3.1 Personal concept In order to achieve great outcome of individualized or holistic care of patients, effective communication between the nurses and patients is required. Communication is a vital tool in nursing care. The purpose of nurse-patient communication is to create a nurse-patient therapeutic relationship,
The concept of health care needs includes physical, psychospiritual, social, and environmental needs that arise for patients in stressful health care situations. The concept of nursing interventions outlines nursing actions that promote comfort care. The concept of the intervening variables described as factors that influence recipient’s perception of comfort and affect outcomes. The concept of comfort defined as the immediate result of nursing interventions. Health seeking behaviors concept defined as “patient actions, which serve as predictors or indicators of improved health, categorized as internal (e.g., healing, immune function), external (e.g., functional status, a perception of health), or as a peaceful death” (Kolcaba, 2001, p.91).
The patients will trust the nurse when they know that they can be reliable. The nurse can gain clients trust by being caring, showing an interest in them, being honest and showing the client that they are listening to them. In nursing it is important to be empathetic. The nurse ensure that they are being empathic towards the client and not sympathetic. Empathy allows the nurse to relate to the client’s pain or distress.
Comfort Theory in Nursing Nursing is a very complex field where things are always changing and evolving. Even though things change very often, there are some things that always stay the same. One of these things is providing the best care for patients and helping them heal and recover as quickly as possible. One things that aids nurses in this is the comfort theory. The comfort theory was formed by looking at the comfort of patients and how it related to their healing process.
These elements insist the nurse to connect with another person at a deep psycho-social and spiritual level. This approach requires the tools of holistic communication which engages the nurses to empathize, sympathize and provide therapeutic care across their cultural, spiritual and social backgrounds. The literature review documents that much patient dissatisfaction and many complaints are due to breakdown in communication. The potential communication can well be established by regulating patient’s emotions, feelings, ideas, perceptions and expectations. This study explored the psychosocial care and the potential barriers that come across during the nursing care.
Lastly, I think that nursing involves being with individual patients or communities and being engaged in the moment. Each day we as nurses encounter different situations that require our ability to make meaning of a patient 's situation, such as, attaching significance to those
The model tells nurses what’s important and relevant when delivering individualised care by specialising and the right guidance suiting the needs of the patient. It helps devise, deliver and monitor care by means of format and structure which reassures nurses. ( Barrett, et al .2012). This is used to guide nurses with deliverer and the design of the care plan documentation, in order to ensure that all aspects of an individual’s life are integrated into effective care plan of care. Assessing patients under activities of daily living can help nurses picture a patient’s everyday life style and later making them aware of simple but important things such as management of fluids, diet restrictions etc.
CONCEPT 10: COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING This concept is taken from module 11 of block 7 entitled “General Nursing”. 10.1 Significance of the Concept Community health nursing is the synthesis of nursing and public health practice applied to promote and protect the health of population. It combines all the basic elements of professional, clinical nursing with public health and community practice (Basavanthappa, 2007). Community health nursing is very essential particularly at this time because it maximizes the health status of individuals, families, groups and the community through direct approach with them. Community health nursing ensures nursing care of family in sick and health.
(2007), the patient satisfaction is associated with the nursing care given by two elements: the image of the nurse as a caring human being and experienced and talented health care provider. This study was conducted to assess the level of patient satisfaction with nurse care in the outpatient department. The survey was conducted in UP-Philippine General Hospital using a cross-sectional survey to determine the level of satisfaction. 237 patients were given a questionnaire for the gathering of data. The result shows that 69.3% were very satisfied to the nurse care as a caring person and a skilled and experience nurse.