Divided up into two sections, the first will include a discussion on how patient centred care immensely benefits an older adult by improving their experience while being looked after and taken care of. It will also take a look at some of the alternative methods of nursing to contrast with the patient centred approach. Included is also a description of Mc Cormack and Mc Cance (2010) Person Centred Practice Framework. This will lead into the second part of the essay, as it will demonstrate how nurses can employ a person centred approach in the clinical setting to promote and recognise older people as equal partners in their care. Firstly for the purpose of this essay, patient centred care and person-centeredness will be defined using a definition supplied by the HSE (2010).
Person centred care is associated with treating people with respect, acknowledging their rights as human beings and having a trusted and therapeutic relationship between the person and their care provider (McCormack et al, 2011). Guidelines of person centred care give clarity towards how nurses should behave and such knowledge and expertise they should develop. These skills acquired can then be used to enhance person centred care through self and team assessment (McCormack et al, 2008). In this essay, I will critically explore individualised person centred care in association with McCormack’s model. I will identify how this model can improve the experience of care for the older person.
According to Julia Wood (2004), “communication is a systemic process in which individuals interact with and through symbols to create and interpret meanings. However, Sheppard (1993) suggests that, in the nurse–patient relationship, communication involves more than the transmission of information; it also involves transmitting feelings, recognizing these feelings and letting the patient know that their feelings have been recognized (M, 1993)”. It is a two way process. The patient conveys their fears and concerns to their nurse and helps them make a correct nursing diagnosis. An excellent communication skill between nurses and patients is essential for the successful outcome of individualized nursing care of each patient.
There is no need of interferences and being exposed from other sides. But privacy was differed between patients as well as circumstances as what was important for the patient and the consequences. One participant stated that: “I don’t want to be seen by others…… I believe that patients including me likes to control over from other people perception”. Privacy is
Hence, communication between these professionals is important to ensure mutual agreement concerning patient treatment. For example, Poulis (2007) raised the issue of deciding patient endpoints of physical rehabilitation. As physiotherapists and other professionals may have differing end goals regarding patient rehabilitation, decisions to halt physiotherapy treatment may not be made exclusively by the physiotherapist itself. With effective communication, a common goal for patients rehabilitation can be agreed on and the chances of patients receiving contradicting information decreases. Good interpersonal skills reduces
I ensured that my voice was quiet throughout, so that no patients around us could hear what was happening. A study on patient dignity in nursing stated that nurses feel that lowering your voice is important in maintaining dignity. “Commenting on the maintenance of patient privacy ...they talked about lowering voices when discussing matters with patients.” (Matiti, 2002) I asked Jane if she’d feel more comfortable if I assisted her in cleaning, to which she consented. I remained neutral in tone, reassuring her that she was doing well by standing up herself. I asked if she would like me to escort her back to her room, which she felt happier to do alone.
As a healthcare provider, the bridges built in the awareness phase heave led to cultural desire which coupled with intrinsic motivation have helped me aspire rather than feel mandated to provide care. As a healthcare provider it is wrong to provide services out of professional obligation but from moral compulsion and humanity’s sake. After engaging in RID a health care provider is able to understand healthcare seekers who are undergoing the same phase as well as help in alienating oneself from falling under the spell of being the source of racial
Communication is important because it can eliminate a number of errors during patient care. Poor communication leads to adverse surgical events .Lewis, (2002) stated that effective communication increases the quality of work, patient safety and reduces patients’ misunderstandings. Poor communication increases morbidity and mortality rates. ODPS needs to have good common skill in order to communicate between themselves or with patients. There are different forms of communication such as verbal and written communication.
Fulfilled patients are more likely to stick to arranged treatment plans, maintain a continuing relationship with a health care provider and comprehend subsequent profit relating to health outcomes. (Korda 2013). Improving patient satisfaction leads to better efficiency. Physicians and staff often waste a lot of time reacting to complaints and dealing with patients that are not compliant, which unhelpfully impacts office productivity. To compare, satisfied patients are easier and more pleasing to care for, don’t use up physician and staff time and are more obedient.
Introduction Effective communication is a core clinical skill required for each and every doctor and patient. The word “communication” is defined as to “share, join, unite, or make understanding common” (Brindley & Reynolds, 2011). Being a good communicator is vital both for a healthcare provider and a patient, since the reason why patients often complain is the lack of effective communication (McCorry & Mason, 2011). Moreover, being able to communicate clearly does not actually mean to have a rich vocabulary or to use scientific terms and technical language, but effective communication skills are necessary for health care professionals to help their patients to be more adherent to medical recommendations and prescriptions (McCorry & Mason,