Every nurse, at some point, has questioned why something is done. Perhaps the procedure misuses time, is painful for the patient, or is unnecessarily unsafe for the nurse. Is this process or procedure utilized because of an outdated method or is it proven to be the best practice? Thus, every nurse, and especially nurse leaders, have the unique ability to question, research, and discover enhanced nursing processes that can improve patient and nurse outcomes alike. The purpose of this discussion board is to discuss evidence-based practice in depth, including the nurse leader’s role, strategies for implementation, forces behind change, how organizational infrastructure and culture help or hinder implementations, and finally, describe the process
Compassion is showing care for others and displaying a positive attitude towards the care and concern of others. According to How does it really feel to be in my shoes? Patients' experiences of compassion within nursing care and their perceptions of developing compassionate nurse, "The importance of this relational aspect of compassion to the participants in this study cannot be overlooked when planning and implementing care. Compassion is a process that can be nurtured through attention to patient-centered assessment and planning of care. Patient centeredness is no stranger to nursing discourse, however, adopting this element to care and compassion is challenging in today's healthcare arena, especially when treating massively increased numbers of patients" (Bramley and Matiti, 2014).
Good communication between nurses and patients is essential for the successful outcome of individualized nursing care of each patient. To achieve this, however, nurses must understand and help their patients, demonstrating courtesy, kindness and sincerity. The qualitative analysis led to the emergence of the four themes from the focus group data. From the students ' point of view, ' initial clinical anxiety ', 'theory- practice gap ', clinical supervision ', ' professional role ', was considered as important factors in clinical experience. There are several issues, especially
An environment equipped with open communication and exchange of ideas, would definitely help facilitate the knowledge growth of nurses and empower them in their workplace to provide expert nursing care. Pain after surgery or during the patient ‘critical phase forms distressing to patients and is a significant problem in both post-operative units and ICU. Research shows that Ineffective pain management in the immediate postoperative period extends the patient’s stay in the PACU
Human being is a complex organism which can be viewed into different aspects and these aspects include the physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual being. This view of human being is relevant to a patient in need of care because being able to view them into these aspects will help us understand the root of their concerns. In the context of my definition, it would be significant to explore each aspect so that we would be able to identify and prioritize on addressing the immediate needs of patients. This classification of a human being is significant to me as a student nurse who provides care because as a student nurse, a very important skill that I have to develop is assessment. I believe that a good nursing care is a result of a keen assessment.
All sort of communication such as verbal, non-verbal, and part verbal are imperative and play a vital role in the process of providing person-centred care (Elwyn, et al., 2012; Morgan & Yoder, 2012). Moreover, the communication assists in managing emotions of the patients as well as the healthcare because it creates a bond between them. Through effective communication, the patients feel comfortable in discussing their perspective and feeling with the practitioner due to which the process of healthcare service providence becomes easy. Without proper communication, the staff at person-centred care would not be able to interact successfully with the patients. It affects the process of understanding their requirement and needs in a negative manner due to which
Communication is a process of transferring certain information from certain people, known as the sender, to another people or can be called the receiver, in which the information will give the receiver understanding of something. Communication also includes a sharing meanings / opinions using common rules that are adopted in that society. 1-2 We know that as health physicians, we have to have good communication skill. However, this communication skill is not only talking about giving adequate information to the patients, but as health care providers, we demand changes in behavior from our patients. The term of health communication can also be defined as influencing and motivating either individual, institutional, or mass public to be aware
Cultural competence in Health Care According to …..REF…. is an approach to learning, communicating, providing care and working respectfully with others, who may look or think differently or have a unique set of experiences that shape their beliefs and values. Culture and language can influence the perception of health and wellness; different belief system often shape the behaviours of patients and their attitudes toward health care providers. Nurses need to have deeper understanding of cultural diversity to provide patient centered care. Community, language, religion, and cultural perceptions of health and wellness are all matters of importance that need to be understood by the nurses when working with culturally diverse patients (Daniels, 2014).
Certain attitude and mind-set is needed by nurses that involve honesty with the patient along with their beliefs and values. Further, suggested that power is frequently conceptualised in term of source of oppression and domination, this might also become the means for challenging the oppression. In nursing field, power should be shared considering it as positive concept for nursing practice. Nurses should attain open provision of knowledge and support through this provision. This definitely needs nurses to have abilities and skills like effective and trust building communication.
Reflective learning helps tomake sense of complicated and difficult situations as we have already discussed in this paper, it acts as a medium to learn from pastexperience, thereby improving the performance of the nurse and care for patient, helps identify educational needs and workload stressors, highlight barriers to professional development and ways of identifying improvements.Reflective practice will also help nurses to become increasingly motivated and empowered to take appropriate action at the appropriate time.It also helps nursing practitioners to become better critical thinkers and self-directed professionals. (Duffy A,