Enthusiasm to help is a part of a nurse 's professional attitude that is most respected. Nurses, who are willing to help other coworkers, and patients, are seen as someone who can be trusted. In order to have a good teamwork in the clinical setting, each nurse must get rid of the selfishness less attitude. For example, on the clinical setting, if the nurse does his task on downtime and sees other nurse needs help, he or she has to step up and help the nurse who needs help. This is the kind of approach that shows a nurse is a team
What does nursing mean to me? Nursing means helping people heal, meeting their needs while they are in your care, listening to concerns, protecting them from harm, and educating them how to care for themselves while treating them with dignity, compassion and respect. Nursing is giving of yourself to the care of people and community, while expecting nothing in return. It is having compassion for people and their health, being a humanitarian, and making sure patients receive the best care possible. Nurses must also deal with families of patients with gentleness and kindness, realizing they are going through a stressful situation also.
The Heart of a Nursing Coat of Arms Although the profession of nursing embodies numerous traits, the core traits I believe best symbolize nursing are; trustworthiness, being knowledgeable, compassionate, respectful and caring. The traits I will discuss in further depth are compassion, respect and knowledge. These three qualities I will apply to real life nursing situations. I will define how they are showcased by inspiring nursing teams and how far these traits take one in not only their nursing pursuit but also their everyday lives. For the compassionate nurse I will discuss, compassion literacy, delivering compassionate care, barriers to compassionate care and compassion fatigue and how countless nurses overcome this reoccurring response.
They have become so accustomed to orders that when they leave, they cannot survive because they have become so adapted to their controlled lives in the hospital. Overall, social control contributes many roles in the film. Each character displays at least one characteristic or trait of social control. They eventually all become institutionalized and undergo some major personal changes, whether good or bad. The hospital keeps a very set day for all of them, and throughout the building there is status hierarchy.
Lessened contingency between input and outcome: Team members may feel they can hide in the crowd and avoid the consequences of not contributing. Or, a team member may feel lost in the crowd and unable to gain recognition for their contributions (Latane, 1998). This description is characteristic of people driven by their uniqueness and individuality. In a group, they lose this individuality and the recognition that comes with their contributions. Therefore, these group members lose motivation to offer their full ability since it will not be acknowledged (Charbonnier et al., 1998).
A good management and presented leadership skill make it possible for recognition on the contribution of good nursing care makes to both patient outcomes and cost-efficiency. The leadership skill included communication skill, technical skill, conceptual skill and negotiation tactics and problem solving skill are important to ease the healthcare delivery system. Nursing is an aging career as this profession thereby, many of the nursing experts retired from this profession and new generation were out there to serve the community.
Many nurses, identifying with the self-sacrifice culture, promote presenteeism by reporting to work despite illness and expecting fellow nurses to do the same, 2. Nurses feel obligated to report to work despite illness to prevent coworkers from suffering through poor staffing ratios, 3. A nurse reporting to work despite illness assumes that their presenteeism leads to better patient outcomes than their absenteeism would, 4. When nurses are faced with the conflicting demands of caring for patients and meeting targets, the potential to compromise integrity arises, 5. When working in a culture that promotes presenteeism while also placing high demands on nurses with high staffing ratios, nursing fatigue becomes prominent.
This is important because it not only affects lifestyle, it plays a very large role in the work that the nurse outputs. The work of nurses are quite important because they help to save lives and take care of, patient variation from very dangerously ill and quite small incidents. But this is dangerous overall because when nurses are not at optimum points, patient care is decreased. Burnout causes only negative aspects towards the nurse. In an interview between nurses, on ted talk.
A good nurse is someone who is compassionate, empathetic, and has a desire to truly want to care for the well being of others. A good nurse is also someone who is knowledgeable and also stays current in the medical field. As an advocate, nurses should empower patients by motivating and encouraging them to be active in their own care, also making sure the patients voice is being heard, and ensuring proper care is being performed in the best interest of the patient. A nurse is also an educator; nurses have the responsibility of educating their patients on their medical condition when the patient does not understand their prognoses. When a patient has a lack of knowledge of the care that is being provided, the nurse also has a responsibility to explain the care and why it will help the patient in the process.
Leadership qualities are vital in professional role development; life experiences support development of certain qualities, while at the same time do not allow other essential qualities to mature. I learned about my strengths and weaknesses by using Dr. McNeese-Smith’s leadership tool, according to this tool my strength is “Inspiring a shared vision,” while my weakness is “Challenging the process.” This wasn’t a surprise, in my current position as a staff nurse, I find myself to be pretty complacent with the way things are managed on my unit. Kouzes and Posner’s 2002 (1) research study found five recurrent behaviors of effective leaders: Challenge to process, Inspire a shared vision, Enable others to act, Model the way, and Encourage the heart.