2.6. uses delegation, supervision, coordination, consultation and referrals in professional relationships to achieve improved health outcomes’ in the Registered nurse standards for practice (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia [NMBA] 2008 p. 1; NMBA 2016, p. 3; School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine n.d., p.
Orem affirms the theory of nursing systems defines exactly how the patient 's self-care essentials will be resolved or met by the patient or nurse (Self Care Deficit Theory, 2014). Orem classifies three classifications of nursing systems to encounter the self-care conditions of the patient. They are categorized as wholly compensatory system, partly compensatory system, and supportive-educative system (Self Care Deficit Theory, 2014). Nursing systems are a “sequence and structures of measured applied engagements of nurses to protect any disease processes, detect any abnormalities and to bring that patient back to equilibrium (Self Care Deficit Theory, 2014). A good example of this theory would be the nursing process.
All frameworks within midwifery contain and express the importance of partnership when working with women, whanau, colleagues and other health professionals. Most importantly though is that the partnership between a woman and midwife is women-centred. One important aspect is that of Turanga Kaupapa. Turanga Kaupapa is a guideline of values pertinent to Maori culture and is a valuable resource for midwives when working with Tangata whenua. The guidelines of Turanga Kaupapa are complementary to the ethical statements and standards of practice (New Zealand College of Midwives, 2015b, p.2).
The Nursing and Midwifery Council Code (2015) is to always provide the best possible service related to the best available evidence that is also in line with the patient’s preferences. It’s important to use evidence based practices in nursing because it creates solutions to the patient’s needs, it improves the overall care of the patients, reduces harm and helps support nurse’s actions and clinical judgments. Sackett (2000) says that evidence based practice is looking at the best evidence along with using your clinic expertise in helping you to make a decision about the patient’s individuals care. Outline the process undertaken when searching for credible and relevant evidence to support Part 2 of the workbook. (Justify and support answers with credible and relevant evidence whilst adhering to UWS referencing guidance).
CONCEPT 2: COMPETENCE Competence is a “complex multidimensional phenomenon, defined as the ability of the registered nurse to practice safely and effectively, fulfilling his/her professional responsibility within his/her scope of practice” (ABA 2000).Although it is seen as an ambiguous and confusing term with no agreed definition (McMullan et al 2003, Storey 2001), Benner(1984),also defined competence as “a feeling of mastery, the ability to cope with and manage the contingencies of clinical nursing, conscious deliberate planning to achieve efficiency and organization”. Attributes of competence therefore include technical skills, communication and interpersonal skills as well as organizational and managerial skills (ABA 2000). Competence is therefore important because nurses and midwives are faced with a variety of challenges as they work in a complex healthcare environment that is constantly undergoing advances/changes to meet the increasing and diversifying health needs of individuals and the population (Davidson et al 2013,Girot 2000, Naylor & Naylor 2012, NCPD 2010). The relevance of competence includes:- Competence enhances patients’ outcomes. Nurses, like other professions, gain the public’s trust through their competence, credibility and accountability (Davidson et al 2013).
The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (2010) has established national competency standards for RNs which incorporate critical thinking. Critical thinking and analysis refers to self-appraisal, professional growth and research for practice that comprises of practising within an evidence-based framework and respecting the values and beliefs of individuals and groups (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, 2010, p. 4). Furthermore, RNs demonstrate critical thinking when they apply analytical skills in accessing and assessing health information and research evidence and employ proper strategies to manage responses in the work environment (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, 2010, pp. 4-5). The nursing standards embrace both cognitive and affective dimensions when expressing critical thinking competency.
The nurse should participate in the care of baby k .As a nurse, we needs to give a dignified care for the baby and family members. In the nursing code of ethics, Fowler (2015) describe provision 1 as “The nurse in all professional relationship, practice with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth and uniqueness of every individual, unrestricted by considerations of social and economic status, personal attributes, and the nature of health problems.”(P.1)This nurse code of ethics obliged us to give good care with dignity regardless of age or health condition. In the same manner nurse should participate in full in care of baby
Early nurse’s scientist embraces the traditional and experimental methods as the guide in nursing research (McEwen & Wills, 2014). On the other hand, the perceived view stressed the importance of lived experiences, learned reality and human interpretation. It stressed that there could not be one single truth. Phenomenology which is part of perceived view recognized the importance of individual experiences, values, and perspective (McEwen & Wills, 2014). It also recognized that each individual experience is unique.
The American Nurses Association believes that respect for the inherent dignity, worth, unique attributes, and human rights of all individuals are a fundamental principle (ANA 2015). ANA establish nursing philosophy that guides our practice and set standards that nurse can follow and integrate into their practice. I believe nursing is a caring profession and the nurse plays a substantial role in providing quality care that empowers the patient to meet their goals, educate the patient about their disease, and support patient decision of expressing their autonomy. I will be discussion my nursing philosophy, which I fee is the core characters of being a nurse. The following are my personal nursing beliefs/values: compassionate/caring, fairness and honesty, advocacy, autonomy, knowledge.
you all the time. In conclusion, effective leadership skills are crucial as they facilitate a positive working environment and aid in retention of employees. The ability to retain nurses is important as it promotes a stable workforce, reduces costs, and improves the quality and continuity of patient care (Graham & Melnyk,