A nurse is obligated to exhibit pristine skills in communication, organization, collaboration, ethics and morals (Bedin, Droz-Mendelzweig, Chappuis 2013). Communication is a key element in patient care and nursing as a result of changes in patient care, transfer of units, and discharge of a patient. The amount of accurate communication is useful in obtaining all information necessary for individualized patient care. Collaboration is a key element in patient care and nursing as a result of identifying obstacles and forming multiple opinions and suggestions in the ways to demonstrate and apply appropriate care. 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.
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.
It also proves that there should some retaining accountability in quality of care to individuals receiving healthcare. Aim is team work , planning, implementation , progress measuring of health care consumer within the organization.Promots continuous ongoing education of all healthcare providers.ANA provides some leadership qualities as nurses can act as a mentor to other colleagues for the improvement of nursing as a profession and quality of care. In leadership important personal qualities are communication and ability to resolve conflicts. So treat others with full of respect ,dignity and trust. Should consider the effectiveness of communication and ways to improve autonomy and accountability of nurses.
Nurses trust that they work in a safe and healthy enviroment where they are supported and encourage to care for, for themselves as well as other (St. Vincent Medical Center, 2012). 2) Caring - St. Vincent is committed healthcare system where every patients will get the right care at the right time in the right way, every time. Nurses are inspired to see their roles beyond the tasks ad technology to the true heart of nursing, which is caring. Caring behaviors are evident of ways that the St. Vincent cate for their patient an families, the staffs, and colleagues (St. Vincent Medical Center,
A Registered Nurse has responsibilities towards the subordinates, patients and most importantly to the organization. Effective communication skills can allow Registered nurses to establish a trusting relationship with patients identifying their problems and needs. The code of ethics and principles of practice must be followed and the practice of the nurse should be in the line of the organization’s working principles. The responsibility should be met as accountability factors must be considered significant in healthcare setting (Cornenwett, et al, 2007, pp.122-131; Bradshaw et al 2012, pp.13-14). ... ... middle of paper ... ... nurses to evaluate them and amend their practice accordingly.
Professional Communication Communication encompasses a wide range of processes such as the exchange of information, listening, posing of questions (Fleischer et al., 2009) or use of body language. In a healthcare environment where there are constant interactions among nurses, doctors, patients and other health professionals, professional and effective communication is important in ensuring high quality healthcare standards and meeting the individual needs of patients. Upon the first point of contact between a nurse and patient, the way a nurse communicates through words, gestures or facial expressions can affect the patient's perception of the nurse. Communicating professionally helps to portray the nurse in a good light. This is important as having a positive perception of the nurse's image and behaviour is crucial to building patient trust — one of the key elements of a therapeutic nurse-patient relationship (Bell & Duffy, 2009; Wadell & Skarsater, 2007).
Interpersonal communication within the field of nursing is imperative in all areas to deliver a holistic positive outcome in patient care. Specifically, active listening, questioning with intent and reflective feedback ascertain an understanding of a patient’s health, illness, and healthcare. Active listening allows the patient to convey their concerns and presents the nurse with an understanding of the patient when implementing a personalised care plan. Questioning with intent builds an appreciation of the situation, and reflective feedback promotes improvements to enrich work ethics of the nursing cohort. Listening actively involves many different styles whereby information is gathered through verbal and non-verbal communication.
Emotional intelligence and reflective practice are integral components of building a therapeutic relationship in nursing To begin with, self-awareness is a very important in nursing profession. It basically meanswho and what we are and it determines our lifestyle and our behaviorprocess of understanding one’s own values, beliefs, thoughts, feelings, attitudes, motivations, strengths, and limitations and how one’s thoughts and behaviors affect others andimprove our judgment and help us identify opportunities for professional development and personal growth. It enables us to identify our strength and the areas where we need to develop. The nurses should empathse with their patients and know the their strength and weakness so that it is easier for them to help their clients. Adding on when nurses are self-aware they are able to adapt to, or positively change their attitudes and actions and to understand how different people treat them and this creates a better nurse-patient relationship.
According to Potter and Perry (eds 2009), Accountability refers to responsibility of the nurse professionally and legally for the provided care. Trusted professional relationship is strongly built by effective communication. Communication with patient, family and multidisciplinary is essential for quality nursing care to the client. Collaboration with the multidisciplinary team enhances the quality of care significantly. Often nurse acts as a liaison between patient and other health care members in that team.
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.