Nurses play a crucial role in the management of pain of patients; discuss this statement with reference to the relevant literature. Accurate pain assessment is essential for effective pain management. Evaluating patient’s pain should be done routinely while also recording vital signs. Andrews and Boyle (2008) point out that nurses have certain expectations and attitudes to pain. However, perception is reality and the patient’s self-report of pain is what should be used to determine pain intensity.
Nurses should observe and teach nurse managers successful problem solving abilities. A individual use of conflict should be used by many strategies impacted by the culture of the organization or institution but also by the personal beliefs and values. “The variables surrounding the conflict must be examined to understand and alter the choice of a particular behavioral approach to conflict”(Thomas,1976). When deciding the choice of outcome of a problem you should examine the facts and stay away from the assumptions. When managing conflicts, strategies should be utilized and reviewed so that the conflict can come to an collective solution.
1.2 Significance of the Study The researchers intend to develop competencies for mental health nurse. Moreover, the researches would also like to find out the roles and responsibilities, knowledge, skill and attitudes or behaviors of mental health nurses. Furthermore, the study would also be beneficial to the following: Patients with mental health problems. The primary recipients for the effects and benefits of the study will be the patients with mental health problems. They are the ones who are being directly addressed with nursing care by mental health nurses.
222) There are many types of violence in nursing that can occur from other nurses, patients, managers, visitors, and physicians Nurse to nurse violence is commonly referred to as horizontal violence. (Huston, 2017, pg151) Horizontal violence are behaviors that hinder nursing job satisfaction, impact job performance and put a lot of pressure on the nurse. According to the Joint Commission “intimidating and disruptive behaviors” can facilitate medication errors, lower patient satisfaction and lead to adverse patient outcomes. (Lachman, 2014) There is no singular solution to this problem and people have the right to work in a safe and healthy environment – regardless of setting. Victims need proper support and the offenders need to have discipline in order to correct this issue.
Therapeutic communication is how the nurse interacts with the client. The skills that the nurse uses are essential to helping the person, as well as the development of a positive nurse-patient relationship. It is important for the nurse to have good communication skills as the form the basis of every intervention. According to Stevenson these skills are essential. Another skill that nurses need to be able to perform is listening.
Ø Allow the healthcare professional to express emotions & concern without an inappropriate reaction by adapting positive coping strategies. Ø Help change the attitude and outlook of the nurses. Ø Create a sense of responsibility in the nurses towards the job responsibilities. Ø Help in planning for better quality care for their clients.
Incivility defines as “a rude or unsociable speech or behavior (Merriam 2010). The types of behaviors that constitute between nurses can be due to stress, heavy workload, bullying, harassment and aggressions. Incivility and bullying in nursing are complex problems that have garnered much attention in recent years (Felbinger 2008). Emerging evidence suggests that incivility in the workplace has significant implications from nurses, patients, and health care organizations causing a high turnover rate. Design This study uses a descriptive qualitative design the aims of the study are to describe the factors
This requires the nurses knowledge on the ability to judge their patients level of education and observe for patients response. For instance, a person with slurred speech may indicate mental disorder. Thirdly, is to promote practices that mobilize healthy patterns of living with foster personal and familial development that supports self-defined goals of individuals, families and communities. In this case the nurse integrates the role as an educator, advocator and care giver. For example, the nurse educated the client about their health and ways they can
Firstly, according to Xuan-Yi, Wei-Fen., Hsin-Hsin, & Huai-Fen (2008), community mental health nurses function as assessors when they evaluate clients and family members with a needs assessment and the outline a nursing care plan. An example, they assess clients' symptoms, knowledge about the disease, functional level, ability in self-care such as fostering of grooming, instruction in use of public transportation, budgeting and home settings. Besides that, they also need to assess the compliance of medications by the clients, any physical problem, support systems, behavior, psychological needs and any interacting with family members and others. Last, they need to identify whether and when are at risk of harming themselves or others. Secondly, as a supporter to the mental health illness clients and families which providing emotional and psychological supports as stated in Xuan-Yi, Wei-Fen., Hsin-Hsin, & Huai-Fen (2008).
The nurse also assesses potential leaning needs. These potential needs influence anticipatory planning to avert a relapse in recovery and maintain wellness. The nurse must evaluate the client 's knowledge about the content that is to be taught. This previous knowledge can then be used as a foundation for new concepts. If the client is misinformed, the nurse develops a remediation plan.