It helps in liaising with colleagues, listening and being respectful. Decision making is a very important tool not only in clinical setting as well as family life even in society .Nurses are regarded as key decision makers within the health sector. They are also expected to use presents evidence in their judgments and decisions. Current related research: A research was made in 2011 by Karyn Hon, It was on clinical decision making of nurse working in a hospital. Nurses perceptions of clinical decision making in their clinical practice has been analyzed and compared differences in decision making in their clinical practice was analyzed and compared differences in decision making related to nurse demographic and contextual variables.
Reflection has been strongly advocated by the English National Board for Nursing & Midwifery (1994), and a wealth of nursing literature over the past decade had been published to improve nursing practice. Reflection is an in-depth consideration of events or situations outside of one-self, solitary, or with critical support. Burnard (1995) argues that, reflection has its roots in experiential learning, as it forms the second stage of the experiential learning cycle. Active reflection gives nurses the confidence in terms of clinical decision making. It can also be a meaning of identifying strengths and weaknesses in practice and enabling nurses to learn from their mistakes.
Reflection has been strongly advocated by the English National Board for Nursing & Midwifery (1994), United Kingdom Central Council (UKCC) (1996), and a wealth of nursing literature over the past decade to improve nursing practice. Reflection is un doubted an important concept in nursing and since 1994, reflection has succeeded in stimulating debate and investigation, and influencing nursing education around the world. Reflection is an in-depth consideration of events or situations outside of one-self, solitary, or with critical support. Burnard (1995) argues that reflection has its roots in experiential learning, as it forms the second stage of the experiential learning cycle. Active reflection gives nurses the confidence in terms of clinical
As displayed in Tilda Shalof’s novel A Nurse’s Story: Life, Death and In-Between in an Intensive Care Unit, taking responsibility reflects the high quality of care given by the nurse in question. It reveals maturity and strong self concept when a nurse can admit to faults or weaknesses and improve themselves because of them, as well as taking pride in one’s work when they exceed the expectations of the care they’re required to give. Additionally, it is equally important to acknowledge excellent care provided as a nurse, the growth and development of one’s skill with nursing; once more, to indicate self-awareness and responsibility. As such, it becomes quite clear, through the heavy allusions in nursing literature, to the first-hand experiences of a nurse in practice, how essential the trait of accountability is in the nursing practice. One may even say it’s the heart, of even the apex, of nursing
As a nurse, patient communication is crucial. Nurses have more day-to-day contact with the patients than their doctors, so it’s up to the nurses to help patient understand their diagnosis and teach them how to participate in their recovery. Additionally being able to communicate and get the message across clearly for the nurse saves a lot of time and makes the workload a lot easier 14. Institutes or hospital with workers who have good interpersonal skill have a good reputation. Effective communications in a long run also benefits the health system as a whole by making it more efficient and cost effective.
Mentoring involves both trust and communication and is an effective strategy to promote the mixing of generations and to encourage learning and sharing. Utilizing this strategy enables nurses ranging in experience to learn from each other's strengths and weakness to deliver the best patient care. Mentoring promotes inclusion of all employees and engages each member of the team (Moore et al., 2016). Sudheimer reflects on her time working with a mentor and notes that after sharing about their personal lives, education, and job expectations, a respect and trust for each other quickly formed (Sudheimer, 2009). Not only can novice Millennial nurses learn clinical expertise from seasoned nurses, Millennials can help older generations adapt to technology and other forms of electronic communication new to healthcare (Fessele, 2009).
Registered nurses have long acknowledged and continue to emphasize that staffing issues is an ongoing concern, one that influences the safety of both the patient and nurse. There is a strong relationship between adequate nurse to patient ratios and safe patient outcomes. Rising patient acuity and shortened hospital stay has contributed to challenges. Finding an optimal nurse-to-patient ratio has been a national challenge. However, rising patient acuity and shortened hospital stay have contributed to recent challenges .Ensuring adequate staffing levels have been shown to reduce medical and medication errors, decrease complication among patients, decrease mortality, improve patient satisfaction, reduce nurse fatigue, decrease nurse burnout and improve nurse job satisfaction.
As once thought of as mere assistants in the healthcare field, nurses have emerged as patient 's primary care and safety providers. From the evolution of the nursing profession comes two essential themes: patient safety and nurse advocacy. The primary goal for nurses is to provide the best safety for a patient so that they may get the best care possible. Nurses have become advocates for change, adopting new techniques and treatments while ensuring the safety of the patient is upheld and uncompromised. As the role of nurses continues to expand, it is important to remember how the profession has developed and be open-minded to new advancements.
Nurses are taking up more expanded roles compared to last time. An example will be an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN). What is the role of an APN? In SNB (2014), APN is a registered nurse who possesses a great knowledge in the clinical area of practice and are trained in managing chronic medical condition. Castledine and Mcgee (1998) see APN as a holistic role, which consist of practice, education, leadership and research.
The objective of this essay is to explore and analyse a research topic relevant to me as a practitioner. This research critique will then be utilised in practice. . According to Jolley 2010 research is the driving force in improving care to patients through evidence based research. Research based practice is a hallmark of professional nursing as stated by (ICN)cite .Closing the Gap Moule et al states that for health practitioners to provide excellent care they must be research orientated (2011).