Nurses play a crucial role in the management of pain of patients; discuss this statement with reference to the relevant literature. Accurate pain assessment is essential for effective pain management. Evaluating patient’s pain should be done routinely while also recording vital signs. Andrews and Boyle (2008) point out that nurses have certain expectations and attitudes to pain. However, perception is reality and the patient’s self-report of pain is what should be used to determine pain intensity.
Moreover, knowledge, competency and confidence, gain through clinical experience. Furthermore, novice nurses are taught to practice on simulated patients, which may increase their self-efficacy, self-confidence and clinical judgment. According to Stefanski and Rossler (2009) Use of simulator in nursing training develops skills without compromising patient safety and it also allows novice nurses to work on a critically ill patient. Undoubtedly, it is true that nurses are taught during their nursing programs on simulators but literature says working on simulator does not make them confident enough to providing competent care in life and death situation. (Greenwood, 2000, as cited in Saintsing, Gibson & Pennington, 2011).
Reflection has been strongly advocated by the English National Board for Nursing & Midwifery (1994), United Kingdom Central Council (UKCC) (1996), and a wealth of nursing literature over the past decade to improve nursing practice. Reflection is an in-depth consideration of events or situations outside of one-self, solitary, or with critical support. Burnard (1995) argues that, reflection has its roots in experiential learning, as it forms the second stage of the experiential learning cycle. Active reflection gives nurses the confidence in terms of clinical decision making. It can also be a meaning of identifying strengths and weaknesses in practice and enabling nurses to learn from their mistakes.
The stated objective to understand and validate the factor of “gut instinct” with the charge nurses and how it helps them navigate towards the application of trauma code. The trauma code helps to recognize the severity of the problem or the injury. The study focuses and benefits its readers by providing the essential factor which can be used by the nurses to apply the trauma code in a proper manner. The defining of this objective is the next benefit that the article provides for where the author has made use of a lot of literature scanning by which the experience and observation in the emergency department could be seen as objectively as possible. At the start of the article there has been details provided on the chronology of events that took place in the emergency department till the point of application of the trauma code.
Colley calls out nurses to embed the theories learned into practice that there should be a narrow gap between what we learned from school and what we apply in the actual setting. Theories act as a guide to continuously direct the nursing practice. There has been a lot of intriguing discussion regarding it’s plausibility to the nursing profession however Colley keeps on reiterating that nurses require these theories to realize their function and responsibilities .It also seeks to define and discover the distinctive characteristics that the profession has to contribute to the overall all healthcare service. She also mentioned that up until the present the nursing profession has not yet able to seclude itself from the precursor health models.
The most closely relatable theoretical framework to customer client is the Nursing Process Discipline Theory. Many studies have shown that the implementation of Orlando’s theory can lead to improvement of nurse-client relationships while decreasing distress. The Nursing Process Discipline Theory developed by Ida Jean Orlando seeks to understand the role of the nurse in addressing the patient’s needs for help. It is crucial for the nurse to utilize their perception, thoughts, and feelings to explore the meaning of the patient’s behavior. This process allows the nurse to identify the source of distress and to attempt to provide the help needed.
Patient’s safety is an essential aspect of nursing care that should be part of the culture of a nurse as she cares for her patients. This requires that the nurse behavior should be directed towards achieving total safety 0f the patients throughout hospitalization. It is imperative that a nurse leader should adequately check the safety culture that is in place in her working environment and articulates a strategy to guide personal approach as they work to improve the safety
Reflective learning helps tomake sense of complicated and difficult situations as we have already discussed in this paper, it acts as a medium to learn from pastexperience, thereby improving the performance of the nurse and care for patient, helps identify educational needs and workload stressors, highlight barriers to professional development and ways of identifying improvements.Reflective practice will also help nurses to become increasingly motivated and empowered to take appropriate action at the appropriate time.It also helps nursing practitioners to become better critical thinkers and self-directed professionals. (Duffy A,
1.0 INTRODUCTION Clinical teaching practices can influence the quality of learning experiences for nurses and also can enhance health teaching for patients, their family and colleagues (Flagler, 1988). Meanwhile, is not only influence what can be learned but it is a powerful force in determining pattern of providing care, in forming attitudes and perceptions also for in setting goals for outcome of patient care (Flagler, 1988). The philosophy of teaching in nursing is that nursing an art and science based on principles from the biological, physical, behavioural and nursing science (Neeraja, 2006). In fact, nursing is a caring discipline and in carrying out the professional role as Registered Nurses and also in the provision of nursing care