Teamwork: When it comes to the healthcare field, teamwork is very important to ensure ultimate patient care. The nursing profession is all about helping each other. A professional nurse understands the importance of helping his/her coworker now and then. Nurses also will be in need of help at times. Enthusiasm to help is a part of a nurse 's professional attitude that is most respected.
Attitude When it comes to attitude, the first place a nurse need to look is at themselves. A nurse needs to have respect for themselves, their patients and the career. This positive attitude can be reflected though a performance appraisal. It is important for the nurse to examine themselves and the way that they practice, what they are successful with and the areas that can use some improvement (Kimmel, 2007). This also leads into ethics and making the proper decision for the patients.
This paper provides a description of the education program for nurse practitioners in the Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Nursing, widely considered a leader in the discipline. It further reports the results of a study examining the roles and responsibilities of NPs and of the factors that, despite the impediments to progress the practice faces, motivate them to pursue development of their abilities in carrying out their duties and making “a difference.” NPs are proud of being a source of reference for their colleagues and believe strongly in inter- and intra-professional collaboration while acknowledging and respecting their limitations, by refusing to assume any responsibilities not delegated to nurse practitioners. Comments: The conclusions were based on the findings and logically stated. Recommendations "Additional research is needed in other classroom settings to see if consistent findings about cognitive performances, time requirements, and attitude are achieved." Comments: The recommendations were limited to a call for additional research in the area.
Nurses and care staff are not only responsible for their patients but also other employees, the public and the entire profession. Therefore it is important that they have a strong understanding of various ethical, legal and professional issues that they may be faced with throughout their career. There are three primary duties of care amongst several others, these are: · The duty of autonomy · Confidentiality · Duty of care to all patients These duties are accompanied by the principles of benefince (meaning doing good and acting in patients’ best interests) and non-maleficence (meaning to avoid harm). (UK Essays, 2015) Ethics in nursing focuses on the concept that nursing is collaborative, therefore patients have a basic right to bodily autonomy whenever possible, including a human rights component. The need for allowing informed consent underlies the ethical notion of autonomy, which outlines the minimum standard of behaviour accepted by the community.
Transformational Leadership in Nursing Introduction Transformational Leadership is the moral ability of a person to make sound judgment and wise decision to influence and inspire others to perform the best outcome even in the critical situation. It is the ability to guide others not just in words, but also by example. Nurses are able to cultivate trust and harmony and establish good relationship with their patients and co-workers through effective and constant communication and intervention. They respond to the basic needs and expectation (Rousel, 2011), they set aside their personal interest for the benefit of their patients and the organization. Transformational leader promotes health care with genuine concern to consider the emotional sensitivity
The study of principles of ethics equips nurses with core values in nursing which serve as a foundation of nursing practice. Goodness or rightness, justice or fairness, truth telling or honesty and freedom or autonomy. However, the application of these principles during care in a specific situations is often problematic since there may be disagreement on what the right way to act in a specific situation. The only way is to ensure that you have consent in everything you do for the patient. Nurses of all cadres without the application of ethical principles we would be in very big problem because they act as a guide to what we
Working in partnership means that nurses must pay attention to the ethical and legal issues that govern nursing. Ethics regards standards of moral judgment and professional conduct (NMC, 2015). Nurses are highly accountable to their patients, the public, employers, and the entire profession. Therefore, nurses have a duty of care to their patients. Nurses ought to respect the right of patients to make their own decisions.
The ethical theories and principles are implemented with patients, family members, peers, colleagues and health care providers in various clinical settings. More so, the nurses face moral stress involving two ethical principles that compete in the same situation. An example is the respect of patient autonomy and provision of health care that is in the best interest of the patient. The moral decision of the nurses leads to moral distress if the nurse is unable to implement the decision due to the institutional constraints, limited patient care resources, financial issues, family disagreements in health care interventions appropriate for the patient, and health care providers-imposed limitations (Guido,2014). The moral dilemmas include a conflict
This article lists strategies to compassionate care delivery through two means, personal and workplace promotion. As for personal strategies, nurses must acknowledge limits when needed, an act of self care rather than selfish care. Moreover, understanding ones’ own needs and negotiating with one’s workplace to allow employment and personal lives to be organized so self care needs are not left in the dust. As a nurse, you must be healthy to deliver care for the unhealthy. As for workplace strategies, providing training sessions to equip nurses working in alternating units and scheduling regular staff meetings to discuss the mental impact of providing care to the ill. Also, planning ways to connect with your support group, whether that be family, friends or partner is key and acknowledging your colleague’s workplace contributions during team meetings.
Every nurse, at some point, has questioned why something is done. Perhaps the procedure misuses time, is painful for the patient, or is unnecessarily unsafe for the nurse. Is this process or procedure utilized because of an outdated method or is it proven to be the best practice? Thus, every nurse, and especially nurse leaders, have the unique ability to question, research, and discover enhanced nursing processes that can improve patient and nurse outcomes alike. The purpose of this discussion board is to discuss evidence-based practice in depth, including the nurse leader’s role, strategies for implementation, forces behind change, how organizational infrastructure and culture help or hinder implementations, and finally, describe the process
Mike’s Voice in his Cancer Treatment Nurses will frequently be put into situations where they are left to determine if they should respect the client’s wishes when these wishes conflict with medically ordered care. “Ethical dilemmas occur when there are conflicting moral claims” (Burkhardt & Nathaniel, 2014, p. 527). Ethical dilemmas help shape nurses by requiring them to think critically about situations and determine the appropriate decision in order to create the best outcome for their patient. It requires them to have moral courage to stand up for what they believe is most safe and ethical in patient care (Murray, 2010). Not only do such dilemmas strengthen their professional thought processes but also reinforces all of their personal and professional values.