In health care, the goal is to address the needs of the patient and the public. The complexity of health care delivery systems requires a multi-disciplinary approach to the delivery of services that has the strong support and active participation of all the health professions. Within the context, nursing’s unique contributions, scope of practice, and relationship with other health professions needs to be clearly articulated, represented and preserved. By its very nature, collaboration requires mutual trust, recognition, and respect among the health care team, shared decision-making about patient care issues and open dialogue among all parties who have an interest in and a concern for health outcomes. Nurses should work to assure that the relevant parties are involved and have a voice in decision-making about patient care issues.
A person is in need of nursing care when they experience any deficiency of health, in the internal or external environment. Nursing is actively caring for the physical, mental, emotional, and social state of a person, and their perception of their external environment. Personal Philosophy Nursing is the art of holistically caring for a human being. Humans want to be cared for in order to maintain healthiness, but interaction with the environment can change their health status due to many different variables. The act of nursing helps people to achieve this goal comfortably and appropriately.
These factors provide guidelines for nurse-patient relationship, and the goal of nursing to help persons attain a higher level of harmony within the mind-body-spirit, healing and health. The 10 caritas processes include the practice of loving kindness, equanimity, and belief system for oneself and other. She promotes cultivation one’s world spiritual practices, self-awareness, authentic relationship with the patient, and support patient’s expression of feelings. In addition, she encourage to creatively use the nursing knowledge as part of the caring process, engage in genuine teaching-learning experience, and create a healing environment at all levels. Watson believes that the nurse’s assistance with patient’s basic needs potentiate alignment of the mind-body-spirit.
This paper is aimed at highlighting how essential the communication skills are for establishing rapport, understanding the needs of the patients and planning effective intervention for meeting holistic health care. To be continually relevant, nurses have to improve their communication skills to meet the challenges of constantly changing roles and responsibilities. Thus its basic purpose is to make them understand the importance of communication skills that suit the holistic care which will guide them in their work
It is important for holistic nurses to recognize that they cannot facilitate healing unless they are in the process of healing themselves. The World Health Organization defines self-care as "activities individuals, families, and communities undertake with the intention of enhancing health, preventing disease, limiting illness, and restoring health. These activities are derived from knowledge and skills from the pool of both professional and lay experience. They are undertaken by lay people on their own behalf, either separately or in participative col-laboration with professionals." (World Health Organization (1983).
The community health nursing process utilizes the traditional nursing process components which are: • Assessment • Planning, • Intervention • And evaluation But these are enhanced by community health nurses in three defined dimensions: 1. Each component involves the Individual/community participation. 2. Many ways of knowing, each of which is important in understanding the complexity and wide nature of nursing in the community. The inherent factor of the wider environment on the individual/community which is the focus of care (e.g.
The community involvement in health school services is considered very essential for providing comprehensive health care. Community health nurse has collaboration with community recourses that help school nurse to improve health services inside school (Schwab & Hass, 2010). School health nurse plays a vital and very important role to enhance the educational process by the modification or removal of healthy barriers to learning because health and learning go hand on hand (Mohamed, 2013) School health is a team function. The team should be involving medical officer, school health nurse, health worker, teachers, parents, students and representative personnel from the community. The school health nurse is responsible for comprehensive services which include major emphasis of prevention, promotion, and health education for students, parents, school teachers (Road, 2012).
World Health Organization defines nursing as: “Nursing encompasses autonomous and collaborative care of individuals of all ages, families, groups and communities, sick or well and in all settings. It includes the promotion of health, the prevention of illness, and the care of ill, disabled and dying people” (WHO, 2018). This means that nurses care for both those who are sick and unable to care for themselves, healthy people, and the dead. One of the duties of the nurse is to educate the patient and public. As such nurses also go into the communities to create awareness on recent developments and how to manage our environment to prevent the inhabitants from becoming sick.
It is not just about looking after the patients, it also is about understanding them and the care they want to receive. Every individual has beliefs and values that they follow. The nurse has to acknowledge that and then proceed with providing quality care. Nursing also is also about establishing strong relationships with the patients, patients’ family and co-workers. Providing care should
It is basically the scientific method of problem solving applied to nursing in order to achieve a maximum level of change towards the expected health outcome. It is grounded in a holistic framework which offers the potentials for advancing nursing practice because it provides a frame of reference, centered around the client and family or community to describe, explain, predict and control the outcomes of clients’ care. It restores nursing to its primary commitment, that is, delivering care to people on a one-to-one basis and thereby eliminating the present tendency to relinquish this overall function to those who are not prepared to fulfill it. Nursing process promotes consumer satisfaction. By making the client the undisputed focus of the endeavor, a nurse brings forth a one-to-one relationship in which the client is an active partner and participant in crucial decision making.