Having advanced nursing knowledge and being able to apply it into appropriate healthcare settings is key when caring for various patient populations (Christensen, 2011). Through my course of study I have been able to study past nursing theories and research in order to formulate a plan that is evidence based and best for my patient. While working with critically ill patients in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) I have been able to take the knowledge gained from research and incorporate it into plann... ... middle of paper ... ...ety is very important. As a practicing registered nurse I have discovered that patients as well as healthcare nurses need education on improving safety. In the clinical setting, patients should be educated on all topics that are related to their specific disease process or medical condition.
They play a key role in promoting the wellness by performing a wide range of services. An RN mainly focuses on caring for and educating the patients and their family members about early recovery and ways of prevention of diseases. Hence, nurses assess patients’ health problems and needs, develop and execute nursing care plans, and uphold medical records. Here is the list of the duties and responsibilities of a nurse. o Observing and recording patients’ behaviour.
“Registered nurse (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patient and the public various health conditions, and give advice and emotional support to the patient and their family members”(U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics). Registered Nurse care for the patient, and inform them about their injuries/illness. They give them advice to help them during their recovery. An RN must take care of the patient by giving them what they need medically,physically, and emotionally. An RN should comfort the patient and their family members as well.
This relationship is central to the client's concerned with approach to health care, and will show some of the skills that are developed by the medical practitioner, to enhance therapeutic relationship. Nursing is the art of caring, promoting, and optimizing of health and abilities, prevention of illness and suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and acts as advocator to individuals, families, communities, and populations. Thus, emotional intelligence and reflective practice are important components for building a therapeutic relationship. Therapeutic relationship in nursing can be built through emotional intelligence which means how can nurses potential for mastering the skills of Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, and Relationship Management translates into on-the-job success. In nursing, it is important to understand client’s emotions in order to provide the needed health care.
This can involve a variety of comforting words, including exactly what will happen during a procedure, or what medications the patient will be on. Helping a patient to feel safe and secure is a major factor in their healing process. The patient’s emotional needs are just as important as their physical pain they are being treated for. Overall, a nurse works to take care of patients and make them as comfortable as possible. Nursing requires a bachelor’s degree, associate’s degree, or a nursing diploma.
Also the oncology nurse will inform Jane family what will happen to her. (AC 1.2, 2.2) The care plan will be supported by team members including professional and non-professional members of staff. Therefore communication is essential to maintain the highest possible level of Jane’s well-being. Members of the team include nurses, GP, doctors, staff from the oncology unit who assist during chemotherapy and non-professionals such as personnel staff (cleaners, staff form reception), care workers, family members. Team members will provide help in different aspects on each stage of her illness.
It is important that all team members are aware of their role within the group and that they are performed correctly to meet their goal. For example, at a nursing home a nurse and a CNA work closely together. As the CNA is preforming ADLs he/she is able to assess the patient for any problems that the resident may be having. The nurse is then made aware of any problems and may ask the CNA to assist in a situation such as turning the resident in order to administer a shot. By working together the medical staff are able to reach set health goals and help the patient more efficiently.
Intro- Collaboration with the interdisciplinary team plays a big part in the care of a patient. Coming together as one is an essential to promote the health that is needed in order to define the outcome for what’s best for the patient. The importance of the teamwork and collaboration to the professional nursing is very important since the nurse is providing the bedside care of the patient. Which directions to go in as far as the orders will come from the interdisciplinary team? With feedback from the nurse, changes need to be made.
Patient’s experience with the healthcare team to the standards of patient centered care, there are some parallels and differences. In Barry and Edgman-Levitan’s text Shared Decision making: The Pinnacle of Patient Centered Care, it explained how the patient centered care is divided into three broad areas. One of the areas discussed about information, communication and education. It stated that “Adequate information must be shared with the patients and this would include clinical management…This is very relevant in understanding the concept of self-care and individual health promotion..” Barry& Edgman-Levitan (2012). In Ms. Patient’s case, the doctor was able to explain thoroughly to the patient and her parents about her current health condition and idea of scoliosis so the patient can have a better idea about self-care while reassuring her parents.
It is my opinion that appropriate health assessments are necessary to ensure a patient receives the correct treatment plan. All health assessment frameworks follow the same steps in organizing treatment, due to the wide scope of nursing disciplines there are varying focuses on these individual steps i.e. the emergency room could be more focused on the assessment in order to triage the patient. To help alleviate the patients or family members who may be distraught a health professional should take the time to expla... ... middle of paper ... ... of previous events. To conclude, reflection is a skill necessary to the efficient function of a nurse in order to identify risk factors, which can be reduced by better preparation.