Patient’s previous experiences had influenced their level of empowerment in decision making. Patient’s who had exposed to encouragement from nurses to actively participate in decision making, felt they were given the rights, and their voice was heard. The concept of patient empowerment in nursing is important as nurses are responsible in planning for discharge preparations for patient (Weiss et al. 2007). Nurses got to ensure that patients have the required knowledge and skills before discharge (Collins, 2014).
In summary, the nursing practice is ridden with numerous shortcomings that make it hard for patients to be satisfied with the provided health care services. This paper has provided an evidence-based model in health care provision. The need to improve patient satisfaction in the nursing practice has necessitated the implementation of relevant policies that have yielded positive results. With the nurses embracing concepts, such as teamwork, altruism, leadership, empathy, and communication, patients are becoming more satisfied with the care they are being given in the hospitals. In the nursing practice, there is a need to improve satisfaction in patients, which is only achieved after the nurses have adopted various patient-centered concepts,
In the first article, the main focus is the cause of errors and what can help nurses to not make mistakes anymore. As a student nurse myself, I can relate and see the ways that these distractions occur. This article gave me an insight of what not to do and what I need to look out for. In Let 's do no harm: Medication Errors in Nursing Part 1, the article is more about the costs of medication errors and how it leads to the eventual loss of trust by clients in the healthcare system. It also talks about small ways that can contribute to making mistakes.
Many hospitals change their filters every so often to avoid infecting the hospital ore with the airborne infections that can be avoided. If hospitals just allowed bad ventilation people would continue to get worse in the hospital and the poor ventilation would even start to infect the healthy people such as the nurses and other people that go to the hospital. Clean air is something that we all take for granted and do not put much thought into but to some people it can save their life. According to Hellgren, Hyvärinen, Holopainen, & Reijula (2011) poor working ventilation posed a risk factors for patients and poor ventilation decreases the workers efficiency. No nurse wants to work in a place where they have a risk of getting sick from something that could be easily monitored and fixed.
In all my experiences as a nurse, I’ve realized the importance of communication, providing holistic care to an individual and empowering them with the knowledge to manage their health. When an illness strikes a person, it affects not just his body, but also his mind and spirit. The art of communication is invaluable to patient interaction and establishing a therapeutic nurse-patient relationship, that facilitate coping mechanisms for patients, moreover it prepared myself as a nurse to meet their individual needs. Furthermore, there is at the moment an insurmountable demand for survivorship care as a result of the advancement in technology and medicine, which made living beyond life expectancy possible for increasingly more people. Living after cancer treatment is not free of complications as there are acute and chronic side effects of treatment that requires constant monitoring and attention, and this information spurred me to shift my focus from palliative to survivorship care.
To make elderly patients more comfortable to the hospital conditions, it is required to change structure of the hospital. Patient fall risk assessment tool was implemented in the hospital and proper checklist maintained for the analysis of the patient. Training has been provided to the healthcare professionals
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