(Effective communication skills in nursing practice. Nursing Standard, 2014, p.55) The two core competencies that I selected above are just the two ones I discussed in detail, but in regard to my practice currently and in the future. I’m a firm believer that all the 10 of competencies are very important to me to be able to give my best as a nurse and succeed at it. I truly find this competency as a support to excel in my nursing
Leadership within the healthcare field is necessary to increase skills, organization, understanding, and control within the workplace (Huber, 2014). The leadership role tends to fall into the hands of one who is trustworthy, knowledgeable, motivating, committed, and adequately communicates to the team (Huber, 2014). With each leader comes strengths and weakness, hence, the reason why self-assessment and reflection on leadership skills are necessary. Over the course of this essay I will perform a variety of self-assessment and reflection tests in order to identify my strengths and weaknesses as a current and future nurse leader. Results
Part 1 Explain why it is important for nurses to use credible and relevant evidence to underpin their clinical practice. (Justify and support answers with credible and relevant evidence whilst adhering to UWS referencing guidance). The role of nurse changes as new research emerges and finds new and improved ways of helping patients to be restored to health. As Aveyard and Sharp (2016) suggested, evidence based practice requires that the approach is clear but also up to date and it based on the best type of evidence available at the point in time. The Nursing and Midwifery Council Code (2015) is to always provide the best possible service related to the best available evidence that is also in line with the patient’s preferences.
My personal philosophy of nursing is based on holistic care which includes the mental and physical health of a person. I believe examining the whole picture and variables that play into a patient’s health is necessary to successful outcomes as well as effective communication. I think of Peplau because her theory discusses interpersonal relations and I am a firm believer in developing a strong, therapeutic nurse-patient relationship. Without a strong nurse-patient relationship, patient’s may not have the trust they should, therefore will not learn the tools necessary to be able to care for themselves. I strive each day in practice to develop strong nurse-patient
It enables successful care of each patient. (Lambrini Kourkouta 2014, ncbi; communication in nursing practice). For the communication, language is very important. Difficulties in understanding language can effect negatively in health care. Before applying for Australian Visa, I have passed IELTS which is required English language for entering into Australia.
If following guidance sett throughout the learning process, reflective practice will become a common tool as part of this career in order to promote professionalism. The weaknesses can be transformed into strengths while performing tasks whether if they are new or not is due to reflective practice; thinking back over experience Is allowing individuals to learn from own mistakes or unwise decision as clinical judgement come through practice. By Improving reflection, a nurse is improving her practice, she is gaining more knowledge from every situation in order to be able to apply in the future in the best interest of the patients and to support a safe environment in healthcare system.
Introduction Proper leadership style is most important to be used effectively in nursing practice because it will enable the nurse to develop her skills and provide best quality of care and safe surroundings for the patient to achieve a positive outcome. It’s also could be seen in staff performance at work because they will reflect their satisfaction with their good performance at work. In this assignment I’m going first, to compare between democratic theory and laissez- faire theory. Then, discus similarity between two theories and differences. After that, negative points and deficiencies for each style.
When addressing clinical incompetence in the workplace, I feel that it is very important to keep the communication lines open. There is no way to know if the nurse if fully competent or what the nurse needs help understanding without honest communication. I agree that a skills checklist is a great way to evaluate competency (Yoder-Wise, 2015), yet I feel that there are better ways to help the nurse. I think it would be very helpful to evaluate the best way that the nurse that is struggling learns and attempt to be accommodating. Everyone learns in different ways.
a) Your answer to professional lens i. Selective use of theory When beginning a professional relationship with Rita, I would use a mix of solution-focused brief therapy and strengths-based theory. I would use these interchangeably as I further get to know Rita. I believe these theories would be the utmost effective because it will focus on Rita’s strengths including her resilience that she has demonstrated many times before. Moreover, the strengths approach would capitalize on Rita’s capacity for change, her ability to move forward and overcome her recent diagnoses and giving Rita courage and power that she needs to persevere (Heinonen & Spearman, 2010). Additionally, the strengths-based approach would provide Rita with the idea of wellness and support and ensure that improving Rita’s quality of life will contribute to other gains in her life such as relationships with friends, family and her community (Heinonen & Spearman, 2010).