I believe that the nurse leader ought to first have the nursing expertise and be able to utilize interpersonal skills to influence and empower the other nurses to deliver quality nursing care. Importantly, I would only consider nursing leadership effective when the leader is directly and actively involved in clinical care provision as that provides opportunities to improve care provision by influencing the nurses that one is leading. Notably, improvements would not be guaranteed if nursing leadership is restricted to management as leadership is founded on the strength of the opinions that the leaders raise, which I believe applies to nursing profession. On considering the aspect of interpersonal skills, I would focus my nursing leadership efforts on team building, establishing respect and confidence in other nurses, coming up with a vision and empowering them. Moreover, I believe that nursing leadership is critical to the lives of nurses.
There is a correlation between health care members providing information in a timely manner to patients who need to make decisions about their care and treatment and the quality of care patients receive. Lack of care resulted from physicians being reluctant to refer patients to palliative care. Due to a lack of honest open discussions regarding diagnosis, prognosis and treatment options patient’s suffering was prolonged. Since palliative care focuses on improving symptoms, dignity and quality-of-life it is important that sufficient attention is placed on the complex needs of individuals. The delivery of palliative care has become challenging for nurses.
Jo's problem by Mr. Tom which could have had bigger repercussions in the end depending on the phobia's severity. Effective communication coupled with team work is the basis for the delivery of high quality services and patient safety care. Failures in communication are one of the main causes of inadvertent patient harm. As an anaesthetic nurse trainee being confronted with unexpected scenarios out of my comfort zone is an enrichment for my knowledge and practice. In this particular situation, I can conclude that Mrs. Jo could have had a better approach regarding her phobia and her level of anxiety, from the onset of her pre-assessment with Mr. Tom.
The various middle-range theories are preferred over grand theories, as researchers need the generation of testable hypotheses. (McEwen, 2014. pp. 213-214). This discussion will identify how the middle-range theory Interpersonal Relations and how it is applicable in solving nurse fatigue. The assumption is that only nurses who work in the hospital setting are subjected to nurse fatigue, but this problem affects in the rehabilitation facilities, home care nursing, specialized clinics.
a. Discuss what you’ve learned in the course I have learned that cultural competency is an essential part of nursing care, at home and abroad. That even the simplest initiative can have a powerful influence on the management of communicable diseases and overall community health. I learned about the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDG) and countries commitment to meeting those goals. Lastly, I discover the important role non-government agencies play in supporting countries as they strive to meet these SDG.
And then, caregivers should keep a healthy body, to store enough energy to look after others. Only by doing these, can caregivers form a virtuous circle, which is beneficial for both patients and caregivers. Moreover, another problem about caregivers is lacking of professional knowledge, which is also pointed out by Eli Saslow. As Eli Saslow described in Ten Letters (2011), Connie is not a professional caregiver. Because lack of knowledge of carcinoma, Connie need to remember lots of things new and write down every detailed things like which doctor or nurse to contact when Natoma has a different situation.
A last one would be expanding admissions to nursing schools to increase the workforce. This is also important because if a hospital was short staffed, then there will be increased mortality (Izumi, 2012). Evidence Based Practice According to an article that was published on June 6, 2013, it stated that the “Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality offered evidence that nurse-to-patient ratio links with patient outcomes (Wagner, 2013)”. The hospitals would need to fix the situation by having staffing standards. The nurses need to be staffed sufficiently to avoid nursing burnout, because when a nurse is burnt out, then the patients will also be affected.
Given the increasing burden of chronic diseases and the presence of comorbidities a single patient might move from one provide to the next without any coordination, and therefore a high risk of duplicating tests and harmful prescriptions of drugs. The use
Professionalism is the core value of any healthcare profession. According to the article written by McSherry, “Excellence in nursing care will only happen by ensuring that nurse managers, leaders and educators are able to respond to the complexity of reform and change by leading, managing, enabling, empowering, encouraging and resourcing staff to be innovative and entrepreneurial in practice” (Mc Sherry, Pearce, Grimwood, & McSherry, 2012, p. 7). McSherry’s article expressed the public’s deleterious views of nursing and the lack of empathy. Basis for these views stemmed from undesirable standards of patient care as a direct result of under staffing. The public unfortunately see’s negative before positive, therefore, exemplification of professionalism
One strategy of implementing this intervention is introducing staffing models such as self- scheduling and primary nursing (Butler et al., 2011). This strategy is vital in that it might reduce the number of nurse early retirement or resignations. This is due to the nurses directly being attached to these patients. The last step according to AHRQ (2013) is acting which focuses on refining the change. In determining if these interventions have been successful in tackling the issues, it is vital to have a checklist that focuses on the effectiveness of the interventions.
For caregivers experiencing stress, self-help groups can be beneficial (Tabloski, 2014). As a nurse, I must extend my concerns for the caregiver as well. In conclusion, living old can be picturesque with today’s advances in medicine, however, the aftermaths of aging can deteriorate bodily systems. Living with a loved one diagnosed with chronic illnesses can profoundly impact a caregiver’s life to the point that it paralyzes social life as well. With the same token, the deep-seeded love for the loved one flows unfaltering and permeates to the core of the heart.
Providing care for hospitalized patients can be both stressful and demanding. Nurses often find themselves overwhelmed with the number of tasks they are expected to complete. Due to the large amount of patient care tasks, many nurses forget to implement orders or educate patients on important prophylactic treatments. All hospitalized patients are at an increased risk of developing a venous thromboembolism, no matter the reason for their hospitalization (The American Heart Association, 2017). Venous thromboembolisms pose great risks and are a substantial source of morbidity and mortality to hospitalized patients.