As displayed in Tilda Shalof’s novel A Nurse’s Story: Life, Death and In-Between in an Intensive Care Unit, taking responsibility reflects the high quality of care given by the nurse in question. It reveals maturity and strong self concept when a nurse can admit to faults or weaknesses and improve themselves because of them, as well as taking pride in one’s work when they exceed the expectations of the care they’re required to give. Additionally, it is equally important to acknowledge excellent care provided as a nurse, the growth and development of one’s skill with nursing; once more, to indicate self-awareness and responsibility. As such, it becomes quite clear, through the heavy allusions in nursing literature, to the first-hand experiences of a nurse in practice, how essential the trait of accountability is in the nursing practice. One may even say it’s the heart, of even the apex, of nursing
Knowledge is the foundation of professionalism, but accountability establishes trust in the profession. Davis (2017) defines accountability as being “answerable to oneself and others for one 's own actions.” This means that when a nurse engages in an activity on the job, she/he will be responsible for the outcome and might suffer negative consequences if her/his actions are careless or reflect poor judgement. Accountability provides a motivation for all professionals to perform well. Most people who are passionate about their profession have an internal desire to perform well, but accountability to one’s colleagues and patients provides an important external motivator to perform well. Nursing is unique as a profession because a nurse is in a position of authority and care over patients.
Empathy is a fundamental part of nursing. The more I grew in nursing, the more I have developed an ability to understands the need of my patients. As nurses we have the obligation of being honest with our patients and with our coworkers. Integrity is doing the right thing the right way time after time the way it should be done, even if there is no one there to acknowledge it. The most basic and common nursing theory we practice is Florence Nightingales.
What does it take to be a registered nurse? What are the qualities you need to become a nurse? The nursing profession is as much about kindness and caring for the whole person as it is about medical and technical knowledge. When considering a career as a registered nurse the qualifications can appear to be never-ending, however, with dedication, determination, and support, these qualifications are easily met. But it is the numerous traits and skills that enable a person to become a successful registered nurse.
Our one commonality as nurses is our commitment to quality patient care. We know, both individually and collectively, that nurses are regarded as honest and valued by our patients.This is the way a person appears to others, or in the case of a profession, the way that profession appears to other disciplines and to the general public consumers of health care. Image and the perception of the profession impact recruitment of students, the view of the public, funding for nursing education and research, relationships with health care administrators and other health care professionals, government agencies
For a good collaboration to exist in a healthcare institution, there must be set objectives and people involved must have same interest in meeting the set objectives. There must be a good communication that is clear, honest and purposeful. A collaborative nursing practice involve cooperation with the nursing team, other health professionals and patients as well as their relations. In as much as nurse are always at the forefront of every healthcare, their nursing care for patients is not adequate without the help of other health team members because the health team work as a group using their individual techniques to achieve high standards in patients’ health outcomes. Good collaboration among nurses makes their work easier as it ensures continuity and prevents errors or mismanagement in patients’ health.
Critical thinking is a domain-general thinking skill. Today nurses are skilled and capable professionals who are expertise in patient care and public health. Critically thinking nurses are highly appreciated and respected in their area of practice. Critically thinking ability are a skill that evolves over tie as a nurse gain her experience and it could be in a nurse with years of experience or also in newly appointed nurses. Critical thinking is the most effective way for junior nurses to gain their job experience.
To enhance patient outcome quality is always a goal of the health care industry. One way to achieve this is therefore to encourage and facilitate nurses’ participation in clinical judgment. As demonstrated, true empowerment is the antecedent of good clinical judgment. This means a structurally empowering environment, a belief of self-efficacy and autonomy to provide valuable quality care, and a nurse-patient partnership. Unless nurses feel empowered, they will however rely on physicians’ order or the bureaucratic system rather than their ability and creativity to make
My leadership in nursing is grounded in the knowledge of the needs of patients; knowledge of skills, individual characteristics and needs of the staff employees; and objectives implemented by the group. The strongest feature of is the stimulation of motivation for each employee to develop their potential, and to take care of a particular patient where the employee recognises that he was considered the best qualified who provided with a service that meets his needs . My leadership in nursing allows me to implement the actions with a view to achieving higher levels of efficiency in care in health and nursing, while in the professional practice law and the code of ethics I find support for the development of process of nursing leadership. According to the theory, the restrictions and requirements the hospitals hinder intimidate the professional nursing as to argue in front of such situation. Another aspect that deserves attention is the fact that, after completing the graduation, I enter a labor market, which requires professional
As one of the nurse leader in my department, I use relationship-centered communication techniques in my workplace. I often give praises to the group members for effort and encouraging input. As nurses in the world are known with their most caring traits, they have built their own credit in the medial industry. But regardless of being valued, nurses still have to overcome several difficulties in their career such as long working hours, less compensation, and workplace violence. Helge (2001) stated that the trends in the
She looks out for her nursing staff and always trying to help them in any way. She believes in participatory leadership and involves staff nurses at every level in the decision-making process. Nurses have commented that they feel open to be creative in problem solving and that administrative support is there backing them up, but not overwhelming them. I admire and respect Patricia Johnson as a nurse leader because she demonstrates many great qualities all nurse leaders should have. She inspires me to become a great nurse full of knowledge and passion for providing the best possible care to others in need.
A good nurse is someone who is compassionate, empathetic, and has a desire to truly want to care for the well being of others. A good nurse is also someone who is knowledgeable and also stays current in the medical field. As an advocate, nurses should empower patients by motivating and encouraging them to be active in their own care, also making sure the patients voice is being heard, and ensuring proper care is being performed in the best interest of the patient. A nurse is also an educator; nurses have the responsibility of educating their patients on their medical condition when the patient does not understand their prognoses. When a patient has a lack of knowledge of the care that is being provided, the nurse also has a responsibility to explain the care and why it will help the patient in the process.
The situational theory talks about “someone being in the right place at the right time” (The New Leadership Challenge: Creating the Future of Nurses-4th edition, 2013), to make change. The skills needed to become an aspiring nurse leader emphasise continually that safe, high quality, compassionate care is the top priority. Being supportive, available, empathic, fair, respectful, compassionate thoughout a patients admission is needed for a positive patient experience. A leader that demonstrates all these skills will be able to maintain positive relationships with others and will be a successful leader. To get followers that trust, look up to, and continue to follow is a successful leader.
It is the transformational leader that blends new practices with the knowledge of seasoned nurses for the most optimal patient care experiences. One quality that stands out for nursing transformational leaders is the ability to make their followers feel valued for contributing to the nursing profession. The last component is of transformational leadership is individualized consideration. This is conveyed through performance reviews as well as daily praise. Low morale takes place when employees feel devalued.