Quickly scurrying through the lobby with our hearts creating an earthquake , Hannah, Evan, and I had finally reached our destination, Room 307 of the Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. As we entered the room, Rosie lie faintly upon the stark white hospital bed which would be her home for the next seven months. She was diagnosed with stage three leukemia the summer of her freshman year.
Before graduate school, the importance of the nursing process step was embedded in my thought process, however, as a master’s prepared nurse, I subsequently have evolved my thought process as all-encompassing. I now take into consideration the individual, their perspectives and how their beliefs can impact an outcome. Furthermore, I aspire to empower others to actively participate in their own health care or in a healthcare organization rather than giving directions. Additionally, as I am in contact with patients/families, healthcare teams, and healthcare organizations, I purposefully strive to professionally support and shape positive relationships in an attempt to achieve effective outcomes. Therefore, effective relationships are now conducted through the assemblage of standards, evidence-based knowledge, and a sympathetic approach. Prior to graduate school, I was not well-educated on strategic-analysis methods, and as a result of this project, I am able to identify remediation strategies concerning job satisfaction and job retention. Furthermore, I can distinguish the difference between managing and leading; therefore, as a leader, my attention to the human element is reproduced through reasoning, emotional, and/or the psychomotor knowledge that I have achieved as a master’s graduate. Prior to the master’s program, my ideas on human caring was simple acts of kindness and exhibiting a positive attitude. I have since evolved in the sense that I am applying the principles of the Quality Caring Model © to the profession of nursing. My interventions currently consist of taking an affirmative action to serve others, rather than identifying problems and reporting them. Furthermore, I am taking responsibility in researching a dilemma and after that offering to devise a remediation along with exercising a compassionate
In Greek, Euthanasia directly translates as “good death”. Euthanasia is defined as performing interventions or administering medications with the intention of causing a patient’s death in order to relieve pain or suffering (Asch, 1996). There are many moral, ethical and legal issues regarding the topic of euthanasia. This paper will discuss in detail: the definition, history, current issues, effects of euthanasia on families, clinical practicing nurse perspectives and the American Nurse Association opinion on euthanasia.
In the world of college, there are many majors or professions to choose from. Whatever career I choose to take, I know that there are many doors open for me to walk through. Planning for life after high school, I am considering going into the medical field to become a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Nurse (NICU).
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
Being a nurse is not always as easy and picture perfect as people paint it to be. A nurse is expected to act perfectly professional, even when tears, anger and all-around emotions are begging to come out. A nurse must always be the one that has their life together, especially when others do not. They are there to be the ones to hold and care for others in desperate times of need. Nurses are expected to be more than just a nurse, but rather an advocate, caregiver, support system and professional. There are 5 professional values that are associated with the description of a nurse.
The reason I chose to become a nurse was due to my strong desire to help those in need. The profession of nursing, itself, is guided by human dignity, altruism, trust, and compassion (Shahriari, Mohammadi, Abbaszadeh, & Bahrami, 2013). I realized that the underlying values of nursing are parallel to my own personal philosophies, and therefore played a role in my decision to becoming a nurse. However, the overlap in values was not the only factor in my decision. Four years ago, my mother became pregnant with her third child and I was her support system throughout her entire pregnancy. During this time, I noticed the difference in care provided between the doctor and the nurse. The nurse offered a more trusting relationship, emphasized the use of holistic care, and provided empathy, which was much appreciated. Thereafter, I began volunteering at Lowell General Hospital and experienced my own interpersonal relationships with the outpatients. I felt truly satisfied during my time there, as I was able to apply my values and experience the gratitude and warmth that radiated from each patient that I helped. Therefore, I chose to pursue a career in nursing, as it is similarly based on my own beliefs and makes me feel like I make a difference in the lives of every person that I
