In this section, I will start to talk about the nurse practice act and how it improves patient care around the world. The Nurse Practice Act is laws that define responsibilities of the nurse and the scope of practice within their range. The range of activities and services as well as the qualifications for practice. The act describes what constitutes unprofessional conduct of misconduct and investigation and the disciplinary procedures for complaints filed against a nurse. These acts are in place to protect patients and families from harm as a result of unsafe or incompetent practices of unqualified nurses.
Moreover, knowledge, competency and confidence, gain through clinical experience. Furthermore, novice nurses are taught to practice on simulated patients, which may increase their self-efficacy, self-confidence and clinical judgment. According to Stefanski and Rossler (2009) Use of simulator in nursing training develops skills without compromising patient safety and it also allows novice nurses to work on a critically ill patient. Undoubtedly, it is true that nurses are taught during their nursing programs on simulators but literature says working on simulator does not make them confident enough to providing competent care in life and death situation. (Greenwood, 2000, as cited in Saintsing, Gibson & Pennington, 2011).
One of the situations that he/she encounters is that the client may be of a different culture, speak a different language therefore adjustments need to be made in order to facilitate effective patient teaching. Another situation that is come across is that the plan of care needs to be adjusted frequently to reflect the changes, whether they be advances or worsening, in the client condition (“Position Statement: Occupational Therapy in Oncology”, 2015). There are situations that arise in the occupational therapists’ profession that can slow down the ability to effectively provide care for the client which is not uncommon in other professions
As a result, nurses acquired education and knowledge and got involved in research process to base their practice. This marked the beginning of the research era. As more nurse leaders engage in higher education and research for new nursing knowledge, a new goal of master’s and doctoral education for nurses was set.
Limitations of the paper Although the paper gives a brief view over the concept of Culturally Competent Nursing Care by defining the term of "Cultural Competence", highlighting its importance in nursing care, and introducing a few number of assessment models to assure the highest population-specific care, it avoids to bring into attention a simplified step-by-step approach for nurses on how to learn the necessary skills of cultural competent care, how to incorporate it into their daily practice, and how to evaluate their current skills for the weak areas necessitating modification. It seems the main purpose of the criticized paper was to emphasize the importance of the nursing care to underrepresented minorities in the US health care system. This was achieved by introduction of a series of assessment tool and their utility in different cultural settings. However, it could be rationalized that the reason for shallow review of different models is the incorrectly perception of race and ethnicity as the main features of cultural variety. Nevertheless, we should note that despite the fact that race and ethnicity are the two most obvious features of cultural variation, other factors such as religion, education, profession, and sexuality might bear inevitable
The pain can be in the shoulder, neck, hip, back, knee, or ankle. The patients already felt better when they left the clinic. If the patients did not feel any relief, she would refer the patients to physical therapy with extended amount of time. These are useful skills as a primary care provider to help patient during the initial visit. Patients tend to come back to the primary care providers who have the skills, compared to the ones who do
First of all, it should be said that it is vital to create some procedure which can help nurses to collect data for EBN. Working with patients they are able to suggest only topical and credible information. Additionally, a nurse should be suggested certain courses which main aim is to give or renew some basic principles of research work for him/her to be able to develop and contribute to the development of EBN. Thus, taking into account the concept of transcultural nursing, it is possible to say that a nurse should be given information of the main peculiarities of culture of people who comprise the greater part of patients. It can help to make the process communication between a nurse and patient easier and more efficient.
There is a lot of technical and clinical information that the one will need as a nurse: critical thinking and communication skills, patient assessment skills, understanding disease management protocols and development of care plans (just to name a few), most of which is only obtainable through college or technical school and on the job experience. Respect for the patient, the patient’s support system, as well as, respect for yourself is another essential trait necessary to be a successful registered nurse. If patients are sick or worrying about what might be wrong with them, they are going to understandably be anxious or upset (and probably both). Part of practicing compassion as a nurse is recognizing situations like this – and so many more – and striving to help patients maintain their dignity through it all. This requires honest and straightforward communication.
Reflection has been strongly advocated by the English National Board for Nursing & Midwifery (1994), United Kingdom Central Council (UKCC) (1996), and a wealth of nursing literature over the past decade to improve nursing practice. Reflection is an in-depth consideration of events or situations outside of one-self, solitary, or with critical support. Burnard (1995) argues that, reflection has its roots in experiential learning, as it forms the second stage of the experiential learning cycle. Active reflection gives nurses the confidence in terms of clinical decision making. It can also be a meaning of identifying strengths and weaknesses in practice and enabling nurses to learn from their mistakes.
I have even more understanding towards patient difficulties as suffering from a disease may cause a great anxiety as an individual. As a citizen, I expect modification of government policy and arise of popularity of self-help patient organisations. While as a nursing student and a potential nurse, I hope I could fulfil the physical, mental and social requirement of the patient. Every patient is unique in his or her own disease experience with variable extent of requirement. I will endeavour a better service to patients and their relatives by enhancing my knowledge and spend more time providing mental support for