I am in my third year of nursing and I am currently working in a hospital on an Orthopedic Neurological Trauma Unit. I collaborate with patients to identify the prominent health issues they are experiencing and advocate to ensure the care they receive is the most effective for their healing process. Patient interaction, learning new skills and evidence based practice, and being hands on with patient care are the benefits of my job that I enjoy the most. I form a bond with these patients and listen to their personal story to ensure that I give care individualized for each patient. As a Family Nurse Practitioner, I can connect with patients of various age ranges and diagnoses by applying these
In the article titled, "The Lived Experience Of Pediatric Burn Nurses Following Patient Death." (Kellogg), nurses who work in the pediatric burn unit are interviewed about what they do as well as how they deal with the loss of patients. The conclusion of these interviews is that these individuals do not feel well prepared enough on how to properly handle the death of a patient and they all seemed to agree that grief counseling would have greatly increased their ability to get through these tough losses without starting to hate their job or not doing their job well enough. Another real life account comes from a working NICU nurse whom I interviewed named Clorinda Bryant. She told me all about how she absolutely loves her job and how she loves working with all the babies, but she concluded that by saying that it is a tough job to perform because “these babies have just come into this world and it seems unfair that sometimes they are taken out of it so quickly.” (Bryant) She told me how the hospital she works at does not have any services available to its workers regarding counseling and that if they need help dealing with a loss, they are expected to get their help outside of work and not deal with it there.
As a nurse, it is my job to help with this thought process and converse with my client about their life. On major end of life issue is who will take care of the older adult when they are no longer able to take care of themselves. Older adults will
RN stands for Registered Nurse. Rn’s provide and coordinate patient care, nurses educate patients and the public about various health care (Bureau). They also provide emotional support and give advice to the patient's family. The caregivers know what is going through your mind and they know how you feel. They are there to help you talk about it.
Clinical Observation Based on my observations of Sarah and her family I believe that Sarah would benefit more by staying at her home with her family. Though Sarah is being taken care of by her family, I am very concerned with her behavior towards herself and her family. First, I think that Sarah needs to be seen by a doctor so that her condition can be diagnosed and so her family can know how to continue to better take care of her. I also believe that Sarah needs to be taught how to communicate whether it’s verbal or nonverbally, so that she can better communicate with her family. Why?
Good critical nurses possess the critical thinking ability to handle emergency situations and equipment but also are compassionate, helping patients and family members through stressful circumstances (Kirpal, 2004). It can be difficult for HR professionals and health care managers to screen potential critical nurse candidates that encompass both critical thinking and empathy characteristics. In addition, many experienced critical care nurses experience burn out from dealing with multiple previous stressful patient encounters and long hours, causing them to leave the nursing profession (Kirpal, 2004). Moreover, to increase efficiency many hospitals expect their nurses to float to other departments to help fill temporary staffing shortages—increasing the stress levels of nurses to learn new skills in unfamiliar environments in short periods of time (Kirpal, 2004). As previously mentioned, younger individuals are not choosing to become nurses, creating an age disparity among nurses in many hospitals (Kirpal, 2004).
“It's an encouraging trend, given that research shows many people with mental health conditions don't seek treatment due to fear of shame or judgment.” I strongly believe that this statement is true. Many are terrified of what others think of them, so they hide their feelings. So many don’t want to talk about what is going on in their mind. However, Demi Lovato says she, “personally finds that talking about what's going on in her mind gives her the perspective she needs, but it takes work and time to uncover what works best for each individual.” I truly believe this, because when I need someone to talk to, I talk to my best friend. She is always there for me, and she understands my problems.
Regular depression screening is important in the healthcare setting since it helps the physicians treat depression and employ recovery mechanisms for the patients. This report will evaluate a strength-based model of care and explore how its supports nurses to work in partnership with children. The report will also demonstrate how health promotion and health education impact the health of children and their families. Furthermore, this report will identify issues that affect children and/or families and suggest recommendations for nursing practice. A strength-based model
The results of these studies strengthened the author’s belief that the community benefits from the implementation of this public health program. The author is currently a pediatric cardiothoracic operating room nurse and is knowledgeable on the complications and mortality due to the late detection and delayed surgical treatment of CCHD in newborns. The author believes that changes in normal newborn screening routine is beneficial and should be implemented in nationwide. The author will use her analytic philosophy to conduct more studies that will yield new recommendations to improve patient outcomes. Moreover, the author plans to evaluate multiple evidenced-based practices that are being implemented in her facility and publish articles in the
The limitation of current end of life care education The end of life care education course can shape nurses’ attitude toward caring of dying patients so as to reduce anxiety about death and consequently have a positive influence on nurses’ attitude towards caring of dying (Wass, 2004; Abu Hasheesh, AI- Sayed AboZeid, Goda EI-Zaid& Alhujaili, 2014; Adesina, DeBellis & Zannettino,2014; Wessel & Rutledge, 2005). However, somehow, there is still limitation of end of life care education to the newly graduated nurse in delivering end of life care. Nursing students and newly graduated registered nurses claimed that the training was inadequately prepared them to deal with death and dying (Cavaye & Watts, 2010). Also, 72% in 607 registered nurses reported that did not formally end of life care courses in
It needs a group of peer that understand them. The real solution is much more difficult and complex. Ritalin and Adderall has been in high demand lately do to its short-term benefit to help child and adult whom been diagnosed with A.D.D. concentrate and improve their focus on the task at hand. Sadly, not many doctor or parents known about its harmful side effect that could worsen their behavior over a long period of time, the best solution is your attendance to their care and needs not simply taking a
At times we are with them more than our own family. Co-workers may be going through trials that affect their day. Just one comforting or encouraging word can mean a lot to them. Just like with patients, we have to realize our co-workers may have different beliefs also. We cannot be judgmental with anyone; also we cannot force our beliefs on them either.
Workaround is another big barrier which occurs when nurses pass the medication without scanning the medication and the patient’s identification (ID) band, to save time and scan them later. Which is dangerous, and a high risk for making an error. The change agent or the nurse leader will need to use the driving forces that will help the project to be successful. Budget is the major barrier. Since the project needs adequate funding, the support from the administration and higher authority will be required.
Practice Dimension/ Ethics/ Resource Utilization: Ms. Cabral applies the nursing process to systems or processes at the unit/team/work group level to improve care. She is the primary nurse for five of our chronic dialysis patients promoting safe high quality care. She involves the patient and their families in monthly interdisciplinary care plan meetings to promote self-efficacy and quality of life. She continually evaluates the patient 's health status. The effectiveness of her patient 's plan of care is reevaluated on a regular basis and changes are made for continuous improvements.
Without hope there is no motivation, especially for patients who are sick and going through life-changing circumstances. Their recovery process will slow down and may not be even possible if there is no hope, if there is no looking forward to the future and the best possible outcomes. Hope has been defined as a positive and necessary aspect of human life that is a future-oriented, motivating factor (Brumbach, 1994). Nurses have the greatest and hardest role/job to create a positive expectation in patients who have to go through very tough and challenging situations when hospitalized. Nurses can create a positive energy and positive attitude towards patient’s recovery process.