My personal philosophy of nursing seeks to incorporate the art of conveying nursing science holistically with care and human dignity. The four nursing metaparadigm concepts are described in relation to nursing as a science and an art and provide the base upon which my view of nursing and my personal philosophy are derived. As a nursing student at UIC, I am well aware of the fact that the best outcome for any patient may not be improvement in health, but rather, a dignified death during the end of life care. End of life care includes a significant quality in care and human dignity.
These messages enclose information, and the senders of these messages intend particular meanings to reach the receiver of the message, who will then attribute a meaning to the message. The intended meaning may be varying from the meaning attribute to the message by the receiver. This is not only due to the words was used but also by the non-verbal messages that are also sent (Fielding, 1995). Heath (1997) stated that communication occurs in various ways and at diverse levels of awareness. Barber (1993, cited in Heath, 1997) states that communication is that sharing understandings and involves openness to the enquiry of another person, having attention, perception, receptivity and empathy towards that person. Peplau (1988, cited by Betts, 2002, in Kenworthy et al, 2002) argues nursing as an interpersonal process. Betts (2002) argues that effective communication is intricate and obscure. Both the nurse and the patient are distinctive individuals, and they both bring with them their perceptions, values, interpretations and experiences to the interpersonal process. To achieve trust, the nurse must use openness, honesty and effective communication
During my long-term care experience last Friday, I was exposed to many forms of communication. There was non-verbal communication, where you could just see that a patient was maybe anxious or content. I witnessed verbal communication between nurses, certified nurse's assistants, bath assistants, and even student nurses. However, the best example I can give about communication and how I utilized communication was during my first insulin injection. First, us students verified with the nurse as well as our clinical instructor on how the procedure was performed using verbal communication. Next, we used written
Throughout the daily health care facility, microsystem is continuously at play. At my time in the hospital I observed register nurses, CNAs, physical therapist, and dietician come together effectively to help assist the patients overall safety and health concerns of the patient needs. I spent the day shadowing a nurse and observed the element of the microsystem at work. During this time, I recorded my observations of the nurse throughout the day such as patient care, tasks, medications, charting, and other duties.
When I complete all of my schoolings I would like to become a behavioral disorder counselor. This career is for me because I love helping people, I want to help people better understand themselves so they can overcome their problems, and the human brain and the thought process has always been a huge interest to me. Is has always been a goal in my life to be somewhere in the healthcare field working, and this is the area that intrigues me and always keeps me interested.
Martina Fernandez is a 65-year-old Hispanic woman who has had diabetes for 42 years. She is admitted to the hospital with extreme circulatory deficiency and evidence of early gangrene of the left foot. After speaking with her family members, she decides to go ahead with a below-the knee amputation. Following surgery, she had a stroke and the nurses gave her medications to dissolve the clot. As the day progressed, she got progressively worse; none of the medication seems to be working. By the next day, she didn’t even try to speak but would squeeze the nurse’s hand when spoken to. Mrs. Fernandez who is a widow lives with 5 of her children (all married with Kids). Mrs. Fernandez children are asking questions
According to Julia Wood (2004), “communication is a systemic process in which individuals interact with and through symbols to create and interpret meanings. However, Sheppard (1993) suggests that, in the nurse–patient relationship, communication involves more than the transmission of information; it also involves transmitting feelings, recognizing these feelings and letting the patient know that their feelings have been recognized (M, 1993)”. It is a two way process. The patient conveys their fears and concerns to their nurse and helps them make a correct nursing diagnosis. An excellent communication skill between nurses and patients is essential for the successful outcome of individualized nursing care of each patient. The ability to communicate
Effective communication is a key component of interprofessional practice to provide the best care for a patient treated by a multidisciplinary team. In my future profession as an occupational therapist there will be many important roles and responsibilities to consider across different specialities. Occupational therapists regularly work with nurses within an interdisciplinary team and the two health professions must practice effective communication, and the skills which foster the effectiveness. Occupational therapists, nurses, and the communication skills these professional require to work in an interdisciplinary team will be discussed.
Every nursing, in order to consider the profession must have an understanding of at least three of the five professional values, in my opinion. These values consist of altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity and social justice (Taylor 96). Beginning with the professional value of Altruism, the believe in or practice and self concern for the well-being of others (96). I believe that in order to be the best nurse you can be for your patients, you must understand the concept of altruism. As a nurse, your profession is to take care of people, if you do not know the professional value of altruism than you cannot possibly understand how important it is to care about the wellbeing of your patient. Not only do you need to focus on the wellbeing of your patient, but the patient
Communication is described as the interchange of information, thoughts, and feelings between individuals using dialog or other methods (Kourkouta, & Papathanasiou, 2014). Communication between patients, nurses, and other healthcare professionals can influence the patient outcome subsequently, understanding what establishes an effective communication will be beneficial for nurses and other healthcare professionals. Having the skills to articulate efficiently exists beyond having verbal skills. According to Wright (2012), to establish effective communication, a nurse should develop the use of nonverbal cues such as body language, demonstrating active listening skills to facilitate assurance that the interaction remains successful, and having
The trustors qualities, skills and behaviour with gestures and body language indicating caring, attention, warmth and patience are key to develop a trusting relationship (Rortveit K. et al. 2015). Trust was associated with nurses taking time, sitting down and answering questions, showing interest and expressing concern as well as sharing experiences and emotions (Rortveit K. et al. 2015). Nurses who demonstrated a commitment to person-centred care were seen as trustworthy professionals (Thorpe G. et al. 2014). Trust may be associated with communication, such as nurses informing about the risk, maintain confidentiality and relating to patients as adults, acting as advisor or patient advocate, being engaged and providing assistance (Rortveit K. et al. 2015). Rortveit K. et al. (2015) states adopting a listening attitude and demonstrating that one is trying to understand is must for a nurse to develop a trusting
According to Patterson & Krouse (2015), It is important to transfer the message in a good way, for that the communication skills is one of the most important basic skills of nursing leadership. More than that, communication in nursing can make their job efficiently and help them to communicate with a wide range of people, including the patient, patient 's family, and healthcare providers. However, unlike bad communication, which increases nursing staff problem and can lead to worsening the patient health condition, a good communication saves time and reduces the problem of nursing staff in resaving and deliver the right information. Furthermore, communication is not only talking with the patient it’s also listening to what the patient 's family and healthcare providers are saying to collect more information that helps the nurses to save lives. In this paper, I will reflect my communication that goes well with one patient.
Nursing is provision of professional care to individuals, families, and communities in order to make them attain, maintain or recover optimal health and resume the good quality of life. Other than the receiving professional training and possessing well-trained therapeutic skills, nurses should also have good ability of interpersonal communication, because during the process of therapy, large amount of communications are involved in it. Nurses and patients will experience an inter exchange of information between each other so as to reach their mutual goals.
The purpose of this assignment, I will critically discuss and analyse the use of the ABC-E model, when assessing and engaging with a new client. The ABC-E model of emotion is known by a bio-psychosocial model of mental health care which enables a client to understand there autonomic, behavioural and cognitive symptoms in their environment to get a much deeper insight, into how the client may be feeling.
Before I joined this class I have less idea about the group dynamic what is means, and what will do. In general, I was think group dynamics is interesting and will improve our self and it is important of future. Know after I finish this subject , the group dynamics was actually interesting subject . It helps me to improve myself to be better because every member want to work together to achieve for our goals. So I know there are many skills that must everyone have it. For example, communication skill, teamwork, organization, motivation and listening skills confidence.