It is important that all team members are aware of their role within the group and that they are performed correctly to meet their goal. For example, at a nursing home a nurse and a CNA work closely together. As the CNA is preforming ADLs he/she is able to assess the patient for any problems that the resident may be having. The nurse is then made aware of any problems and may ask the CNA to assist in a situation such as turning the resident in order to administer a shot. By working together the medical staff are able to reach set health goals and help the patient more efficiently.
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). The need for the establishment of therapeutic relationship is supported by th... ... middle of paper ... ...an be seen that effective communication during handover is essential to providing reliable care (Smith & Pressman, 2010) tailored to a patient's individual needs. As healthcare professionals who can make a difference in life and death for patients, it is therefore crucial to promote active dialogue and exchange of relevant information. Conclusion Not only is professional communication important in the portrayal of a good nursing image and behaviour, it also plays a vital role in patient care and health outcomes. The ANMC standards serve as a good guidance on the need to establish therapeutic relationship through effective communication.
Nurse to Nurse collaboration is essential to maintain the same level of continuity of care. Efficient collaboration within coworkers is beneficial when establishing change in the status of patients and identifying needs. For example the collaboration between nurses is manifested when applying a care plan. Through the interventions established by the initial nurse, the nurse taking care of the patient on another shift can collaborate and implement such interventions. On the same collaborate plan the nurse can evaluate such interventions and maintain them or add and discontinues more interventions.
A healthcare team is made up of many different disciplines. For successful patient outcomes, the teams need to come together, communicate effectively, and be open to new ideas and viewpoints. It is important not only for the nurse to work side-by-side with other nurses, but to collaborate with patients and other professions in the health care system as well. All members of the healthcare team can benefit from the teams different backgrounds and experiences, which results in better care for the patient. In this paper, I will discuss the importance of communication skills, patient and nurse empowerment, and professional development.
The importance of caring within the field of nursing is significant in the overall health outcome of a patient. Caring is important for nurses to display empathy, support, and confidence, when establishing a relationship with a patient. The idea of caring is crucial when offering care to a patient and determining a care plan that is achievable. The role a nurse displays helps patients and families achieve a positive outcome. Nursing is centered on the concept of caring and the art it exhibits when achieving total human care.
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
During the duration of all phases of care, the nurse and the patient can interact and work together jointly. The nurse and the patient individually and together, grow as a result of working together to meet goals. The communication is enhanced between the nurse and the patient. Peplau also believed the nurse should have self-awareness at all times to adequately care for the patient and promote the patient’s health growth in a forward direction. “She placed many demands for reflection and change on the nurse as on the patient.
Increasing Patient Satisfaction Through Nurse Rounding Nurse rounding is important to hospital-based practice because it directly impacts patient satisfaction (Blakley, Kroth, & Gregson, 2011). It serves as a method to improve quality of care by allowing nurses to routinely visit their patients and provide for any needs while also anticipating any safety concerns. Patients’ overall perceptions of hospital experiences are heavily dependent on how successful nurses are in satisfying the basic needs (Blakley et al., 2011). Rounding permits nurse-patient interaction and communication periodically, allowing observation and exchange of relevant information and also implementation of proper interventions. Nurses must practice rounding competently with compassion.
Patient education is an essential part of our job as nurses and nurse educators. Whether teaching a patient about a new medication or about a chronic disease, the success of the person is greatly influenced by how well the nurse instructed and supported the patient. Many patients have difficulty understanding the information presented to them by physical/mental limitations, health literacy or a language barrier. It is critical that nurses and all health care providers are provided with the strategies to effectively teach patients correctly, safely and give the information in a way that the patient can comprehend and understand. In Southampton Hospital, the educational and discharge information provided to the patients needs to be updated.
To be a successful nurse you need to possess all of these qualities and have a good attitude towards your job to be able to enjoy and excel in your field. How would you describe your philosophy of nursing? What do you think nursing is? 2 Philosophy of nursing is when the nurse cares for a patient in the hospital or in a home setting. When the nurse is caring for the patient in the hospital or at the patients home, it is his/her job to listen to each request by the patient and care for them accordingly (Öresland, Lutzén, Norberg, Rasmussen, & Määttä, 2013).