In healthcare institutions, nurses are the backbone of every healthcare and always the first contact patients meet on the arrival into the hospital. The nurses’ ability to communicate effectively with patients influence patients’ care and their belief about care. Through effective communication, nurses help patients to know and understand their health problems and give them guide on how to care for themselves. Effective nurse-patient communication requires listening and honesty. This will enable patients to talk about health issues including emotional, social, mental problems that disturb them.
There is a lot of technical and clinical information that the one will need as a nurse: critical thinking and communication skills, patient assessment skills, understanding disease management protocols and development of care plans (just to name a few), most of which is only obtainable through college or technical school and on the job experience. Respect for the patient, the patient’s support system, as well as, respect for yourself is another essential trait necessary to be a successful registered nurse. If patients are sick or worrying about what might be wrong with them, they are going to understandably be anxious or upset (and probably both). Part of practicing compassion as a nurse is recognizing situations like this – and so many more – and striving to help patients maintain their dignity through it all. This requires honest and straightforward communication.
Every nursing, in order to consider the profession must have an understanding of at least three of the five professional values, in my opinion. These values consist of altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity and social justice (Taylor 96). Beginning with the professional value of Altruism, the believe in or practice and self concern for the well-being of others (96). I believe that in order to be the best nurse you can be for your patients, you must understand the concept of altruism. As a nurse, your profession is to take care of people, if you do not know the professional value of altruism than you cannot possibly understand how important it is to care about the wellbeing of your patient.
First of all, I believe that the profession of nursing is all about people. Care involves the whole patient, and not just a single illness or health concern treated in isolation from the whole. Our holistic perspectives consider all factors of a patient 's life, and give the best quality of life to our patients. Secondly, while human beings are central to nursing, it is also necessary to look beyond the patient to the environment in which he/she lives. This is very important because people are members of a larger community with different features and characteristics that influence greatly our patients, so we cannot separate patients from their environment because they are interrelated.
Personal Nursing Philosophy The society has high expectations for the nursing profession. Most cultures expect nurses to have high morale standards and a good character or virtues (Newham, 2014). Consequently, several societies consider becoming a nurse a calling. However, multiple reasons are responsible to choose the nursing profession. Some reasons might be plain to recognize by the nurse, but sometimes the reasons might linger in the subconscious.
However, the roles of nurse are different in 21 century .Nursing is a professional, people need to satisfactorily complete the theoretical and practical training, obtain nursing knowledge and skill. Nursing also has developed the code of ethics, which maintains quality nursing for all clients and monitor professional behavior of nurses. Actually, nurses are not just focus on hospital, but also in old aged home, community agencies, society. Nurses care clients who are discharged from hospital, they would dressing, administrate medication and assess client’s condition .Nurses also work as teachers even outside hospital, they educate public various knowledge such as personal hygiene, inflection prevention, self-check education . In addition , nurses act as client advocate .
Since all men are equal and valuable to God, nurses should treat each one of them with same quality of care. Also, nurses need to keep in mind that their patients are human beings who need attention and love. Especially when caring for coma or paralyzed patient, nurses must know that they can hear and feel everything even if they can’t respond to you. Thus, nurses should do their best to preserve patient’s integrity and maintain dignity during their care. The World Health Organization (WHO) defined health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” (WHO 2018).
There is a need for affordable healthcare for both the poor and middle class who often go uninsured and therefore unable to receive medical care (Ehrenreich, 1979; Mason et al., 2002, p. 35). For nurses it is important to take on leadership roles, so nurses can influence change by entering social, political, and economic arenas (Kleffel, 2006). To start, “nursing education should include subjects like political economy of health systems, environmental hazards, women’s studies, the history of social movements, and techniques and strategies of political organizing (Ehrenreich, 1979; Mason et al., 2002, p. 36). With proper education nurses can start to understand that they can bring about change and redefine the role of a nurse as an activist as well as an advocate (Ehrenreich, 1979; Mason et al., 2002, p.
Nurse have to remember to leave personal problems at home and never discussed them with patients (Shohani & Zamanzadeh, 2017, pp. 350-356). The goal is to provide high standards of practice and best care possible at all times. The nurse needs to provide a non - bias high-quality care to the patients of all ages, sizes, colors, races and cultural backgrounds. Her job is to see the patient as a unique individual without applying personal judgment or opinion (Shohani & Zamanzadeh, 2017, pp.
Moreover, I believe that nursing leadership is critical to the lives of nurses. Thus, it is essential that a nurse leader is consistent and knowledgeable on ways to facilitate the development of nursing practice environments that enable nurses to deliver quality nursing care. For such an environment to be met, it is my belief that I will not only be required to advocate quality care but also need to communicate articulately, be a mentor, a visionary, a mentor and a role