They also have a bullying hotline that the staff can address any issues they feel are not getting resolved. They offer debriefing sessions to all staff. Magnet hospitals strive for safe, excellent nursing and high-quality patient care for every patient every time. Maintaining nursing staff helps with cost reduction on new orientation, and you have more seasoned nurses on staff that are strong leaders that stay calm in stressful situations. Conclusion When magnet hospitals meet all the requirements, studies have proven better working conditions and improved outcomes.
Patient centeredness is no stranger to nursing discourse, however, adopting this element to care and compassion is challenging in today's healthcare arena, especially when treating massively increased numbers of patients" (Bramley and Matiti, 2014). Being the patient's advocate, participating in their care, encouraging independence, and pushing them to be the best that they can be to return to normal health are all important aspects of compassion. When I was working with my patient I felt since I had a smile on my face, a positive attitude, a calming demeanor, and the drive to help her with her care she accepted my help and wanted to get better and participate in
In table 3.a, the statement that has obtained the highest mean is (5.34) for “This department has a great deal of personal meaning for me.” The finding was associated with non-financial investment of ED staff nurses. These non-financial investments were the friendships and harmonious working relationships they established with their colleagues. The investment of ED nurses in their practices increased their job performance and emotional attachment to the department. According to ED staff nurses, they enjoyed working in their department because there are camaraderie and unity. This finding conformed to the result of the study of Shah and Marks (2004) wherein they stated that as much as 40% of a person’s happiness was accounted for by intentional
Nursing is a profession that can be challenging nowadays because nurses will be seeing patient or career’s expectation of services that cannot be met with existing resources. As a graduated nurse leader currently working at one of the government hospitals in Malaysia under the Female Medical Ward, the job can be both advantageous and challenging at the same time. Good communication is very important between nurses and their patients as it will lead to a successful outcome of nursing care of each patient. Besides, communication between the nurses has never been more crucial as well. As a nurse, leadership skills have to be well-demonstrated as well as to have a positive outlook.
3.3 Application in current job I really do know and understand the benefits of a good nurse-patient communication. It is a vital tool that guides the nurses to providing effective nursing care and making good clinical judgments. Some factors that affect communication with my patients at place of work include; inability to understand some patients’ languages, shortage of nurses, lack of time, assumptions, inadequate environment etc. These factors pose dangers to patients’
Critical thinking is a domain-general thinking skill. Today nurses are skilled and capable professionals who are expertise in patient care and public health. Critically thinking nurses are highly appreciated and respected in their area of practice. Critically thinking ability are a skill that evolves over tie as a nurse gain her experience and it could be in a nurse with years of experience or also in newly appointed nurses. Critical thinking is the most effective way for junior nurses to gain their job experience.
As discussed on the website of Carrington College, Communication skills, dealing with pressure, and self-confidence is the most important things when it comes to important skills for a health career. Looking for your colleagues and advisors for advice is the best way to help you with your skills, so they can help you strengthen them (Carrington). To be a nurse it is also important to be focused and work well under pressure. I consider myself to be very well at these skills. In the article “Skills for Nursing Practice” The authors note that Nursing takes skills such as leadership, communication, teamwork, and compassion.
As displayed in Tilda Shalof’s novel A Nurse’s Story: Life, Death and In-Between in an Intensive Care Unit, taking responsibility reflects the high quality of care given by the nurse in question. It reveals maturity and strong self concept when a nurse can admit to faults or weaknesses and improve themselves because of them, as well as taking pride in one’s work when they exceed the expectations of the care they’re required to give. Additionally, it is equally important to acknowledge excellent care provided as a nurse, the growth and development of one’s skill with nursing; once more, to indicate self-awareness and responsibility. As such, it becomes quite clear, through the heavy allusions in nursing literature, to the first-hand experiences of a nurse in practice, how essential the trait of accountability is in the nursing practice. One may even say it’s the heart, of even the apex, of nursing
Statistically significant results were obtained in the following categories: freedom to choose the method of working, recognition for good work, being able to judge one’s performance while doing the job, the opportunity to use one’s abilities, the amount of variety in the job, and the feeling of doing something worthwhile. As pertains to the advantages of the Attending Nurse Model of patient care, the participants reported: more meaningful relationships with patients (P=0.05), more meaningful relationships with patients’ families (P=0.007), a greater opportunity to improve patient outcomes (P=0.008), improved professionalism (P=0.05), and decreased stress levels (P=0.03). Finally, when comparing the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) scores pre and post pilot for Communication with Nurses top (always) category increase from 80.3% to
The nurse leader needs to be able to communicate with and trust their floor nurse. The nurse leader must also be able to show trust in the staff that they have trained. They must also show knowledge and quick thinking in unconventional circumstances. This way the staff feels confident and safe that they have a competent leader Positive feedback is what makes a company really flourish as a whole from the janitors/groundkeepers to the CEO/CFO/COO. Being told what a person is doing right is normally a motivation to do even better.
She looks out for her nursing staff and always trying to help them in any way. She believes in participatory leadership and involves staff nurses at every level in the decision-making process. Nurses have commented that they feel open to be creative in problem solving and that administrative support is there backing them up, but not overwhelming them. I admire and respect Patricia Johnson as a nurse leader because she demonstrates many great qualities all nurse leaders should have. She inspires me to become a great nurse full of knowledge and passion for providing the best possible care to others in need.
Many nurses feel that they can be satisfied with their place of employment if management listens to their needs and allows them to be involved in decisions: We now have an evidence-based definition of employee engagement relevant to healthcare. Engaged employees have strong emotional, rational and behavioral attachments to their job and their organization. They experience pride, values congruence, and job and organizational satisfaction, and they feel enthusiastic and inspired in their work. In short, the engaged employee is the ideal employee. (Lowe, 2012, p. 38) Nurse satisfaction strongly depends on the feeling of being valued at their place of employment and having needs met.
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. With educating the patient nurses can help the patient reach their goals to recovery to a better health status. A good nurse is also a leader. A Leader is someone who takes charge of any situation in confidence, and makes good sound decisions on situations that promote good health. Along with being much of all these things the nurse should deliver the highest quality care in order to accomplish great outcomes in patient care.
(2008). I would like to challenges Chief Nurse Executives (CNEs) to lead the journey and highlights how patients, their families, and health care organizations would benefit immeasurably if CNEs stepped forward and accepted this leadership role, then and only then can the best practice changes begin to improve what we as nurses already know. The processes of leading are intended to enable more people to develop into leaders and more people to share the roles of leading, to enhance the quality and safety of patient care (Stone P. Hughes R, Dailey M.
The transition is also stressful for the nurse practitioner, thus making the NP feel inadequate, overwhelmed and incompetent. Fortunately, there are steps that can help this transition run smoothly. Incorporating strategies to have a successful transition is not impossible since nursing is one of the largest part of healthcare. Acknowledging the different transition phases, from phase 1 which starts in school and graduate program and phase 4 which ends in graduation to workplace, would make the novice NP be confident. But the phase that stands out the most is phase 2, that includes confusion, emotional stress, and anxiety.