Introduction Nursing is provision of professional care to individuals, families, and communities in order to make them attain, maintain or recover optimal health and resume the good quality of life. Other than the receiving professional training and possessing well-trained therapeutic skills, nurses should also have good ability of interpersonal communication, because during the process of therapy, large amount of communications are involved in it. Nurses and patients will experience an inter exchange of information between each other so as to reach their mutual goals. Hildegard E. Peplau raised the theory of interpersonal relations, the theory explains the phases of interpersonal process and nurses’ roles in different phases, encouraging
When I think about nursing I think about what our actions and interventions as nurses, and how we utilize our nursing skills. Basically, the foundation of nursing simplified is what do nurses do? Nurses play a major role in health care. We must have an understanding that our idea of healthy and our patients are usually very different. Nurses must explore ways to address the idea of wellness with each patient, and that is done by education and assessments.
The nurse must be able to discuss appropriate coping strategies with her patient and provide information in regards to their correct usage. In patients whose body reality has been altered coping strategies have been shown to be extremely effective in relieving immediate stress. (Niven, 2006) The importance of social supports should not be undermined, as active social support can provide an environment which is conducive to the integration of the patient’s new body image in society. The nurse should promote communication with both family and friends, social supports such as these can encourage the patient to view their new body reality in a positive ways. Patients with strong social supports are more liable to make progress in coping with and accepting their new body reality.
As I advance to my practice, I would like to have a transformational leader who places themselves as equal to their followers and inspires them to achieve higher goals. Transformational leader allows nurses to make their independent decisions and encourages them to improve. Although leadership and management always come together, the two roles are not the same. While leaders focuses on people and relationships, managers concentrates on the task at hand (Cite website). Though I have only met a few nurse managers, I think the best management style for a new nurse is a coaching manager since their focus is the professional development of their followers.
According to Hood and Leddy, ‘‘ The roles of a nurse is client advocate, teachers, an agent of change, coordinator and care giver’’(5). Having a nursing degree can help to bring these changes by teaching and helping to prevent issue from arising. A goal of the nurse is to see these issues prevented and can be a personal achievement
W5 Application: Patient Safety Risks Nursing Home Setting This paper will focus on geriatric patients group with increased fall risk at nursing homes. A nursing home is chosen by as the selected healthcare setting. Nursing homes are not only for geriatric population, but for anyone who requires 24-hours care. Nursing homes focus their services for people who cannot be cared at home. Most nursing homes have nursing aides and skilled nurses on hand 24 hours a day.
This had created an excessive consequence on the patients care outcome, which involved amplified problems among patients, nurse-patient ratio increase and lessen excellence and quality care for the patients. In this paper, the causes of nurses’ shortages and turnover will be discussed, how the leader and the managers in the nursing profession can resolve these problems will be described, the personal and nursing professional philosophy in a way that it relates to this topics that is been chosen will be mentioned, compare and contrast of how nursing leaders and managers would be expect to approach this issues, the rationale and the theories, skills, principles and the leaders versus managers’ roles will be described and the approach that will be best for the personal and nursing professional philosophy will be recognize and the reason for the approach will be suitable for the personal leadership style will be
Continuous professional development (CPD) has beed introduced in Malaysia since 2008 to meet improved self-development and health care services among nurses. Being a nurse, when we take parts of activities of CPD, we nurses could apply the knowledge we have by treating patient by doing nursing care. From continuous professional development we would be exposed and knows the barriers to its progress and its impact on nursing practice or nursing proffesionalism. Continuous professional development (CPD) is an important tool in improving the nurse’s knowledge regarding patient’s health. It is a process of learning of to keep up to date with current practices in nursing practices.
The change in life style and behaviours can only occur when nurses help the individuals, families and communities to see reasons why certain behaviours are inimical to healthy life. This will in turn decrease chronic diseases and the financial burden patients experience. Nurses need to know how to plan, assess, implement and evaluate such health promotion
Typically, evidence based practice critiques the research findings, quality improvement data and expert opinion to single out the most appropriate approaches of improvement. On the other hand, clinical research uses the existing methods and processes in the search for improvement i.e. it is based on the opinions and tradition and nothing can be done more. Indeed, the core business of the healthcare planners is to always make improvements on quality and efficiency of healthcare services. Thus, engaging in meetings where opinions, researches and other relevant knowledge is shared allows comprehensive learning, effective research and crafting or invention of better approaches to ensure patients and nurses enjoy the services and the health care environment as implied by Munhall (2012) and Torrey et al.