I am truly convinced that it takes a special person to be a nurse. Everybody is not openly set up to take on the title of a “caretaker “ because as humans we have different characteristics and specialties. However, the way she wrote her response convinced me that it is important the everybody learn the knowledge behind being a nurse. The two points of view that she states are strong and beneficial, which can result in a
Stage 1. Description Under the heavy workload of nursing care, accidents are easily to cause. It is avoidable for nurse to reduce the accidents by enhancing the quality of care and be awareness on patient safety. During my practicum, there are some incidents that have not fully aware of patient safety on the nursing practice. When they take care of patient, they often forgot the practice of preventing harm from patient which influences the practice.
Scholarly Reflection Assignment Undoubtedly, the transition from a senior nursing student to a graduate nurse can be challenging. Graduate nurses often experience a complex but relatively predictable array of emotional, intellectual, physical, sociocultural, and developmental issues, especially during the initial phase of employment (College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta, 2013). I have always had a keen interest in pediatric nursing and was fortunate enough to practice in the pediatric surgical setting at the Stollery Children 's Hospital for my final preceptorship. I identified learning and implementing family-centered care (FCC) as an ongoing goal at the beginning of the preceptorship due to my insufficient amount of knowledge
I knew as a nurse that as much as I want to do something good for the patient to promote health, I can’t do anything but to respect her decision since she has the legal right to refuse any treatment and make health care decisions. In this situation, even though I want to promote life and health, I also put into consideration the patient’s legal rights which are the right to refuse a treatment and make a choice. (C.#67) (C.
I was also able to provide the rationale for the nursing interventions that I offered to Anne and this helped to improve the effectiveness of my nursing practice. However, while reflecting back on the incident using Johns (1995) model, I realised that, due to the time pressure in the GP practice I was not able to take account of Anne’s values, beliefs, social and cultural context while providing health promotion advices. Moreover, my health promotion was just like information giving focused on her disease condition rather than empowering her to improve the overall quality of her life. Health promotion is increasingly important role to nursing
The personal care that I am able to give to a resident is rewarding. Knowing you have helped someone is a grand thing. As a registered nurse it appears that most of the time is spent charting medical records, dealing with way too many headaches, and passing medication. Sarah has worked in other medical settings prior to coming to a care facility and stated that so much burden and liability is placed on nurses especially in hospitals. Sarah’s positive attitude kept me inspired throughout my observations to continue my education in the medical field, although, I am now strongly considering different career
This struggle is not unique to nursing but common to all health professions, including medicine. Challenged to address this important issue, an international commitment to evidence-based health care has resulted in a number of initiatives to improve access to research findings such as the Cochrane Collaboration, the Evidence-Based Medicine Working Group, critical appraisal skills teaching programmes, centres for evidence-based practice, research utilisation conferences, and evidence-based journals. Evidence-based nursing leads to “cookbook” nursing and a disregard for individualised patient care In practising evidence-based nursing, a nurse has to decide whether the evidence is relevant for the particular patient. The incorporation of clinical expertise should be balanced with the risks and benefits of alternative treatments for
I observed that nurse researchers are held in high esteem by the younger nurses and student nurses who are mentored by the nurses. In clinical areas, I educate my patients based or recent findings that will improve nursing care. I have realized that a major barrier to evidence best practice in our profession is lack of research reports and articles because of the difficulties involved in accessing such reports and articles. 6.2 SOCIAL CONTEXT The body of knowledge underlying nursing needs to be extended and nurses must learn to make decisions which have a research base. Research is costly in terms of money, time, energy and expertise.
In the growing of health care setting around the world the definition of competence is still open to debate as for some it is an objective concept that can be measured, but for many others it is merely related to performance of skills. However, nursing competence is heavily influenced by managerial competence in order to identify the concept of competence. The competence literature in nursing has discussed the important of several competencies to serve as competent nurses at the workplace. The definition of competence in nursing includes the element of clinical (Benner 1982 and Meretoja et al, 2002), moral (Taylor, 1994; Jomsri et al., 2005 Park and Peterson, 2006; Rhodes et al., 2011) and personal competencies (Norman, 1985; O’Shea, 2002
But defenders of an ethic of care in leadership stress the need for caring versus curing as an antidote to medicine which is purely ends-focused. ?Caring defines nursing, as curing often defines medicine? (Lachman, 2012, p. 113). The nurse?s role is to support the needs of the patient in conjunction with the patient?s social, psychological, and physical framework rather than simply focus on curing illness. Care is not simply sentimentality but rather reflects the need to make nursing a practical discipline on an individual basis for each and every patient in a unique fashion (Woods