This article lists strategies to compassionate care delivery through two means, personal and workplace promotion. As for personal strategies, nurses must acknowledge limits when needed, an act of self care rather than selfish care. Moreover, understanding ones’ own needs and negotiating with one’s workplace to allow employment and personal lives to be organized so self care needs are not left in the dust. As a nurse, you must be healthy to deliver care for the unhealthy. As for workplace strategies, providing training sessions to equip nurses working in alternating units and scheduling regular staff meetings to discuss the mental impact of providing care to the ill. Also, planning ways to connect with your support group, whether that be family, friends or partner is key and acknowledging your colleague’s workplace contributions during team meetings.
Enthusiasm to help is a part of a nurse 's professional attitude that is most respected. Nurses, who are willing to help other coworkers, and patients, are seen as someone who can be trusted. In order to have a good teamwork in the clinical setting, each nurse must get rid of the selfishness less attitude. For example, on the clinical setting, if the nurse does his task on downtime and sees other nurse needs help, he or she has to step up and help the nurse who needs help. This is the kind of approach that shows a nurse is a team
All of them had to use their personal power sources to motivate their subordinates to reach the initiative i.e., to have steady patient flows in the overcrowded waiting areas of A/E and the wards. This section of the assignment deals with critically analysing the power tactics employed by Nikki Thorton, who was one among the main protagonists in this case study. Nikki Thorton was a matron from Clover Hospital who performed like an “activist” as described by Sue Green. Thorton had volunteered herself to promote the process of Nurse Led Discharge as she was closely involved with the project. Thorton took the lead on the training and piloting of the project of Nurse Led Discharge at the NHS trust.
A good and efficient leadership in the implementation of diverse nursing roles are seen to have a great impact on addressing concerns and eventually believe in retaining dedicated nurses in their respective units to carry on their noble responsibilities. Leadership is a process by which a person influences others to accomplish an objective and directs the organization in a way that makes it more cohesive and coherent. Good leaders are made, not born. If you have the desire and willpower, you can become an effective leader (Jago, 1982). Leadership can be learned and nurtured.
Professionalism includes standards of knowledge which is theoretical, practical and clinical. Nurses should be able to share their knowledge with colleagues, client and family enhance their skills to improve quality care and health goals. Nurses should be open-minded and have a desire to learn a new skill, not just to show off; one of the episodes, where the nurse doesn’t have any clue of how to start the IV pump clearly, explains how the media depicts nurses as unskilled professionals in their scope of practice. I feel that nurses should use legislation, standards of practice and code of ethics to practice this profession. After the victory signing up the petition, it seems that still uncertainty of the true image of how nurses are described in the media.
This paper describes the implications of mentorship and it’s impacts in the nursing field. It will discuss how a volunteer can help over come obstacles to help better a program, as well as how this experience has shaped her communication and understanding of a day in the life of a nurse on shift. It will outline the complications and successes of this volunteer, as well as what they have learned from this experience, how it applies to their future career as a nurse, and how it applies to the theme of mentorship throughout the health care field. Mentorship to me is the ability to be a positive, motivational, inspirational and challenging role model for someone, whether you know you may be their role model or not. A mentor is someone who you
My personal philosophy of nursing is based on holistic care which includes the mental and physical health of a person. I believe examining the whole picture and variables that play into a patient’s health is necessary to successful outcomes as well as effective communication. I think of Peplau because her theory discusses interpersonal relations and I am a firm believer in developing a strong, therapeutic nurse-patient relationship. Without a strong nurse-patient relationship, patient’s may not have the trust they should, therefore will not learn the tools necessary to be able to care for themselves. I strive each day in practice to develop strong nurse-patient
W-6 PROFESSIONAL BOUNDARIES 1. I chose this competency because as a nurse it is vital to maintain professional boundaries and still be able to provide the therapeutic care without personally getting attached to patients. 2. From the article, I learned that it is ok to be present with your patient, and caring about what they might be going through as you provide necessary care and support, but not to excessively worry about a patient in your personal life/home” (p. 407) 3. The article changed my way of thinking as it increases my understanding as to why I need to maintain strictly professional boundaries/limits and keeping the conversation focused on the patient, provide care and support as a nurse, rather than a friend which aid in managing
This fits into the scope of practice in every way that it is written. The nurse should continue to educate themselves in order to better suit the needs of their patients. This does not mean that every nurse should obtain their Bachelor’s degree or they will not be able to manage their patients. Remember in the big scope of things, there is a lot of leaning that can be done on the job and from one another. This will have to be a personal decision for each individual person.
This paper provides a description of the education program for nurse practitioners in the Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Nursing, widely considered a leader in the discipline. It further reports the results of a study examining the roles and responsibilities of NPs and of the factors that, despite the impediments to progress the practice faces, motivate them to pursue development of their abilities in carrying out their duties and making “a difference.” NPs are proud of being a source of reference for their colleagues and believe strongly in inter- and intra-professional collaboration while acknowledging and respecting their limitations, by refusing to assume any responsibilities not delegated to nurse practitioners. Comments: The conclusions were based on the findings and logically stated. Recommendations "Additional research is needed in other classroom settings to see if consistent findings about cognitive performances, time requirements, and attitude are achieved." Comments: The recommendations were limited to a call for additional research in the area.
That will encourage and motivate others to work as a team and help each other. Identify the barriers of change, which might be the staff nurses who are skeptical of change. They may have a lack of confidence in their ability to adapt to new technologies, or may perceive the change as a threat. Some nurses have adopted a short cut process of administering medication to save time, which is pre-pouring medications. Workaround is another big barrier which occurs when nurses pass the medication without scanning the medication and the patient’s identification (ID) band, to save time and scan them later.
I would like to know if these, or any other barriers, were a problem for your NP and what steps she took to overcome them. Being a new nurse can be overwhelming, and the guidance of an experienced NP could help minimize any concerns an RN would have about continuing their education.
It is the transformational leader that blends new practices with the knowledge of seasoned nurses for the most optimal patient care experiences. One quality that stands out for nursing transformational leaders is the ability to make their followers feel valued for contributing to the nursing profession. The last component is of transformational leadership is individualized consideration. This is conveyed through performance reviews as well as daily praise. Low morale takes place when employees feel devalued.