It is intended to check its educational use, its application and its role in the achievement of consensus communication between the nurse and the user as a requirement to make learning about the self-care place. This study emerges from the observed finding that, at times, the vision and the meaning of the metaphor used by professional didactic intentions not always match image and the sense of the user, causing them to be a source of confusion in the communication process and the understanding of their State of health. As a result, that could affect the application of treatments and care. Metaphors are present in all areas of the health sector. "We could say that it is (the metaphor) omnipresent e fills our thoughts, forming an integral part of it and the language and even that is irreplaceable since it helps us to better understand our world and ourselves" (Gutierrez,
It tells us why a nursing particular activity is important to a patient at that specific time. It guides our thought processes and focuses on the specific areas to bring the patient back to a certain point where he or she can have a quality life. It gives us a lot of direction, and it builds basic structures to promote the greatest quality of nursing care in any individuals. Nurses are not just doing actions, they critically thinking about particular patients’ needs and applying certain theories and ideas
Healthcare workers have the unique challenge of providing safe and effective care to individuals who generally judge and base personal options on the emotional care aspects of nursing. The profession of nursing is more multifaceted and stimulated than ever before. Uncertainties and changes in the healthcare world contribute to the complexity of practical knowledge and technical expertise required of modern nurses. American Nurses Association (ANA) defined professional nursing as "the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations" (ANA, 2010 p. 8). Equally embedded in this definition is the need to regard nursing as both a science and an art, which is a source of continual debate among nurses who may stress one attribute over another.
This is a multidimensional process of thinking and decision making approach in the nursing practice. Nurses are most commonly challenged to “think: in the fast and complex environment of the current practice. Critical thinking in Nursing One of the best techniques to understand the concept of nursing is to look for examples of critical thinking within the nursing process. Rhodes, Morris & Lazenby (2011)asserts that nursing process in connected to the
Cultural baggage attributes to propensity by one person to place his or her culture, a way of thinking and behavior above all others (Andrews & Boyle, 2016). It would be important for nurses to respect the patient’s view of things, although it might not be correct or just plain different. While it is hard to disregard the background that each nurse is coming from, the patience and attempt to understand would assist in the proper assessment. From personal experience, I recall a patient coming from a different country, who did want to deal and even talk to the nursing staff, and demanded to see the physician with every concern. Ethnocentrism is a view of a group of people placing themselves in a center and making themselves superior to others,
What was once thought of as a profession driven by compassion and the desire to help those in need has now become filled with weary burnt out nurses who have lost sight of their purpose. Stress has caused them to distance themselves from the principles nursing is built upon. Our health care system needs to be revamped to improve the quality of care being administered. Nurses can be proactive and take steps to avoid burning out but, our health care administrators have to take matters into their hands because they have the capacity to initiate change. They must realize the gravity of the situation and take an offensive position to make a stand against the crisis of nursing
Nurses are the single largest component of the health care workforce. The rapidly changing health care environment requires nurses with strong critical thinking and analytical skills as well as the ability to provide professional and compassionate care. These critical thinking and analytical skills are required to acquire and assimilate data in order to make appropriate patient care decisions. Nurses need interdisciplinary competencies supported by backgrounds in the sciences as well as the humanities. In order to ensure patient safety, provide quality care, and deliver patient care efficiently, nurses must be able to gather and synthesize new information and address needs as they emerge.
As patient diversity and illness complexity increase, so does the demand for nurses who have pertinent competencies and skills. In fast-paced environments, clinical information may arrive in piecemeal or incrementally, compelling nurses to speedily and competently recognise complications, including subtle signs of deterioration, even without complete data (Jacob, Duffield, & Jacob, 2017). Patient outcomes have been associated with nurse surveillance, a skill which may depend on the nurse level (i.e. Enrolled versus Registered Nurse), education, clinical proficiency and workplace experience (Brier et al., 2015). Consequently, patient assessment, communication and relationship skills are essential to work readiness which shapes nurse satisfaction
Inaccurate documentation could potentially lead to medications being misused, which would in turn harm the patient. Critical thinking is necessary in order to think of innovative ways to deal with problematic patients and family members. Nurses must always keep the patient 's best interst in mind while at the same time convincing
That will encourage and motivate others to work as a team and help each other. Identify the barriers of change, which might be the staff nurses who are skeptical of change. They may have a lack of confidence in their ability to adapt to new technologies, or may perceive the change as a threat. Some nurses have adopted a short cut process of administering medication to save time, which is pre-pouring medications. Workaround is another big barrier which occurs when nurses pass the medication without scanning the medication and the patient’s identification (ID) band, to save time and scan them later.
Health care organizations and policy makers will need to embrace new norms and make substantial changes in their culture, processes, and structure (Barry & Edgman-Levitan, 2012). This can only be done through support from senior management and nursing leaders (Carman et al., 2012). In turn, nurses would be able to cater care to their patients. Nurses play an essential role to nurture patient’s motivation for participation. Nurses need to encourage confidence for patients to become more involved in their care, especially during medical rounds, updates and allow them not to be coerced into their treatment by giving holistic information to make an informed decisions.
When addressing clinical incompetence in the workplace, I feel that it is very important to keep the communication lines open. There is no way to know if the nurse if fully competent or what the nurse needs help understanding without honest communication. I agree that a skills checklist is a great way to evaluate competency (Yoder-Wise, 2015), yet I feel that there are better ways to help the nurse. I think it would be very helpful to evaluate the best way that the nurse that is struggling learns and attempt to be accommodating. Everyone learns in different ways.
The nurse needs to be aware of the cost and potential harm of liability coverage. In order for nurses to be successful, we need to be involved when critical decisions and policies are made so we can use new technology such as telemedicine for improving the care of all people, not just those who can afford