be highly effective for improving clinical outcomes and reducing cost. Teaching methods that incorporate opportunities for interdisciplinary education and collaborative practice are required to prepare nurses for their unique professional role and to understand the role of other disciplines in the care of patients. Nursing shortages have a negative impact on patient care and are costly to the health care industry. A significant nursing shortage exists today, particularly in acute and long-term care settings. It results from many factors.
In the studies mentioned above, it was revealed that professionalism of the medical interpreter is greatly associated with the extensive hours of training, rather the years of experience. This shed light on the importance of having more effective training programs around the world, under the supervision of professional interpreters. By doing so, people can expect having professional interpreters in the hospitals, providing patients with fast and accurate interpretation. This also forces hospitals to give greater attention to who they are hiring as a medical interpreter (Abrue et al,
Introduction Nurses are one of the most important people in the healthcare system. They handle just about everything that involves direct client care. They are also in charge of administering medication to clients under the order of the doctor or nurse practitioner. Sadly, the number of incidences involving medication errors are quite high. In this paper, I will talk about the numerous ways medication errors can occur and how nurses have a great role preventing them, in order to keep all clients in the healthcare system safe.
Using the general interpersonal skill can perfectly identify patients’ needs and understanding the unmet needs of patients so that the effect of therapy could be better. It simply emphasizes the nurse-patient relationship is important in curing the illness. There are still some shortcomings of this theory, Peplau mentioned interpersonal skill and applied it into patient and nurse’s relationship. I think it could partly apply into nurse-patient relationships. We are now having emergency department in hospital, it only takes us half an hour to see doctor, and not much time will be taken in the communication part.
A number of implementation projects are under way and they will provide with valuable experience on which to base practice in the future. The ultimate goal is that shared decision making is viewed as the core of good clinical practice, with patients placed at the centre of all
Work satisfaction was primarily derived from their clinical work, but also from fostering a happy team and from teaching. What is the purpose of this study? The aim of this project is to improve our understanding of how healthcare managers handle the demands and challenges, the motivations and rewards, of a changing service. We know very little about the work experience and attitudes of healthcare managers, but when things go wrong, this group often takes the blame. We will explore the impact managers have on the quality and outcomes of patient care, and we also want to find out how changes to working practices are managed after serious or ‘extreme’ incidents.
Diversity in the Nursing Profession Nursing is a diverse profession in the sense that there is a wide variety of specialties you can work in that fits your personality. There are different specialties that we can choose from and the resources and support available for us are endless. The specialty fields I chose for this paper include pediatrics, labor and delivery, and intensive care unit. In this paper, I will be discussing the specialties that I am interested in, and the affiliations that I will benefit from when pursuing a career in these specialty fields of nursing. Pediatrics My passion for pediatrics grew as I began to volunteer at Children 's Hospital Los Angeles.
Monitoring of this complex quality indicator is best accomplished through a process of establishing a guideline for your defined healthcare setting that has an evidence base to which the staff will be held accountable. Break the guideline into its constituent elements of assessment and interventions and begin working on the most challenging element. Empower staff to provide input and engage them in measurement. At the unit level, a visual monitoring board can be used to post metrics, keeping the staff focused on the outcome, and adherence to the fall prevention guidelines. Peer support, empowerment, and process accountability equate to success with clinical quality (Williams,
Therefore, with handovers, the nurses will be able to assess, plan and delegate tasks allocated effectively (Johnson et al, 2012) and thus, task can be completed within the shifts. Nevertheless, the handovers in the current practice has not been improved, according to the research done by Poot et al (2014), usually interrupted by phone calls and lack of active inquiries and confirmation regarding patients’ conditions by the oncoming shift nurses, which might impair the health outcomes of the patients if the message delivered is inappropriate. Therefore, it is the duty of the healthcare managers to audit the handover so that delivery of care is of standards and any changes to the practice can be issued out (Mayor et al, 2012). Besides, the managers should participate in patients’ care and be part of the team to supervise the overall teamwork and become a role model to the nurses (Tschannen et al, 2013). Only that nurses at
I find the uptake of evidence-based practice is one of the fields that has profoundly affected the paradigm shift and is woven into each of the nursing fields, and since wide researches have been conducted so far, it imperative to note that the available material will equip and provide needed assistance. Stevens (2013) argues that the use of the knowledge which is gained from quality improvement efforts will definitely generate evidence needed to make systems improvements and transform healthcare. Therefore, utilizing the available resources in addition to conducting further researches, exploring on well-intended expert opinions and working together with the willing partners from the academy for discovering what works to improve health care guarantees growth of the profession. It is true that there a number of challenges to improving the profession, but there is no magic bullet for bringing success into the practice, several strategies are needed. Furthermore, what works in the context of care should be identified and the context variables implementation.
(NICE, 2014) The ﬁrst known controlled trial study on the efﬁcacy of systemic family therapy at the Milan State University. A longitudinal prospective study was conducted to evaluate the clinical effectiveness of systemic family therapy in the treatment of patients suffering from schizophrenia, as compared to a control case sample composed of patients undergoing routine psychiatric treatment. At the end of 2 years, an improved clinical course and a better pharmacological compliance in the group of patients with systemic family therapy was shown. Hence it is vital to advocate for family psycho-education during the early phase of treatment for the patients with schizophrenia and their
An integrated team approach to mental health care management is perceived to improve quality of care and patient outcomes for chronic illnesses. However, limitations in the effectiveness of such management processes specific to the field of mental health exist. Primary limitations include the limited evidence supporting the use of integrated care model within mental health (Woltmann, E., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Perron, B., Georges, H., & Kilbourne, A., 2012). Additionally, research has shown that this model of care can be difficult to sustain due to limited resources including staffing, funding and administrative efforts (Johnston, Peppard, & Newton, 2015). Further limitations include stigmatization associated with various mental health conditions