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.
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. Another aspect or concept of nursing that is extremely important is communication. In nursing, communication is a critical part of ensuring patients are cared for appropriately. The way one communicates can have a large impact on how one is viewed professionally, and on patient care. Communication is also vital aspect of nursing and it can influence the type of care given and the care that is received.
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.
The nursing profession requires a nurse to uphold professional communication, provision of information and handover in order to care for the patient with the right treatment, and to provide the best health outcome. According to Boykin “Caring is the foundation of nursing” (Boykin et al, 2011), and it is the nurses’ responsibility to understand what it means to be caring toward patients, which can be achieved through having professional communication skills. Not only does not being able to communicate affect the patient, but also it affects how the nurse is able to do his or her job to the best they can. Smith and Pressman say that the Institute of Medicine has released reports, which stress, “good communication is critical to ensuring safe and reliable nursing” (Smith & Pressman, 2010). Bad communication skills have the potential to be more dangerous to the patient and can in tern make a life-threateni... ... middle of paper ... ...y.qut.edu.au/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid=a25753c4-0b7a-4828-a385-14a0421c9dfe%40sessionmgr110&vid=2&hid=122.
Professionalism and ethics are both crucial factors that determine how well of a nurse someone can be in the health care industry. There are many qualities that can attribute to being a good nurse such as but not limited to, knowing how to treat a patient with care and respect. This can fall into professionalism and ethics. They are two of the most important characteristics a nurse must have to be successful in his or her profession. Lack of these qualities can lead to negative experiences for patients.
Integrity is essential for nurses to perform their tasks and still follow their own values. Nurses with integrity will be honest with the care they provide and take responsibility for their actions. Autonomy is what allows nurses to make decisions for their patients. Nurses must use their knowledge of nursing to make a choice that is best for their patient. Nurses who demonstrate altruism provide quality care to every patient they treat.
She illuminates that cultural safety and practice needs to be re examined so health care providers get a comprehensive understanding and appreciation of the meaning. This is due to the individual interpretation of the idea and how it is perceived and applied into everyday practices. She also states that it is not just the responsibility of the nurse but the environment in which they work. For example within the vast areas of nursing, resources that enable or disable nurses to be culturally safe vary. Another key point identified is that cultural safety is just as important as clinical, medical, and technical safety.
They focus on educating students to learn the knowledge of essential care for different patients. New graduates who learn the sufficient knowledge and skills will be able to understand aspects to protect and design for the nurse and patient. Students are taught to recognize safety threats and will understand the significance of reporting errors for future prevention. Students and novices will value attentiveness and monitoring among situations in the healthcare environment. The configuration and purposes of nurses in a healthcare environment has a variety of safety cultures.
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. Morals are a key element in patient care and nursing as a result of nurses actions in decisions between right and wrong. These elements help and maintain the importance of human care in nursing (Bedin, Droz-Mendelzweig, Chappuis 2013). Care is preformed at the highest standards when the staff is sensibly educated, appropriately staffed, and progresses well through out. The nurses have to recognize support, teaching, and legal protocols in order to give the most optimum care to an individual.
Privacy and Confidentiality of patient’s information The healthcare practitioners bear the responsibility of ensuring that they defend and protect the rights of the patients; ensure promotion of passionate care and enhance the dignity and autonomy of their clients or patients. The practitioners are often required to choose amongst some right or options considered least wrong besides ensuring effective assessment of the patients and upholding confidentiality of the choices made. However, nurses often face many ethical issues in their everyday life in the healthcare setting. Dealing with these challenges can sometimes be problematic. There is thus the necessity for ensuring acquisition of appropriate knowledge regarding some of the skills considered