By receiving all the information needed from the patient and family the nurse is then able to collaborate better with other health care professionals in providing a plan of care that is best for the individual patient (Potts & Mandleco, 2012). There are many ways for a nurse to achieve this, and one way is through therapeutic communication. One therapeutic communication technique is validation. When the nurse uses validation they provide soothing assistance (regulating emotions), creating a safe place, helps strengthen persistence through difficult times to reach a goal, enhances problem solving, decreases stress and conflict, leads to positive change, reinforces positive relationships, and leads to happier and better functioning families ( Harvey & Ahmann,
When a nurse is providing patient care, he/she creates a safe environment for the patient and enables the choice to establish a relationship on a human to human interaction or on a transpersonal level. The patient will be acknowledged as a person with the wholeness of their soul despite their illness or number on the bed. The ten carative factors in this theory are used as an education tool for nurses around the world and should be applied to the different care situations in practice. Nurses use the factors to promote growth in themselves and within the patient. A nurse should respect the patient’s decisions and take the time to fully be present in the moments with the patient.
Nurses have to create an environment that promotes healthy recovery for their patients. Before choosing to become a nurse, you have to see if you have the right qualities and characteristics. To be a nurse you need to be caring, compassionate, and have a desire to want to help those that are in need. When asked; why she wanted to join nursing, Registered Nurse Wyona exclaimed “I’ve always loved nursing, the thought of being a supporter and caregiver makes me feel good! It feels good being there for someone who 's sick or just needs small treatment.” That’s the basic principle of nursing providing care.
This paper explores my personal nursing philosophy that I plan to bring into my nursing career. I believe the nature of nursing is grounded in a commitment to the community and the desire to help those in need. Nursing is more than treating the sick; rather it is being part of the happiest moments in a patient’s life like being there for the birth of a baby. Likewise, it is being there at the other end of the spectrum at the lowest moment, such as a patient nearing death. I want my philosophy for nursing to incorporate the knowledge of I have learned from school while being able to combine it with relational and compassionate care that will give respect and dignity to all my patients.
The Dark Side of Nursing Can you imagine your nurse being a murderer? Patients come to the hospital expecting to be taken care of by the nurse until they feel better. However, the person you’re trusting to take care of you might be the reason you lose your life. Many believe that nurses simply follow the doctors’ orders and doesn’t really play a big role in the interdisciplinary team. However, without nurses the health care service everyone knows and loves wouldn’t be the same.
The National Patient Safety Foundations defines a quality patient advocate to be “…someone you trust who is willing to act on your behalf…who can work well with other members of your health care team.” (NPSF) As a patient advocate there will be an intervention that the patient wants to better their life, whether that is starting treatment, modifying interventions, or ending treatment. A nurse’s job is to supply knowledge about patient’s individual case in order for them to make an educated choice. A caring nurse will give their patient’s all the information including any and all approaches to circumstances. If a topic is beyond the scope of nursing practice it is up to the nurse to find someone who can give their patient’s correct information and ensure that all questions were answered. A
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.
For nurses to be able to empathize with their patients and treat them with compassion, they have to be self-aware. When nurses are self-aware, they are able to positively change their attitude and actions in order to best understand how different people treat them, hence improving nurse- patient relationship. Relationships are easy until there is emotional turmoil. Thus, being self-aware is important to any health care professional that needs to manage their cognitive, affective and behavioural self in order to engage effectively in therapeutic relationship (Taylor, 2006). Self-awareness is important because it helps us to build a better understanding of ourselves.
In order to receive and hold humanistic-altruistic values, a nurse must extend forward continuous love, kindness and mental awareness at all times. Altruism is essential in unlocking a nurse 's compassion and empathy therefore creating a more positive and healing environment for the patient. () Not only must a nurse show the proper care towards ones clients with an appropriate attitude, but taking care of an employees own self needs and requirements are
How May Nurses in Acute Settings Support Families in End of Life Care? The purpose of this paper is to provide insight into how nurses may better support families during end of life care. Nurses are faced with multiple tasks and responsibilities within their careers; however, are nurses fully prepared for the immense amount of responsibility that it takes to care for patients and their families during end of life care? I will use Ruland & Moore’s (1998) Peaceful End of Life Theory to explore how this theory is relevant to my research topic of how nurses in acute settings may support families during end of life care. In the form of a literature review, I will outline common themes found throughout the literature and identify the most prominent barriers that nurses, patients and their families face during end of life care.