Knowing who the decision maker in the family is helps the nurse relay information to the right person without hurting other family members with information they cant handle. Nurses have to be able to what to tell to each family member and this helps speed up decision plus saving lives. Nurses have to have this skill and this takes coaching, time and learning. View on disease
You must be able to fully understand your own values and beliefs to be able to understand others. This is so important as a nurse because you will deal with a lot of clients who either disagree with your decisions or you will disagree with the choices they make regarding their care. Another important concept in my opinion is Human Relationships: Interpersonal skills and group dynamics. A big part of this subject is communication, communication in my opinion is one of the most important forms of client care because it includes so many different forms including client communication, communication with family, communication with co-workers and when you are doing public health teaching. Through the many forms you can understand more thoroughly the patient’s needs.
Virginia Henderson indicated that the priority of the nurse is to help patients do what they would have done themselves if they were in good health. The ANA took it further by developing the Code of Ethics for Nurses which provides guidelines that they must follow to be diligent in their field. Provision 1, for example, stipulates that "the nurse must practice with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth and unique attributes of every person" (Olson & Stokes, 2016). Being in the hospital can be frightening for patients and families. When illness strikes, they must leave the comfort of their home and entrust their lives to strangers.
The human factors that affect efficient communication involve patients’ moods or reactions towards the services provided by the nurses. Therefore, nurses are advised to exercise patience and understanding of the conditions of their patients. They should seek to serve the clients regardless of whether they are rude or welcoming. In cases where communication is hindered due to lack of cooperation from the patient, the nurse can seek assistance from their supervisors. Also, nurses are advised to shun from forming predetermined perception of patients to ensure that they can communicate
It can help to make the process communication between a nurse and patient easier and more efficient. Additionally, a nurse should work with relatives and teach them how to look after a patient and how to create the needed atmosphere at home. Finally, it is possible to suggest tight cooperation between a nurse and doctor for the to be able to work more efficiently. Moreover, special teams with constant doctors and nurses could be
My story starts with making an appointment by phone. Despite the fact that I have waited too long for my call to be answered, receptionist has serviced me friendly and fast. Next step was to visit this hospital and meet a doctor at appointed time. This kind of gynecological examination was first for me
There is a lot of technical and clinical information that the one will need as a nurse: critical thinking and communication skills, patient assessment skills, understanding disease management protocols and development of care plans (just to name a few), most of which is only obtainable through college or technical school and on the job experience. Respect for the patient, the patient’s support system, as well as, respect for yourself is another essential trait necessary to be a successful registered nurse. If patients are sick or worrying about what might be wrong with them, they are going to understandably be anxious or upset (and probably both). Part of practicing compassion as a nurse is recognizing situations like this – and so many more – and striving to help patients maintain their dignity through it all. This requires honest and straightforward communication.
Caring is a term that is often associated with the nursing profession, it is viewed differently by every professional and can be practiced in several ways. Caring practices includes being able to connect with a patient by using a person-centred approach as well as having a mutual recognition and involvement (Berman et al., 2015, p. 493). In this assignment I will describe why I have chosen an image that I believe illustrates what caring means to me and how it signifies on how I feel about caring. I will also be discussing how my view of caring may influence me as a future nurse and lastly, I will reflect on how developing my own individual philosophy of professional caring is important. Figure 1: Teaching my four-year-old sister
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
The motivation to pursue a career in nursing has always seemed to be part of who I am, and some of my earliest memories are of my mom and her grandma, both registered nurses, talking about being a nurse and caring for others. Inspiration from my mom and great-grandmother was complimented by one of the biggest inspirations in my life, my cousin Jacob. I was just eight years old, but still vividly remember Jacob being born and visiting him for the first time in the hospital. Jacob was born with Downs Syndrome and had open heart surgery shortly after his birth. As we waited to be able to see Jacob, I was sure I wanted to be one of the people walking around the halls in scrubs responsible for helping care for Jacob and the other children in the
Two of the most important things I have learned today were how to speak to a patient in a calm and informative manner and what is expected from a preoperative nurse. One thing I learned is that we as nurses are allowed to reassure the patient information about the surgery once the surgeon has explained everything. If the patient still wants to talk to the surgeon, we should get the surgeon to come and talk directly with the patient. Another thing I learned is always ask about advance directs. Most patients do not know what advance directs are, so we should clarify the information and make sure they are satisficed with their decisions.
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.
25). Furthermore, because failure is possible, the patient, nurse, and family members should all be aware of the associated symptoms (Cooper, 2015, p. Workman, 2010, p. 761). A vital role of the nurse is to be a teacher. The nurse should interactively teach patients, and family members how to care for their new body. The importance of medication therapy adherence is an important subject.