Report cards were introduced in health care to equip the consumers with information on health care provider performance and to improve quality through promoting competition among providers. Using information provided through report cards, consumers could make a better-educated choice in selecting health care provider, leading to improved overall quality of care. In order to understand the impact of report cards in healthcare we will discuss about the information given in the article “ Information Resources Column: Health Care Report Cards: Pass or Fail? ”, published in the Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. The reason behind selecting this article is to understand if report cards are able to enhance the quality of care or not, along with
In any given situation patients are depending on staff members to educate them and help them seek the right answers to their questions and concerns. A physician 's promise is to treat all patients the same regardless of their condition or finance state because patients and their loved ones are putting a lot of trust in them. If a patient has a patient directive on file, it must be followed out as the patient 's wishes and explained to the
How might the ANA code of ethics and the Nurse Practice Act help to guide Josepha? The legal and ethical issue that Josepha has to use is. He has to know how to discuss the issue he has with the higher or manager of the head nurse. It is good to communicate the issue you have with the managers instead of felling bad thing about them. As I read the “Team STEPPS makes strides for better communication”, some of the tools like; (SBARQ) is used in many organizations, especially during patient hand-offs.
They should be good communicators, and actually listen to their patients, or families concerns, empathize, and provide clear concise information. An important value a healthcare worker should also embody is altruism. Nurses and medical professionals need prioritize their patients’ needs, without any regard for rewards or benefits. A persons’ health and welfare needs to be priority to a nurse, no matter what the situation. Josie’s Story highlighted the importance of altruism, and the need for nurses and doctors to take a step back and truly listen.
The NHSLA also helps to resolve disputes fairly, share learning about risks and standards in the NHS and help to improve safety for patients and staff. They are also responsible for providing advice on human rights case law and handling equal pay claims and produce tools and make other information available to help service providers manage their risks. Scally and Donaldson, 1998, described Clinical Governance as ‘a framework through which NHS organisations are accountable for continuously approving the quality of their services and
Most patients do not know what advance directs are, so we should clarify the information and make sure they are satisficed with their decisions. If the patient in the last minutes of surgery wants to change anything in the advance directs, we should give them a chance to change it. Even in preoperative phase, we want to teach the patient what will happen after surgery and things they should do like ambulation. As the nurse you should explain what the purpose of ambulation is to the patient. You should always teach and educate the patient about their well being.
The act of good mentoring can significantly impact the maturation of the nurse’s career and longevity in that position (Grossman & Valiga, 2013). The issue of nurse retention on the forefront of a nursing shortage is a critical issue that nurse leaders must address and manage to ensure the survival of their facility. Leaders must have open and ensure communication to address the questions and assist the staff with the preventable issues of fatigue and dislike for their employment. The high turnover rates with nursing affect the future nurse leaders. The potential nurses were not mentored and nurtured by the senior nurses as in the past leading to decreased job satisfaction and decreased staff
I agree with the article, Ibelieve that organization is the key to allowing you to get done the responsibilities that you areassigned. This article influenced me to think deeply about myself by, wondering if I can’t do itwithin that time, will I ever be able to. Can I trust myself enough to finish my responsibilitieswithin the times I am given and can I still give the resident the correct care within this time. Iwill use this information and knowledge to improve my education career or my future in healthcare by, realizing that organization is the key to everything when it comes to having a career inthe health care field. It’s the quickest way and the correct way when it comes to anyresponsibilities such as; paper work or even a residents.Overall, organization within your group of nursing assistants and how accurately you doyour job it the most important thing you could do.
These values and behaviors are reflected in how we practice and demonstrate patient-centered care as the top priority. Teamwork is the paramount in creating collegiality and collaboration and meeting the needs of the patient. William Worrall Mayo told his sons, “No one is big enough to be independent of others.” (Keeling, 2014 pg9). I’m consistently mindful of mutual respect when communicating with patients, families and staff and always acknowledge diverse perspectives of others. My values of honesty, integrity, teamwork, fairness, open communication and encouragement of staff input create credibility with my team.
It tells us why a nursing particular activity is important to a patient at that specific time. It guides our thought processes and focuses on the specific areas to bring the patient back to a certain point where he or she can have a quality life. It gives us a lot of direction, and it builds basic structures to promote the greatest quality of nursing care in any individuals. Nurses are not just doing actions, they critically thinking about particular patients’ needs and applying certain theories and ideas