In addition, accountability regulates behaviour, acts as a deterrent to prevent misconduct, and educates by learning from the mistakes of others. As autonomous health care professionals that are accountable for their practice, nurses must make informed decisions to make sure that they respect and protect the confidentiality of patients at all times. It is therefore vital that nurses continually evaluate their practice, and ensure that their knowledge and skills are up to date, so that their care is evidence based, and in the patients best interests. This is important as it ensures that care is delivered that is of the highest
Charge nurses have a lot of responsible. Charge nurse must be a role model the way with professionalism and dedicated and set an example for others to follow. Ensure all assignments are completed and covered based on a patient’s need. Task are delegated effectively and the care is supervised.
With this in mind, the Registered Nurse is responsible for maintaining their own professional conduct and competencies, allowing them to continually practice as a licensed practitioner (QLD Health GREEN). As a specialty, the same bodies govern Pediatric Nurses, however, to maintain a professional relationship with the families of the patients, this at times can be a challenge due to the wide array of social, economic and cultural differences. However the key component of this position is to maintain a good relationship with anyone that requires treatment. With this in mind APRHA’s code of professional conduct 1:1 states that Registered Nurses are required to maintain and improve there education, task orientation and assertiveness in relation to clinical practice, while developing skills in management and the research setting. Additionally it is anticipated that Evidence Based practice be a fundamental key of the code of professional
The teamwork and collaboration component of the QSEN competencies emphasizes how vital it is for nurses to work together, in effort of improving patient quality care. As nurses it is important to establish clear communication skills with one another. For example, the nurse working in the day time is required to report to the nurse working in the evening, about the patients health.This system helps nurses maintain awareness of patient quality care. Once teamwork is established through proper communication, nurses are able to collaborate and share ideas with one another about patients health. Patient safety component explains how important it is that as nurses, patients safety is kept as a priority.
Committed to using their knowledge, skills and attitudes Nurse: I understand the point of view of the patient; it provides support and decision-making authority of patients and respect. Nurse Manager to lead the nurse to patient care, staff nurses are committed to their management competencies partners, patients and their
The articles does a good job explaining the concept of touch and how this affect us as a future nurses. I agree with the author about how touch is a important skill set to have in this nursing profession. When intimate touch is professional, and respectful, it can be a key to successful interaction and relationship with the patient and the nurse. The article also mention that some participants suggested that they want some type of relationship with nurses, they want their nurse to be there for them, and want to be able to make choices for themselves. A professional mutuality between the patient and nurse can foster comfort, trust, care, and respect.
Lastly, clients should be regarded as experts in the sense that it is they who know their own health condition and history best. Thus, caregivers should take instructions and directions from clients seriously. In the nursing field, there are major concepts that help to cement the nursing value systems. The people concept mainly focuses on the patients themselves, their family members, friends, and any other groups related to them (Blackford, 2016). To make the people concept more effective, positive and personal connections should be maintained throughout the time the patient is seeking care, and the patients should be afforded the freedom to manage their health with dignity and self-awareness (Blackford, 2016).
Listening is also an essential part in communication. It is a responsible nursing practice which requires a lot of attention and utilization of all the senses for the insight of verbal and non-verbal messages produced by each patient. By listening, nurses assess the state and the needs of the patient. Good communication skills are described as the ability of the nurse to ask questions with kindness and simplicity and also provide information in a way that demonstrates interest, creates feelings of acceptance, trust and a harmonious
What is your perception on professional boundaries? Professional boundaries are guidelines that help to keep a nurse and patient’s relationship professional. Professional boundaries help to keep the nurses focused on patient care and the patients focus on meeting their health care related goals. Give one example for each of the following and explain- Professional boundary, boundary crossing and boundary violation. Professional boundaries are the spaces between the nurse’s power and the patient’s vulnerability National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), (2014).
Therapeutic communication is a core factor in mental health nursing. It is important for a mental health nurse to have knowledge and interpersonal skills to communicate with a client who is experiencing a mental health disorder. Therefore, it allows a good relationship between a nurse and a client. Communication is an involvement with thinking, feeling and behaviour either its verbal, in writing or non verbal. Therapeutic communication is mostly client focused and is towards patient’s “goal directed”.
Combining Nurse Leader with Advocacy Advocacy is not a new concept for the profession of nursing. Many nursing leaders including Florence Nightingale, have supported the concept of nurse accountability to lead changes that improve patient and population healthcare while protecting the needs and advancements of the nursing profession. (Stanford, 2012). Nursing leadership is key to effective advocacy and well documented in the writings of Ms. Nightingale (Selandars & Crane, 2012). Today’s nurse must understand the definition of advocacy as it relates to quality and safe healthcare for patients, families and communities.