Furthermore, Cowin and Hengstberger-Sims believe the workplace expects newly licensed nurses to quickly fulfill their potential as knowledgeable workers, but the health organization remunerates newly licensed nurses at the lowest possible pay scale. These researchers asserted that incongruencies such as high level of stress related to responsibility and high
As for workplace strategies, providing training sessions to equip nurses working in alternating units and scheduling regular staff meetings to discuss the mental impact of providing care to the ill. Also, planning ways to connect with your support group, whether that be family, friends or partner is key and acknowledging your colleague’s workplace contributions during team meetings. Being acknowledged and appreciated for your efforts delay compassion fatigue since the health care provider recognizes their efforts are being accredited therefore they will want to over achieve as oppose to a nurse whose efforts go unnoticed, thus diminishing the quality of
Professionalism includes standards of knowledge which is theoretical, practical and clinical. Nurses should be able to share their knowledge with colleagues, client and family enhance their skills to improve quality care and health goals. Nurses should be open-minded and have a desire to learn a new skill, not just to show off; one of the episodes, where the nurse doesn’t have any clue of how to start the IV pump clearly, explains how the media depicts nurses as unskilled professionals in their scope of practice. I feel that nurses should use legislation, standards of practice and code of ethics to practice this profession. After the victory signing up the petition, it seems that still uncertainty of the true image of how nurses are described in the media.
How might the ANA code of ethics and the Nurse Practice Act help to guide Josepha? The legal and ethical issue that Josepha has to use is. He has to know how to discuss the issue he has with the higher or manager of the head nurse. It is good to communicate the issue you have with the managers instead of felling bad thing about them. As I read the “Team STEPPS makes strides for better communication”, some of the tools like; (SBARQ) is used in many organizations, especially during patient hand-offs.
Attitude When it comes to attitude, the first place a nurse need to look is at themselves. A nurse needs to have respect for themselves, their patients and the career. This positive attitude can be reflected though a performance appraisal. It is important for the nurse to examine themselves and the way that they practice, what they are successful with and the areas that can use some improvement (Kimmel, 2007). This also leads into ethics and making the proper decision for the patients.
Nurses need to make sure that they aren 't there just to collect their paycheck, but to caring their patient. Appearance is what other people look patient might judge, the nurse by their appearance. When it comes to nursing, a nurse 's appearance encourages assurance in the patient. For example, a nurse who walks into patient 's room with ungroomed hair and wrinkled and untidy scrubs, a nurse would lose trust and respect from a patient. In addition, if the nurses look careless on their appearances, their coworker, patients, and their families will see the patient as sluggishness and
A good and efficient leadership in the implementation of diverse nursing roles are seen to have a great impact on addressing concerns and eventually believe in retaining dedicated nurses in their respective units to carry on their noble responsibilities. Leadership is a process by which a person influences others to accomplish an objective and directs the organization in a way that makes it more cohesive and coherent. Good leaders are made, not born. If you have the desire and willpower, you can become an effective leader (Jago, 1982). Leadership can be learned and nurtured.
The goal of Orem’s Self-Care Deficit Theory is to decrease the self-care deficit. When patients are ill, they need assistance with care. As nurses we are there to provide the care needed while allowing the patient to perform as many tasks as they can for themselves. By allowing patients to provide care for themselves, they develop a sense of confidence and can assist them in overcoming obstacles in care. Per Meleis (2012), “Orem’s theory is categorized as a theory whose primary focus provides a framework for assessing needs of clients and developing intervention in enhancing peoples’ abilities to manage daily care for themselves and their dependents, and conserve their energy, and
I deeply believe that navigating through this has influenced my life and my nursing style. Through this cultural challenge, I formed coping mechanisms for when I feel uncomfortable or when I am in opposition, again this will benefit me when I am in moral distress and day-to-day nursing tasks. 4. In retrospect, how would you handle the challenge differently OR what did you learn from this experience? (20
Schön, (1992), had describes two types of reflection, which is reflection in action and reflection on action. Reflection in action is important for expert nurses to avoid becoming ‘stale’ or bored and preventing burn out. Reflection in action is the hawk in our mind constantly circling over our head watching and advising on our actions while we are practicing. Reflection in action is the process whereby the practitioners recognized a new situation and think it out as it happens and improved during practice. Reflection in action or ‘thinking on your feet’ is perhaps the most familiar to nurses.