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.
Empathy is a fundamental part of nursing. The more I grew in nursing, the more I have developed an ability to understands the need of my patients. As nurses we have the obligation of being honest with our patients and with our coworkers. Integrity is doing the right thing the right way time after time the way it should be done, even if there is no one there to acknowledge it. The most basic and common nursing theory we practice is Florence Nightingales.
PART A: DIGNIFIED CARE IN NURSING: Dignity; “the state or quality of being worthy of honour or respect.” (Oxforddictionaries.com, 2016). Nurses must respect patient dignity because they have a duty of care to each client. Without respecting this, a patient may feel they have not received the correct standard of care, which may prolong their recovery time. Dignified care in nursing practice means delivering a service to patients or clients in a way that respects their rights as human beings. Nurses have a responsibility to encourage patients to be as independent as possible.
Knowing who the decision maker in the family is helps the nurse relay information to the right person without hurting other family members with information they cant handle. Nurses have to be able to what to tell to each family member and this helps speed up decision plus saving lives. Nurses have to have this skill and this takes coaching, time and learning. View on disease
As a nurse, maintaining a sense of professionalism is of utmost importance in order to gain respect from our peers, leaders, and most importantly or clients. As I have gone out into the field during our clinical rotations, I have experienced many professional nurses and a few nurses I would consider unprofessional. So, I have decided to touch on a few key characteristics that I think make the mold of a professional nurse. As I searched for information regarding the professional nurse, I repeatedly saw these words throughout all the literature; autonomy, accountability, advocate, caregiver, and communicator. All of those aspects are pivotal in order to maintain a healthy, therapeutic relationship with our clients and to provide the greatest, holistic care possible while maintaining a sense of respect.
Especially when it comes to giving medication, details matter. Doctors and patients rely on nurses to be focused and careful. The best registered nurses are meticulous, paying attention to the smallest details because they know just how important they are. Communication is, in my opinion, one of the most important aspects of nursing. As a nurse, you’ll regularly work one-on-one with patients, and proper communication in such situations means far more than just giving a dose of medicine or starting an IV.
In addition, philosophy prepares nurses with the tools to act as moral agents in providing the patient with the best care (Bruce, Rietze, & Lim, 2014, p. 65). There are several theories and practices of nursing, the ones I will be focusing in my philosophy include, Watson’s Caring Theory, Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses, Evidence-based Practice, Person-centred Care and Nursing Process. My nursing philosophy is based on utilising these theories by providing professional care to the best of my ability by utilising my attributes, working in a multidisciplinary team and not judging any patient. This is important to me because I have always wanted to be a nurse that is caring, in some of my hospitalisations when I was younger I was treated unprofessionally and disrespectfully by some nurses. These experiences make me want to be the best nurse I can possibly be and to not let my patients experience the negativity I did.
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.
Being a nurse, professionalism is a top priority. Whether we decide to be floor nurses in a hospital, public health nurses or working in a home health setting, we are all held up to the same standard. Professionalism can mean a number of different things. For me, it means respecting the dignity and safety of my patients, being dressed uniformly and presentably, attitude, and personal integrity and accountability. In the coming paragraphs, I will explain what each of these aspects means as well as what they signify to me.
Continuous relationships with the care team, individualising of care and providing care that anticipates the patient’s needs all achieve best care delivery. (Wagner et al 2001). However the course of any chronic disease is determined by personal attributes, social influences and the professional treatment delivered. Yet, nurses and healthcare professional can try to maintain steady control of any chronic disease by accurate management. The TM model can be used along with other nursing models of care for effective
When caring for a pediatric patient admitted to the hospital there is usually a lot of fear and uncertainty for both the child and the parent/caregiver. Even if they have been educated on the condition, often that alone does not relieve their anxiety. By encouraging the parents/caregivers to be actively involved in the planning, decision-making, and care implementation of the child, can decrease the feeling of helplessness and gives them a sense of control (Matteo & Ceron, 2015). For the pediatric patient the period of hospitalization can have a negative impact so it is important that the child have a sense of security and support from their primary caregiver. By encouraging, the involvement of the involvement of the caregiver to be present and involved with the care helps the child cope better with the overall situation.
They are well trained and most communicate well and be able to instruct and teach the patient what care is needed after they are discharged. It is important that the nurse be genuine and compassionate to have a successful relationship with the patient. Conclusion These four concepts help the nursing profession to fully impact the patient and encourage a honest relationship and recovery. As a nurse we can make patients feel that we care about them, their health and wellbeing. We can empower them to manage their own health if we can incorporate all of these components into their care.
My nursing Philosophy is characterized by caring, empathy, holistic care, and being sensitive to different backgrounds and cultures to all patients and their families. Recognizing that everyone is an individual and unique in their own way and not to be judgmental. As a nursing student, I believe the nature of nursing is rooted in the commitment to public service and making a difference in helping others during a time of need. I chose nursing as my profession because, I believe that we all have a purpose in life, and my purpose is having the desire to help others through care and healing. I first became interested in nursing when I was in high school; during this time my grandmother became ill and had to be placed in a nursing home where she
In addition, these communication skills are useful when working with a surgical or anesthesia team. Since each member on the team is working towards the same goal, each person has to effectively communicate with each other. For example, a nurse should notify other members that they successfully prepared an operation room. This effectively conveys the information that is key in order to progress with the surgery. These skills can be implemented