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
Our current health care culture has defined the aspect of compassion in relation to practice as an unfeasible ideal rather than a staple of practice. “The Francis report identified compassion as the key missing component in health care delivery that enabled the increased morbidity and mortality at the Stafford Hospital. It highlighted the real dangers to patient safety when compassion was found lacking” (Francis 2013). Merely acknowledging that nursing practice should embody compassion is not enough, we must exemplify compassion to our patients through our communication, care and attitudes at work. A nurse’s occupation is not only to provide care for their patients physically but also mentally.
Neuroscience tells that each human being have a different and unique way of communicating, speaking, and interacting, and that humans have different experiences of conflicts that allows one human to connect with the other (Teitelbum, 2016). Having the power to communicate with one another is a privilege, but being able to connect and speak from the heart is a gift. Nursing is a profession that allows a person to give comfort and care through an effective communication which bridges in healing a person’s body. Being unable to positively communicate with the patient causes an enormous struggle in building a relationship between the patient and the nurse. This paper will point out the positive and negative communication a nurse used to interact with her patient and will offer alternatives to improve the nurse-patient relationship.
Patients have benefited greatly from individualised care plan based on the activities of daily living. Using this model has helped to assess independence and potential in activities of daily living , it helps to determine what intervention should be taken out to increase independence as well as ongoing support needs for any dependency that still exists for the patient. When assessing a patient, nurses assess how much their life has changed due to the illness, injury or admission of care, later plan a way of increasing independence and quality of life. This leads to interventions that support independence in areas that may be difficult for the patients to address alone, it helps to promote maximum independence for the patient. This model helps approach and organise care of patients.
Nurses lacking in self-awareness are more likely to repeat the same mistakes and voice personal opinions and beliefs on others who may not share the same morals. Awareness and capability to set aside these thoughts and feelings allow nurses to become more person-centred, develop active listening skills and build caring and therapeutic environments (Bramhall, 2014). Becoming self-aware can be achieved by different ways, self-reflection, journal writing and seeking opinions from other as well as learning about body language contributes to a better understanding of one’s self. This essentially allows nurses to identify the negative behaviours of self and change them into positive ones, resulting in a therapeutic environment for the patients (Rasheed,
Nurses around the world believe that their profession is more than just a job, but it’s a way of life. They indeed, play very significant roles in promoting wellness, treatment, recovery, and sustainability of patient’s health. As a practitioner themselves, they are in one heart towards one goal, but more often than not, they are a kind of a patient of their own as well. Nurses are same with other noble professions who have needs, thus, working in this field also calls for a healthy working environment and a sound professional growth to keep them going and to be the best as they can be. The administrators of every nursing care units stand in a gap between quality service and quality people.
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
The Francis report is clear confirmation that when the 6C’s, a therapeutic relationship and ethical boundaries are ignored in patient care it becomes a major barrier that leads poor healthcare. (Department of Health, 2013). It is evident that a therapeutic relationship and effective communication underpins good healthcare (Brown & Bylund, 2008). Communication is therapeutic and building relationships is the cornerstone of nursing work, particularly with patients who have learning disabilities or mental health issues (Clarke, 2012). With such patients, nurses have to consider emotional factors as the patients may find it hard to listen, concentrate and communicate if they are emotionally, scared, anxious or maybe just do not understand the
However, we are beginning to see the birth of a rebuttal to conventional wisdom. Some are beginning to argue that the debilitating conditions that we have diagnosed as illnesses or imperfections could be great sources of strength, which leave the inflicted better off than they would have been without it. On the other hand, many argue that these conditions create a frustrated mind, which damns progress and leads to civil
During psychiatric nurse work in psychiatric setting may exposed to aggressive behaviors from patients that affect on the physical and psychological health of nurse and may produce to increase absence of nurse related to illness (De Benedictis et al., 2011). Seclusion may effect to psychiatric patients by develop negative perceptions of center of mental health, that affect on treatment (Steinert, Bergbauer, Schmid, & Gebhardt, 2007). Ethical issues facing seclusion. There are studies shown ethical and moral dilemma of using seclusion with psychiatric patients. Kontio et al.
Nurses are willing to stay at a hospital that recognizes them as part of the team. Magnet hospitals follow a retention model that “focuses on promoting standards for professional nursing practice and recognizing quality, excellence, and service” (Cherry & Jacob, 2014, p. 227). When nurses feel like they are part of the team from hospitals promoting these standards they are more willing to stay with the organization due to satisfaction. Nurse Satisfaction Nurse satisfaction to many nurses depends on how they feel about management. Many nurses feel that they can be satisfied with their place of employment if management listens to their needs and allows them to be involved in decisions: We now have an evidence-based definition of employee engagement relevant to healthcare.
Martin et al. (2006) in their study noted that some personal factors that reduced confidence in clinicians were due to inexperience with physical restraint, and a lack of knowledge of aggression. Nurses require good assessment skill to manage or prevent aggression and this skill can be acquired by having hands on training by experienced specialist. The nurse has to be aware of the triggers of aggression and moreover be able to recognise early signs of aggression. Of equal importance, developing a better understanding of the causes of aggression might lead to more effective treatment and preventive strategies (Shub, Ball, Abbas, Gottumukkala & Kunik, 2010).