As a nurse, maintaining a sense of professionalism is of utmost importance in order to gain respect from our peers, leaders, and most importantly or clients. As I have gone out into the field during our clinical rotations, I have experienced many professional nurses and a few nurses I would consider unprofessional. So, I have decided to touch on a few key characteristics that I think make the mold of a professional nurse. As I searched for information regarding the professional nurse, I repeatedly saw these words throughout all the literature; autonomy, accountability, advocate, caregiver, and communicator. All of those aspects are pivotal in order to maintain a healthy, therapeutic relationship with our clients and to provide the greatest, holistic care possible while maintaining a sense of respect.
When one considers the traits needed to be a good nurse, and what a core value of nursing would be, a multitude of characteristics are brought forth. Common ideas brought forth are empathy, integrity, respect and communication. However, an often overlooked but nonetheless quintessential attribute of the nursing practice is accountability. In nursing, where the lives of patient’s and their loved ones, and the reputation of one’s own nursing practice are in one’s hands, it is essential to take responsibility for what you do or do not say or do. Being accountable for one’s actions or words can often mean either recovery or deterioration, health or illness, life or death.
Concept Analysis of True Presence in Nursing Practice Shawndra Tosh, RN BSN Maryville University Rosemarie Rizzo Parse 's theory of humanbecoming focuses on quality of life as well nurses providing "true presence" to patients. Merriam-Webster defines presence as "the fact or condition of being present; the part of space within one 's immediate vicinity; a noteworthy quality of poise and effectiveness (Presence, 2018). As technology continues to play a larger role in healthcare, to the point of some patients using telemedicine and "seeing" a physician via a video conference call, it becomes more important to define and examine how we as healthcare providers can still be present for our patients and provide them with the hands-on care on which nursing was founded. SEARCH METHODS Electronic searches were conducted using the terms "presence," "presence in nursing practice," "healing presence," and "therapeutic presence. " Databases included Google Scholar, PubMed, and CINAHL.
Davis (2017) defines accountability as being “answerable to oneself and others for one 's own actions.” This means that when a nurse engages in an activity on the job, she/he will be responsible for the outcome and might suffer negative consequences if her/his actions are careless or reflect poor judgement. Accountability provides a motivation for all professionals to perform well. Most people who are passionate about their profession have an internal desire to perform well, but accountability to one’s colleagues and patients provides an important external motivator to perform well. Nursing is unique as a profession because a nurse is in a position of authority and care over patients.
Effective communication is one of the most fundamental tools of the nursing practice. Communication involves two parties the conveyor and the recipient, in which information is exchanged through personal and interpersonal mediums (verbal and non-verbal forms), allowing the message conveyed to be received and understood. Ultimately effective communication in healthcare reduces barriers constructed by language and cultural differences etc, creating a safe environment for the client in which they can actively participate in positive health-related behaviours. This explanatory synthesis will explore the concept of self- awareness in relation to therapeutic communication and how it significantly influences nurse-client rapports. It will also
What does it take to be a registered nurse? What are the qualities you need to become a nurse? The nursing profession is as much about kindness and caring for the whole person as it is about medical and technical knowledge. When considering a career as a registered nurse the qualifications can appear to be never-ending, however, with dedication, determination, and support, these qualifications are easily met. But it is the numerous traits and skills that enable a person to become a successful registered nurse.
Therefore, • RN one roles effectively communicating to enhance the patient care to be effective • RN two offering care to the patient as specified by the case manager • The LPN collects data that was utilized in the assessment of the patient • NA role helping in answering calls Advantages and disadvantages of the models All the four models of nursing care delivery presented have advantages and disadvantages. Thus, they may vary appropriately in delivering health care to a patient, but at the same time, they are limited in some aspects. Thus, their significances to the patient, nursing staff, family and nurse manager are outlined.
Continuous relationships with the care team, individualising of care and providing care that anticipates the patient’s needs all achieve best care delivery. (Wagner et al 2001). However the course of any chronic disease is determined by personal attributes, social influences and the professional treatment delivered. Yet, nurses and healthcare professional can try to maintain steady control of any chronic disease by accurate management. The TM model can be used along with other nursing models of care for effective
The meaning of professionalism in nursing profession is different meaning to different people. In order to encompass a high-quality working environment, professionalism is very important. Professionalism is a characteristic of productive workplace.
Introduction Communication is a vital skill nurses must possess in order to promote optimal personalized care for each of their patients. In today’s society, nurses face the dilemma of transcultural nursing. “Transcultural nursing is the study of comparisons and variances of a cultures values, ethics and beliefs in order to practice culturally consistent and valuable health care.” (Barker & DeNisco, 2013, p. 487) In order to communicate with our patients, nurses need to be free of their own bias and be culturally aware.
There are several cultural concepts competence for example in the book identified cultural competency in two senses. First, recognizing the beliefs and behaviors of own cultural person to treat a patient in a way fit the culture. Second, acquiring adequate knowledge of cultural to give the care that suits the culture of the person (Cartwright, L.A. and Shingles, R.R., 2011). Simplify, Dr. René state cultural competence as a process that makes you involved and appreciate cultural differences.
Throughout the course of the semester, the most talked about topic is cultural competence. The book defined cultural competence as “the ability to effectively provide services cross culturally” (Jandt, 2013). This term is important in the health care field because a variety of people from different cultures will be encountered. As a result, a conflict may arise between the health care provider and the patient, and it is the nurse’s job to provide the best care that accommodates the patient’s views as well. In order to provide the best care, the journal article provides ways on how to treat patients who have opposing views.