Professional Nursing Characteristics

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Hospitalized individuals are in their most vulnerable state and nurses highly impact these people’s well-being because of the nurses’ care. To do so, a nurse should have the right attributes and characteristics in order to provide an effective therapeutic care and build a relationship with the patients as well as the patient’s family. Being a prospective professional nurse, my own personal attributes and characteristics may resemble the qualities a professional nurse should possess in order to establish a therapeutic and trustful professional relationship with patients. The qualities involved are exhibiting a caring behavior when giving care, showcasing optimistic attitude and being able to communicate well with patients/clients.
The experiences I have had when looking after my family members shaped me to become caring. As the eldest child in the family, I have been made responsible to take care of my two little brothers who are 5 and 6 years younger than me due to both of our parents working full time. I provide care by active listening and understanding their feelings and needs for me to be able to come up with a plan that will help me provide the most effective care. This will be an advantage for me especially that I am entering a profession that involves a prevalent amount of caring for the patients. A study conducted by Rush and Cook (2006) found that having the time to face the patient, finding important cues for their needs as well as expressing the quality of being

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