Culturally competent nurses advocates for patients regardless of cultural differences. Hollinger-Smith (n.d) “A health care professional who has learned cultural competence engages in assistive, supportive, facilitative, or enabling acts that are tailor-made to fit with individual, group, or institutional cultural values, beliefs, and lifeways in order to provide quality health care” (p. 2). Nurses look to profit from a better health care system and practice mutual respect, formality, thoughtfulness and overall good
Evolution from Novice to a Beginning Professional Nurse Looking back when I started my nursing school, I can proudly say that I have evolved both physically and psychologically. I was not sure if nursing was the right choice for me at first because I had difficulties interacting with people outside my family circle. The first semester was challenging for me because I did not know how to interact with my class mates and felt isolated each time there is a class activity. I joined a study group later that semester and it has been an excitement ever since. Today, I am glad I choose nursing because I have overcome my social fears, learn to be a team player, learn how to prioritize and most importantly learned to manage stress.
The Gibbs’s reflective cycle comprises of six stages, which are description, feeling, evaluation, analysis of the incident, conclusion and an action plan. I used these stages as a guidance tool during the process of reflective essay about my critical incident (Parsons and White 2008). Nursing in the past was more habituated and ritualistic than rational and precision. Nurses were not encouraged to question their practice let alone reflective practice. In early 1970s nursing started to move away from routines and rituals towards research-based practice (James and Clarke 1994).
My philosophy of nursing is a statement I will stand by as a nursing student and as a graduate nurse and will continue to incorporate it into my daily care. In my eyes, nursing is the ability to provide safe, holistic care to all people regardless of their age, race, gender, social status, or sexuality. Nursing is a profession in which it is essential to be caring and respectful of all patients in which they may be experiencing the most difficult health situations of their lives and to provide culturally safe care. My values of nursing shape my practice as a nurse and are affected by my views on health. In my eyes, health is not solely related to medical illness and disease.
I have initially thought that FCC only applies to inpatient settings (e.g. surgery, medicine, oncology unit). However, I have learned from the operative service instructor, Lorraine Willox, RN that FCC is implemented throughout the perioperative stages (Lorraine Willox, personal communication, March 7, 2018). For example, Lorraine stated that "a lot of the HCPs consider FCC to be less important like during pre-operative and the intra-operative stage because families are not at present in the OR room and they do not have that many interactions with the healthcare team (Lorraine Willox, personal communication, March 7, 2018)." "However," she said.
Nurses around the world believe that their profession is more than just a job, but it’s a way of life. They indeed, play very significant roles in promoting wellness, treatment, recovery, and sustainability of patient’s health. As a practitioner themselves, they are in one heart towards one goal, but more often than not, they are a kind of a patient of their own as well. Nurses are same with other noble professions who have needs, thus, working in this field also calls for a healthy working environment and a sound professional growth to keep them going and to be the best as they can be. The administrators of every nursing care units stand in a gap between quality service and quality people.
To make the most of my associate degree I must obtain a position such as Pharmacy Technician to continue to pursue my goal as an RN, with the many opportunities this organization has to offer I feel secure that my journey is on the right path. Helping people is a passion of mine; a career in the healthcare industry fits me ideally. The field is always in demand for qualified and caring individuals who are prepared to put forth their best efforts to help others. A Nursing Assistant is a basic level position that will permit me the chance to help other people, and gain experience within the health care field. There are training programs that will allow me to earn my CNA qualifications as I pursue my career goals.
What is a nursing profession? It is a profession in which they save lives of patients, advocate for them and educate them. But what kind of job they normally do? There might be many questions come across in our minds about the nursing profession. As we know that nursing is a profession where they follow certain guidelines to ensure that the patients are given the best quality care.
Reflective practice is an extremely valuable method for health professionals to guarantee the prosperity of a diverse scope of patients and to enhance the way health professionals work by aiming to make a more proactive and qualified proficient (Dawber, 2012). Following an analysis of literature, benefits of reflective practice for registered nurses (RN's) were outlined. These benefits
An Examination of Personal Nursing Philosophy Arianna Mailloux 400164224 NURSING 2AA3 Ashley Collins Harris February 19, 2018 Introduction Section I: Personal Philosophy of Nursing Person - I assume that persons are individuals with their own thoughts/feelings/beliefs/opinions - I believe that considering thoughts/beliefs/feelings of the client is beneficial to their health - Values/Beliefs of the client should be respected/considered when making healthcare decisions(V) - I assume that persons are worthy of respect - Persons should be involved in their healthcare decisions(V) - I believe that all persons have inherent worth - All persons should be treated with dignity and respect(V) Health - I assume that health is dynamic - I assume that
I aim to be a nurse for the lifelong learning experiences that will allow me to grow and develop each day. As an interdisciplinary profession, nursing employs numerous duties beyond medical care. Critical thinking and creativity are vital to give patients the best treatment possible, as well as empathy and kindheartedness to display care and to promote comfort for patients and their families. Employing these qualities