Title: Integrating the core professional values of nursing/midwifery is important for the delivery of safe, high quality care. Discuss this statement using relevant literature/studies Introduction: This is an essay which will discuss the core values of nursing and also professionalism in nursing practice. This essay will outline a definition of values and focus on the core values from an Irish but also, an international perspective.
Effective communication is one of the most fundamental tools of the nursing practice. Communication involves two parties the conveyor and the recipient, in which information is exchanged through personal and interpersonal mediums (verbal and non-verbal forms), allowing the message conveyed to be received and understood. Ultimately effective communication in healthcare reduces barriers constructed by language and cultural differences etc, creating a safe environment for the client in which they can actively participate in positive health-related behaviours. This explanatory synthesis will explore the concept of self- awareness in relation to therapeutic communication and how it significantly influences nurse-client rapports. It will also
We therefore conducted a survey by questionnaire among trained nurses in one health district of their everyday ward practice and attitudes to clinical observations. This showed that whilst a majority of nurses questioned believe in the importance of routine observations for patient care, there is a lack of consistency in the criteria and communication procedures used that must seriously limit the value of the information obtained by the individual nurse. We believe that uncritical faith in routine observations is a barrier to rationalizing procedures to optimize efficient use of the professional skills of ward nurses in this regard. There is need for more thought to be given to the problem and in particular it is important that doctors play a more active role in decision
Similarly leadership is the ability to influence people toward attainment of goals (Draft, 2000). The aim of this study is to assess the importance and the need for nurses to have management and leadership skills and to establish the relationship between leadership and management. For many years there has been an emphasis on developing nurses as leaders, culminating in the launch of the Leadership Framework and the National Health Scheme (NHS) Leadership Academy in 2002.
However, many nursing issues require individual nurses to take action in response. The image of nursing is certainly influenced by broad concerns, such as content in television, film, or advertising. But much of the image of nursing comes from the day to day personal contact that the public has with nurses and that the nurse has with other health care professionals in the workplace. After a review of the literature on the image of nursing and much discussion, we conclude no clear image of nursing that encompasses our diversity exists. As nurses transitioning into administrative roles, we know there is so much more to "us" than any of the images held by the public.
This essay will discuss the core professional values of nursing and how they are important for the delivery of safe, high quality care. Competent and compassionate nursing care of the sick has a long tradition as a valued public service in Ireland. However, several reports, including Lees Cross 2006, Aras Attrachta 2013,2015, Portlaoise 2014, have challenged this position. The core values were reaffirmed in Ireland in 2016 (Department of Health, 2016) These values are identified and agreed as Caring, Compassion, and Commitment they advise basic leadership by guiding each nurse and midwife to deliver safe, effective, high quality holistic care.
Nevertheless, it should be mentioned that when a nurse is taking over a managerial role the overall processes of work and cooperation enter a different mode. For instance, in most of the cases, the position is appointed by the executive team of managers of the hospital or responsible physicians, and the power base arises from the job itself. The visions and the goals of the manager are mostly defined by the organization and innovation and creativity usually undergoes severe criticism and is not entirely encouraged. A nurse on the managerial role needs to maintain one’s status quo and is mostly obligated to balance on one’s position without provoking and supporting outside initiatives. Furthermore, a specialist in this position is required to
The Institute of Medicine report (2011) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (2014) have promoted the importance of empowering nurses in their roles. A nurse who is empowered in the workplace to make effective decisions affect quality outcomes for the patient, nurse, and organization (Huddleston, 2014). Nurses’ empowerment and retention Empowerment is defined as giving individuals the authority, responsibility, and freedom to act on what they know and instilling in them belief and confidence in their own ability to achieve and succeed. Workplace empowerment is a management strategy that has been shown to be successful in creating positive work environments in organizations. Empowering subordinates is a principal component of managerial
Nurses are a vital part of the health care system and the leaders that manage their performance can affect their productivity, trust, and even acceptance of change. The purpose of this paper is to discuss my style of leadership based on a leadership style survey. I will also describe what leadership and management theories align with my leadership style. After presenting my leadership style, I will discuss the work environment that this style would be successful in. I will conclude with three key behaviors that will demonstrate the skills of a successful leader.
Marquis and Huston (2014) discuss how the mark of a good nursing leader is in the ability to inspire and motivate others to action; furthermore, no one leadership style is ideal and may vary according to the situation. The purpose of this paper is to match and explain the nursing leadership theory that is most applicable to solving communication issues, and to explain how legislation and health care policy can impact communication issues in the nursing. Nursing Leadership Theory Nursing leadership is complex and multifaceted and has been cited as a main reason nurses leave their current position (Blake, Leach, Robbins, Pike, & Needleman, 2013). Blake et al.
Professional Mission Statement The knowledge I gained in this Professional Roles and Value course is that nursing has many professional roles. The changes of nursing from earlier history to today show a promise to the advancement and development of different nursing career opportunities in the future. Understanding regulatory agency, professional nursing organization, nursing history, professional nursing figures, theories, and nursing code of ethics, my knowledge has broadened in nursing. The functional differences between a regulatory agency and professional nursing organization made me aware of the benefits and services they offer for nursing.