Larson (1984) defines caring as the core, essence and distinguishing attribute of nursing. I believe that I possess the strength to care for others and behave in a caring manner. In the past I have shown my strength in this area of nursing care when looking after family members that have fallen victim to sickness. Whenever someone tells me that they are not feeling well, I immediately jump into action and try my best to make sure that they feel “cared for” .The feeling of pride and satisfaction I experience after caring for a person that is unwell is what originally made me choose nursing as a career. Caring is a basic attribute of human growth and development (Griffin 1983).
As previously mentioned, patients had essentially no role in their medical decisions until about a couple decades ago. People believed that this was okay because they trusted their doctor to make the right choice of treatment. Patient autonomy and shared-decision making has recently become prevalent in the medical field which allows the patients and doctors to collaborate about the best option possible. This is a very good thing because it allows the patient and the physician to make a unified decision that is acceptable to both party’s values and beliefs. This type of decision making is only made possible because it allows the physician to contribute their wide range of experience and knowledge and the patient to contribute their aims/goals and values.
It taught me that it’s okay to advocate for a patient and insist they get the respect and care they deserve. I also learned that it’s okay to get involved emotionally with the patient as we become family sometimes. We as the nurse should strive to make an impact in our patient’s lives as well as their family members. Majority of the time we are caring for and see the patient at their most vulnerable time. You may not always feel like you’re making a huge impact in a patient’s life but sometimes the smallest things make the biggest
However, over time QSEN has become more than just a nursing education change agent. It has become a resource for practicing nurses as well. I have not referenced the QSEN initiative outside of the classroom. That’s not to say that it has not impacted my practice.
This professional portfolio can only represent a small part of my professional strengths. It cannot show my sincerity, compassion, or my determination in my every day professional patient care. For example, it cannot represent my dedication towards my patients or coworkers on a daily basis. However, my portfolio does demonstrate my capability to write and communicate clearly which is essential in health care for nursing orders and direct patient care, to reduce errors and increase patient satisfaction in health care. I truly believe in order to do an efficient job, an individual must work hard to accomplish personal and professional goals.
I experienced no moment of divine intervention, nor followed the example of a respected relative’s career, my career development decision making was based on a gradual recognition that nursing would be the perfect vocation for me. I have come to realise that nurses are faced with considerable emotional and professional demands, taking responsibility for the quality of people’s lives, which can be seen as a major challenge. I believe I am a person who welcomes, enjoys and would embrace this challenge. My main source of inspiration to become a nurse comes from an innate desire in making a positive difference in people’s lives. I am fascinated by all aspects of nursing and I want to go on to expand my knowledge and develop my transferable skills and ability in caring for others.
I believe that I belong in the nursing field, because ever since I was a child, I always wanted to make a positive influence in people's lives. I just did not know how. No one is perfect, we all have weaknesses. My weaknesses include being shy and taking charge, but I do outgrow after
Before beginning my nursing education, I only thought nurses worked in hospitals and doctor offices. I never knew that nursing opened up so many different opportunities. For example, I didn’t know public health nursing even existed until I began my education. I never in my life heard such thing and I feel like not many people out there are aware of community nursing. Public health nursing has made me view nursing from a different perspective and I think it’s great that some decide to make it their career.
Research has proven over and over again that using evidenced-based practice (EBP) lowers the cost of healthcare, provides for better patient outcome, and for best work satisfaction among nursing staff. Yet, there is disagreement among nurses about the real value of doing research to change and initiate better nursing practices. The lack of enthusiasm to generate knowledge from research has many different facets, depending on who is questioned. Moving EBP into the clinical practice is complicated by time constraints, increasing demands on nursing care, and the inability to incorporate into the organization’s policies and procedures. For years, nurses have followed agency protocols for patient care some that based on research and others that
Nursing Career Over the last couple of days I have researched nursing. Nursing is an career that I am very interested in pursuing & making my career.Nursing is a profession within the healthcare sector focused on the care of individuals, families, and communities so they may attain, maintain, or recover optimal health and quality of life. I wanted to be a nurse ever since I was little , I use to love going to the doctors and having the nurses take my temperature . They were also so nice to me and I could always see myself being either a nurse or a doctor but my heart is telling me I would rather be a nurse. It would be my dream job to work in medical care for children .
This was frustrating and discouraging as I felt like I was just trying to do my job and chart information on my “patient”. I had to remember that my “patient” was still alive even though my computer system was not. In this situation I learned routine assessments along with the electronic health record are the best way to monitor patient outcomes. This is one of, if not the biggest, lesson the SimChart has taught me this
I really enjoyed reading your post. When I was trying to decided what I wanted to go to school for I also wanted to be a trauma nurse, but I realized that was not my calling. I originally was going to school for radiology but after a semester I changed my major to criminal justice. I wanted a career that would provide excitement and something different everyday, but also allow me to help others. I wish you the best of luck toward either a trauma nurse or anesthetist, they will both take a lot of work to achieve, but in the end will be so rewarding knowing how many people you are
They are very service-oriented, and their own happiness is closely tied into the happiness and comfort of those around them. They are valued for their genuine warm and caring natures, and their special ability to bring out the best in others. They usually do not handle conflict well, and may tend to be very controlling or manipulative. Relationships are central to their lives, and they put forth a great amount of energy into developing and maintaining their close interpersonal relationships. They expect the same from
Sometimes, just sitting with the patients and them knowing you are there is a tremendous help to them. When I go through a difficult time, I know God is beside me and will not leave. God gives me strength when I feel like I can’t go on because He knows that me being there for that one patient will make a difference. I also have to show a caring compassionate attitude with the people I work with. At times we are with them more than our own family.
I do not want to be so wrapped up around myself that I miss the beauty of the people around me. I do not like to see other people hurt and will give everything I have to make the quality of life better for them. As an aspiring nurse, my short-term goal is to work endlessly towards obtaining my Bachelor’s degree in nursing. Once I receive my bachelor’s I want to work as a pediatric nurse or in labor and delivery. However, after a few years of working and getting experience I want to go back to school and get my masters in nursing.