Spirituality and spiritual care should be part of nursing curriculum to provide quality nursing care to patients(Wu, Liao, & Yeh, 2012 ; Cooper, Chang, Sheehan, & Johnson, 2013). However spirituality education program equips student nurses to identify their inner strength & resource to provide holistic care to patients (Wallace et al., 2008). This not only improves psychological well-being of a nurse but also her therapeutic nursing skills (White, 2014). Studies have reported mindfulness and self-compassion are significantly correlated with psychological well-being (Hollis-Walker & Colosimo, 2011; Neff, Rude, & Kirkpatrick, 2007; Baer, Lykins, & Peters,
A study to assess the effectiveness of spiritual care training program for nurses on their spiritual care competence. 6.1 Introduction Provision of holistic care to patients is primarily an ethical and legal responsibility of nurses. They have identified the importance of enhancing patient’s spiritual health. Well known nursing theories coined by nursing leaders have clearly identified the significance of spiritual component in quality care. Formally spiritual care has been included in nursing curricula and nursing codes, but educational institutions in nursing shows little interest and attention to the development of competence of students in this domain of care.
A Reflection on my Development of Non-verbal Communication and Empathy In this annotated bibliography, I summarized and critiqued three peer-reviewed articles. I also reflected on how these articles changed my view on how foundational registered nursing skills, such as non-verbal communication and empathy, develop. Chan, Z. Y. (2013). A qualitative study on non-verbal sensitivity in nursing students.
First of all, I recommend that instructors have to add sufficient information about ears, nose, mouth, and throat of children to the lectures. This is because graduate nursing students should know the distinguish between child and adult assessment because some steps of examining the ears, nose, mouth, and throat of the child might be different from an adult. Secondly, I recommend that instructor might need to clarify and add names of pictures condition in the lecture. They might have to explain more about those pictures in the lecture so that graduate students, especially international students have the ability to understand it easily and accurately. Finally, I recommend that instructors have to include some case studies and examples to the lecture about ears, nose, mouth, and throat.
Finally, video one really enlighten us on the importance of spirituality for nurses. The narrator talks about patients’ needs of spirituality during health crisis. Many studies have shown that spiritual well-being makes an impact on how patients respond to illness. Nurses are primary care givers, thus responsible of patients’ spiritual needs and
One of the student nurse goal of this experience includes interviewing different members of the collaborative team to understand their role and scope of practice. The student nurse will monitor the client during rehab and determine how well activities are being tolerated. Another important goal of the nursing student include contributing to the client’s plan of care and implementing tasks in a timely manner. Providing holistic and competent care is the core of nursing practice, so it was important the nursing student spend an adequate amount of time assessing the non-physical part of the healing process. The mind and body are both interconnected, and the student nurse final goal was to uplift the client’s mood to encourage optimal participation in
Teaching critical thinking to students is an essential tool to give the students a solid foundation when they are entering the workplace. Nurse educators are called upon to teach the student the fundamentals of nursing. Critical thinking by one definition is the ability to analyze and process the analysis in order make informed decisions while caring for the patient. The purpose of this paper is to review some of the literature in order to help decipher what critical thinking is all about and to take a look at the importance and potential ways in which to teach critical thinking to nursing students, Literature Review Critical Thinking at the Bedside In Robert and Petersen’s article in relation to critical thinking at the bedside, it is emphasized
The goal of this assignment was to help students provide their own philosophy of nursing. The Bible teaches us to care for one another without distinction. As a soon to be a graduate nurse, my personal philosophy of nursing is to provide safe and effective care to my clients, be their advocate, and help them move to the highest level of wellness. I also have the obligation to put their interest first and promote their autonomy as much as possible. Before nursing school, I wasn 't aware of the scientific basis of nursing practice.
They were also role models for each other through the care they gave, addressing patients by name, remembering details about their lives, engaging them in quality conversation, communicating compassion through non-verbals, and in being sensitive to individual needs. A study on the influence of role models on adult nursing students states the obvious, “It is important for practice-based mentors, formally allocated or otherwise, to be willing and able to role model professional attributes” (Felstead & Springett, 2016). The simplest way to support and encourage compassionate care in coworkers is by being a role model and offering constructive criticism when necessary. Compassion in care is an essential value of the professional nurse and other nurses should be supported and encouraged in their efforts to include it in
Making appropriate health decisions depend on the patient’s degree of understanding of the basic health information and the strategies used by health care providers to assist patients with low health literacy levels. In the article “Experiences of nursing students in caring for patients with behaviors suggestive of low health literacy: a qualitative analysis”, written by Carol Shieh, Anne E. Belcher, Barbara Habermann in 2012, the authors describe the main topics that might affect how patients understand health information from the nursing students ' perspective. Shieh, Belcher, and Habermann (2012) stated “as the population with chronic illness grows, preparing health workers with the knowledge and skills to help patients with low health
“School nurses are responsible for providing and supervising school nursing services for children with complex health concerns” (DuChateau, Beversdorf, & Wolff, 2015, p. 173). A clinical flow plan will make the clinical setting positively conducive for students and teachers. This could be accomplished by setting up clinical flow plan that would serve as a routine guide for how care is administered upon arrival of the student to the health suite all the way until the student returns to
I also attended classroom workshops on inter-professional working and communication by Helen York, where I learnt the important features of inter-professional working, and also the importance of communication in improving patient satisfaction and outcome. During inter-professional working workshop, we had healthcare professionals from various hospitals that came to our school to share more about their roles and responsibilities. An activity was carried out, where the healthcare professionals will walk around the teams to discuss more about their roles in the healthcare field. We were supposed to identify and make a list of the healthcare professionals who would be involved in getting into contact with the patient with a certain condition or