Beliefs and practices about health and illness are different with different cultures. With appropriate respect and interaction, nurses can win the patients’ trust. A culturally competent nurse must discard the assumption that all patients evaluate the quality of the care they receive the same way. Nurses should understand that culture is a fundamental part of patients' lives, and cultural barriers may impede care access and delivery (Hagman, 2007). A nurse needs to have varied beliefs and strategies for handling situations and patient care issues.
As we begin to see more and more people from various cultures come into our health system it is important for nurses to look at their own culture values and customs and be aware of any biases that they might have toward groups that are different from their own. Defining Culturally Sensitive Nursing Madeline Leininger (1984) defines transcultural nursing as “a humanistic and
Cultural Competence Researching and developing awareness of different cultures beliefs, values, and practice can help aid with providing cultural competent care. As a healthcare professional, this is an essential competent for caring for patient of different ethnicity group. “Organizations and individuals who understand their clients’ cultural values, beliefs, and practices are in a better position to be co-participants with their clients in providing culturally acceptable care” (Purnell & Paulanka, 2008, p. 2). During the beginning of this course, I had taken a cultural competency quiz regarding my responses to the patient cultural values and belief practices. I will later discuss how my results from the cultural competency quiz changed
It has become increasingly important in the practice of nursing to be able to show one’s genuine consideration as it demonstrates a caring nature towards the client. Perry and Sams (2004) stated that caring facilitates one's ability to understand a patient, recognize a patient’s problems, and to find and implement individualized solutions (p. 263). In order to be regarded as a considerate individual, one must have the necessary attributes to qualify, such as being selfless, empathetic, or accepting. There are also various approaches and techniques to show one’s consideration when interacting with other individuals. This includes being interested in the wellbeing of others, being concerned with the needs of others instead of oneself, or recognizing
Subsequently, my understanding of Quality nursing care was for health professionals to abide by the national care standard of dignity, privacy, choice, safety, realising potential, equality and diversity when delivering care. Additionally, my understanding about quality nursing care was showing unconditional positive regard to patients, not being judgemental towards people, being empathetic and congruent professional when providing
Empirical knowledge guided my evaluation and physical assessment of Mrs. X. I assessed the surgical incision, inquired about the patient’s pain level, checked lab results, and reviewed the medications. Through personal knowledge, I was able to reflect on myself as a caring person, my values, and the lessons I have learned from past experiences. This allowed me to enter the relationship with sincerity while seeking the best for my patient. Lastly, the pattern of ethical knowing was essential in my ability to enter the relationship in a genuine and non-judgmental manner while respecting the worth of my patient as person and human being (Smith, Turkel, & Wolf,
Also nureses can teach other staff members and patients. Pomoting good and healthy working atmosphere between local, national , international communities. Leaders are exhibiting the quality of flexible changing style and creativity according to the situation. They should be energetic in their action and also should accept the mistake by self and others . Other quality is co-ordination of care because in health sectors there is licensed and unlicensed nurses so there should co-ordination among staff members.
Emotional Intelligence, Reflective Practice and Therapeutic relationship In Nursing “To develop a therapeutic relationship with health consumer requires the nurse to be self-reflective. The reflective process concludes with embracing insights from a variety of sources that serve to change practitioners’ awareness” (Taylor, 2006). To begin with, self-awareness is having a clear perception of your personality, including strengths, weaknesses, thoughts and emotions. Self- awareness allows you to understand other people, how they perceive you, your attitude and your responses to them in the moment. For nurses to be able to empathize with their patients and treat them with compassion, they have to be self-aware.
The major concepts of Watson’s theory focus on the roots of caring, such as the transpersonal relationship of caring, caring moments and the caritas process. “Caring has been considered to be the ontological and epistemological foundation of nursing and the essence and central focus for nursing” (Sargent, 2012, p. 135). By applying Watson’s theory in practice, nurses can provide meaningful care and connect on a more personal level with patients, creating a healing environment. Transpersonal Caring Relationships Establishing a “Transpersonal Caring Relationship” is an essential part of the caring process. This means as nurses we must focus on understanding the relationship between health, illness and behavior.
Nursing cultural congruence is when we adapt to another’s beliefs, values and lifestyle in order to provide that individual or group better care (Andrews & Boyle, 2016). In order for a nurse to have cultural congruence, they must have some type of knowledge of the various cultural traditions and respect those cultures. By understanding the way a culture factor influences nursing care, we are able to improve our teachings, improve understanding and provide overall better care for a healthier outcome for our patients. An example of this could be having a staff member that is bilingual or teaching materials written in a different