Caring and courage are equally important to the profession of Nursing because, without care, courage could not stand alone and vice versa. Each person has experienced different types of care and courage in their life. Care and courage have many definitions, and these are one of them. Caring is an act where a nurse gives their best at what they can do for a patient and is “based on genuine compassion, combined with humility, and this enables patients to retain their dignity” (Thorup et al., 2012). A nurse can care for a patient physically and mentally, spiritually, and religiously.
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
Personal philosophical statement Nursing is rooted in the caring attitude to help people in need to become healthy again with regard to the patient’s cultural standard of health, mentally as well as physically. Furthermore, nursing means knowledge of the current evidence-based practice to help a patient with the highest quality of care, but respecting patient’s wishes, if the wishes differ from current evidence-based care. Particularly important is the holistic view of a patient. Individuals do not live in a vacuum; family, society, cultural standards, and the connection to nature influence the patient and need consideration when caring for the patient.
I learned that nurses need to be familiar with patient’s rehabilitation by knowing therapies that are indispensable and beneficial for their recoveries; and that active involvement in the prevention of deteriorations and complications in physical health and function is important for the patient (p. 22). 3. The article changed the way I think and understand that knowledge is power hence educating patients on best practice to get them back to health or functioning normally is of the essence. 4. In my future practice, I will frequently update self of therapies and pay more attention to details that the patient identifies as essential for recovery to better help them regain their well-being and ability to perform their daily activities.
Improving Patient Safety Patient safety is a critical component when it comes to providing health care to all individuals. It is the freedom from additional harm or injury caused by preventable mistakes. Furthermore, when it comes to our elder’s senior adults, patient safety should be number one. They require more protection from any form of medical errors or additional harm that may jeopardize their safety.
It taught me about the compliance of risk management for fall and the consistency of skills required based on the standard of nursing practice so that as a nurse, it will help us to improve our quality of care and keeps risk management skills updated. Besides, it taught me about how to be a careful nurse at the same time try to fulfill the patient’s needs. Decision making is important. As a nurse, we need to think the rationales before you provide your care to or for the patient. Risk management do help us decrease the nursing liabilities, but it also remind us to always follow the protocols and principles of nursing practice or on the other words ‘not to break’ it.
Positive regard values the clients as a person and not their mental illness. The nurse pays attention to the client and tents to steer clear of negative opinions. The nurse thinks about the client’s ideas when planning their nursing care. This shows the client that the nurse has confidence in them to contribute their
Transformational Leadership in Nursing Introduction Transformational Leadership is the moral ability of a person to make sound judgment and wise decision to influence and inspire others to perform the best outcome even in the critical situation. It is the ability to guide others not just in words, but also by example. Nurses are able to cultivate trust and harmony and establish good relationship with their patients and co-workers through effective and constant communication and intervention. They respond to the basic needs and expectation (Rousel, 2011), they set aside their personal interest for the benefit of their patients and the organization.
The Code of professional conduct and ethics guide the nurses in their day-to-day practice to understand their professional responsibilities in caring for patients in a safe, ethical and effective way (NMBI). Although many types of errors can and do occur in the healthcare setting, according to medical protection Ireland most of the medication errors can be avoided by simple checking procedures and clear, open communication (reference). Several ethical issues may arise as a result of medication errors such as harm to patients, whether to disclose the error, erosion of trust, and impact on quality care (ref). The concept of consent arises from the ethical principle of patient autonomy and basic human rights (ref) Patient 's has all the freedom to
• A caring relationship relates the 13 sub-concepts together. o The patient is willing to have good health, and so the nurse and the patient will cooperate towards a common goal of restoration of the patient’s health. o The nurse’s role is to prevent any interruptions that may occur during the patient’s restoration process.
For the process of healing to be amiably achieved there should be a cooperation of the patient and the nurse this elevates the confidentiality of the patient and make it easier of the functionality of the nurse. However, there are cases where the autonomy of the patient has to be contested to achieve the process of healing; this raises issues
Healthy People 2020 aims to educate and support the nation in wellness and prevention just as well as nurses do. Nurse as well as Healthy People aim to improve each individual’s health in more ways than one. When it comes to nursing I feel that it’s our duty as nurses to do our best to educate these patients and help support them on their journey while they are in your care in hopes that what you taught them sticks with them once they are
The accomplishments of Lillian Wald has in no doubt shaped the healthcare system of our current society. All of Wald’s accomplishments serves a strong and solid foundation for today’s effective healthcare system. However Wald’s accomplishment that stands out to me the most is concern of reducing mortality from infectious diseases. To effectively handle this, Wald teamed up with the Red Cross society to provide nursing services to the remote areas by establishing home nursing care, teaching and establishing sanitation rural communities to subsequently improving living conditions in these areas.
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.
Who will you be interviewing for your Multi-Disciplinary Team Alliance Research Project? For my Multi-Disciplinary Team Alliance research project, I will be interview two people I have grown to idolizing in fields who promote service to others. I felt as though I could collect information during my interview that showed common goals for carrerr___ and compare the similarities in what drives them to excel in their chosen professions. The First person I asked to interview was Rosie Ortiz.