As a critical care nurse, I have to provide exceptional patient care to sustain life, but must also accept the circumstances when a patient’s death is inevitable. I will bring the information that I will discover to my place of work, hoping that we can learn from it for the benefits of the population that we serve. The notion that the ICU is a known place for prolonging life and delaying death will find its essence if doctors and nurses will collaborate and communicate, effectively. When communication needs are met, there will be increase in trust and satisfaction not only for patients and their families, but also for those who provide care.
Empathy can be shown through having an interpersonal relationship by therapeutic communication which the individual (Richardson, Percy, & Hughes, 2015). Shared decision making is very important for both the patient and the nurse. For the nurse, it ensures that lawsuits will not be filed and for the patient, it allows for autonomy. Professional interpersonal relationships can be achieved by showing empathy, establishing professional boundaries, and ensuring shared decision
Team members will provide help in different aspects on each stage of her illness. Some of them are to support her family (children: care workers), others to help in everyday life in hospital (care assistant, cleaners). However the nurse is the person who integrate this team and the coordinator during all cancer treatment. Working under supervision provide a nurse with learning opportunities also according to Royal College of Nursing (2002): ‘’Clinical supervision aims to motivate nurses, while being client-centred and focussed on safeguarding standards of client care’’. (AC 1.1, 2.1) Jane may be uncertain about the side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
The video started by explaining the reasons why women get c- sections. For example, cesarean births happen because of medical conditions, previous c-sections, difficulties in labor, and the baby or the mother is distress. About nine people worked on the c- section surgery. In the process of beginning the cesarean birth, a nursed shaved the patient. Then they made sure if she did not feel pain before they proceed with the surgery.
I value the importance of holistic nursing and the care of patients being individualized for them and their family. Also, effectively collaborating among health care professionals to ensure quality care for patients. Additionally, the importance of health promotion as one of the main roles of nurses is being a teacher, since promoting health prevents illness and increases the level of health in clients. These principles will serve as a guide for my personal standards of nursing practice.
Caring is the essence of nursing. As a nurse, we establish a caring relationship with our patients, and provide the best individualize care and interventions to promote healing. Jean Watson’s focus of practice is the patient and the theory places the patient in the context of the family, the community and the culture. The major concepts of Jean Watson’s theory of caring are transpersonal caring relationships, caring moments/caring occasions and the ten caritas processes. I will describe how this theory can be applied in practice and show an example from my own practice.
She added that it was also difficult for the mother to handle him with attached tubes of ventilator and monitor. However I explained to nurse. Why should mother be a basic part in the care even in his critical condition. This resulted in many benefits for the mother as well as the baby. Finally , the staff nurse admitted that this was her first time to know about its benefit and she promised to teach other staff regarding this issue and to follow it.
She must also be an advocate for the patient, ensuring that the needs and wishes of the patient are met, to the best of her ability. Continuing education to maintain best practice skills and maintaining professional relationships with the multidisciplinary care team are essential to ensure communication lines are open when advocating for the patient. An important consideration for nurses to remember is their purpose in caring for the patient. According to McDonald (2013), Florence Nightingale once said that nurses and hospitals exist for patients, not the other way around. Our purpose is to be present for the patient.
70). I believe that the patient’s needs always take priority. A good nurse-patient relationship is important when taking care of patients. If a patient can trust the nurse taking care of him or her and they have a good rapport, the patient’s experience will be positive. Peplau’s theory is considered to be an interaction theory, an interaction theory, “revolve[s] around the relationships nurses form with patients” (Colley, 2003, p. 34).
The expert has the job of supporting loved ones of the infant while they are feeling upset or overwhelmed. Also the expert has the responsibility of showing parents how to properly care for their infant. Most neonatal nurses work in hospitals others may have positions in home care or follow ups of infants. When you work in the hospital, it can be very hectic but if it’s really what you want to do, you will do it.