In health care, the goal is to address the needs of the patient and the public. The complexity of health care delivery systems requires a multi-disciplinary approach to the delivery of services that has the strong support and active participation of all the health professions. Within the context, nursing’s unique contributions, scope of practice, and relationship with other health professions needs to be clearly articulated, represented and preserved. By its very nature, collaboration requires mutual trust, recognition, and respect among the health care team, shared decision-making about patient care issues and open dialogue among all parties who have an interest in and a concern for health outcomes. Nurses should work to assure that the relevant parties are involved and have a voice in decision-making about patient care issues.
A nurse must be able to perform activities like moving a patient, lifting heavy equipment, being on their feet for much of their shift, etc. The nursing profession can be very taxing on a person’s body and society as a whole is seeing the effects of this. Older nurses who have been in the field for a long time are no longer able to perform these tasks and it is causing them to change their area of expertise, or even leave their profession entirely. This has negatively impacted effective health care delivery and proper patient-centered care because these nurses are not able to effectively help their patients. Research shows that there are a large amount of nurses that are near or at the retirement age.
Issues central to the development of nursing in the future are best defined in an article by Barbara Ehrenreich (1979) entitled “The Emergence of Nursing as a Political Force” in Policy & politics in nursing and health care by By Mason, Leavitt, & Chaffee. This article was very informative in describing our current healthcare system and the role nurses play as advocates of social and political change. As stated by the ANA in a letter to President Trump in 2016, “as the largest group of healthcare professionals and the nations most trusted profession, nurses are a valuable resource for improving the nation’s healthcare delivery system.” Additionally, the ANA stated that healthcare reform was imperative in this country and should focus on providing
Due to overload, nurses and practitioner experience reoccurring errors, which place patients and healthcare workers’ life, at risk. As a result, the healthcare system and practitioners become aware of the need to review patient care. Some countries have seen the need for a change but focus on external factors rather than caring. However, Watson implies, that the state of been different is to focus on competent, compassionate, knowledgeable, and caring nurses and health practitioners. (Watson.p.471).
The most common place is in professional meetings, typically nursing meetings. Nurses need to participate more in inter professional meetings where they represent the profession.In doing this they could do much to improve the image of nursing with other health care professionals, communicating what nurses can do.Presentations require certain skills, including developing a clear message verbally and non verbally, using effective presentation methods such as power point slides using storytelling during presentations, demonstrating a professional physical appearance like dress, body language, and so on and generally demonstrating competency in delivering presentations. Nurses who want to take an active role in the profession should develop these skills. It is important that nurses acknowledge their credentials when they are listed in programs and
The act of nursing helps people to achieve this goal comfortably and appropriately. Caring for a person through action, relationally, and improving health and is the ultimate role of a nurse. Conclusion Nursing plays an important role in maintaining the health of human beings. This role requires that a person be understanding of human beings individually and as a whole, the environment in which we survive, the meaning of health and how to maintain it, and how to be caring. These concepts have shaped my philosophy, which I will use as a guideline to practice nursing by, and as I advance my knowledge of nursing, I will be able to expand upon
It is not just about looking after the patients, it also is about understanding them and the care they want to receive. Every individual has beliefs and values that they follow. The nurse has to acknowledge that and then proceed with providing quality care. Nursing also is also about establishing strong relationships with the patients, patients’ family and co-workers. Providing care should
Introduction Health as a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. (WHO, 2005, P.1) There is no doubt that all the people need to learn how to facilitate their health. Nevertheless, most of them do not know how to do it well. In this time, nurse play an important roles to help the people meet the optimal health. From the nurse council of Hong Kong point of view, health promotion and health education is one of the scopes of core-competencies required of a RN (General).
It is basically the scientific method of problem solving applied to nursing in order to achieve a maximum level of change towards the expected health outcome. It is grounded in a holistic framework which offers the potentials for advancing nursing practice because it provides a frame of reference, centered around the client and family or community to describe, explain, predict and control the outcomes of clients’ care. It restores nursing to its primary commitment, that is, delivering care to people on a one-to-one basis and thereby eliminating the present tendency to relinquish this overall function to those who are not prepared to fulfill it. Nursing process promotes consumer satisfaction. By making the client the undisputed focus of the endeavor, a nurse brings forth a one-to-one relationship in which the client is an active partner and participant in crucial decision making.
When a nurse graduates from a program they are expected to continue to learn new things and stay up to date on the current needs of the community. They are also expected to educate their patients and their family or caregiver on how to care for themselves and how to stay healthy. Nursing requires certain characteristics and beliefs to be competent and responsible. I believe that I am capable of being an excellent nurse who patients trust and look to for advice on their health.