Power in nursing is something patient’s, families, and other health care providers see every day in many different ways. If nurses understand the concept of power and how they are able to achieve power they will ultimately be able to show it in not only there work but can show it by powering the nursing departments and as an overall profession. First, the nurse must know what he or she is powerful at and how they have come to that stage of their nursing career. It could be an evaluation each year where the nurse may sit down with a manager to discuss how that nurse has grown over the past year. The power of each nurse lies in his or her knowledge and expertise related to the technical, diagnostic, and interpersonal areas of nursing practice.
I agree with you, at this point and time Mrs. M is able to make her own decisions. Mrs. M has proven that with the help of a community health nurse, she is able to take care of herself properly. The physician is discriminating against Mrs. M 's age by stating that, "she is an old women". As you stated, forcing her to go to a nursing home is taking away her autonomy and this is not fair. You give great advice as a nurse manager, being a patient 's advocate is very important.
Evidence-base practice has become very essential and dominant concept in nursing profession due to its following components : research , clinical expertise and experience along with patients perspective and values. As a nurse who holds position as the Outpatient Diabetes Educator I am utilizing every day of my practice the evidence based data in order to improve patients outcomes in diabetes self-management. One of the most crucial aspects of my education program is for diabetic patients to be able to recognize hypoglycemia symptoms and to treat them properly and especially safely. The DCCT study showed that the most effective treatment of hypoglycemia ( blood glucose lower than 70 mg/dl ) is consumption of 15 grams of carbohydrates
Transformational leader allows nurses to make their independent decisions and encourages them to improve. Although leadership and management always come together, the two roles are not the same. While leaders focuses on people and relationships, managers concentrates on the task at hand (Cite website). Though I have only met a few nurse managers, I think the best management style for a new nurse is a coaching manager since their focus is the professional development of their followers. New nurses need someone who is willing to help their employees and able to provide opportunities for professional.
From the perspective of a new grad nurse with no experience and a new BSN grad with previous experience from a different unit or facility, my expectations for my mentor or preceptor is the same. I look to my preceptor to help me develop self confidence, gain understanding of the workplace culture, improve competencies when needed, provide a collegial relationship to discuss concerns and get some advice in a situation that is not supervisory (Finkelman, 2016, p.478) Specific characteristics I find beneficial in a preceptor is a consistent and professional approach to their work and myself (a new grad nurse). The ability to know and appreciate the level of knowledge and the limitations of a new grad, support as a role model in making me feel
Ethics in health care play a vital role every day. The practice of health care includes many scenarios that have to do with making adequate decisions when it comes to patient’s life. For the purpose of this paper, I want to explain the occurrence and some of the ethical concerns found in a case of an elderly patient, who believed in Curanderos and didn’t realize the harm she was doing in regards to her health by not taking her medications. This was a case I found in the book Ethics in Administration a Practical Approach for Decision Makers. The case is the following, Porter Sanders was the assistant administrator at a home health program.
The most dominant characteristic overall that being a nurse requires is resilience. Nurses must resist the symptoms of stress and be able to quickly recover from difficult situations. A study in the book Support for Caring and Resiliency Among Successful Nurse Leaders, supports the practice of self-care, responsibility, and reflection to increase resilience (Dyess, Prestia, and Smith 108-110). Self-care involves attending to self-cues by listening to the body to maintain balance. For instance, having a job in the health department can seem never-ending, and as a result pushes clinicians to continue working until the job is finished, despite how tired and possibly burnt out he or she is.
In addition, the finding also shows that the nurses how attended the clinical supervision was at advantage regarding their work related well-being. In (2012) Koivu et al conduct another study to explore the effect of clinical supervision on the development of medical-surgical nurse's well-being over four years, they found positive changes among the nurses how attended effective clinical supervision and the other group all changes were negative, the study also provide evidence of positive effect of clinical supervision on nurses well-being, professional autonomy and self-efficacy increased. Linda et al in (2012) assessed the effectiveness of clinical supervision for ward managers, in the result the word managers felt they have better communication, more reflective in their practice and their problem solving skills were improved.
Every nurse on a hospital floor is a leader in some way. There can be a charge nurse who leads the nurses within a given shift, but each nurse is a leader of the patients they are caring for as well as a leader to their coworkers to help and step in when they are needing assistance. As stated by Developing leadership in nursing: exploring core factors, “While it can be argued that there are many challenges confronting nurse leaders in the present time, it must be emphasized that leadership should not be viewed as an optional role or function for nurses” (Curtis, Vries, & Sheerin, 2011, p. 306). This expresses how nurses in any variety of settings will have the role of a leader, therefore a nurse must be aware of their own leadership abilities
When I think about nursing I think about what our actions and interventions as nurses, and how we utilize our nursing skills. Basically, the foundation of nursing simplified is what do nurses do? Nurses play a major role in health care. We must have an understanding that our idea of healthy and our patients are usually very different. Nurses must explore ways to address the idea of wellness with each patient, and that is done by education and assessments.
The mental capacity of the patient should be considered in this case. The patient is under a huge amount of stress and pain which will most likely affect his mental capacity. Pain and trauma is can change a person’s viewpoint on the situation and in turn change their decision about the treatment that they want to receive. Religion has and always will play a big part in medicine. Many patients refuse treatment because it goes against their beliefs and later they die to the disease.