What does nursing mean to me? Nursing means helping people heal, meeting their needs while they are in your care, listening to concerns, protecting them from harm, and educating them how to care for themselves while treating them with dignity, compassion and respect. Nursing is giving of yourself to the care of people and community, while expecting nothing in return. It is having compassion for people and their health, being a humanitarian, and making sure patients receive the best care possible. Nurses must also deal with families of patients with gentleness and kindness, realizing they are going through a stressful situation also.
ANA Code of Ethics & Population Health Nursing The American Nurse Association Code of Ethics is a tool for professional nurses, to use as a guide, when serving the patients and the public. The code of ethics is designed to aid nurses when making decision regarding human rights in situation of life and death. As nurses, we are to inform, and aid the public in achieving health, safety, and wellness of all people. Population health nursing is also committed in achieving overall health of the United States population. Population health is the defined as the distribution of health outcomes within a population, the determinants that influence distribution, and the policies and interventions that affect the determinants (Nash et al, 2016).
This article lists strategies to compassionate care delivery through two means, personal and workplace promotion. As for personal strategies, nurses must acknowledge limits when needed, an act of self care rather than selfish care. Moreover, understanding ones’ own needs and negotiating with one’s workplace to allow employment and personal lives to be organized so self care needs are not left in the dust. As a nurse, you must be healthy to deliver care for the unhealthy. As for workplace strategies, providing training sessions to equip nurses working in alternating units and scheduling regular staff meetings to discuss the mental impact of providing care to the ill. Also, planning ways to connect with your support group, whether that be family, friends or partner is key and acknowledging your colleague’s workplace contributions during team meetings.
Firstly, is the restores practices that modify the impact of illness and disease. In this way the nurse is able to assess holistically. Specifically, asking questions about their spiritual and social life. Secondly, is the supportive practices that are oriented toward modification of relationships or the environment to support health. This requires the nurses knowledge on the ability to judge their patients level of education and observe for patients response.
The model tells nurses what’s important and relevant when delivering individualised care by specialising and the right guidance suiting the needs of the patient. It helps devise, deliver and monitor care by means of format and structure which reassures nurses. ( Barrett, et al .2012). This is used to guide nurses with deliverer and the design of the care plan documentation, in order to ensure that all aspects of an individual’s life are integrated into effective care plan of care. Assessing patients under activities of daily living can help nurses picture a patient’s everyday life style and later making them aware of simple but important things such as management of fluids, diet restrictions etc.
The nursing task may not only separate the drug to patient but also the daily care for patient, for instance, to feed patient and give wound dressing. To face on the multiple-task problem of nurse, there must enhance the awareness and reduce workload for nurse so that the quality of care can improved. Stage 5. Conclusion In this practicum, I observed a lot of nursing practice from nurse staff. Although they are careless to handle the preparation of medication, there should be alert to patient safety and to improve the quality of nursing care which is professional.
Good communication between nurses and patients is essential for the successful outcome of individualized nursing care of each patient. To achieve this, however, nurses must understand and help their patients, demonstrating courtesy, kindness and sincerity. The qualitative analysis led to the emergence of the four themes from the focus group data. From the students ' point of view, ' initial clinical anxiety ', 'theory- practice gap ', clinical supervision ', ' professional role ', was considered as important factors in clinical experience. There are several issues, especially
Furthermore, protecting the rights of clients and families would be another role play by community mental health nurses. Yet, the advocate role is not an easy to perform. But if we are implementing well, we are able to help clients and families make their voices heard and show the real people behind the labels and diagnoses. It is so important for them because as mentioned by Chamberlin (2001) as cited in World Health Organization (2003), those who have been diagnosed with mental illness are not different from other people, and want the same basic things out of life: adequate incomes; decent places to live; educational opportunities; job training leading to real, meaningful jobs; participation in the lives of their communities; friends and social relationships; and loving personal
We are working with cancer patients and it is of great importance to educate our clients so as to minimize the effects of disease, potential complications, unwanted effects of the treatment employed and safe health management at home. Our patients can face life threatening complication if poorly taught about their condition and expected outcomes. Therefore, it is mandatory for every nurse as well as other members of health care team to provide health education to all of our patients. Moreover, it is the part of nurses’ competencies that they are able to provide health education to the patients and the families. We have established the teams of nurses for different specialties like breast care nurses, stoma care nurses, perioperative specialist
It is also the duty of the nurses to create awareness about the professional relationship of health consumers with health practitioners. It guides nurses, not to get over-involved in therapeutic relationship, control emotions and reduce negligence. In case of a nurse dealing with his/her family members or relatives, the care needs to be transferred to another nurse