Self doubt can cause someone to have a bad day, or even doubt their existence. We have professionals that help people in overcoming these struggles. They not only are there for you but they try to help you in anyway possible to make sure you have a better, happier life. Many nurses take care of sick patients everyday and get no credit. A good nurse shows great care for their patients trying to get them back to good health.
The bathing issue occurs for months without anyone saying anything about it, because most of the elderly family members don’t even go visit them, so they are not there to witness or defend their relative. I do believe nurses should be taking care of their patients with compassion (Peate 1). I am sure that when their family members get sick they want the best care they could get so why not treat your patients like they are part of your family. There are many nurses out there that I’ve seen from my experience not even liking to teach student nurses when they go to their clinical. If they are not happy with what they do they should not be there making sick patients feel worse than they already
As a nurse, needle stick injuries are one of my biggest fears, and I’m really sorry to hear that it happened to you, and that you had to get OSHA involved in order for your workplace to adopt safer work conditions. In my opinion, nurses should have every right to demand safe needle devices as a part of a safe work environment, because they are the ones most frequently injured (United States Department of Labor, n.d). Under the regulation number of 1904 every employee is required to keep a sharp injury log, and OSHA records and reports this information yearly. Perhaps, by looking at these numbers, employers can take appropriate and safer measures in order to promote a safe work environment for their employees. Thanks for sharing your
Good quality care depends on effective communication between the care givers and the clients. Providing quality of care can improve the patient’s satisfaction during hospitalization. (The Importance of Clear, Effective Communication in Healthcare, 2016) For the second reason, communication is the main role for every profession, however it is the most crucial in health care setting. Ineffective communication or lack of communication leads to unnecessary problems and misunderstanding in clinical setting such as medical error because of error in diagnosis and treatment. In some cases, lack of communication leads to the patient death.
In life, we are not guaranteed a long life or even a pain free life. The author talks about a very emotional decision that a young couple must make concerning their critically ill daughter and their journey of choosing to do everything possible to save her life but regrettable not being with her when she died. As the family and the medical team reflect on the life of Charlotte, the young little girl that died, many questions were asked. Did the medical team accurately assess the situation? Did they provide immediate lifesaving treatment?
Virginia Henderson indicated that the priority of the nurse is to help patients do what they would have done themselves if they were in good health. The ANA took it further by developing the Code of Ethics for Nurses which provides guidelines that they must follow to be diligent in their field. Provision 1, for example, stipulates that "the nurse must practice with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth and unique attributes of every person" (Olson & Stokes, 2016). Being in the hospital can be frightening for patients and families. When illness strikes, they must leave the comfort of their home and entrust their lives to strangers.
You will be working with infants most premature. Infants can’t talk to you and tell you how they feel and sometimes that can be very difficult. You will need to be very patient and understanding with the babies; their parents and the families, many people and emotions are involved in this line of work. There will come times you will need to be to hide your emotions because your job may be very sad and heartbreaking, but you will also have very fun exciting moments that will overcome the bad ones. I think the best part of neonatal nursing is you get to be apart so someone new to the world.
Compassion is showing care for others and displaying a positive attitude towards the care and concern of others. According to How does it really feel to be in my shoes? Patients' experiences of compassion within nursing care and their perceptions of developing compassionate nurse, "The importance of this relational aspect of compassion to the participants in this study cannot be overlooked when planning and implementing care. Compassion is a process that can be nurtured through attention to patient-centered assessment and planning of care. 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).
Near the end of 2014 my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, and in early 2015 my father was diagnosed with colon cancer. Our PCP and the nurses focused their approach to each of us individually and assessed each of our needs, perceptions, and understanding of everything that was going on at the time while all of this was going on. They were concerned with my sisters emotional coping strategies and identified she needed some behavioral assistance to help guide her through this trying time in our lives. Therefore, our PCP referred her to the appropriate providers to assist her. They were concerned with me because I was in my second trimester of pregnancy, a nursing student, and the stress was affecting my blood pressure.
(Fact sheet: heart and disease). Stress is difficult to measure, but we all know what it feels like and how we cope in stressful situations. (Fact sheet: heart and disease, 2005). Stress is a naturally occurring phenomenon in the life of a nurse. As a nurse, we work with people that are hurt or in pain which results in stress for the patient and also may lead to stress for the nurse.
Sally then arrived to the hospital and that’s when me and two other student nurses took our spots. The two students nurses with me were also nervous and anxious, but since we had three brains working together I had faith that we could hand this simulation. Sally seemed to be unaware of what surgery she was having, thinking she came to amputee her leg. We then stated the surgery she was having and that no amputation would take place. Sally also had a question on informed consent, which we explained to her and told her daughter can be the new health proxy for her.
The one piece of information that will most likely affect my nursing practice will be to ensure I inquire about a caregiver’s emotional state and how he or she is coping. As an intensive care unit (ICU) nurse, I see firsthand how caregivers resume care at the hospital for his or her loved ones, even though there are health care professionals ready to take care of personal needs. It seems as if a caregiver does not know when to stop giving. A caregiver will at times, succumb under mounting challenges and tribulations at some point and will need support. For caregivers experiencing stress, self-help groups can be beneficial (Tabloski, 2014).
Even though it could be hard for some people to work this job, many people do it for the babies, to save the lives of young babies that were born too early. Neonatal intensive care is a unit where premature babies with very sick conditions can receive care from a NICU nurse or doctor. A NICU nurse is always there for the baby for the most part. While in this intensive care unit, NICU nurse have many responsibilities. NICU nurses also have to teach the parents how to take proper care after they are discharged from the hospital.
Although a lengthy advice has been given whist in hospital by the surgeons and nurses, the patient may not be ready to comprehend a load of information at once. We discharge our patients with educational materials they can read and digest at home and contact support groups they can join. According to the New Zealand Guidelines Group (2002), all patients following a coronary bypass graft are recommended to have a comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation. It have been shown to prevent further cardiovascular events by empowering patients to choose a healthy lifestyle, to improve quality of life for the patient and their family and to assist in the patient’s return to full and active life by enabling the development of their own
As greater good and do not harm ethics suggest that nurse should be prevented from making assisted suicide. It is a fact that, patients suffer many unbearable problems due to motor neuron disease but reasonable palliative and supportive treatment is available to help the patients of motor neuron diseases. Many new research studies suggest that in UK about 98% of people died quietly who were suffering from motor neuron disease and 50% of those died at home ("motor neuron disease," 2011). Thus, as per nurse perspective, it is necessary to inform a patient about possibilities of positive outcome available as a palliative and supportive