This will enable patients to talk about health issues including emotional, social, mental problems that disturb them. In healthcare, certain factors affect good nurse-patient communication which are time, language, environment, shortage of nursing staff, assumptions etc. These factors lead to error in medication, misdiagnosis and even death. So, the need for good nurse-patient communication should be emphasized in nursing practice. 3.3 Application in current job I really do know and understand the benefits of a good nurse-patient communication.
The mnemonic SOLER is used to remind healthcare professionals that how to that Reducing proximity, maintaining eye contact and using open postures can show they are listening and concentration on what is being said, and making the speaker feel more comfortable (KRASEZWSKI & McEWEN 2010). Active listening often involves using paraphrasing, summarising verbally what a patient has said to ensure a mutual understanding of the messages send by the patient to the healthcare professional (WALKER 1990). However paraphrasing too often can suggest the healthcare professional finds the words the interviewee uses unacceptable, causing frustration (MOSS 2012). In an evaluation of my strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats I highlighted my understanding and use of paraphrasing and active listening as strengths and facial expressions, gestures and touch as weaknesses (Appendix 1). I created an action plan to develop my understanding and use of touch in practice (Appendix
Language differences also affect the nature of nurse-patient communication. In instances where the nurse and patient do not share the same language, a translator may be required. Besides, age differences between the patient and the nurse may affect effective communication (Jahromi & Ramezanli, 2014). Nurse find easy to communicate with elderly patients compared to the young ones since young people may have a sense of insecurity and vulnerability when sick; hence they may tend to act
A few factors that can affect the relationship between a nurse and a patient would be the tone of voice used, the way we phrase our sentences and avoiding the use of medical terms to make the patient understand better. Besides that, communicating with patient in terms of serving their daily needs is part of our noble job too. Although language can sometimes be a communication barrier when dealing with an elderly or a foreigner, nurses are expected to try other means and ways to converse to achieve a certain level of understanding, such as via sign and body language. Other than language barrier, communicating with patient daily is essential in order to build a good rapport and instilling a sense of trust. For example, when patient asks for a favour to be showered despite odd timings or during busy hours, nurses have to obey their needs and meet their expectations.
Stressors are capable of producing negative effect on a person system and therefore alter the person lines of defense. JB’s flexible line of defense is compromised due to multiple stressors surrounding her life, which Neuman called wellness / illness continuum. The lines of resistance will be then activated to protect JB 's integrity and return her to a steady state. According to NSM, acceptance of the disease and adequate social support are primary interventions that will strengthen JB’s flexible lines of defense. As the nurse caring for JB, I understand how CD can negatively affect her physiological and psychosocial well-being, I provide JB with physical and emotional support along with adequate education that is important to help prevent
Theory As nurses, we cannot always be perfect. A heavy workload, stress, anxiety, and persistent racing thoughts can cause nurses to sometimes make mistakes. As nurses, we have to understand that we are human and mistakes do occur, even though we try our hardest to avoid them. But, as nurses we must to be honest and have fidelity. We must confess our mistakes because we can avoid making similar mistakes in the future and allow ourselves a chance to grow.
This can negatively affect the level of care provided to their patients. In some cases, nurses who experience high levels of stress at work can become physically ill or experience emotional “burnout”. In order to reduce some of these problems, nurses should consider taking a variety of steps to cope with stress, including, Exercise: Stay in good physical condition by using a fitness center if available or by simply taking a walk or using the stairs during a break. Talk: Choose a friend, family member or co-worker with whom to share concerns. Talking about a problem can help reduce feelings of stress.
The main idea of this study is to bring out some of the experiences patients with sickle cell disorder. Patients need more comprehensive assessment of pain from nurses that understand the impact of the pain on their patients. Sickle cell pain is found to be challenging to the patient 's life as the pain is not predictable when to be intense and when to strike next. (Ballas, 2010; wilkeite al., 2010) The pain is also perceived from both Nociceptive (tissue damage pain) and Neuropathic (pain from the damaged peripheral nervous system). This paper will cover the painful sickle cell crises and day to day pain management finally the attitude of nurses towards their patients.
The insecurity and anxiety which is a result from this process may cause stress. A high level of cognitive skills, proactive disposition and attitudes are constantly required among nurses and student nurses to practice so stress and depression may not hinder their
If we can build a rapport with this patient we may be able to have her become more complainant with her plan of care. We would need to assess her understanding of her illness and ways he can help her improve. For her we could also bring in pamphlets to help her in her learning process. We all have different methods of learning and this can help increase her understanding. With family being such importance in this culture she could be scared since she does not have any family.
Bipolar disorder is an ongoing, relapsing mental illness and it is important for those who suffer to continue their treatment. Treatment does not only include medication but therapy and social support. Having support of family and friends that one can trust and turn to for encouragement is important. Reaching out for treatment is a hard choice that people may feel is a sign of weakness or a burden to others. Which can be seen as Carriers partner starts to confront her about her behavior helping Carrie to realize her need for treatment.
However, I need to get assessments done and show difficult patients, who is in charge at the moment. I know in the case of Margret, it was her disease, not her truly personality. Leading me to conclude, when I have difficult patients and I am not present and get anxious; they will feel this negative energy and possibly react in a negative way; just as Margret did. Not only did these horses confirm that I need to improve on being assertive; they also helped me to find an interest in my future career. My love helping people learn things about themselves through reflection; this could be through therapy or class.
Medical professionals constantly face patients’ deaths, and become desensitized to it (Robbins, 2012). This helps emergency medical workers deal with many traumatic incidents without negatively responding to each one, but responders still encounter countertransference (Rothchild & Rand, 2006). While empathy helps responders relate to and treat patients, it can also cause changes in their emotions and health (Figley, 1995). There are many factors in the lives of responders and the incidents they respond to that can make them more susceptible to traumatic stress reactions. These reactions affect responders in many ways, and responders should learn how to cope with this stress.
Mental health problems are illnesses that pose lots of life problems to individuals who suffer from these health problems. Despite the difficulty that comes with treating these disorders, it is imperative for the victims to seek cognitive and behavioral therapies as well as medical attention to be able to improve their lives. This would minimize problems that result from relationships as well as those that result from work places due to mental