Caring and courage are equally important to the profession of Nursing because, without care, courage could not stand alone and vice versa. Each person has experienced different types of care and courage in their life. Care and courage have many definitions, and these are one of them. Caring is an act where a nurse gives their best at what they can do for a patient and is “based on genuine compassion, combined with humility, and this enables patients to retain their dignity” (Thorup et al., 2012). A nurse can care for a patient physically and mentally, spiritually, and religiously.
Finally, video one really enlighten us on the importance of spirituality for nurses. The narrator talks about patients’ needs of spirituality during health crisis. Many studies have shown that spiritual well-being makes an impact on how patients respond to illness. Nurses are primary care givers, thus responsible of patients’ spiritual needs and
Transformational Leadership in Nursing Introduction Transformational Leadership is the moral ability of a person to make sound judgment and wise decision to influence and inspire others to perform the best outcome even in the critical situation. It is the ability to guide others not just in words, but also by example. Nurses are able to cultivate trust and harmony and establish good relationship with their patients and co-workers through effective and constant communication and intervention. They respond to the basic needs and expectation (Rousel, 2011), they set aside their personal interest for the benefit of their patients and the organization. Transformational leader promotes health care with genuine concern to consider the emotional sensitivity
According to Bramhall (2014), Effective communication one of the basic skills of nursing staff, which enhances patient care. Add to this the communication plays an important role in showing empathy and thus it becomes easy for the patient to report positive experiences or even the bad ones. I think that the most important things are to communicate not only with the patient but also with healthcare team members. In addition, nurses need to be able to communicate successfully with all member of the health care providers and to provide and give the full information about the patient
Upon reflecting on this experience, I feel like I am more confident in handling the situation should it arise again. Reflecting on it has made me realise that not everything I did was wrong and has helped me to explore what I need to improve on. Reflection is important in the nursing profession as it allows us to think about our actions and talk about how we could have carried them out differently (Johns and Burnie, 2013). Reflection plays a big role in developing the student into a nurse (Barbour,
When work interference is normalized the patient’s quality of care suffers as well as the nurse’s morale. If nurses are unclear on the doctor’s orders the nurse must be humble and mature enough to understand that clarification must be actively sought after. The new nurse’s mentor is to be a role model for her mentee to learn how to increase her productivity, effectiveness and overall quality of patient care. It is the team’s combined efforts to be self-policing, mentoring, and to give recognition of a job well done. That will build strong positive team interrelationships between doctors, managers, nurses and attract future nurses to the profession.
Relationships with family and others are the most powerful source of happiness in life. We should allocate our time and energy appropriately for both career and family. Moreover, creating clear culture will guide career and family life to go in the right direction. Also, humility will help us to see the world widely and improve ourselves faster. All in all, I believe that balancing happiness for both career and relationship with family is a successful
Patient satisfaction is considered an essential component of patient-centered care. Patient-centered care and patient satisfaction are viewed as core nursing values, as proposed by early pioneers of nursing, such as Florence Nightingale. It has been found that improvements in management, training, job satisfaction, employee empowerment, as well as decision making were needed for hospitals to improve their performance in patient safety, quality of care, and patient satisfaction (Leggart, Bartram, Casimir, & Stanton, 2010, p. 2). There is a limited understanding of how nurse satisfaction impacts delivery of care and patient outcomes. This is significant because there is evidence of decreasing job satisfaction among nurses, which is associated with declining quality of patient care (2010, p.
While ensuring our patient’s health, we should be mindful of our health as nurses as well. We should avoid being in the state of burnout. According to Jean Watson’s theory, she believed that holistic health care is central to the practice of caring in nursing. We need to take proper care of ourselves as well and stay healthy in order to deliver the best quality of care our patients need. Watson mentions the nurse and patient should have a transpirational relationship that could also enhance the patient’s ability for
For instance, they should be able verbalize appropriate emotions and also communicate with the clients through non-verbal cues such as eye movement and gestures. Communication skills that are applicable in nursing assessment include active listening, observation, reflecting and interpreting (Dossey, Keegan, & Barrere, 2015, 469). Since holistic assessment aims at gathering necessary information about the patient, having knowledge on how to convince the patient to share all information even those they do not wish to disclose will enable the nurses to develop good relationship with client, thereby providing them the best care. More so, the decisions that nurses make are very crucial to the patient’s health because a proper treatment plan is
She inspires me to become a great nurse full of knowledge and passion for providing the best possible care to others in need. Johnson shows in many ways that she has integrity, courage, initiative, critical thinking skills, goals, and ways to be an effective communication and collaborator in the nursing profession. Each of these qualities are qualities that I hope to someday have and present to