As an integral part of the healthcare team, nursing has evolved tremendously. In Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competencies a picture was painted of what the future of nursing looks like. From my own opinion I do feel that a reform or evolution in nursing education is required to create competent nurses of the future. Current nursing school programs are academic heavy with an emphasis on skills. While growing competency in clinical skills is necessary, there is much more to the future of nursing than being highly skilled. It is time to distinguish not just skills, but characteristics of a successful nurse of the future. This is a nurse who will be well rounded with the tools and resources to help guide healthcare and the patient experience
In this assignment I will explore a clinical experience where dignity was maintained and reflect on my practice. It is important to reflect in both personal and professional development. Reflection will allow me to recognise both good and bad practice and how I can improve as a person as well as professionally. For this assignment I will be writing in first person, as it is appropriate for a reflective essay. Hamil (1999) can be used to support this, in the essay. I will also use Gibbs (1988) reflective framework to structure this assignment, as it can help with understanding what went well, what did not do so well and how to improve. Whilst reflecting on the clinical experience where dignity was maintained, I will analyse the situation and use literature to validate my findings. Royal College of Nursing, (2008) defines dignity as ‘Dignity is concerned with how people feel, think and behave in relation to the worth or value of themselves and
Being able to promote a positive healing experience for patients is a significant responsibility for nurses. What heals one patient, may not work for another patient. Being equipped to identify what part is vital for each patient’s healing is not an easy task. Understanding different approaches to medicine, how different personality types function, how to be mindful rather than distracted, and what promotes an optimal healing environment are essential facets to provide exceptional care.
Every nursing, in order to consider the profession must have an understanding of at least three of the five professional values, in my opinion. These values consist of altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity and social justice (Taylor 96). Beginning with the professional value of Altruism, the believe in or practice and self concern for the well-being of others (96). I believe that in order to be the best nurse you can be for your patients, you must understand the concept of altruism. As a nurse, your profession is to take care of people, if you do not know the professional value of altruism than you cannot possibly understand how important it is to care about the wellbeing of your patient. Not only do you need to focus on the wellbeing of your patient, but the patient
An integrated team approach to mental health care management is perceived to improve quality of care and patient outcomes for chronic illnesses. However, limitations in the effectiveness of such management processes specific to the field of mental health exist. Primary limitations include the limited evidence supporting the use of integrated care model within mental health (Woltmann, E., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Perron, B., Georges, H., & Kilbourne, A., 2012). Additionally, research has shown that this model of care can be difficult to sustain due to limited resources including staffing, funding and administrative efforts (Johnston, Peppard, & Newton, 2015). Further limitations include stigmatization associated with various mental health conditions
One of these barriers may be the challenge of changing existing mindsets of clinicians to move from the biomedical models of care to a biopsychosocial model, from expert to partner. As leaders we need to be able to actively respond to concerns and make the case for change, demonstrating the value (Health Foundation, 2014b). Within the authors organisation patient stories have been a powerful tool in achieving
CCOM has a patient-oriented philosophy with an emphasis on biological, psychological, and sociological approaches. I value this holistic technique of helping patients reach a high level of wellness by focusing on their health promotion and disease prevention. I look forward to learning how to give quality care to patients in a compassionate manner. CCOM 's years of experience, curriculum, and countless achievements exemplify these extraordinary principles. I have no doubt that CCOM is among the finest institutions and I would be honored to contribute to CCOM esteemed
Good practice is centred solely around patients. It is essential for practitioners to understand that each patient is unique, and they will be required to adapt their procedures to address needs of each patient. This includes being aware that care needs may be influenced by differences such as gender, sexuality and age.
So, when given the chance to volunteer in the Heart and Cancer Treatment Department at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT, I was consumed with excitement. I was impressed at the amount of respect and admiration patients exhibited toward their doctors. One particular incident that still resonates with me involved an elderly woman with a heart condition. Her skin was so fragile it could rupture from anything beyond the softest touch and her eyes were so obscured with cataracts it was difficult to tell their color. Her hair was wispy over a scalp that shows signs of pressure sores, pink from constant contact with the pillow. Nervously I asked, “Miss, would you like a book or magazine?” “It depends on the type of books you have,” she replied. From there, we engaged in a lively conversation about books that she had read. In the end, she gently held my hand and said, “Thank you.” Over the coming weeks, I witnessed her losing her battle, not only with her illness but the lack of support from others. Yet my presence had caused her to smile and regain some happiness. From this, I learned that all patients need support, and I realized that even the simplest things can change a person’s outlook on life. It also became clear to me that a patient’s emotional comfort is as important as her physical health, and it is essential to consider this when treating
In social care, we work with some of society’s most vulnerable people. For a practitioner to best support an individual they must first be able to care for themselves. There is huge value in being aware of who we are, our strengths and our areas for improvement. This can directly affect the relationships and experiences we have with ourselves, clients, and our peers in social care practice. For this assignment, I will look at the importance of ‘the self’ and personal and professional development in social care.
As such, my personal worldview as it relates to patients is that every patient, deserves undivided attention, my abilities to care for them, and the skill level that I have learned in my years of practice. Regardless of who the patient is, their background, physical look, behaviors, or religion they merit my expertise. Although at times, I do not agree with the person that is in my care, such as prisoners, and the crime that they have committed it is my responsibility to provide the same care that I would provide to others. In other words, my philosophy of life that answers all the most fundamental questions of human existence, is that everyone needs to be treated equally (Tilburt, 2010). Hence, the approach to my patients is holistic in that clinicians cannot afford to dismiss or be easily be swayed into individual health beliefs irrespective of their
This will be the assignment of individual research reports in the literature on the subject of respect and dignity. Since the subject of respect and dignity is so wide, I will pay more concentration on respect and dignity in end of life. My main reason for choosing this area of research is because I wanted to acquire more knowledge and develop my understanding as it will be aid while on practise as a student nurse and also later in the future when a become a qualify nurse. According to the NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council) code of conduct, all nurses and midwives must follow the code which sets standards of conduct and ethics including making the care of patients their first concern by treating them as individuals and their dignity must
Improving patient care has become a priority for all healthcare providers with the overall objective of providing the best care possible. The quality of patient care is essentially determined by the quality of infrastructure, quality of training, competence of personnel and efficiency of operational systems (Morrison, Wheeler-Smith, Kamdar, 2011). I personally believe that the greater good of the patient should be the priority of the registered nurse and the primary care provider. From my past experience I would like to think that most people are good hearted by nature. However, there are some individuals that just don’t care about others. According to Morrison, Wheeler-Smith and Kamdar (2011) when a person or the team is headed down a dangerous
Records K & Wilson LB (2010)32 described that when care providers support their personal worth, use caring communication, facilitate consumer participation in decision making female, patients feel that their dignity is respected. Women treated with dignity feel respected and empowered about their care and are more confident in having a positive health outcome towards future
By the time I got to college my confidence grew and I knew I wanted to pursue medicine. In addition to my studies, my work in the healthcare field has exposed me to a variety of scenarios. I have worked as a standardized patient at the Medical Education Research Facility helping medical students practice their clinical skills and learn how to empathize with patients by listening to their stories. Much of this stems on skills of communication with the patients, but it also includes setting an agenda for the visit, listening actively to the patient’s own narrative, using empathy to understand the patient’s emotions, and agreeing