After all, it is nurses who are responsible for maintaining the integrity of our profession. Truth Telling and Promise Keeping: Foundations of the Nurse-Patient Relationship The right thing to do was obvious, when put into the perspective of the patient and the nurse-patient relationship. Tele-nursing involves a special sort of nurse patient relationship, one that must be developed with an immediate rapport and understanding of trust with a caller (Nagel, Pomerleau & Penner, 2013). Patients enter into a relationship with the provider and by extension, the after-hours nursing staff, and place their trust in their provider at a potentially vulnerable time (Carter, 2009). While training a nurse who was new to telephone triage, it became evident to me through several calls and transactions that the nurse was not honest in her interactions.
Important Attributes for Registered Nurse: The role of a Registered Nurse cannot be neglected in the provision of quality and safe care to patients and adopt procedures adequate for the condition of the patients because they work at the front line level; moreover, they have direct dealing with patients and integration of personal and professional skills is necessary. Therefore, there are certain attributes that are necessary to be present in a Registered Nurse for accurately performing various tasks. These include; Workload management, leadership qualities, interpersonal skills, control of practice, professional development, effective communication skills and organi zational loyalty (Daly & Carnwell 2003, pp. 158-167). These attributes hold significance in terms of obtaining positive outcome for not only the Registered Nurse but also the organization and the patient.
Mindful communication is one of the most powerful tools a nurse can use when delegating responsibility to an unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP). In order to effectively delegate patient care to the UAP, the nurse must use the right communication. The right communication provides safe, quality outcomes for the nurse, the UAP, the patient, and the facility. The processes at the core of communication that are suggested to improve synchronization of a care team are effective, patient-centered, timely, and equitable care (Anthony & Vidal, 2010, p. 1). The registered nurse (RN) must assume responsibility for delegation, as well as client outcome.
In order for nurses to deliver the best care to patients, we need to start from within by utilizing this process into our lives. In conclusion, Jean Watson’s theory represents that caring is the essence of nursing. The theory provides many useful concepts for the practice of nursing which gives guidance to apply them in practice, research and everyday life experiences.
A nurse is obligated to exhibit pristine skills in communication, organization, collaboration, ethics and morals (Bedin, Droz-Mendelzweig, Chappuis 2013). Communication is a key element in patient care and nursing as a result of changes in patient care, transfer of units, and discharge of a patient. The amount of accurate communication is useful in obtaining all information necessary for individualized patient care. Collaboration is a key element in patient care and nursing as a result of identifying obstacles and forming multiple opinions and suggestions in the ways to demonstrate and apply appropriate care. Ethics is a key element in patient care and nursing as a result of a nurse’s approach in determining the right choices in aiding patient care.
nursing as a profession requires prolonged and specialized learning to acquire the relevant knowledge. it demands full commitment of the individual towards public service. These professional values adopted by nurses' act as the principles, ideals and standards held by nurses to give meaning and direction to their daily conduct. These values further provide a framework for evaluating nurses' beliefs and attitudes. The core values that form the foundation of the nursing profession are altruism, autonomy, human dignity, and social justice.
Patient advocacy is both essential and crucial for nurses to promote and ensure in the nursing field. I have learned in our class that patient advocacy plays a major role in building a trusting therapeutic relationship. Therefore, nurses must advocate on behalf of their patients and provide them with the support they deserve. Patient advocacy in nursing is being actively supportive of a patient in relation to his / her rights and choices, protecting basic human rights such as autonomy (Cole, Wellard, & Mummery, 2014). This simply means that patient advocacy is the act of informing and supporting a patient so that he/she can make the best possible decision for
There are several professional values that a nurse must possess altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, and social justices are among these. Altruism is being concerned for the well-being and welfare of others; this includes their patients and colleagues. This is demonstrated daily through understanding cultural differences, considering the perspectives of others and mentoring others (Taylor, C. Lillis, C. LeMone, P. Lynn, P, 2011 p. 87). This is what a nurse does; they care for everyone they meet that is why altruism is so important for a nurse to possess as a professional quality. Autonomy is identified as another professional value and one that the nurse must possess.
Kaiser makes sure they adhere to laws and regulations, licensing requirements, accreditation standards and contracts. They strive to do the right thing and make the best decisions when acting with ethics and integrity. Conclusion In conclusion, integrating the core professional values into the nursing profession will help strongly in the commitment of providing care for our patients. By incorporating the five values, nurse’s appreciation of respectfulness, caring and human dignity leads to a sense of honor and fulfillment when practicing nursing. As nurses, we learn to take responsibility of promoting values through our actions and be advocates to our patients especially for those who are vulnerable.
“The nurse respects the worth, dignity and rights of all human beings irrespective of the nature of the health problem” (ANA, 2001, p. 7). A nurse is the person the patient and their families rely on for help with most issues occurring in the medical facility. Therefore, a nurse must be prepared to deal with many different kinds of patients/people while still respecting their beliefs and thoughts. As a nurse there are certain qualities they must attain if they don’t have them already to be successful in their career. “Being honest, responsible, organized, and caring are some of the most important qualities that nurses should be.” Pg.6 (Ludwig, Burton, 2014).