I view nursing as more than just a job, but as a model of care and service that I have to provide to others. Nursing revolves around my service, and my commitment to the wellbeing of others, to the prevention of illness, and to the promotion of good health. I belief that at the core of nursing are values that I hold as part of my daily life. . My core values consist of honesty, integrity, determination, respect, devotion, humility, compassion, accountability, human dignity, and being confidence without being judgmental of who they are, what they are and how they perceive the world to
Reflective Analytical Account. The aim of the lecture was to explore the role of Compassion within SCPHN practice. Throughout the session we followed and discussed the Francis Report, the Compassion In Practice (6C’s) strategy and the 2016 nursing strategy.
By using therapeutic communication, we can help them cope with the emotional distress of experiencing illness, whereas the utilizing science, professional experience, and knowledge can guide us how to treat their physical disease. I believe that one can reach optimal health and wellbeing through achieving balance in a spiritual, emotional and physical state of being. The contribution I hope to make to the nursing profession in the future is to become a leader and a mentor, who can inspire others to utilize a holistic approach to delivering optimal individualized care. To stay abreast of the innovation in the nursing profession, I am looking forward to joining the American Nurse Association, and eventually, participate in the evidence-based research, which directed on improving the quality and accessibility of health care across our nation and
However it is important that the individual remains disciplined in their role, and understands being accountable for their actions focusing on the results and the duty of care for the patient. A courageous nurse believes in themselves and the skills they have continued to
They should be good communicators, and actually listen to their patients, or families concerns, empathize, and provide clear concise information. An important value a healthcare worker should also embody is altruism. Nurses and medical professionals need prioritize their patients’ needs, without any regard for rewards or benefits. A persons’ health and welfare needs to be priority to a nurse, no matter what the situation. Josie’s Story highlighted the importance of altruism, and the need for nurses and doctors to take a step back and truly listen.
Caring: Caring is one of the most important words used to describe a nurse. Larson (1984) defines caring as the core, essence and distinguishing attribute of nursing. I believe that I possess the strength to care for others and behave in a caring manner.
As an integral part of the healthcare team, nursing has evolved tremendously. In Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competencies a picture was painted of what the future of nursing looks like. From my own opinion I do feel that a reform or evolution in nursing education is required to create competent nurses of the future. Current nursing school programs are academic heavy with an emphasis on skills. While growing competency in clinical skills is necessary, there is much more to the future of nursing than being highly skilled. It is time to distinguish not just skills, but characteristics of a successful nurse of the future. This is a nurse who will be well rounded with the tools and resources to help guide healthcare and the patient experience
In group deliberation, knowledge was seen to be a vital quality within nursing. We agreed that nurses must have a sufficient knowledge in order to provide competent patient care, and that nurses needed to have the ability to apply their knowledge so that they could benefit their patients. In our Coat of Arms, knowledge was characterized as an infinity sign made of green vines. Our interpretation was based on the belief that knowledge within nursing was ever growing, and that the pursuit of knowledge was always relevant within nursing.
In order to protect nursing professional identity, they emphasised that nurses could leverage to have a greater voice in their professional identity and let compassion be the fundamental care to be delivered to patients.
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.
It’s about us being gentle and caring in the way we give care and also about us not only looking after their physical needs but looking after them holistically. Nurses should especially have this quality since they are dealing with patients and family so closely. Heijkenskjold et al (2010) and Lindwall et al (2012) agree that patients’ voices being listened to, heard, valued and understood is essential to ensure respect and dignity for patients. Furthermore Heijkenskjold et al (2010) had found that nurses that treated patients as human beings and interacted ‘preserved’ their
However, according to Rolfe (2015), the movement of nurses towards task oriented nursing may be hindering the nurse’s ability to care: “The professions of nursing and nurse education are currently experiencing a crisis of confidence, particularly in the UK, where the Francis Report and other recent reviews have highlighted a number of cases of nurses who no longer appear willing or able to 'care’” (Rolfe, 2015). While it is true that humanism takes an inward approach to education, when applied to nursing, this criticism fails to supply a compelling disadvantage. At the heart of nursing is the desire to give to others. The desire to give is inextricably intertwined with the satisfaction of doing so.
It was a pleasure to be part of this discussion and watch how this topic directly impacts many of us today, and has the potential to shape our future practice. Specifically, Yangchun brought idea of unanimous voice for nursing in pursuit of a safe and competent care. Rida developed on the same idea and felt more determined to bring a positive change. Laura asserted that ‘genuine engagement’ to acknowledge patient as a human being can have positive impact in care regimen. Overall, it was a very fruitful discussion.