W-7 Weakness To Practice In Nursing

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W-6 PROFESSIONAL BOUNDARIES
1. I chose this competency because as a nurse it is vital to maintain professional boundaries and still be able to provide the therapeutic care without personally getting attached to patients.

2. From the article, I learned that it is ok to be present with your patient, and caring about what they might be going through as you provide necessary care and support, but not to excessively worry about a patient in your personal life/home” (p. 407)

3. The article changed my way of thinking as it increases my understanding as to why I need to maintain strictly professional boundaries/limits and keeping the conversation focused on the patient, provide care and support as a nurse, rather than a friend which aid in managing
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I will use this knowledge to take every situation into consideration and knowing that if I were in the situation I would want someone to listen and care for me as best they can.
February 27, 2018.
#8. W-7 FITNESS TO PRACTICE
1. I chose this competency because it teaches me that I need to have a positive self-esteem and a great attitude towards my patients, colleagues and every situation in order to be able to provide holistic quality care.
2. The article taught me that fitness to practice, includes being accountable and responsible to cope with stress and know how to balance your duty to care for patients; and an equal duty to ensure that fitness to practice competently does not threaten the safety of patients, co-workers or oneself (p. 8).
3. The article widened my understanding that if I am not mentally or physically fit; it’s impossible for me to care for another and meet their needs and can put patients in danger due to errors.
4. It will affect my practice in the future in the sense that I will maintain my own life balance and be as active as possible in order to provide clients with confidence and instill trust that I can positively make a difference in their lives.
March 4,
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I learned that nurses need to be familiar with patient’s rehabilitation by knowing therapies that are indispensable and beneficial for their recoveries; and that active involvement in the prevention of deteriorations and complications in physical health and function is important for the patient (p. 22).

3. The article changed the way I think and understand that knowledge is power hence educating patients on best practice to get them back to health or functioning normally is of the essence.

4. In my future practice, I will frequently update self of therapies and pay more attention to details that the patient identifies as essential for recovery to better help them regain their well-being and ability to perform their daily activities.
March 7, 2018.
#10. C-3 INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL
1. I choose this competency because as a nurse working with different diagnosis/diseases it is imperative that we have knowledge of how best to prevent and control transmission of pathogenic micro-organisms by demonstrating knowledge and apply exposure precautions as
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