Essential VIII: Professionalism and Professional Values The Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice defines professionalism as “the consistent demonstration of core values evidenced by nurses working with other professionals to achieve optimal health and wellness outcomes in patients, families, and communities by wisely applying principles of altruism, excellence, caring, ethics, respect, communication and accountability” (American Association of Colleges of Nursing [AACN], 2008, p. 26). Professionals is an individual who displays proficient and skillful behaviors that are appropriate with their profession. Being professional then is a behaving in a manner defined and expected by the society. People with judge professionalism
Furthermore, my case analysis reveals that nurse leaders should appreciate individuality, and most importantly, regardless of the type of interaction, we as humans’ desire, feeling valued, especially by an organization, which can empower individuals. Therefore, applying The Quality-Caring Model© by Dr. Joanne R. Duffy effectively addresses the global issues of job satisfaction and nurse retention, which in turn, can have a significant impact the healthcare outcome for individuals, families, populations, and/or
Her language, especially when taking age differences into consideration, infantilized Dr. Rose and reflected a lack of concern for the wellbeing of the patient. Chrissy's socio-emotional skills need immediate attention if the practice intends to retain her employment following this incident. Though, it could be argued that the problem began at the level of the receptionist, as well. Dr. Rose carefully listed her allergies on her intake form, including her recently discovered allergy to chlorhexidine. This allergy should have been noted on her patient history regardless, given that her allergy was discovered in-office the previous summer.
They utilize judgement regarding individual competence when accepting and delegating responsibility. Consistently they keep up standards of personal conduct which reflect well on the profession and upgrade its image and people confidence. Nurses and the profession Nurses have a significant part in deciding and implementing acceptable standards of clinical nursing practice, management, research and education. The nurse is active in building up a core of research-based professional information that backs up evidence-based practice and also active in creating and sustaining a core of professional
The essence of nursing leadership is to inspire, motivate, and facilitate continued growth and development of nurses individually and as an entire profession to invest in a consistent focus on improving the care provided to patients. The success of improving patient outcomes is accomplished through vision of the future and inspiring others to be their best and reach their
It also provided the use of critical thinking and clinical judgment on how to prevent falls, support, and be accountable for a client professionally. The practical knowledge I have learned helped me become aware of assessing and assisting a client. As a nurse, our job is to provide “safe, compassionate, competent and ethical care” (p.8) and collaborate as an interprofessional team to deliver safe care and prevent risks from happening while offering quality nursing care (CNA, 2017). I will always provide the professional care under the code of ethics to promote health and wellness for an older adult and prevent risks from happening. As well as following the plan of care, use communication strategies, be aware, acknowledge, and accommodate individuals with different diseases such as with dementia, to promote fall prevention strategies (RNAO, 2017).
In regards to written communication, it is essential that the health professional is clear and concise while using relevant and simple language for the patient. In conclusion, this synthesis has explored the vitalness of therapeutic communication in improving patient-centred care. Through being more aware of one's self, using positive verbal/non-verbal language, active listening, showing empathy and building a trusting and respectful relationship, a nurse is able to create a healing therapeutic environment for the patient, leading to positive experiences and outcomes for each party
However, many nurses are just giving out poor to bare minimum care (Peate 1). Just like Ian Peate is talking about in the article called, Kindness, caring and compassion “Of late not a day goes by when I do not pick up a newspaper or listen to a news summary in the United Kingdom with reference being made to poor standards of care, particularly around the care of the elderly, but not exclusively” (Peate 1). After reading this article I realized these problems don’t only happen in the United States but all over the world. Coming from my experience of working with nurses in nursing homes I have seen elderly who are unconscious not being feed or even bathe (Peate 1). The bathing issue occurs for months without anyone saying anything about it, because most of the elderly family members don’t even go visit them, so they are not there to witness or defend their relative.
In the article “Skills for Nursing Practice” The authors note that Nursing takes skills such as leadership, communication, teamwork, and compassion. These skills are focused around patients, and promotes dignity and respect toward the patient. When becoming a nurse, one of the most important skills is to be organized. This helps with decision making, critical thinking, knowledge, and being professional (Felton). When working in an ER it is important to be up to date with what is going on, and remaining calm in stressful situations.
2.3 Professional Context: It is important for me to do more skillful and be competent in my quality of care rendered to my patient. Professional must ensure that my record is accurate and accessible, reliable since it serves as useful information for quality of care rendered. 2.4 Current Research on Quality control in Nursing Jack Needleman and Susan Hassmilter (2009) stated that, hospital need to integrate their work to improve quality and patient-centeredness and to increase the efficiency of care delivery. Nurses and other front line staff must play key roles. To benefit from the insight and input of these staff members, hospital will need to value their potential contributing shifting their vision of nursing from being a cost center to being critical service line.
According to King “If nurses with special knowledge and skills communicate appropriate information to clients, mutual goal setting and goal attainment with occur” (as cited in McEwen & Wills, 2014, p. 176). Professional nursing symbolizes as a sensible caring, well rounded unique art, to patient
She inspires me to become a great nurse full of knowledge and passion for providing the best possible care to others in need. Johnson shows in many ways that she has integrity, courage, initiative, critical thinking skills, goals, and ways to be an effective communication and collaborator in the nursing profession. Each of these qualities are qualities that I hope to someday have and present to
They are well trained and most communicate well and be able to instruct and teach the patient what care is needed after they are discharged. It is important that the nurse be genuine and compassionate to have a successful relationship with the patient. Conclusion These four concepts help the nursing profession to fully impact the patient and encourage a honest relationship and recovery. As a nurse we can make patients feel that we care about them, their health and wellbeing. We can empower them to manage their own health if we can incorporate all of these components into their care.
A good nurse is someone who is compassionate, empathetic, and has a desire to truly want to care for the well being of others. A good nurse is also someone who is knowledgeable and also stays current in the medical field. As an advocate, nurses should empower patients by motivating and encouraging them to be active in their own care, also making sure the patients voice is being heard, and ensuring proper care is being performed in the best interest of the patient. A nurse is also an educator; nurses have the responsibility of educating their patients on their medical condition when the patient does not understand their prognoses. When a patient has a lack of knowledge of the care that is being provided, the nurse also has a responsibility to explain the care and why it will help the patient in the process.
Care Compassion Competence Communication Courage Commitment It is important that a health care professional has these attributes in order to work successfully in their professions. They must have full dedication for the care of their patients and true passion to improve the individual’s health. They must show understanding and empathy towards each person’s situation and always keep confidentiality. One of the most important attributes is the ability to have courage to speak up when needed. This means acting as an advocate for the patient.