Person-Centred Care aims to ensure that the older adult is an equal partner in their health care. Key components that ensure PCC is provided are the following: respect and holism power and empowerment choice and autonomy empathy and compassion. (Rcn.org.uk, 2015) A person-centred approach to nursing focuses on the individuals needs, wants, goals and desires so that they become central to the care and nursing process (OpenLearn, 2015). According to The Department of Health (State of Victoria, Australia), person-centred care is a philosophical approach to care, ensuring that service systems are developed in partnership with older people and/or their carers (Health.vic.gov.au, 2015).
2.3 Professional Context: It is important for me to do more skillful and be competent in my quality of care rendered to my patient. Professional must ensure that my record is accurate and accessible, reliable since it serves as useful information for quality of care rendered. 2.4 Current Research on Quality control in Nursing Jack Needleman and Susan Hassmilter (2009) stated that, hospital need to integrate their work to improve quality and patient-centeredness and to increase the efficiency of care delivery. Nurses and other front line staff must play key roles. To benefit from the insight and input of these staff members, hospital will need to value their potential contributing shifting their vision of nursing from being a cost center to being critical service line.
I shadowed the Assisted Living Manager, Coley Rainbolt. As the assisted living manager, Coley has to complete monthly, quarterly, 6-month, and annual assessments for the assisted living residents on time. She has to schedule and lead care conferences in relation to residents’ needs and family expectations. She updates care plans and arranges all the resident care needs into task specific assignments for care associates. Along with all the residents she provides for, she also manages all assisted living care associates which consists of completing interim and annual evaluations timely and addressing performance concerns.
It also provided the use of critical thinking and clinical judgment on how to prevent falls, support, and be accountable for a client professionally. The practical knowledge I have learned helped me become aware of assessing and assisting a client. As a nurse, our job is to provide “safe, compassionate, competent and ethical care” (p.8) and collaborate as an interprofessional team to deliver safe care and prevent risks from happening while offering quality nursing care (CNA, 2017). I will always provide the professional care under the code of ethics to promote health and wellness for an older adult and prevent risks from happening. As well as following the plan of care, use communication strategies, be aware, acknowledge, and accommodate individuals with different diseases such as with dementia, to promote fall prevention strategies (RNAO, 2017).
Effective communication is one of the most fundamental tools of the nursing practice. Communication involves two parties the conveyor and the recipient, in which information is exchanged through personal and interpersonal mediums (verbal and non-verbal forms), allowing the message conveyed to be received and understood. Ultimately effective communication in healthcare reduces barriers constructed by language and cultural differences etc, creating a safe environment for the client in which they can actively participate in positive health-related behaviours. This explanatory synthesis will explore the concept of self- awareness in relation to therapeutic communication and how it significantly influences nurse-client rapports. It will also
Nursing is an honorable career, and should not be treated as just a job to earn a paycheck. It is my belief that nurses are to be compassionate, caring, loving and are willing to mean the patient’s need. Watson provides many useful concepts in her theory that are practice in nursing in today society. She ties together many of the theories commonly used in nursing education, for instance nursing care plan. She believes that nursing interventions are key to nursing care.
Nursing theory provides the framework for nursing practice and education, as well as future nursing research, which is essential to aid in the development of evidence-based nursing practice. Dr. Katharine Kolcaba’s comfort theory is a mid-range theory which promotes focusing on the holistic comfort needs of our clients. According to the comfort theory, an enhanced state of comfort improves healthcare outcomes and encourages clients to engage in behaviors that move them to a state of well-being (Kolcaba, 2003). Although medications and treatments are necessary to aid in restoring health to our clients, attentiveness to comfort promotes healing of the body, mind, and spirit, thereby significantly improving healthcare outcomes.
Furthermore, my case analysis reveals that nurse leaders should appreciate individuality, and most importantly, regardless of the type of interaction, we as humans’ desire, feeling valued, especially by an organization, which can empower individuals. Therefore, applying The Quality-Caring Model© by Dr. Joanne R. Duffy effectively addresses the global issues of job satisfaction and nurse retention, which in turn, can have a significant impact the healthcare outcome for individuals, families, populations, and/or
Patient satisfaction has been defined as the degree of congruency between a patient expectation of ideal care and her receives. Patient satisfaction represents a key marker for the quality of health care delivery and this internationally accepted factor needs to be studied repeatedly for smooth functioning of the health care systems. A better appreciation of the factor pertaining to client satisfaction would result in implementation of custom made programs according to the requirements of the patient, as perceived by patient and service providers. Patient is the best judge since she accurately assesses and her input help in the overall improvement of quality health care provision through the rectification of the system weaknesses by the concerned authorities. Satisfaction in service provision is increasingly being used as a measure of health system performance.