It is intended to improve the delivery of health and disability services though nurses. Cultural safety includes the nurse’s understanding of diversity within their own culture and the impact of that on others. Providing effective care for consumers with diverse needs and them considering it safe. Cultural safety is focused on understanding the impact of the nurses own culture, reflecting and challenging their own practice and to improve any issues by resolving and comprising issues (Nursing Council of New Zealand, 2011). The code of health and disability services
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.
“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.
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.
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 Nursing and Midwifery code of conduct states that in order for nurses to practice effectively they must be able to work and communicate effectively with colleagues. Multidisciplinary working helps to ensure both patients and staff are kept informed about the care of the patient and that any risks can be identified and reduced. Multidisciplinary teamwork in healthcare has a key role in creating a culture which is safe and effective in deciding upon the best practice related to patient specific care. It has become apparent in some organisations, the importance of multidisciplinary working with one example being the Francis report of the shortcomings in care at Mid Staffordshire Hospital where patients suffered appallingly due to the lack of person centred care with one such concern being professional disengagement where clinicians where not raising concerns to colleagues. Baylis, D 2014.
This is reflected in professional practice when the nurse works to assure equal treatment under the law and equal access to quality health care. a. Example: The nurse supports and promotes fairness and nondiscrimination in the delivery of care. These professional values provide the foundation for nursing practice and guide a nurse’s interactions with patients and clients. In addition to values, ethical nurses should have several essential virtues, or human excellencies, that enable them to be responsible human beings: competence, compassionate caring, subordination of self-interest to patient interest, self-effacement, trustworthiness, conscientiousness, intelligence, practical wisdom, humility, and
Often nurse acts as a liaison between patient and other health care members in that team. Trust is a basic value and in a trusted environment patient feels free to share honestly to the nurse. Ultimately, trusting relationships enhance quality and safe health care (Olshansky 2011). For example, Respecting patient’s value and beliefs is vital to create trustful relationship. Professional practice has some unique characteristics with it such as code of ethics for practice, dignity, specific service, extended education.
In the nursing profession, core values and standards of ethics commensurate together to deal with issues within health care. They are to treat patients with respect and commit themselves as advocates for the well-being of their patients. Furthermore, nurses consistency to uplift and build a moral environment contribute to the institution overall
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,