Occupational therapists play various roles as a member of the health care team. Specifically, the occupational therapist’s role in the post-acute setting will be the focus of this paper. Like other professionals there is an amount of education required to become an occupational therapist. There are specific goals and role that occupational therapist focuses on as a member of the health care team. Occupational therapist and registered nurse are both an essential component of the interprofessional team but they both had to achieve different requirements to practice in their respective profession.
As a nurse it is important to know when to give your input and when to hold off. At the end of the day, what the patient wants is what they will receive from every nurse on the floor. A nurse must be a patients advocate, meaning as a nurse you will support your patient and defend them and what they believe in. Bringing me to the third professional value, human dignity, the value or worth of a person (96). This value, in my opinion is the
While on the floor with the Med surg nurse I observed many different aspects of the nurse. Med surgical nurses are the primary care provider when actually caring for their patient. They have the most interaction with the patients and orient care based on the patient's specific needs. Before the end of shift med surg nurses perform what is called a hand off from the night to day shift or vice versa on the patient and any pertinent information a nurse may need while caring for their patients. The nurse is responsible to educate and advocate for their patient if they feel something should be changed or adjusted.
Regardless of what the doctors may have said about the imminent death of a patient, it is important that they are well-taken care of. They may require the much needed care for them to regain their health and do not need to be abandoned since they have been declared to be dying. The environment within which a nurse works varies from place to place. A nurse may work in a hospital; take care of a sick patient from home or even at a facility of special care. The bottom line is that nurses should take care of patients and provide a comfortable environment for all patients to get better.
Nurses should establish a solid sleep schedule and stick to it. Nurses may face many situations each day that are out of their control, such as hospital policy changes and staffing difficulties. By maintaining a positive attitude, staying healthy and talking about concerns with trusted colleagues, nurses can better deal with potential stressors. In the long run this will lead to better patient care, and increased work
They are considered to be the foundation of nursing (Watson, 2005). The processes entail forming selfless values in order to provide supportive care, being attentive to the belief system of the patient, showing understanding of oneself therefore being able to incorporate it into patient relations, developing a trustworthy relationship with the patient, accepting the patient’s feelings as valid emotions, and problem solving in all aspects of care, which is a similar aspect to the personal theory’s viewpoint of critical thinking (Watson, 2005). Other processes include adapting teaching styles and methods to meet the patient’s needs, creating an environment that is comfortable and healthy to promote healing, providing assistance with daily care which also promotes healing, and being attentive to the soul and its well-being (Watson, 2005). Watson (2005) compares these statements to love invoking, which “allows love and caring to come together for a new form of deep transpersonal caring,” which “connotates inner healing for self and others” (p.
Effective communication is one of the most fundamental tools of the nursing practice. Communication involves two parties the conveyor and the recipient, in which information is exchanged through personal and interpersonal mediums (verbal and non-verbal forms), allowing the message conveyed to be received and understood. Ultimately effective communication in healthcare reduces barriers constructed by language and cultural differences etc, creating a safe environment for the client in which they can actively participate in positive health-related behaviours. This explanatory synthesis will explore the concept of self- awareness in relation to therapeutic communication and how it significantly influences nurse-client rapports. It will also
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 Chapter focuses on the nursing features which defines the difference between LPN and RN nurses. It shows how we are able to transit from LPN to the RN level through the notions of professional socialization. LPN can be refer as a nurse who provides care for the sick, injured and disabled or sick people under the supervision of registered nurses and physicians. Basically, practical nursing programs are focus on the teaching of how to care for patient. Registered nurses are educated to use their thinking skills to plan, manage, and evaluate patient care.
In the article “Skills for Nursing Practice” The authors note that Nursing takes skills such as leadership, communication, teamwork, and compassion. These skills are focused around patients, and promotes dignity and respect toward the patient. When becoming a nurse, one of the most important skills is to be organized. This helps with decision making, critical thinking, knowledge, and being professional (Felton). When working in an ER it is important to be up to date with what is going on, and remaining calm in stressful situations.
For the process of healing to be amiably achieved there should be a cooperation of the patient and the nurse this elevates the confidentiality of the patient and make it easier of the functionality of the nurse. However, there are cases where the autonomy of the patient has to be contested to achieve the process of healing; this raises issues
A 1- The one question or decision relevant to a Hospital business that I will answer by collecting and analyzing a set of data is: Is there a relationship to the number of hours a Registered Nurse (RN) works and patient safety? RNs are the main caregivers to the patient. They
In order to ensure that, we are truly empathetic towards patient we must remember where we came from. Before a person becomes a health provider they had to go through certain training and practices to reach their job position. The best way to include empathy is to remember that at some point in time we were patients; put ourselves in patients shoes. We have all experienced similar experiences, and everyone goes through problems no matter how big or small the issues are. I believe that it is time that healthcare professionals teach their students and remind them how effective empathy can be; not only for the patients but everyone who is part of the healthcare system.
A good nurse is someone who is compassionate, empathetic, and has a desire to truly want to care for the well being of others. A good nurse is also someone who is knowledgeable and also stays current in the medical field. As an advocate, nurses should empower patients by motivating and encouraging them to be active in their own care, also making sure the patients voice is being heard, and ensuring proper care is being performed in the best interest of the patient. A nurse is also an educator; nurses have the responsibility of educating their patients on their medical condition when the patient does not understand their prognoses. When a patient has a lack of knowledge of the care that is being provided, the nurse also has a responsibility to explain the care and why it will help the patient in the process.
Oral communication is key to comforting and providing information to the patient and their family. For example, when discussing the anesthesia and surgery with the patient, you should be friendly and informative. This way the patient knows how the surgery will be performed and they would also feel comfort knowing that the staff will take care of them. If the anesthesiologist was rude or conveyed the information in a confusing way, the patient may feel at unease and concerned on how the staff will treat them during the operation. In addition, these communication skills are useful when working with a surgical or anesthesia team.