3.3 Application in current job I really do know and understand the benefits of a good nurse-patient communication. It is a vital tool that guides the nurses to providing effective nursing care and making good clinical judgments. Some factors that affect communication with my patients at place of work include; inability to understand some patients’ languages, shortage of nurses, lack of time, assumptions, inadequate environment etc. These factors pose dangers to patients’
Impact of culture on nursing profession Language and communication Trans-cultural encounters like language and communication influence the way nurses talk and behave to patients. Communication involves listening, dialogue and good interpersonal climate that develop personally with each sick person, especially in this multicultural society. Communication as defined by Loubrini Kourkouta is the exchange of information, thoughts and feelings among people using speech or signs. For effective communication, nurses are on one side and patients on the other side making it a two-way thing. The patient conveys his/her fears and concerns to their nurse who helps them make a correct nursing diagnosis.
Patient Communication Student’s Name Institution Patient Communication Nurse-patient communication is significant towards the well-being of the patient and adequate performance of the nursing duties. Different patients come with different attitudes, and therefore it is necessary for the nurse to understand how to communicate appropriately with the sick individuals. This essay seeks to identify the different types of nurse-patient communication, factors that promote its positive or negative experience and recommend strategies on how such communication can be improved. The broad categories of nurse-patient communication fall under therapeutic communication. This is a one on one form of communication between the nurses and their patients
However, the roles of nurse are different in 21 century .Nursing is a professional, people need to satisfactorily complete the theoretical and practical training, obtain nursing knowledge and skill. Nursing also has developed the code of ethics, which maintains quality nursing for all clients and monitor professional behavior of nurses. Actually, nurses are not just focus on hospital, but also in old aged home, community agencies, society. Nurses care clients who are discharged from hospital, they would dressing, administrate medication and assess client’s condition .Nurses also work as teachers even outside hospital, they educate public various knowledge such as personal hygiene, inflection prevention, self-check education . In addition , nurses act as client advocate .
Clinical psychologists and psychiatrists often work in the same clinics and see people with similar problems, but there is a clear difference between them. Clinical psychologists' key role is to consider what the science of psychology tells them about how to help with the problem. And psychiatrists' key role is to consider what the science of medicine tells them about how to help with the problem. They are each able to do this because the first stage in training as a clinical psychologist is a degree in psychology, whereas the first stage in training as a psychiatrist is a degree in medicine. So if you are depressed, for instance, a psychiatrist is best placed to help you think about whether a biological treatment like antidepressant drugs may help.
Nursing Theories: The Building Blocks of Nursing Often deemed unimportant or irrelevant in the clinical setting, nursing theory appears to hold little importance to the world of nursing, but in actuality, it can provide a framework for practice and guide the nurse in finding his or her purpose within the profession (Colley, 2003). Parker (2003) describes nursing theory as, “a notion or an idea that explains experience, interprets observation, describes relationships, and projects outcomes” (p.4). Colley (2003) states that a central theme of nursing is caring, and since this concept is subjective, developing theory is imperative in order to provide an accurate assessment of nursing practice. Two theories that attempt to do this are Jean Watson’s
Even though nurses provide a care to a patient, they should take responsibility for their action. Also, administrate medications and monitoring fragile equipments need proper handling. A professional nurse has a responsibility to understand the consequences of mistakes. Honesty: Even though mistakes happen in the nursing profession, nurses need to be honest with themselves and others. Nurses admit to mistakes they have made.
There is a lot of technical and clinical information that the one will need as a nurse: critical thinking and communication skills, patient assessment skills, understanding disease management protocols and development of care plans (just to name a few), most of which is only obtainable through college or technical school and on the job experience. Respect for the patient, the patient’s support system, as well as, respect for yourself is another essential trait necessary to be a successful registered nurse. If patients are sick or worrying about what might be wrong with them, they are going to understandably be anxious or upset (and probably both). Part of practicing compassion as a nurse is recognizing situations like this – and so many more – and striving to help patients maintain their dignity through it all. This requires honest and straightforward communication.
His framework focuses on an individual’s ability to meet their basic needs, which allows them to function in their defined roles. The framework focuses on perception, self-growth and development, body image, time, personal space and learning. King (1981) stated, “Although personal systems and social systems influence quality of care, the major elements in a theory of goal attainment are discovered in the interpersonal systems in which two people who are usually strangers, come together in a health care organization to help.” (Zimmerman, 2007) King’s framework can be compared to the assessment part of the nursing care plan. The nurse considers the patient’s feelings when it comes to perception, self, body image, growth and development, time and space. Through the assessment they determine a plan of care/treatment.
She believes that nursing interventions are key to nursing care. Watson’s nursing theories express that the mind, body and spirit of the patient should be taken into consideration. I agree with Watsons that while providing care the nurse should consider care base on the patient as a whole and not just focus on the disorder. I was taught to use Maslow’s hierarchy of need while planning and providing care for my patients. Maslow’s hierarchy is use to prioritize a patient need from life treating issues to love and belong.
In addition to, learning communication techniques, the program will demonstration how to stay calm in situations that may cause some type of violence in the workplace with the patient, by establishing problem-solving, good judgment, and maybe offer advice skills. But furthermore, DBHDD preceptorship program will bring forth value to the organization, through describing basic interpersonal skilled with the patient. Suitable interpersonal skills are what each mental health nurse needs to build to establish a relationship with the individuals. In order to communicate effectively with mental health patients, nurses must work towards being
Does the level of individual nurse skill set influence the compliance of sedation weaning? Do nurses have the necessary knowledge required to manage sedation? Some questions have surfaced. The unknown factor in this problem lies in the translation and perhaps the knowledge level of each nurse. Therefore, this research question will focus on the competency of the nurse.
How can you apply this with fellow nurses? I think that by finding meaning in you life and you career as a nurse other fellow nurses can learn how to handle the stress of their job and life. 3. How can you apply this with patients? You can teach them to think differently about stress, teach them that stress can be helpful and the importance of finding meaning in life.
At the end of the meeting, I observed the team (nurse, social worker, and nurse practitioner) debate on the patients’ request for increasing their level. The decisions were mainly based on the patient’s behavior and interaction with other patients on the wing. Being compliant with medication, therapy, group sessions, and self-care were also factored in the consideration. I did observe an RN and psychologist discuss a plan to prevent two patients from arguing or becoming violent. They were discussing ways that were fair to both patients without compromising their needs or care.