Nursing should focus on patient and family centered care, with nurses being the patient advocate for the care the patient receives. Patient and family centered care implies family participation. This type of care involves patients and their families in their health care treatments and decisions. I believe that it is important to incorporate this kind of care at Orange Regional Medical Center (ORMC) because it can ensure that we are meeting the patient’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs through their hospitalization. Treating the patient and family as one, can have improved outcomes, decrease hospital stays, increased patient satisfaction, and improved reimbursements for the hospital.
Various factors contribute to the lack of nurses within the health care facilities, but today’s shortages are a little different. Many feel that this scarcity is severe and long-drawn-out. The four major issues contributing to the nursing shortage include demand, supply, educational preparedness, and job satisfaction. Demand The demand for nurses is growing at an alarming rate. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, registered nursing employment rates will increase by 26% from 2010 to 2020.
Nursing as a profession is” helping individuals, families, and communities to overcome a disease and maintain optimal health” (Nursing). For this to be beneficial to nursing staff members and other health care professionals we need to excel in peer relationships. In all facilities where health is the main concern, relationships among co-workers have to be efficient to help those who are in need. There can be advantages for nurses to have professional peer relationships, however sometimes there can be a disadvantage if relationships are not handled professionally and arguments or concerns are not resolved. At a nursing home there are various levels of nursing staff that have to all work together to make sure their residents are safe, healthy, and that they have the best quality of life.
There are many different approaches in developing a relationship with patients, one of which being holistic, patient-centered care. Holistic care is described as “all n... ... middle of paper ... ... to ensure their wishes and needs are being met in a dignified manner. In my community, I intend on being a positive advocate for wellbeing and health promotion. Providing positive outlets for my patients to help maintain a healthy sense of living is also an important attribute as I feel that this will aid in the prevention of future illnesses. My main focus on nursing is to be able to be a nurse that my patients feel comfortable and supported by.
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.
Communication about this sensitive subject improves their quality of life and helps them keep their dignity. This helps them keep their dignity by allowing them to have input about their chair and how they want to go about the rest of their life. The nurses misunderstand that the caregivers of the patient as well as the patient themselves has needs that are to be taking care of as much as of the other (Lewis, K., 2013). The importance of food... ... middle of paper ... ...ents that are in need of assistance in providing support to the whole family. A hospice, palliative, or end-of-life nurse might need social worker training sessions or a licensed social worker supporting them to get the patient to organize their life plan and improve their well-being by their end of their life (1 or 2 more sentences).
Just because I am a nurse doesn’t mean others aren’t looking at me as someone to look up too. Understanding that I try my best to act in a manner that is respected and deliver the best health care I can to all my patients. That is done by years of practice and education. Nurses can never have too much education. We also don’t always make the best decisions or give the correct advice, and that is when our patients need understand we are people also and as a team over health will improve not only for them but their nurse.
I feel very strongly about family, empathy, and supportive relationships. In my personal experience, family provide structure, hope, support, and friendship. In my nursing practice, I will strive to create supportive relationships with my patient and their family by being empathetic during their time of need. As a nurse it is important to establish a therapeutic relationship to build trust and securement with the patient and family. Building therapeutic relationships allows the patient to feel supported and understood and may help to provide health information, which may otherwise be held in a nontherapeutic relationship.
When I am at work I try to form a healthy and healing relationship with all my patients and I make sure the environment that they are in is conducive to healing, it is hard to do that sometime working in the emergency room. Sometimes it is the little things that a nurse can do for a patient that will make all the difference. Taking both of these theories into account, I can further my practice by making sure to have a healthy relationship and a healthy environment for all my patients.
Caring for an individual requires unceasing monitoring of their health, which includes vital signs, their environment, their loved ones, and more aspects of their everyday life. My patients’ health status reflects the continuous change in their life, and if I am able to properly care for them as their nurse, there may not be large fluctuations in their health status. I will be able to help them stabilize their unique pattern so that they can resume their lifestyle as best as they are able