It requires an understanding of the care seeker 's culture and acknowledging what matters to them while caring them in the same as other individuals. Article: Culturally Competent Care: Are we There Yet? The paper is written by Gloria Kersey-Matusiak, PhD, RD and focuses on culturally competent care among nurses. The paper tries to define the competent nursing care, explains it significance in our health care community, introduce a cultural assessment tool, and discusses how the knowledge of culturally competent care can be used in the practice. Introduction to the Culturally Competent Care Firstly, the paper introduces a series of important questions a nurse should ask him/her about the importance of cultural competence in patient 's care, the assessment tool which is more feasible to use according to each specific population, and how that knowledge would help to improve patient 's care and reduce healthcare disparities especially for minorities.
From these realizations I have concluded that the professional nursing theories which most align with my own philosophy is a combination of Jean Watson’s theory of human caring and Rosemarie Parse’s theory of human becoming. Watson’s theory of human caring outlines the science behind caring as a driving force and framework for practice in nursing. It explores the concept that “humanities address themselves to deeper values of the quality of living and dying, which involve philosophical, ethical, psychosocial and moral issues” (Watson, 2005, p. 2). Within her original text, Watson outlined 10 “carative factors” which help integrate the science of healthcare field with the more holistic nuances of nursing and the phenomena that is the human
It is evident that some professionals have sought out ways to reduce nursing theories and make them a thing of the past, but they are still highly regarded in professional healthcare. As noted by McCrae, “The Magnet Recognition Program (American Nurses Credentialing Center 2008) is an international accreditation of excellence in nursing, and a key requirement for organizations is to describe and implement a professional practice model” (p. 223). It is an aspiration of all hospitals to achieve Magnet recognition because of their nurses; this very achievement cannot be made without the hospital’s implementation of a professional nursing
Watson (2012, as cited in Pjnkihar, 2017) refers to nursing as a science, art, and moral ideal which essence is caring. In the ten caritas processes, Watson emphasized the promotion of a “supportive, protective, and/or corrective mental, physical, societal, and spiritual environment” (Watson 1999, as cited in Pjnkihar et al, 2017). She also highlighted the influence of internal and external environments on
This framework is a useful standard against which the professional behavior of a nursing practitioner must be measured. The Nursing Staff Supervisor (NSS) can refer to this standard (or standards of ethical behaviors) when resolving ethical issues in nursing practice. In situations wherein the ethical issues are so complicated to be resolved at the hospital level, the ANA may be able to step it within a pre-defined parameter, to extend their institutional ethical expertise to help resolve the ethical issue involved (Wood, 2014). Nursing associations oftentimes have a dedicated ethics committee who are comprised of ethics experts over issues relevant to, or uniquely encountered only in, the nursing practice.
There are three dimension of nursing care which are used to assess patients satisfaction, that are, Nursing skill, Attention and Physical Care(Khan et al., 2007) Patients are the best source of information about a hospital system’s education, communication, and management processes, because they are the only resource of information about whether they were treated with pride and regard or not . Their experiences often told about the organization that how well a hospital system is operating. Patients
Professionalism is the core value of any healthcare profession. According to the article written by McSherry, “Excellence in nursing care will only happen by ensuring that nurse managers, leaders and educators are able to respond to the complexity of reform and change by leading, managing, enabling, empowering, encouraging and resourcing staff to be innovative and entrepreneurial in practice” (Mc Sherry, Pearce, Grimwood, & McSherry, 2012, p. 7). McSherry’s article expressed the public’s deleterious views of nursing and the lack of empathy. Basis for these views stemmed from undesirable standards of patient care as a direct result of under staffing. The public unfortunately see’s negative before positive, therefore, exemplification of professionalism
Evidence based practice is a process that is often used by nurses to assistance with making autonomous decisions whenever possible. It is the development of clinical nursing standards based on what research demonstrates as effective care. In time of clinical decisions, it requires nurses to use proven scientific data or information instead of depending on their instincts, past experiences or advices. According to Frinkelman, evidence based practice helps in identifying and assessing high quality, clinically relevant research that can be applied to clinical practice as well as the development of policy. “EBN emphasizes ritual, isolated and unsystematic clinical experiences, ungrounded opinions, and traditions as a basis for nursing practices,
Nurses are expected to be more than just a nurse, but rather an advocate, caregiver, support system and professional. There are 5 professional values that are associated with the description of a nurse. The first professional value of nursing is altruism. Altruism can describe someone who is unselfish, concerned, and devoted to helping others in need. The beauty of being a nurse is that nurses are caregivers to all.
QSEN Competency of Safety A major push for the improvement of quality and safety outcomes was in 2000 when the Institute of Medicine published, To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System. In 2003 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) laid out the six core competencies for healthcare workers. In 2007, the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) project redefined the competencies to fit the care of nurses (Jones, 2013). Two of the competencies laid out in this project are quality and safety. These are often clumped together, but are in fact two separate competencies.