But defenders of an ethic of care in leadership stress the need for caring versus curing as an antidote to medicine which is purely ends-focused. ? Caring defines nursing, as curing often defines medicine? (Lachman, 2012, p. 113). The nurse?s role is to support the needs of the patient in conjunction with the patient?s social, psychological, and physical framework rather than simply focus on curing illness. Care is not simply sentimentality but rather reflects the need to make nursing a practical discipline on an individual basis for each and every patient in a unique fashion (Woods
Before graduate school, the importance of the nursing process step was embedded in my thought process, however, as a master’s prepared nurse, I subsequently have evolved my thought process as all-encompassing. I now take into consideration the individual, their perspectives and how their beliefs can impact an outcome. Furthermore, I aspire to empower others to actively participate in their own health care or in a healthcare organization rather than giving directions. Additionally, as I am in contact with patients/families, healthcare teams, and healthcare organizations, I purposefully strive to professionally support and shape positive relationships in an attempt to achieve effective outcomes.
As a professional nurse, I will be nothing less than progressive and innovative. I have found that I have an interest in being a nurse entrepreneur. As a nurse entrepreneur, I will be able to go beyond the bedside to enhance health care practices for the greater good of society. It is easy to look at the world through a critical eye, while not offering any solutions for improvement. I want to challenge this and take action to better our society in areas that need assistance.
I feel that these results have has a positive influence on my behavior because they have allowed me to explore my inner being on a deeper level. I have identified a few strengths and weaknesses that affect who I am as a leader. By identifying my weaknesses, I can make improvements prior to becoming a nurse. When working in groups I can start to analyze how I work with other and if my weaknesses hinder my ability to assist and lead others. Over time I will be able to analyze how I can work more efficiently as a leader within the hospital and possibly create a positive
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) play an essential role in the healthcare facilities where they ensure that there is the delivery of quality services to the patients. The implementation of the policy of protecting these nurses will have a positive impact on their various operations and how they provide services to the patients. The American Nurses Association has put more weight on protecting the APRNs and ensuring that there is fairness and consistency in their functions across different states in the country (Schwab, Gelfman & Tirozzi, 2005). When they have the right working environment, the APRNs have a chance to save lives and ensure that patients recover with ease by providing them with the right services. On the other hand,
It’s important to use evidence based practices in nursing because it creates solutions to the patient’s needs, it improves the overall care of the patients, reduces harm and helps support nurse’s actions and clinical judgments. Sackett (2000) says that evidence based practice is looking at the best evidence along with using your clinic expertise in helping you to make a decision about the patient’s individuals care. Outline the process undertaken when searching for credible and relevant evidence to support Part 2 of the workbook. (Justify and support answers with credible and relevant evidence whilst adhering to UWS referencing guidance). The first element of finding credible and relevant evidence would be to research journals and articles, as
Interprofessional teamwork effects healthcare in various ways. It mainly provides a system that allows several distinct individuals to come together and work collectively to improve how we care for patients. It is important because in the healthcare field one of our main goals is to treat and care for our patients holistically. If the objective is
The guidelines set by the NP’s Core competencies involves educational programs for nurse practitioner and are referred to as essentials behaviors for all NPs (The National Organization of Nurse Practitioner, ([NONPF],2017). As a future NP, this course has echoed the importance to critically examine information given by finding evidence to support and manage care for the individual or the population, which I will apply to my practice. This, in turn, will offer better treatment plan and optimize better patient outcome. Using the differential diagnosis to pinpoint the best possible diagnosis for individuals has helped me to use critical thinking about my patient and to find the appropriate plan of care.
It is of the utmost importance for the nurse to take all the competencies into consideration while caring for a patient, but the most important competency for a palliative care nurse is systems thinking. I believe the need for this capability supersedes the others, as according to Matzo & Sherman (2015) it is through this competency that the nurse is able to apply the knowledge they possess and it in turn offer the patient an improved quality of life as they are undergoing palliative care. This allows for the nurse to have the capability to provide the patient with the care they require. This capability enables the nurse to be competent and recognize the patient’s needs and tailor a specific care plan unique to the specific needs of the patient.
This paper describes the implications of mentorship and it’s impacts in the nursing field. It will discuss how a volunteer can help over come obstacles to help better a program, as well as how this experience has shaped her communication and understanding of a day in the life of a nurse on shift. It will outline the complications and successes of this volunteer, as well as what they have learned from this experience, how it applies to their future career as a nurse, and how it applies to the theme of mentorship throughout the health care field. Mentorship to me is the ability to be a positive, motivational, inspirational and challenging role model for someone, whether you know you may be their role model or not. A mentor is someone who you