Professional Presence And Influence In Nursing Practice

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Professional Presence and Influence Being able to promote a positive healing experience for patients is a significant responsibility for nurses. What heals one patient, may not work for another patient. Being equipped to identify what part is vital for each patient’s healing is not an easy task. Understanding different approaches to medicine, how different personality types function, how to be mindful rather than distracted, and what promotes an optimal healing environment are essential facets to provide exceptional care.
Models of Health and Healing
There are multiple approaches to healing the body throughout the world. Two of the most come models of health and healing are Western Medicine and Eastern Medicine. These two approaches are vastly …show more content…

I worked as a Nurse’s Assistant and Secretary for 8 years. I started when I was 18 years old, working on a psychiatric unit. I learned to be mindful of my surroundings and to read people’s emotions and body language to prevent escalating a patient’s bad mood into a physical altercation. This may seem like an extreme example, but I have witnessed people that were unaware, or didn’t care how they approached the patient, and the patient responded in a belligerent manor.
When working under the nurse’s on the floor, I was mindful of their personalities and quirks to be able to work around them, so to speak. One nurse didn’t care if glucose checks were performed when I started my rounds for vitals. However, slower nurses didn’t like that because they wouldn’t get into the patients for within a hour of the glucose check and would want it repeated before giving insulin. Other’s complained about it, but I just altered my routine slightly to accommodate them, and my shift was much more pleasant because of …show more content…

I believe that I am cooperative with others in regards to working relationships. I will often adjust myself to make things easier rather than expecting the other person to do it. I have worked since I was 16 years old. I am a responsible step-parent and put Dylan before myself in our family dynamic. I met my husband in nursing school, but we lived 2 states apart. We visited each other 2-3 times a month, for the 2 year program, and then I moved to Georgia to be with

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