Being able to promote a positive healing experience for patients is a significant responsibility for nurses. What heals one patient, may not work for another patient. Being equipped to identify what part is vital for each patient’s healing is not an easy task. Understanding different approaches to medicine, how different personality types function, how to be mindful rather than distracted, and what promotes an optimal healing environment are essential facets to provide exceptional care.
You have a very profound question as to the role of physical therapists in opioid addiction. It reminded me of the very inspiring words of the APTA president, Dr. Sharon Dunn (American Physical Therapy Association [APTA], 2015). I would like to quote what she said:
As we further our education to become advanced practice nurses (APNs), it is crucial that we understand the behaviors or core competencies expected of all APNs. For the purpose of this discussion, I will evaluate the core competency of quality and how I will integrate this behavior into my daily practice.
Florence Nightingale has impacted my nursing practice. She came into a hospital setting that had low standards and the environment had caused more problems for the patients than the war. She made efforts to clean up the facilities. She kept records of the changes and was able to show that a more aseptic environment was crucial to the healing process. This is something that I use in my daily tasks as a nurse. I wash my hands regularly, keep my patient’s rooms clean and organized and make sure that my patients have baths daily to prevent infections.
For this week’s journal assessment has asked to describe one of the ten General Competency Statement – on Values/Ethics in how I have met or will meet this competency during my practicum project this semester. This practicum project contains family education and training on proving care for a family member in a home setting, along with, the development of a train the trainer program, to ensure the high standard that has been established remain consistent throughout this program.
Nursing is part of healthcare system and this is a continuous changing environment becoming more demanding, the technology require knowledge and continuously adherence to all Health system requirements as nursing is a lifelong learning process. However , reflective practice is a driveway not only for personal development but also for team work with the purpose to improve care and to blend theory with practice( Jasper 2013).
I started to realize that professionalism was not only about what might be “the best” choice clinically but also about what might be the most respectful way for the patient. Studying medicine may be a challenging process for everyone, and maintaining professionalism throughout the practice would not be easy; however, I believe, with the influence of great role model, training and practicing in clinical professionalism would for sure assist me in facing further challenges in my future medical
Therapeutic relationship place the client’s needs first and is at the center of professional practice. Therapeutic nurse-patient communication foster positive relationships with patients by building trust, respect, and empathy. In life most things have to have a balance for things to run smoothly. Thus, professional boundaries should have set limits and clearly outline a safe, therapeutic connection between nurse and client. According to College of Nurses Ontario, “Nurses are responsible for effectively establishing and maintaining the limits or boundaries in the nurse client relationship”, College of Nurses Ontario (CNO). Difficulties arise when there is a lack of clarity about when the relationship is personal and when it is professional.
While reading Professionalism in Health care, this chapter helps the student better understand the importance of strong work ethic as well as the importance of the performance that is given by the employees. Some of the performance measurements listed in the book are committing to your job, being mindful and aware, avoid illegal, unethical, and inappropriate behavior, and report to work on time, as well as using critical thinking. Critical thinking is best described as “Using reasoning and evidence to make an analysis or reach a decision.” (Makely, 2017). Critical thinking can be used to find multiple solutions for a problem by thinking through each situation, deciding on a strategy, testing it, and observing the results. Therefore, getting
Moral integrity is the key ingredients and navigator in professional nurses that lead to ultimate goal of nursing care. It has been recognized as a fundamental part of professional nurses’ practice (Ulrich et al, 2010; Pavlish et al, 2012). Professional nurses play the largest role to support the need for individualized treatment of the patient. The goals of the profession of nursing are related to ethical and involve protecting patients from harm while providing care that is the most benefit for the patient (Bosek, 2009; Kopala&Burkhart, 2005; Helft, 2011; Susan, 2013,). Nowadays, professional nurses have encountered to face and manage with moral problem that occur from complexity of patient health problems, advances in technology, inappropriate of health care system, policies and priorities that conflict with care needs, inadequate staffing and increased turnover, or lack of administrative support (Brazil et al. 2010; Eizenberg et al. 2009; Elpern et al. 2005; Epstein, 2008; Gutierrez, 2005; Peter, 2008; Radzvin, 2010; Redman and Fry, 2000; Solomon et al. 2005; Sporrong et al. 2006; Wigglelon et al 2010).
This exercise revealed to me the fact that my own personal orientation is naturally leaning cooperation with others over competing with them. And even further, this process showed that I an even greater leaning toward equalizer tendencies. The second question posed, which covered my natural tendency to keep a game scoring close when competing with a close friend or relative really made me pause to reflect, here I had never before stopped to consider that I might not be alone is such a manifestation of consideration for others. This coupled with my high scoring answer to question number four, the one regarding a person’s willingness to sacrifice
Providing care to a patient is a particularly challenging process that requires a great deal of effort from a nurse. A nurse’s ability to give quality care to their patient is an important aspect to a patient’s life both now and in the future. As such, nurses must exhibit specific qualities in their practice in order to maintain the best standard of care for their patients. Given this, I believe that the standards of knowledge, advocacy, and self-awareness are foundational to the nursing practice and to a nurse’s capacity to provide quality patient care.
This assignment is a reflection of ethical dilemmas in nursing practice as a registered nurse; this paper is based on the group assignment which was completed for NURS3004. This reflection will include an explanation of the role that I portrayed in the group, the preparation that I did for the role, what could have been done differently, how this group assignment has impacted me in terms of working in a team and finally explain how this assignment will assist me in my future clinical practice as a newly registered nurse.