Reflecting on this clinical practice has been unquestionably beneficial to me. It is helped me ascertain further information about dignity and the importance of it. It has also allowed me to evaluate the care I give and develop personally and professionally. Using the Gibbs (1988) reflective framework has enabled me to look at all aspects of the clinical practice and gain essential information relating the maintenance of dignity. I have found this assignment of reflecting extremely interesting and have enjoyed learning new things about myself and the care I give in clinical practice.
I am in my third year of nursing and I am currently working in a hospital on an Orthopedic Neurological Trauma Unit. I collaborate with patients to identify the prominent health issues they are experiencing and advocate to ensure the care they receive is the most effective for their healing process. Patient interaction, learning new skills and evidence based practice, and being hands on with patient care are the benefits of my job that I enjoy the most. I form a bond with these patients and listen to their personal story to ensure that I give care individualized for each patient. As a Family Nurse Practitioner, I can connect with patients of various age ranges and diagnoses by applying these
This essay is going to reflect on my own management and leadership style in delivering patient care. It will discuss the effectiveness of the other leadership and management style within the multi-disciplinary team and its impact on delivering patient care. I will use as an example, my previous experience back home as a nurse and compare it to my current experience in the United Kingdom (UK). This will show my strength and weakness as well as my new learning skills, which have changed my practice. I will be using Driscoll model of reflection (2007) to guide my thought and refine my ideas.
Message decoded - this is when the other person tries to understand what is being communicated, speech and body language can also be misinterpreted. 6. Message understood - This is when communication is successful, although this does not always happen immediately. I am now going to relate Argyle’s communication cycle to a conversation with a doctor and a patient within the health and social care setting. Doctor Karim is talking to Yasmin who is a patient about her depression.
Many in the field choose to use a holistic approach to care, emphasizing prevention of diseases, promoting health and educating and counseling patients. Others, however, opt to teach, advocate for patient care, develop health care policy or do research, in an effort to improve the lives of individuals everywhere. Nurse Practitioner
A leader needs to adapt to situations and use techniques that are inclusive in order to avoid conflict and aids decision-making. Building relationships, considering others feelings and celebrating their successes with them can maintain strong leadership. By encouraging my team to participate in the decision making process I empower them, which inspires job satisfaction this reduces conflict, poor time keeping and absenteeism. I need to be able to help my staff team understand the need for change and I do this by being clear about my aims and objectives, the actions required and the part they need to play. Sometimes I need to take control especially where health and safety is concerned, these policies and procedures me adhered to at all times.
Weekly Self S.O.A.P - A. S- Discuss your SUBJECTIVE feelings for this week: This week I finished my rotation in the emergency room. I felt very comfortable in this unit. I was able to put to practice what I have been learning during lecture by triaging and assessing patients. I was able to work in the trauma area and in area 4, where they hold “non urgent” patients. It was interesting to see the difference between the areas.
A career as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner is a natural extension of my personal, educational, and research experiences. Although my path to nursing has not been a straight line, every experience that put me on this path has shaped my passion and dedication to psychiatric nursing. After losing loved ones to suicide at a young age, I made a promise to myself and to them that I would dedicate my life to helping individuals struggling with mental illness. This promise led me to study Psychology at UC Berkeley, where I fell in love with clinical research investigating the efficacy of treatments for mental illness. Eager to gain experience for doctoral studies in Psychology, I began working in research as a Project Coordinator at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System.
The theory of evidence based practice is not only an approach that targets for quality of patients but also highly improves the level of accountability in the health care sector by promoting a life-time learning process. Evidence based practice addresses the compulsory need for quality research evidence and quality practice all in struggle to support the care of a patient. Below is a brief description of the five models of evidence based practice(“ LibGuides at Oregon Health & Science University,” n.d.). Ask: Get some information about the consideration of people, groups, or populaces. Acquire: Secure the best accessible proof with respect to the inquiry.
Because we did not have a clinical last week, I wanted to ensure that I did not disregard little details about my assigned resident that may have been overlooked. I reviewed the information my partner and I completed in the concept map, my resident's assessment/health history information, and how my resident behaved the prior clinical day. It rests imperative to not only retain background knowledge of my resident, but also to distinguish how she has transformed over my time with her - physically, mentally, and emotionally. Going into this week's clinical, I will be able to utilize my knowledge to make an assessment of her current condition. Along with taking a look back on my assigned resident's information, I also reviewed the concept of perfusion.
It has exposed me to how things such as race, social class, income, access to resources, environment, and many other things has an outstanding impact on the quality and quantity of health care they receive. Through this program I hope to learn the fundamentals of community based research, how to advocate for health policy, a most importantly how to educate communities on health. I believe that is the most rewarding thing I can get out of this program. Having the ability, the power, to change someone’s life, by just giving him or her basic health care knowledge is so empowering. Knowing that I changed that life, that because of me hopefully their health will better instead of worsen.
Introduction People have moral and ethical values that assist them in making decisions about their healthcare on a daily basis. What if a person found out that they had a terminal illness and only had months to live? What if those few months would be filled with treatments, pain and suffering, tear filled family members, and high cost medical bills? Physician- assisted suicide remains a debated topic which causes physicians, nurses and those involved to take a look at what they value and what they are willing to do in order to carry out a patient’s wishes. Physician- assisted suicide can be thought of as helping a patient in carrying out their last days by providing the information and medication needed to end their life.
The paper was written for the Health promotion III course. Through research I was able to analyze the effectiveness of the MI protocol and the effect that prompt initiation of the protocol had on the patients, as well as look at the nursing role in the protocol. Artifact #2 was written during the Pharmacology course, and is a teaching plan for a patient taking the drug Keflex (Cephalosporin). Through research of the drug a partner and I were able to identify nursing interventions and education necessary when caring for a patient on this drug. The teaching plan enabled us to look at the various side effects and contraindications for the drug that could
When I was in the twelfth grade, a friend of mine was diagnosed with asthma. Because she was at boarding school, she had little knowledge on how to manage her illness. For several months after her diagnosis, she struggled with asthma attacks. After battling with her asthma for several months, she was advised to visit a website for patient engagement information.With the help of patient engagement technology, she gained more knowledge about asthma, and how to manage it. According to Worden, “Patient engagement is a person’s sustained participation in managing their health in a way that creates the necessary self-efficacy to achieve physical, mental and social well-being”(Better Patient Engagement).
Background and overview of the survey The survey used in this paper is from a comprehensive set of different surveys in a project on terminally ill cancer patients and their informal caregivers. The project aims to examine the effect of mental health on patient’s comfort at death and caregiver’s bereavement adjustment. The selected survey was used to collect data of chronically distresses of bereaved caregivers after the death of their beloved ones at the follow-up study one year after the baseline study. The survey was designed based on the Inventory of Complicated Grief – Caregiver version (Prigerson et al, 1995; Prigerson et al., 1999) with Cronbach’s α= .90 or above (Beery et al., 1997; van Doorn, 1997). Two hundred and seventy primary