I saw at first-hand the impact of diseases including, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, but more importantly, I witnessed the impact of empathy and good care had on a patient and their families. This experience helped me learn how to overcome challenges faced when caring for patients each day and it reinforced my motivation to work as hard as possible to succeed in nursing school and continue to work to care for others. The experience also provided an opportunity to act as leader since the assisted care home I worked at this past summer was understaffed due to a change in ownership and some staff changes. When my team was short caregivers, I made sure that I spent more time with each patient to ensure they did not have anxiety about the change and end up worried and feeling alone. I found that a few minutes of companionship and
I first established I wanted to pursue a course in adult nursing when I was 11 years old; I had to undergo surgery and had a week-long stay in hospital. The commitment and enthusiasm the nurses had to looking after me as well as going the extra-mile to make me feel secure, happy and support me during my stay. This is the first time I had witnessed what courageous things they do daily and from that moment I felt inspired and I knew that I wanted to be part of a team that supports vulnerable people in their times of need. I hope in the future I can equal their diligence and passion and show that I am here to help and the patients can confide in me. Additionally, this course will allow me to progress to become an adult nurse, therefore will permit me into making a difference in people’s lives daily and there is nothing I find more rewarding then helping vulnerable people in their times of need and improving their quality of life.
Empathy is a fundamental part of nursing. The more I grew in nursing, the more I have developed an ability to understands the need of my patients. As nurses we have the obligation of being honest with our patients and with our coworkers. Integrity is doing the right thing the right way time after time the way it should be done, even if there is no one there to acknowledge it. The most basic and common nursing theory we practice is Florence Nightingales.
Touch is effective in providing comfort (Stevens,1975). I was delighted that she started to accept and be kind to communicate with me. It evidenced that showing a willingness to attentively listen without judgment help approach to the patient and keep healthcare plan on the schedule. After handling such circumstances, I perceived that stress from time constraint may be a limit to nurse-patient
Next was a nurse from John F. Kennedy hospital. I wasn’t as nervous after getting the first one over with. The second one went a lot smoother, but both got me very prepared for my real job interview the next day at Mimi’s
Being a nurse practitioner is an exciting career choice with many benefits and opportunities, including responsibilities, salary, and rewarding feelings. 2 An NP is a practitional nurse who records a patient 's symptoms, diagnoses and prescribes patients with the proper medication that is needed. They operate and monitor medical equipment, perform physical exams, record a patient 's response to certain medications, and conduct various amounts of research (Bureau of
As one of the nurse leader in my department, I use relationship-centered communication techniques in my workplace. I often give praises to the group members for effort and encouraging input. As nurses in the world are known with their most caring traits, they have built their own credit in the medial industry. But regardless of being valued, nurses still have to overcome several difficulties in their career such as long working hours, less compensation, and workplace violence. Helge (2001) stated that the trends in the
Introduction In the nursing field it is essential to provide excellent patient care to promote the wellbeing of all patients. One of the most essential times for nurses to collaborate and work as a team is during report between shifts. It is of upmost importance that each nurse gives a thorough report to the next shift so that they are aware of all issues each patient is having and they can work as a team collaborating proper care to promote patient wellbeing. Optimal communication in the health care environment is defined as an information-sharing experience in which all team members generate input using a variety of methods, including verbal, nonverbal, and written forms. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN),
Our one commonality as nurses is our commitment to quality patient care. We know, both individually and collectively, that nurses are regarded as honest and valued by our patients.This is the way a person appears to others, or in the case of a profession, the way that profession appears to other disciplines and to the general public consumers of health care. Image and the perception of the profession impact recruitment of students, the view of the public, funding for nursing education and research, relationships with health care administrators and other health care professionals, government agencies