In conclusion, respecting a patient when doing nursing care and maintaining their dignity is very important as it affects their health outcomes and help maintain and improve the standards and principles of nursing practice. Furthermore, the ANMC has formulated domains, specifically the Professional Practice domain, which guides nurses in their practice to provide holistic and quality nursing care that is done with respect and dignity. As a future registered nurse, I know that I need to be aware of this issue so that I can be considered a competent nurse. To do this, I need to be sensitive in carrying out my nursing interventions adequately and respectfully so that I can help maintain their dignities. Finally, I believe that the proper way to care for patients with respect and dignity is to take care of them as I would like to be taken care of.
The theory that Hildegard Peplau created was the importance of nurse-patient relationships (Smith & Park, 2015, p. 68). Both of these theories put the patient’s safety and care first. When I am at work I try to form a healthy and healing relationship with all my patients. I also 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.
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.
Challenging Professional Boundaries: Performing venepuncture for babies by certified staff nurses in Radiology Department Professional boundaries refer to the limits that guard against patient’s vulnerable state and the professional conduct displayed by the health care provider. It is essential for the health care provider to maintain a balance as this would ensure that any act is done for the betterment and in the best interest of the patients. Boundaries in a patient setting refers to mutually unspoken and spoken words, gestures, emotional and physical acts between a trusting patient and his health care provider. According to Avis et al (1983), limits, lines, or borders are included in the term of boundary. Nurse’s intent to provide the best therapeutic care to their patients but in doing so, question is, are they crossing their professional boundaries?
One of Watson’s ideas that personally help guide and influence my life and nursing... ... middle of paper ... ...ly normative, but dynamic, pervasive, and individual” (p. 464). When I realized this, I realized that I had a purpose in this aspect of patient care. In closing, understanding that caring for patients encompasses the body, mind, spirit and environment is a crucial part of applying holistic practice in nursing. Helping a patient recover and return to their highest level of health in all of these aspects is an important aspect of nursing for me. When I think of holistic nursing, I think of the term humanity.
Being a nursing professional implies adhering to the standards of behavior, the set code, ethics and performance for all other healthcare workers. Good ethics and professionalism is the foundation of not only good nursing and a core tool in protecting the wellbeing and health of the patients, but also other healthcare practices. Not adhering to the laid down code of regulations might result in a nursing professional being struck off the register. Hence it is important to gain an excellent understanding of what is expected of a nursing profession. Moreover, it is critical that one understands that s/he is pursuing a career that comes with much responsibility band privileged.
The commitment to know another as a caring person to nurse him or her is the challenge unique to the field of nursing. Both patients and nurses have expectations about the nature and importance of the caring relationship. Medications can be given out, tasks off a worklist can be performed, however, no nursing has been given without a specific intent to care. Genuine nursing is caring, and without caring, there is no nursing. High-quality nurse–patient interaction Keywords: caring, nurse-patient relationship, communication, environment The Theory of Nursing as Caring: A Perspective The Theory of Nursing as Caring: A Model for Transforming Practice by Boykin & Schoenhofer recognizes the importance of identifying caring between the nurse and the one nursed as an applicable knowledge that the nurse must pursue.
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.
How can we as nurses ensure quality care and management for our clients? These are all questions that we hope to provide further insight on. What is quality healthcare? The Institute of Medicine defines healthcare quality as the extent to which health services provided to individuals and patient populations improves the desired health outcomes. The care should be based on the strongest clinical evidence as we know it, Evidence Based Practice.
“Care can be considered simply an ethical task and thus a burden of one more thing to do, or it can be considered a commitment to attending to and becoming enthusiastically involved in the patient’s needs” (Applying the Ethics of Care to your Nursing Practice, page 116). In this model, nurses need to be knowledgeable about human behavior and responses to health problems, individual needs, how to respond to others, and the strengths and limitations of the patient and family. The nurse also comforts and offers compassion, and empathy to the patient and family. There are many concepts in Jean Watson’s Theory of caring. The three major concepts that will be discussed are: transpersonal caring relationship, caring occasion/caring moment and the ten caritas processes.