Autonomous people are capable for decision making and problem solving. Loss of autonomy & independence is a real fear among older people. A nurse has the responsibility to encourage the older person’s autonomy in any way possible. This can be done by supervision and education of staff to listen & allow the person time to make choices and discussion with their relatives about what is occurring and in which way they can enhance the older person’s autonomy. Freedom:- The older people should have greater freedom of choice nation’s health care system.
Therefore, as the members of the society who live on the service they offer, doctors should meet the needs of humanistic medicine and adapt to it. Of course, some may refute the need of humanistic medicine because it is inefficient. However, practicing humanistic medicine is simple and easy. Just by staying before the patients, by taking their hands, by keeping eye contacts with them are easy starters of humanistic medicine. Therefore, for trained doctors, practicing humanistic medicine can be exact and straightforward medical treatment.
She believes that nursing interventions are key to nursing care. Watson’s nursing theories express that the mind, body and spirit of the patient should be taken into consideration. I agree with Watsons that while providing care the nurse should consider care base on the patient as a whole and not just focus on the disorder. I was taught to use Maslow’s hierarchy of need while planning and providing care for my patients. Maslow’s hierarchy is use to prioritize a patient need from life treating issues to love and belong.
A good doctor should be able to make the patient feel relaxed by treating them with patient and pay attention on small details such as avoid sitting too close or too far away from the patient. A doctor should also be able to set agenda and set the agenda with the patient also respect the patient when they feel uncomfortable about the agenda because this can make the patient feel more relaxed as they know what is going to happen next and to make them feel they are also in control of everything. When facing a patient from
Language differences also affect the nature of nurse-patient communication. In instances where the nurse and patient do not share the same language, a translator may be required. Besides, age differences between the patient and the nurse may affect effective communication (Jahromi & Ramezanli, 2014). Nurse find easy to communicate with elderly patients compared to the young ones since young people may have a sense of insecurity and vulnerability when sick; hence they may tend to act
This is because the staff may assume that the patient is too old to be looked after in the hospital. And also no matter what the age of the elderly patient is they should be told about the treatment they are going to receive and the care. Gender stereotyping: Gender stereotyping between males and females. People assume that males and females are different but they should be treated as same individual people. Some people assume that only women can become doctors but this typical gender stereotyping.
Good collaboration among nurses makes their work easier as it ensures continuity and prevents errors or mismanagement in patients’ health. 8.2 Social context The shared goal among everyone working within a particular healthcare organization is that of quality
Introduction Effective communication is a core clinical skill required for each and every doctor and patient. The word “communication” is defined as to “share, join, unite, or make understanding common” (Brindley & Reynolds, 2011). Being a good communicator is vital both for a healthcare provider and a patient, since the reason why patients often complain is the lack of effective communication (McCorry & Mason, 2011). Moreover, being able to communicate clearly does not actually mean to have a rich vocabulary or to use scientific terms and technical language, but effective communication skills are necessary for health care professionals to help their patients to be more adherent to medical recommendations and prescriptions (McCorry & Mason,
All sort of communication such as verbal, non-verbal, and part verbal are imperative and play a vital role in the process of providing person-centred care (Elwyn, et al., 2012; Morgan & Yoder, 2012). Moreover, the communication assists in managing emotions of the patients as well as the healthcare because it creates a bond between them. Through effective communication, the patients feel comfortable in discussing their perspective and feeling with the practitioner due to which the process of healthcare service providence becomes easy. Without proper communication, the staff at person-centred care would not be able to interact successfully with the patients. It affects the process of understanding their requirement and needs in a negative manner due to which
Dignity is a complex concept but is a central nursing value. Nursing care should be delivered in a way that respects the uniqueness and dignity of each patient regardless of their culture or religion. Dignity can be defined as “Patient dignity is feeling valued and comfortable psychologically with one’s physical presentation and behaviour, level of control over the situation, and the behaviour of other people in the environment” (Baillie , 2007). A patient’s experience in a hospital environment can depend on whether their dignity is promoted or threatened. Dignity can be violated, that is why it demands respect but also at the same time protection.