I believe that the nurse leader ought to first have the nursing expertise and be able to utilize interpersonal skills to influence and empower the other nurses to deliver quality nursing care. Importantly, I would only consider nursing leadership effective when the leader is directly and actively involved in clinical care provision as that provides opportunities to improve care provision by influencing the nurses that one is leading. Notably, improvements would not be guaranteed if nursing leadership is restricted to management as leadership is founded on the strength of the opinions that the leaders raise, which I believe applies to nursing profession. On considering the aspect of interpersonal skills, I would focus my nursing leadership efforts on team building, establishing respect and confidence in other nurses, coming up with a vision and empowering them. Moreover, I believe that nursing leadership is critical to the lives of nurses.
Professional practice reflects autonomy when the nurse respects patient’s rights to make decisions about their health care” (Taylor, 1997). At the nursing home, I witnessed many of the nurses discuss with the residents what they wanted to do about certain situations. Autonomy honors the fact that it is the patient and the families right to make certain decisions about health care. Nurses also are constantly making sure that they can provide their patients with the best information to help them make a more successful choice about their health care (Taylor
By understanding how these factors affect the patient I am able to care for the patient better. Another concept I have learned from the text is how to be an effective communicator within the context of a group. “Clear and appropriate communication is essential for providing effective nursing care and presents a unique challenge to nurses today” (Kearney-Nunnery, 2012, p. 109). I am charge nurse most of my shifts. Knowing how to be an effective communicator can help in having a good working relationship with all colleagues.
The role of nurse practitioners has extended in practice to provide comprehensive care. However, as the nurse transitions he or she must adapt to new ways of thinking, and change behavior patterns to facilitate the transition (Meleis, 2010, p. 431). The nurse must work collaboratively with physicians to solve patient problems and care for the patient effectively due to the rise in complex patient
Theory Description The nursing theory chosen is that of need theory by Virginia Henderson. Henderson has contributed a lot in nursing throughout her journey as a nurse. She intended to define the unique focus of nursing practice, but at the end, it ends up being one the nursing theories that are being used in every clinical setting. Her contribution has helped shaped the way nurses care for their patients and the components she developed help serves as guidelines which nurses used to care for patients. The Purpose of The Theory The purpose of Henderson’s theory is to give the principles that help construct practice and to generate further nursing knowledge.
Introduction Nursing Practitioner Core Competencies create a structure that prepare nurse practitioners to be excellent providers in an ever-changing medical world (Thomas, Crabtree, Delaney, Dumas, Kleinpell, Logsdon, & et al., 2011). Through the context of nursing theory, the competencies give further insight in the role they play in structuring holistic patient care plans for individuals and communities. This paper will review different aspects of varying nursing theories to provide context to the core competencies. Scientific Foundation Scientific foundation competencies cover the need to analyze data and translate it into knowledge, to improve nursing practices and patient outcomes (Thomas et al., 2011). Charlotte Roberts reviews steps
Standardizing nursing practice started even from the Florence Nightingale era. Advancement of study, researches and trails provide more support for nursing practice. Care giving to an individual of couse depend upon the mentality of the nurse, but if a standard is set in the unit for the best interest of the client all professional have a model to follow. Evidence-based practice is equated with effective decision making, with avoidance of habitual practice and with enhanced clinical performance. Even with evidence practice decision making is crucial depend upon each situation.
First impressions are made and these judgements can greatly affect how a client perceives a nurse (Patrick, 2013). Through this initial assessment, the nurse can obtain information that is crucial in providing the client with effective holistic care. Nursing assessment framework tools are used to help the nurse obtain accurate information about the patient’s wants and needs. This initial assessment based on subjective and objective data, helps to determine the patient’s actual problems and potential problems (Weber & Kelley, 2013). An assessment is carried out to obtain objective data and a physical baseline of the patient on admission.
Adams, it is important to address all areas from a holistic standpoint. This would include psychosocial, environmental and medical interventions. While providing care it is important to remember Florence Nightingale’s goal of nursing is to “assist the patient to regain “vital powers” by meeting their needs, which in the end puts the patient in the best condition for nature to act upon.” (Smith & Parker, 2015). Nightingale believed that nurses contribute to restoring health in a direct and indirect way by the management of patient’s environment (Smith & Parker, 2015). As the assessment begins for Mrs. Adams there are many things that need to be addressed.
In this study, it is clear that with the same academic conditioning still learning by experience and competency-based training or seminar are some measures of reinforcement. Also, it provides a proposition that competence in disaster preparedness among nurses may vary from institutional policies. Taking this at hand, it is important to determine and understand the disaster preparedness of nurses in the hospital setting. In effect, policy-makers, other stakeholders, hospital administrators and nurses themselves are guided to identify inefficiencies brought about by low levels of disaster preparedness. Hence, It will be an enabling environment to provide safety and health of both nurses and their patients.