Nurses are critical for promoting health in the society. The profession is highly flexible, since they specialize in diverse operations in the medical field. Registered nurses, for instance, are responsible for the administration of medicine and inoculations to patients (American Nurses ' Association, 2000). Additionally, these professionals observe, record, and enlighten doctors of any changes in a patient’s health. Nurses interpret and evaluate diagnostic examinations to determine an individual’s condition, as well as making the necessary adjustments in patient treatment plans on their health progress.
There are many stakeholders involved with health care administrations. Those stakeholders can be patients, health care physician, insurance providers, pharmaceutical manufactures, hospital organizations, community clinics and government. Each different stakeholder has their own individual vision of health care administration. This causes conflict due to the nature and differences in vision. which then can cause conflicts among each stakeholder involved.
Philosophy, as stated by Black (2017), “is a set of beliefs about the nature of how the world works. A nursing philosophy begins to put together some or all concepts of the metaparadigm” (Black, 2017, p. 177). According to the text, a nurses’ philosophy should consist of their values, beliefs, and attitudes and applied to the metaparadigms of nursing. My personal philosophy of nursing, which describes what nursing means to me, is based on the nursing metaparadigm concepts of person, environment, health and nurse.
The nurse-patient relationship is well stipulated by the health ethics and law. The relationship is based on respect, trust and is professional. There are distinct boundaries that a nurse should have when dealing with his or her client. The language used between the two should be professional. Vulgar language is not allowed at all not from the nurse neither the patient.
Practice Policy Appropriate health care continues to be one of the major challenges throughout the nation. Financial and educational hindrances can produce negative health effects on individuals and communities. Advanced practice nurses can implement their evidence based knowledge and skills within any environment to increase the knowledge and health of the surrounding populations. However, nurse practitioners must comply with the protocols and laws mandated by the board of nursing. This paper will discuss the setting in which nurse practitioners practice in, along with the laws and limitations that they must adhere to at all times.
Throughout the past couple decades there has been an extreme growth in the amount of technology and advancements in medicine. Alongside advancement in the medical field, social media and communication outlets such as Facebook and Twitter have gained popularity in unison. Social media and information outlets have proven through the extreme use by the general population to be a helpful and beneficial outlet for many patients and others alike. Information available online has provided a channel for potential patients to view and receive knowledge without the anxiety of meeting with a physician or medical professional. Information gateways are not always satisfactory though, and in fact have acquired quite the negative connotation throughout the
Maintaining a professional boundary in nursing can be difficult at times. With the use of social media one can easily cross the nurse-patient boundary. I’m sure the father was going through a very difficult time and was reaching out to someone he trusted. According the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (2014), “nurses can unintentionally blur the lines between their professional and personal lives” through social media (p.4).
Nursing Professional Development: The Effect on Patient-Centered Care The nursing profession is one of the most meaningful and passionate careers which has grown in the medical field due to the nurses’ holistic care, dedication and responsibility to their patients, and the healthcare demand for a more qualified level of care. The art of nursing, which creates the human relationship between the patient and the nurse, and the science of nursing that implements the knowledgeable nursing practice, both combined achieved patient-centered care. Nursing Education Nurses acquire education to improve their practice, promote health and prevent diseases.
This discussion is an excellent example and perception of the nursing scope of practice. Often, nurses understand what is within their scope of practice, and never think of what they are not allowed to do within their scope of practice pertaining to the setting they work in. While administering medications to patients is within our scope of practice, having the knowledge of why we are administering it and if it is appropriate to administer is also our responsibility. For instance, on my unit we are only allowed to administer enalapril intravenous push and metoprolol intravenous solutions for lowering a patients' blood pressure.
Introduction: For the success of the organization or health facility, cohesion between the employees and smooth running of day to day duties is essential. Nurses, who form the largest percentage of employees in the health facility, should maintain mutually beneficial relationships with their publics both internal and external. The internal publics of a nurse include: doctors, other nurses, nutritionists, physiotherapists, laboratory personnel, casuals etc. whereas the external publics of a nurse include the clients or patients, family members or relatives and the community surrounding the health facility.
SAFETY IN THE NURSING PROFESSION It is the belief of many medical professionals that proper safety protocols in the medical environment is paramount. There is nothing more important in a hospital setting than overall safety. This goes for both patient safety as well as the safety of the hospital staff. Both patient and staff have their own precautions that must be taken and steps that must be followed to ensure there are no mishaps.
Nurses are constantly in a position where they are challenged by encounters with people from different backgrounds. Within this reflection, explanations will be provided on the reasons for picking the papers and the content that has stimulated an emotional response. Furthermore, how it will enhance my nursing practice such as incorporating respect, reflection and awareness of self and the community when caring for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will be discussed.
Nurses follow an ethical code to ensure professionalism is maintained while caring for patients. Nurses need to provide compassionate care with respect and dignity regardless of personal values and economical status (Brown, Lachman & Swanson, 2015). Patients and families trust nurses to advocate for their rights, safety and wellbeing. Nurses are held to a high standard when it comes to promoting a culture of safety, ensuring clinical judgement and maintaining confidentiality for our patients (Brown, Lachman & Swanson, 2015).