There is a lot of technical and clinical information that the one will need as a nurse: critical thinking and communication skills, patient assessment skills, understanding disease management protocols and development of care plans (just to name a few), most of which is only obtainable through college or technical school and on the job experience. Respect for the patient, the patient’s support system, as well as, respect for yourself is another essential trait necessary to be a successful registered nurse. If patients are sick or worrying about what might be wrong with them, they are going to understandably be anxious or upset (and probably both). Part of practicing compassion as a nurse is recognizing situations like this – and so many more – and striving to help patients maintain their dignity through it all. This requires honest and straightforward communication.
Based on your experiences in practice, identify a vulnerable client/patient or group, reflect on what contributed to this individual's/group's vulnerability and discuss how this was addressed in practice. Studying vulnerability, three problematic issues recur throughout the literature. Firstly, it is an important concept for nursing students to understand as Daniel, (1998),explains, it is through vulnerability that nurses and patients engage. Vulnerability has implications for and effects on health, (Rogers, DATE).
For every women, labour and childbirth is a time of excitement and anticipation alongside uncertainty, anxiety, fear, and pain. It is a time for physiological adjustments for both the mother and her baby and a period of important social and physiological adjustments. Mbeinkong CN (2010)31 described that patient satisfaction has been strongly advocated by nursing professionals worldwide to be an important indicator of quality nursing care delivery. The purpose of measuring satisfaction here is to understand the patients ' experience of labour and childbirth and access intrapartum care in order to obtain information about the quality of nursing care and identify problem areas.
Therefore, • RN one roles effectively communicating to enhance the patient care to be effective • RN two offering care to the patient as specified by the case manager • The LPN collects data that was utilized in the assessment of the patient • NA role helping in answering calls Advantages and disadvantages of the models All the four models of nursing care delivery presented have advantages and disadvantages. Thus, they may vary appropriately in delivering health care to a patient, but at the same time, they are limited in some aspects. Thus, their significances to the patient, nursing staff, family and nurse manager are outlined.
As a nurse, maintaining a sense of professionalism is of utmost importance in order to gain respect from our peers, leaders, and most importantly or clients. As I have gone out into the field during our clinical rotations, I have experienced many professional nurses and a few nurses I would consider unprofessional. So, I have decided to touch on a few key characteristics that I think make the mold of a professional nurse. As I searched for information regarding the professional nurse, I repeatedly saw these words throughout all the literature; autonomy, accountability, advocate, caregiver, and communicator. All of those aspects are pivotal in order to maintain a healthy, therapeutic relationship with our clients and to provide the greatest, holistic care possible while maintaining a sense of respect.
To support this claim Watson stated that ‘nurses who are not able to practice caring can become hardened, brittle, worn down, and robot like. (Watson p.467). Watson calm that patients heal are directly affected by how they feel about their current situation. Therefore, it is the nurses and healthcare practitioners’ duty to ensure that patients are comfortable and are properly cared for. Due to overload, nurses and practitioner experience reoccurring errors, which place patients and healthcare workers’ life, at risk.
Griffiths et al (2014) stated that frustration is a common problem for nurses who are caring for people with dementia. I think that Margaret’s emotions were the biggest factor that influenced my feelings. The frustration on her face upset me as I desperately wanted to resolve the problem for her. However, part of the problem was me not allowing her to go home. Marquardt (2011) acknowledged that care for people with dementia is made more difficult in the hospital setting as the busy environment can disorientate them and leads to
The side effects vary depending on the specific agents used in therapy, as well as the dose and the duration of treatment. Short term effects usually occur during the course of treatment and resolve within months of completion of therapy. Fatigue is experienced by all chemotherapy patients and will disrupt a person’s daily life on a continual basis. Nausea and vomiting is one of the most frequent and debilitating side effects of chemotherapy treatment. (Hesketh 2008) states patients report chemotherapy induced emesis as one of their biggest fears, but thankfully these symptoms now can be eased by anti-emetic drugs.
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.
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.
(Barnes. 2015). Nurse practitioners who received a formal orientation had a quick, easy and better transition experiences, with the satisfaction of their role. The foundation of the novice NP when starting the transition is imperative. Therefore, mentoring programs is also a method that can decrease social isolation, and feelings of inadequacy for the new NP’s.
Budget Analysis Samwel Rorya Southwestern college professional studies NURS330: Nursing Leadership and Management Instructor: Pat Howell February 7, 2016 Budget Analysis This budget is for Meridian Nursing and Rehabilitation center (MNRC) .The calendar year is 2014 .According to the central supply personnel this budget was calculated at the end of year.
Concept Analysis Abuse in regards to the health care setting is not found in any dictionary, but as a beginning point for this concept analysis, a general definition of abuse is considered; “…abuse means to consume or misuse” (Cutcliffe & McKenna, 2005, p. 17). Another definition considered is by Bruggemann, Wijma & Swahnberg (2012) stating, “Abuse in health care is defined by patients’ subjective experiences of encounters with the health care system, characterized by devoid of care, where patients suffer and feel they lose their value as human beings” (p.123). The authors continue the definition, stating that abuse can be intentional or unintentional, verbal and non-verbal, and abuse can occur in both children and adults (Bruggemann, et.
Registered Nurses provide patient care, set up charts, handle medications and find creative new ways to interact with patients. Entry level work requires an associate degree and takes two to three years to obtain. A Bsn degree takes four years. All nursing programs include supervised clinical experience. Internships available in nursing homes.
How does this topic affect the general population? Health care in general? The nursing profession historically and to this day has been comprised of mostly women. Male nurses make up only 5.89% of the nursing workforce in Ontario.