The mnemonic SOLER is used to remind healthcare professionals that how to that Reducing proximity, maintaining eye contact and using open postures can show they are listening and concentration on what is being said, and making the speaker feel more comfortable (KRASEZWSKI & McEWEN 2010). Active listening often involves using paraphrasing, summarising verbally what a patient has said to ensure a mutual understanding of the messages send by the patient to the healthcare professional (WALKER 1990). However paraphrasing too often can suggest the healthcare professional finds the words the interviewee uses unacceptable, causing frustration (MOSS 2012). In an evaluation of my strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats I highlighted my understanding and use of paraphrasing and active listening as strengths and facial expressions, gestures and touch as weaknesses (Appendix 1). I created an action plan to develop my understanding and use of touch in practice (Appendix
While quality solutions are produced, the willful choice model does not allow for flexibility regarding environmental changes such as technology and healthcare policy. Internal changes including turnover also negatively impact the rational decision process. Given the pros and cons of rational decision-making, the healthcare environment may not be the best fit for the willful choice model. Within healthcare organizations, chaos is prevalent with little time to thoroughly analyze a problem and produce
- Suggestions There are many ways to help improve the health literacy in older adults in Singapore which includes the use of technologies and interventions such as using simple English and having pictures to lessen the problem. The first suggestion is intervention for better medication adherence. By having an automated calling system, it serves as a reminder to patients of when they need to have medication because patients may be resting and forgets to take their medication. This reminder would help in better medication
When a patient realizes what are the potential negative outcomes he/she may face with, it would not be problematic for him/her to set priorities. This is why involvement in decision making should be used in a doctor’s office for the patient to be adherent to medical recommendations. In addition, this strategy considers patients as experts in their experiences which, in turn, gives recognition to patients (Pawlikowska et al.
Understanding health literacy and what it means is very important, especially if a person is a nurse or works in the healthcare system. According to Healthy People (2010), Health literacy means the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. Patients that are at the biggest risk for low health literacy in our communities are patients the are part of our low-income communities, elderly, minorities and society members that have lower education levels. Unfortunately, the impact of low literacy on health promotion and health education is significant. Patients that have low health literacy are at risk for frequent hospitalization
Abstract This reflective paper imposes that nurses, including me, need to be able to make drug calculations and correct medication administration. A medication error serves as leading medical cause of patient’s safety or even its life. As a result, correct medication administration should be a focus of nursing education. Nursing students including myself have difficulty learning math calculation skills which relate to medication. Evidence-based resources/books are available to prevent medication error, strategies to be used to ensure correct medication administration and high alert medication require extra caution when administering can improve the student nurse’s ability to think analytically and solve medication administration problems.
errors can also occur as a result of poor oral or written communications. The informed consent process should be used as a patient safety tool, and the patient should be warned about material and foreseeable serious side effects and be told what signs and symptoms should be immediately. . Faculty systems must be redesigned, and seamless, computerized integrated medication delivery must be instituted by health care professionals adequately trained to use such technological advances. Handwritten prescriptions should be replaced by computerized physician order entry, a very effective technique for reducing prescribing/ordering errors, and an effective change would involve writing all drug orders in plain English, rather than continuing to use the elitists' arcane Latin words and shorthand abbreviations that are subject
This will enable patients to talk about health issues including emotional, social, mental problems that disturb them. In healthcare, certain factors affect good nurse-patient communication which are time, language, environment, shortage of nursing staff, assumptions etc. These factors lead to error in medication, misdiagnosis and even death. So, the need for good nurse-patient communication should be emphasized in nursing practice. 3.3 Application in current job I really do know and understand the benefits of a good nurse-patient communication.
“Cultural competence involves understanding values, beliefs, traditions and customs of diverse groups. Health literacy is the degree to which individuals can obtain, process, and understand health information to make health care decisions” (Ingram, 2012, para 1). Besides, “Cultural awareness refers to understanding how a person’s culture may inform their attitudes and actions associated with any behavior” (Class Lecture, 2016). On the other hand, health literacy is the ability for individuals to understand, communicate, acquire necessary information related to health issues, and make the correct decisions. For anyone to be able to communicate their needs related to health problems, he or she would also need to have health literacy skills
Significance of the Study: It has been documented in several epidemiological studies that healthcare workers such as physicians, dentists and nurses are concerned in the transmission of nosocomial infections.Nurses knowledge and practices about nosocomial infection is limited. Therefore, it is necessary to further investigate the level of knowledge and practices of nurses about nosocomial infection. In health care settings it is necessary to assess the compliance about control of nosocomial infection.. Regular updating and strengthening of infection control practices should be one of the priority function of all health care settings.The findings from this study will add to the existing literature and may be used in developing interventions to increase infection control and prevention practices. Research question: What are the level of nurses’ knowledge, and practices about the control and prevention of nosocomial infection in government hospitals Lahore?