One of the most important part of nursing is to take care of patients. You also have to talk to their families. I remembered the day when my mom was sick, and she went to hospital. She got herself cut by the door, and it was bleeding so much. The way Nurse talked to my mom was really great. Nurse do everything to make patient feel better. Nevertheless, nurses listen to patient every time when they become angry. Besides that, patient share their feeling with
Alexa Kersting was a young fourteen-year-old girl from West Fargo waiting for a life-changing lung transplant. Kersting was diagnosed with lung disease by the age of seven, and developed pulmonary hypertension-- high blood pressure that affects the arteries in the lungs and the right side of the heart-- by the age of twelve (“Pulmonary Hypertension”). Once she was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension, she was placed on the transplant waiting list, and for the upcoming months Alexa was on that list, she was on oxygen twenty-four hours a day. Unfortunately, she could never do any of the things other “normal” children could do due to her illnesses and treatments, meaning her hobbies had to be less strenuous, such as piano and art. Thankfully,
It’s about us being gentle and caring in the way we give care and also about us not only looking after their physical needs but looking after them holistically. Nurses should especially have this quality since they are dealing with patients and family so closely. Heijkenskjold et al (2010) and Lindwall et al (2012) agree that patients’ voices being listened to, heard, valued and understood is essential to ensure respect and dignity for patients. Furthermore Heijkenskjold et al (2010) had found that nurses that treated patients as human beings and interacted ‘preserved’ their
One person who deserves to be a hero in my mind is Kim Roemig who went to a two year college at Kirkwood Community college to become a Cardiology Nurse. Yet, when she started she had no idea that she would end up doing that profession. It didn’t her until she was in her last year that she wanted to be a nurse. Finally, she graduated college and got her first job as a Cardiology Nurse Assistant at Mercy Care in Cedar Rapids. She has been a nurse for 17 years now, and is one of the best around. This is why she is a hero.
Local fire puts a young girl in the hospital. The fire took place at a local Oak Creek home on Sunday, September 27th.
Key attributes that help in identifying qualities and characteristics of a professional nurse are knowledge, spirit of inquiry, accountability, autonomy, advocacy, collaboration and ethical values. Advocacy is the ability to comprehend the client’s perspective, educating them on the key areas surrounding their treatment and being knowledgeable of policies that will impact delivery of quality healthcare. Innovation requires fostering a culture that enhances client/family understanding of different outcomes, and showing initiative in new actionable ideas that will better treatment provided. Collaboration requires nurses to work hand in hand with other healthcare professionals in ensuring quality service are provided to a patient (Laws & Rules,
This philosophy reflects the lesson in Matthew 7:12, which states, “ So everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets”. I personally value the characteristic of kindness, which encompasses active listening, professionalism, and accountability. In order to be kind, nurses must actively invest time in their patients and express to them that they care for them and their family members. My belief is that if my family member was in the hospital I would want the nurse to show kindness to them, therefore I will show compassion to others family members. I value the art of kindness, because sometimes it is not easy to show love to patients who are combative or disrespectful. It is important to empathies with those patients, and search for the underlying cause of their anger in order to restore their spirit. Additionally, my personal values include showing compassionate care to all patients regardless of race, religion, or sexual orientation. As a Christian, it is first and foremost my job to spread the world of Christ to those who do not know him. Therefore, I value the ability to speak to patients about Jesus in times of sickness and
Nursing is a nurturing profession and caring is an essential component of its practice (Peery, 2010:53). Due to increased complexity of job description, the unpredictable changes in one’s daily work routine, unrealistic expectations from patients and their families, and common encounters with ethical and end of life issues, hospitals are seen as stressful places of employment (Mealer, Burnham, Goode, Rothbaum & Moss, 2009:1118). Nurses have a duty to compassionately care for the sick, wounded, traumatized, and the weak in their charge, which personally exposes them to patients’ pain, trauma and suffering on a daily basis (Knobloch-Coetzee & Klopper, 2010:235). Within the daily interaction with patients, nurses are confronted with deep emotions like fear, frustration, stress, anxiety and disappointment (Trewich, 2008:16). Nurses differ in their ability to work through these emotions. The majority of nurses can successfully work through them and carry on, but