Mirroring is a perfect skill nurses can use to uplift a patient and change their mood. Mirroring is mimicking the motions of another, but it’s done without the other person knowing that they are following your lead. In this case, the goal is to get the patient to follow the lead of the nurse as he or she changes their body position to a more upright position that shows positivity. Verbal and nonverbal communication play a role in therapeutic communication, often as techniques. The relationship is based on mutual trust and respect being sensitive to self
Often family members of patient needs are being neglected or unintentionally overlooked especial simple needs. The opportunity given to family members to be involved in bedside care lessen their feeling of helplessness. Addressing family needs help them through the process thus minimise adverse psychological outcomes. Further testing of facilitated sense making is warranted to recognise if the set interventions are effective. Perhaps it will be in advantage having a post-ICU clinic run by nurses like in the United Kingdom to assist family needs in addressing long-lasting anxiety, depression and symptoms of
Patients may be of different sex, age, nationality, profession, social status, and health status. However, they all deserve respect, attention, and compassion. The nurse should cooperate with the patient to find the solution to the health problems. The combination of creative knowledge of the nurse together with the maintenance of the patient is the aesthetic knowing. The means of transformative acts support the issue of aesthetics in nursing.
Patient safety, depression and caregiver strain are other factors that need to be addressed with this patient. The Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) can be used to assess the patient for depression. (The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing 2012). Mr. Ocampo is the primary care giver and he is under considerable stress. We must provide support for him.
Post incdents review and debriefing of the staff team and clients has a positive impact on staff and client to learn from the incident and plan , so as to avoid repeating violence again. It is practiced in our hospital however, it is limited and not practicing effectively. Nurses would however utilize support from collegues and the incharge (informal supports) rather than from organization in structured way. Significantly, nurses need to feel safe and supported when they been assaulted and victimized. This cam be achieved through formal support program like debriefing system following the incident.Additionaly, it is necessary that
In this case, the wife is of the belief and understanding, that her husbands views are, and always have been the same as hers. “When people are challenged by something like a serious illness or loss, they frequently turn to spiritual values to help them cope with or understand their illness or loss” (Puchalski, C, 2001). It is important for the nurse to establish trust and a relationship with the wife also in this scenario to better meet her needs. The nurse may need to consult privately with the hospital clergy, who are trained to deal with such situations and/or the hospitals Ethics team should the paint appear in distress. Education and support will need to be provided to the wife in a respectful manner.
A therapeutic nurse-patient relationship can be defined as the helping relationship which is based on common or in other words reciprocal trust and respect, the sustenance of both faith and hope, being sensitive with one self and others, and aiding with the fulfillment of one ‘s patient 's physical, sentimental, and spiritual needs with the means of one’s knowledge and ability. This caring relationship will develop when nurse and the patient come together as one in the occasion , resulting into cooperation and healing. Both adequate as well as efficient verbal and nonverbal communication is an essential element of the nurse-patient interaction. This therefore provides a care that in turn will enable your patient to be an equal partner in terms of attaining his or her own wellbeing back.
Follow-ups with the convalescent can improve a bond as well. Simply calling the family of the patient or the actual patient and giving them an update or good news can greatly ameliorate the relationship between the two. More often than not, patients are not having a good time. Obviously because they are in the presence of a nurse they are either sick, injured, uncomfortable and probably frustrated and scared. Nursing is a highly onerous occupation that can become a burden for some, but patients should never see that frustration.
Recommendations There are several ways to prevent a burnout. The first recommendation is to seek social support. This means that a nurse should reach out to someone who is willing to listen and will not judge them. “Social contact is nature’s antidote to stress (Smith, M., Segal, J., Robinson, L., & Segal, R. June,
It also important to know about different cultures and increase personal cultural awareness (Leishman, 2004). In emergency room nurses do not choose patients that they want to see, it is based on triage protocols. It would be beneficial to a nurse and the patient to establish a rapport and relate to some aspects while a patient is receiving
There are ranges of specialists who work on the rehabilitation team, each member of the team has a goal to help patient with a focus of promote QOL. The Case Managers are will be the primary contact person, with whom patient and family/caregiver can direct raise matters and ask for information. It is advised that a neuropsychologist should conduct a cognitive and behavioural/emotional assessment. Cognitive include perception and awareness, orientation, memory, though processing, problem solving, personality and decision making. Behavioural/emotional include emotional status, mood changes, adjustment difficulties, personality changes, inappropriate sexual behaviour, motivation level, substances misuse, depression, anxiety and psychosis.
Another role of the FMHN is to promote recovery. Care that promotes recovery enables the patient to integrate into the community and also balances power and priorities between the nurse and the patient (Dorkins and Adshead 2011). This can be difficult and very challenging especially in forensic settings due to the offending behaviour of the patient (Dorkins and Adshead 2011). In a situation where patients are on their way to recovery, are given therapeutic leave to attend groups and to the community. This can help with their recovery and also give the patient autonomy.
Many ethnic groups are resistant to treatment due to mistrust of the system and stigma around mental health. The issue of trust should be brought up in the beginning of treatment in order for the client and family to feel comfortable and be more likely to disclose information. Therefore, the therapist should establish clear and effective boundaries to ensure the development of a safe therapeutic environment on which trusting relationship can be developed and provide psycho-education on mental health to avoid resistance to treatment (Harper & Steadman, 2003). It is also very important to establish a positive working alliance with the family system as defined by the client; they are the most important resources to the client and support system to help guide the client through the therapy process and for better success in
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
Touch “can be used as a means of reassuring and/ or breaking down barriers between nurse and client” (Gleeson and Higgins, 2009). In mental health nursing touch is either helpful or technical in addition it can be compulsory or deliberate which has to dealt with care and respect as with all other communication skills. In the contemporary before attempting this skill a mental nurse has to take into consideration that offering touch has to be related to client’s needs. A nurse has to respect client’s culture their age, ethnicity and the gender as it is not acceptable in some cultures to touch someone who is not closer to them. Therefore, a nurse has to be mindful that a client’s response may not be predicted when touching them in a