Leavitt and Leavitt (2011) claim that nurses and doctors should act without delay in case they feel that patients might be at risk. Doctors and nurses should be considerate and kind to the patients by listening and attending to all their concerns. Teamwork is an important professional value that is vital in the provision of care centered on patients. A culture that is based on learning from previous mistakes and openness is fundamental in the provision of care and ensuring that patients are satisfied. In view of that, workers in the health sector should maintain honesty with the patients they are attending
Communication Is Key. In the medical field I believe there may be a common misconception that taking care of an illness is taking care of a patient. When a patient gets sick it is not only the illness the caregiver needs to handle. Patient care, in most hospitals if not all, is the number one priority. This is stressed so heavily because an adequate patient caregiver communication is the key to positive treatment and results.
According to Mitchell et al., (2012), team members accomplish their roles and responsibilities with discipline, even when it is undesirable. Team members are always seeking and sharing new information to advance team functioning. Discipline allows teams to acquire and maintain the standards and protocol as they improve. Humility is also a value that team members recognize the difference in training; however, they do not recognize that training or perspectives of one is more superior to another. Team members acknowledge the fact that mistakes are inevitable; therefore, team members depend on one another to recognize and prevent failure (Mitchell et al., p. 3).
Palliative Care Simulation Reflection Palliative care is known to be a methodology structured to handle medical cases where patients have life-limiting illnesses (National Cancer Institute, 2018). This approach is often specialized and requires a multidisciplinary team to deliver relief to the patient through the management of physical and mental challenges that come with terminal diagnoses. The objective of this approach is to improve the quality of life for both the patient and their family (Ferrell, et al., 2007). Evidence based practice has come to support this methodology due to the measureable improvements in these patient’s lives (Kavalieratos, et al., 2016). Often, managing patients with life-limiting disease can present as a challenge,
I have implemented this process in my practice by making sure that I am not prejudice, discriminatory, or impose my cultural beliefs to my patients or families. I try my best to use both subjective and objective findings to give the appropriate cultural care needed for each patient. Goals and the plan of care are discussed with my patients, their families, and with my colleagues each shift. I try to constantly evaluate if the goals and plan of care are being met or in progress. Occasionally the plan and goals need to change, and that is why the constant evaluation is important.
In the medical field, you want your patients to be able to trust you and feel safe and comfortable around you. In the career they want reliable, dedicated, trusting nurses to be able to bond with their patients. When the families are going through a difficult time and at their most vulnerable I want to be able to be there to assist the family and help them get through this tough time. I have all these skills and more to provide for both the career and to the patients. I genuinely want to make a difference to the patients and their families.
In all my experiences as a nurse, I’ve realized the importance of communication, providing holistic care to an individual and empowering them with the knowledge to manage their health. When an illness strikes a person, it affects not just his body, but also his mind and spirit. The art of communication is invaluable to patient interaction and establishing a therapeutic nurse-patient relationship, that facilitate coping mechanisms for patients, moreover it prepared myself as a nurse to meet their individual needs. Furthermore, there is at the moment an insurmountable demand for survivorship care as a result of the advancement in technology and medicine, which made living beyond life expectancy possible for increasingly more people. Living after cancer treatment is not free of complications as there are acute and chronic side effects of treatment that requires constant monitoring and attention, and this information spurred me to shift my focus from palliative to survivorship care.
They help educate the couples with tasks geared at dealing with conflict within the marital relationship. In addition, using alternative methods to increase positive interactions. For instance, “I can’t trust anyone” can be reworded to “I can’t trust all people, but I can trust my partner in most instances” (282 J.A. Schumm et al.). Working with vets with PTSD, you have to open to trying new ways of communicating with individuals from
Nurses usually have a nurturing heart that helps to heal any illness whether someone is sick physically or emotionally. Most people need TLC (tender loving care) because usually in time it nurtures the heart. Nurses alsohelp to educate many patients on different health topics that may help them feel better. It also provides proof that nurses care about one’s well being because they would not take the time to educate a patient about his or her illness if they did not feel it was beneficial. Another reason I close to major in Nursing is for the money and benefits that the profession offers.
They are considered to be the foundation of nursing (Watson, 2005). The processes entail forming selfless values in order to provide supportive care, being attentive to the belief system of the patient, showing understanding to oneself therefore being able to incorporate it into patient relations, developing a trustworthy relationship with the patient, accepting the patient’s feelings as valid emotions, and problem solving in all aspects of care, which is a similar aspect to the personal viewpoint of critical thinking (Watson 2005). Other processes include adapting teaching styles and methods to meet the patient’s needs, creating an environment that is comfortable and healthy to promote healing, providing assistance with daily care which also promotes healing, and being attentive to the soul and its well-being (Watson, 2005). Watson (2005) compares these statements to love invoking, which “allows love and caring to come together for a new form of deep transpersonal caring,” which “connotates inner healing for self and others” (p.