It reflects the exploration of one's thoughts, beliefs, behaviours, approaches and values (Bibi, 2016). In healthcare, nurses are constantly interacting with individuals who may not share the same characteristics, therefore, it's very important to recognise these differences in order to successfully develop a therapeutic alliance which will lead to a healthy therapeutic relationship (Rasheed, 2015, p. 213 - 214). Nurses that don't take into consideration self-awareness tend to project personal opinions and beliefs onto those who may not share the same values. (Rasheed, 2015, Bibi, 2016) Therefore, being aware and staying neutral will allow nurses to be person-centred, participating in active listening and having mutual understanding. Reflection is an important aspect of self-awareness and allows health professionals to look back and analyse practices, identifying which aspects need further development (Rasheed, 2015, p. 214, Bibi 2016).
These factors not only lead to ineffective communication but can lead to misdiagnosis of patients’ health problems, wrong treatment pattern and death of patients as well. 3.5 Usefulness of concept to current world Society- nurse-patient communication does not only help the patients but the relations as well because the nurse show concern to their feelings and the problems that affect them. Through nurse-patient communication, the nurse health educates the patients, families and communities on health promotion and illness prevention in order to live a healthy life. Communication also enhances the quality of acre given to patients and clients. Nursing profession- with effective nurse-patient communication, misdiagnosis, wrong treatment pattern as well as deaths are avoided.
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).
She believes that nursing interventions are key to nursing care. Watson’s nursing theories express that the mind, body and spirit of the patient should be taken into consideration. I agree with Watsons that while providing care the nurse should consider care base on the patient as a whole and not just focus on the disorder. I was taught to use Maslow’s hierarchy of need while planning and providing care for my patients. Maslow’s hierarchy is use to prioritize a patient need from life treating issues to love and belong.
Digby (2016) states that empathy is an essential quality for nurses in order to effectively care for a patient with dementia. Perhaps in this scenario I lacked the empathy to care for this patient properly? I was trying to re-orientate Margaret and reassure her that she was in the best place for receiving the help that she needed. This however did not go as smoothly as I had hoped
Through the process of nurturing care, Hall states that the patient is more likely to examine themselves as a whole and make greater strides toward recovery (Touhy & Birnbach, 2005; as cited in Touhy & Birnbach, 2005). In addition to the patient discovering themselves, the nurse who discovers his or herself can develop trust with the patient as well so that they can work with them, not for them (Touhy & Birnbach, 2005). This idea differs from the aforementioned personal nursing philosophy in that it addresses the cause and effect relationship between the nurse and patient, not just separately, and it shows how the nurse’s actions can affect the patient’s outcomes significantly (Touhy & Birnbach, 2005). Summed up, Hall theorizes that the “role of professional nursing was enacted through the provision of care that facilitates the interpersonal process and invited the patient to learn to reach the core of his difficulties while seeing him through the cure that is possible” (Touhy & Birnbach, 2005,
First of all, it should be said that it is vital to create some procedure which can help nurses to collect data for EBN. Working with patients they are able to suggest only topical and credible information. Additionally, a nurse should be suggested certain courses which main aim is to give or renew some basic principles of research work for him/her to be able to develop and contribute to the development of EBN. Thus, taking into account the concept of transcultural nursing, it is possible to say that a nurse should be given information of the main peculiarities of culture of people who comprise the greater part of patients. It can help to make the process communication between a nurse and patient easier and more efficient.
When one considers the traits needed to be a good nurse, and what a core value of nursing would be, a multitude of characteristics are brought forth. Common ideas brought forth are empathy, integrity, respect and communication. However, an often overlooked but nonetheless quintessential attribute of the nursing practice is accountability. In nursing, where the lives of patient’s and their loved ones, and the reputation of one’s own nursing practice are in one’s hands, it is essential to take responsibility for what you do or do not say or do. Being accountable for one’s actions or words can often mean either recovery or deterioration, health or illness, life or death.
Patient Communication Student’s Name Institution Patient Communication Nurse-patient communication is significant towards the well-being of the patient and adequate performance of the nursing duties. Different patients come with different attitudes, and therefore it is necessary for the nurse to understand how to communicate appropriately with the sick individuals. This essay seeks to identify the different types of nurse-patient communication, factors that promote its positive or negative experience and recommend strategies on how such communication can be improved. The broad categories of nurse-patient communication fall under therapeutic communication. This is a one on one form of communication between the nurses and their patients
The practice involves the use of clinical decision in the provision of care to enable nurses to improve, maintain or receive health to cope with health problems and to achieve the best possible quality of life .Good nursing practice requires that practical efficacy .The authority for the practice of nursing is based upon a contract that determines professional rights and responsibilities as well as mechanism for patients accountability (Danjuma & Adeleke,2015). Ethical caring is an essential in nursing practice. Nurses are confronted with difficult situations in which they are expected to autonomously make decisions in delivering good care to patients. Although a wide range of studies have examined ethical behavior of