Patient advocacy is both essential and crucial for nurses to promote and ensure in the nursing field. I have learned in our class that patient advocacy plays a major role in building a trusting therapeutic relationship. Therefore, nurses must advocate on behalf of their patients and provide them with the support they deserve. Patient advocacy in nursing is being actively supportive of a patient in relation to his / her rights and choices, protecting basic human rights such as autonomy (Cole, Wellard, & Mummery, 2014). This simply means that patient advocacy is the act of informing and supporting a patient so that he/she can make the best possible decision for
If the care relationship is positive, then the patient will allow others to help them in many ways. This is related to the care in nursing, because patients rely on the nurses in the hospitals to take care of them. If it is a positive relationship, they are more likely to let the nurses help. If the relationships are negative, they may lead to a struggle in obtaining care, couples with increased suffering. This supports the idea that the nurse-patient is central to nursing and perhaps the most effective way nurses can influence patient health outcomes.
The nurse is able to do that through strong leadership skills. Patients and patients’ families that are unable to make decisions can seek help from nurses; the nurses are great patient advocates because the nurses ensure that the patient’s rights are exercised. Another role the nurse plays in patient advocacy is protecting the patient’s rights and providing assistance in asserting the rights. For example, if a patient is trying to decide on whether to accept or reject the treatment, then the nurse is able to communicate the information provided by the healthcare provider in a meaningful way, and provide support to those patients that are in need of it. The advocating nurse can be a charge nurse who is able to act as a protector for the patient when undergoing major traumatic
Emotional intelligence is the ability, capacity and skill to identify, assess and control the emotions of oneself, of others and of groups. This quality plays an important role in nursing success whether they are working in management or at the bed side. We must understand and create a therapeutic relationship between nurses-client relationships. We must understand the client’s situation and help them to achieve their needs so that it provides a better care. Therefore nurses should always seek out techniques to assist in the caring of the client and provide them with all the support and their betterment to have a better therapeutic relationship with the clients.
Empathy is a professional quality that illustrates to the patient that the nurse sees him or her as human, or as a friend or family member (Borgstrom, Cohn, & Barclay, 2010). The difficult part of empathizing is timing. A nurse must first build a competent, caring, and professional relationship with the patient before empathizing with him or her. Nurses are a source of strength and a pillar for that patient. When nurses show empathy, they are letting a patient know that it’s alright to share some of the burdens or express fears.
As a nurse, the author will ensure that as a leader, she delegates information by providing a holistic perspective of the patient’s needs and diagnoses. This will help the UAP to understand the importance and urgency of the tasks delegated. The nurse will also work to obtain a trusting, open, and honest relationship with the UAP. If the UAP believes the nurse has the UAP, the patient, and facilities best intentions at heart, the UAP will be more likely to carry out the delegated tasks without adjournment. The nurse will make sure to be mindful of why the UAP may have performed a task in an untimely, or incorrect fashion, and take responsibility for the mistake.
Whereas facilitative intervention, it promotes clients autonomy and self responsibility. In which a nurse encourages a client to solve problems and express emotions. As a nurse or anyone dealing with healthcare should use best communication skills, possible so that the therapeutic goals can be achieved. Therapeutic relationship is essential because it is the only way to promote optimistic change in people. Some of the qualities of therapeutic relationship is to offer a good therapeutic care which are respect, empathy, openness, trust, genuiness, self awareness and supportive.
As a nurse, it is very important to provide proper care to the patient as nursing is a very difficult and fast pace job. Self- evaluation provides personal responsibility and development of the professional plan in order to meet each goal or strands in nursing practice. Leadership The first part of becoming a great leader is becoming conscious of self by identifying your strengths and weaknesses. During nursing school, I had a chance to follow charge
It is also a leader that is able to accomplish the goals at hand by being able to motivate and empower others to help in reaching those goals. In order to become a servant leader, one needs to have patient, humility, and selflessness. First, a nurse that is not selfless is probably in the wrong career. A nurse should be able to meet the needs of others. They should be able to listen, empathize, and trust in what their patient is saying.
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.