Why effective communication is important between doctors and nurses in the ICU. 2. How communicating effectively can relate to better patient outcomes, including their families during the end-of-life care. I am hoping to find solutions to these problems that I can use in my nursing practice. Background of the Problem As I personally observed in our ICU, ineffective communication between doctors and nurses can affect the delivery of care.
In Ms. Patient’s case, the doctor was able to explain thoroughly to the patient and her parents about her current health condition and idea of scoliosis so the patient can have a better idea about self-care while reassuring her parents. Therefore, the doctor successfully shared adequate information about the patient’s condition so she can better understand how to manage herself effectively. Another example from one of the broad areas was idea of integration and coordination of care, “patients feel vulnerable when they are faced with illnesses and they feel the need for competent and caring healthcare personnel.” Barry& Edgman-Levitan (2012). In this case, both the doctor and the nurse proved themselves as part of a caring healthcare personnel when they tried to have a casual conversation with the patient in the beginning and asking her
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
Nurses are involved in many activities that caring for patients throughout the dying process such as managing mobilities and medications, controlling pain and supporting the families (Kaasalainen et al. 2013). Nurses also help to educate patients’ families about the positive approach to grieving and the benefits of palliative care for the community (Kaasalainen et al. 2013). Question 2 An Advance Care Directive or ‘Living Will’ is a written statement of someone's wishes for their medical treatment choices.
“Registered nurse (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patient and the public various health conditions, and give advice and emotional support to the patient and their family members”(U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics). Registered Nurse care for the patient, and inform them about their injuries/illness. They give them advice to help them during their recovery. An RN must take care of the patient by giving them what they need medically,physically, and emotionally. An RN should comfort the patient and their family members as well.
When filling the role of counselor, Licensed Practical Nurses can help patients and families explore ideas and feelings towards healthcare and illness (8 Roles of the LPN). Some patients have a difficult time accepting a disease or its treatment options. As a practical nurse you consult with RN supervisors regarding patient care and assessments. In some settings LPN 's communicate directly to physicians. Communicating information to the proper people assists in increasing the effectiveness of care plans (Role).
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.
Research suggests factors such as cultural, spiritual, and holistic care for parents is necessary for them to cope. Not only does this journal article inform how parents cope with and manage their child’s cancer care, but also provide strategies for the health care team to offer support so parents coping skills are adequate to collaborate with their child’s medical team (Kilicarslan-Toruner & Akgun-Citak,
Evidence based policy has been defined as an approach that “helps people make well informed decisions about policies, programs and projects by putting the best available evidence from research at the heart of policy development and implementation”(Davies, 1999). This nurse leader’s facility utilizes policies that evidence based and retrieved from best available resources. One day, this writer happened to see another nurse changing a Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Line dressing. As a nurse leader, this writer asked the nurse why she is changing the dressing. The caregiver explained dressing changes can prevent infection to the site and there are lot of patients readmitted because of central line infections and subsequent complications.
After the surgery, they are often placed in the ICU to recover so that their heart, lungs are oxygenating and pumping effectively. I think that it was an essential to communicate everything with the patient before and after the surgery. The type of leadership management that I would use would be transformational leadership style. Transformationa... ... middle of paper ... ... building a team of staff to provide care for the patient, one must understand that every individual is different and be willing to come together to achieve a common goal to provide safe care to the patient. In looking at the team building principles, the nurse manager should set guidelines for meetings such as by setting a time frame, reviewing the progress of the unit, establishing standards, and talking to each member of the team.