This approach emphasizes the patient’s role in promoting his wellness and in his responsibility for his own care. Being sensitive and showing respect for different cultural patients are nurses’ job (Quan, nd). Cultural knowledge is the process of seekin... ... middle of paper ... ...messages, and these may vary considerably among different cultures. Skilled cultural nurses should involve a translator or change the phrases and words they use when explaining care. Become aware of the small, non-verbal clues that indicate a patient is not being totally understanding and take time to explain unfamiliar terms (Murphy, 2011).
Professionalism is defined as the accrued knowledge and behavior possessed by individuals in order to obtain successful goals and attributes for their organization, facility or work environment (McDonagh, 2008). Being professional while at work let others know that you are reliable, respectful, and competent at what you do. Professionalism in a medical office is very important, it means putting patient needs as top priority. Professionalism in a medical office is taking responsibility of your patients, committing to patient confidentiality, and having patient-centered care for the patients. Being reliable, respectful, and competent working as a medical professional understanding the job, and performing it at high standards.
Nursing presence is the connectedness between the nurse and the patient.” (Potter 2017). When a nurse cares for a patient whether it is administering medication, bathing, or assessing there should be a notion that the time being spent doing these actions is important to the nurse. A sense of rushing could indicate that the task at hand is not important and that nonverbal communication could have an adverse effect on the patient’s mood, understanding, and attitude toward the intervention. The consequences of those adverse effects could include lack of communication between the nurse and patient. The patient may not inform their nurse that they feel pain or need lotion to feel more comfortable because they do not believe their nurse has the time to care.
In the healthcare setting it becomes highly relevant for the nurse to have the ability to lead, as it is important to be able to work within or lead a team to facilitate quality and safe care for patients (Coelho Amestoy et al. 2014). Coelho Amestoy et al. (2014) also reflect on the challenges that the rn can face in trying to assume the leadership role in the healthcare setting, as there are many health professionals in in this setting there may be conflicting ideas in relation the care. Influential leadership skills are needed by all RNs, from those in management positions and especially to RNs providing direct care to patients (Curtis, DeVries and Sheerin, 2011).
This can be done by the healthcare workers exemplifying kindness and compassion to the patient. The patient isn’t going to feel welcome if whoever is working with him or her is rude and impatient. The healthcare worker should also show the patient that they have all the skills that are acquired in order to do their position with excellence. The patient needs to have full confidence in the healthcare worker. This can be done by the healthcare worker being confident in all that they do.
Paul discusses how patience can pick up on vibes of a nurse feeling unsure or incompetent, and if communication between nurses is lacking or inadequate, then it could create anxiety in a client (2013). Creating adequate English requirements for students enrolling in nursing would be beneficial, to ensure that everyone is on the same skill level. Although it is difficult to achieve this requirements’ for people who have a dominant languages other than English, it is a working progress to make translation and standard terminology more understandable. It is our responsibility as nurses to be as educated as we can in aspects that will improve the quality of care we get, and its not just the facts of science and literature that count, but that of the mind and spirit of an individual as
A competent nurse will always use skills of effective interpersonal communication, weather it is verbally or nonverbally. Developing a therapeutic relationship with a health consumer requires the nurse to be self-reflective or awareness. Self-awareness and self-acceptance is the most important asset the nurse has in maintaing a therapeutic relationship. It is the ability to understand his/her own feelings ,to be able to laugh at his/herself ,to know how to take care of his/herself and to like his/herself(Josephson,2004).Without all this factors a nurse may seem to be just doing her job rather than conveying a genuine respect(Josephson,2004).If the nurse understands her own feelings ,than only she can understand others feelings. Self-awareness is also about understanding a nurses own weakness ,likes ,dislikes ,stren... ... middle of paper ... ...also important, that is the nurses will understand the patient’s feelings, and will know the needs of the patients.
Empathy is a professional quality that illustrates to the patient that the nurse sees him or her as human, or as a friend or family member (Borgstrom, Cohn, & Barclay, 2010). The difficult part of empathizing is timing. A nurse must first build a competent, caring, and professional relationship with the patient before empathizing with him or her. Nurses are a source of strength and a pillar for that patient. When nurses show empathy, they are letting a patient know that it’s alright to share some of the burdens or express fears.
Protecting a patients dignity means to respect their privacy, allow them to have control over their own decisions, and to not undermine them at any point. Patients dignity can be protected by nurses by ensuring they only carry out personal care when it is needed, and if possible, have the nurse completing the task be the same gender of the patient. This may make them feel more comfortable and less embarrassed. Dignity and respect for patients is important in adult nursing because without it, it dehumanises them, and creates opportunities for abuse and ill treatment to occur. Lack of dignity and respect can also cause emotional problems for patients, as they are already in a vulnerable state.
It is of high importance in health care due to the fact that nurses often care for vulnerable patients who may not be able to advocate for themselves in time of needs. Nurses must show patient advocacy by assisting the patient to choose decisions that are beneficial to the patient as well as informing them of their rights (Cole, Wellard, & Mummery, 2014). Because an individual has a right to self-determination and the freedom to choose what is best for themselves, patient advocacy that involves informing the patient should always be done in a professional manner with respect, honesty and dignity (Hanks, 2008). And nurses must show empathy and support of the decision a patient makes. It is also important for nurses to respect and encourage a patient advocacy and continue to ensure the choices of their patients are honored and respected despite of their opinions or beliefs on about them.