In conclusion, why this topic is important to health care and the potential research possibilities will be considered. Key Factors to Recovering from Compassion Fatigue Professional Relationships Enhancing professional and social support, so that health care professionals can speak openly about their feelings, is vital to the prevention and recovery of this phenomenon. As stated by Austin et al., (2013), Professional relationships can make recovery from compassion fatigue easier (p. 145). Relationships with caring colleagues, administrators, and/or professional communities are essential to combating and recovering from compassion fatigue. Scheduling time together with colleagues is one strategic way of ensuring healthcare professionals are being supported as well as supporting others.
I’m excited about finding unique ways to educate patients in the management of acute and chronic illnesses which will allow me to use my creative abilities. Serving as a Nurse Practitioner not only means my scope of practice will change but that I will have a huge impact on reducing hours of resident physicians. Becoming a PMHNP grew from a desire to improve patient safety, to provide greater access to specialty care and quality of life. Becoming a Nurse Practioner simply creates a win-win for our patients! Practicing at the advance level will require more critical thinking, more compassion, and more respect for the human body and its limitations.
This can be done by the healthcare worker being confident in all that they do. The patients notice small things so it is very important to win over the patient’s trust. This includes answering any questions that the patient may have. If that particular healthcare worker does not know how to answer the patient’s question they should be redirected to the appropriate worker who can give the patient all the answers that they want to know. Another quality that... ... middle of paper ... ...althcare worker does is working towards the goal of achieving a good outcome for the patient.
Just like any novice APN I would tend to be more focused on the clinical domain. Coaching and educating patients and family will be important to effect change in their lifestyle to be more compliant with the treatment plan. As we all know a patient’s care is not confined to nursing care but involves the other disciplines; doctors, therapist, social worker, nursing assistant, dietician, pharmacist, etc. and thus the importance of collaboration. Advocating for patient also requires expert communications skills and collaboration.
Self-awareness is important because it helps us to build a better understanding of ourselves. This helps nurses to get empowered to make changes and build on their areas of strength. Self-awareness is important to an individual health consumer. It helps us to control our emotions. It’s not bad to express our emotions but it has its own time and way to be done.
Moon (1999) explains reflective practice as "a set of abilities and skills, to indicate the taking of a critical stance, an orientation to problem solving or state of mind. In looking back at the learning, I have achieved from undertaking these 4 patches the key theme that emerged was the importance of reflective practice in enabling staff to develop in the workplace. Reflection has emerged as my main theme in all the patches and... ... middle of paper ... ...ck from colleagues can also help make learning better. It is essential individuals reflect on these recommendations as it will help individuals in their own practice. The individuals can also adapt these recommendations to their own learning and their own experiences.
I believe that it is important to have more participation and motivation for online and face-to-face classes by the teacher in order for the students to really benefit from the class. My teaching philosophy is to use both andragogy and pedagogy strategies for teaching, which can be changed and adapted for each class based on the students’ needs and desires. Andragogy was originally developed to describe adult learning styles and pedagogy to describe the teaching of children (Habibi 2015). Andragogy according to Knowles has five assumptions that describe the learner. The five assumptions include; self-directed learning, experiences that influence learning, readiness to learn related to social role, immediate application, internal motivation, and reason to learn (Merriam, et al 2014).
I feel this style will work best as it encourages the nursing students to develop their skills and their leadership skills as well. While I would still be providing the direction for patient care and decision-making I would encourage their input and discussions about why something might be in the best interest of the patient. This will encourage their own critical thinking and allow them the chance to work on understanding how to best care for their patients in the future. While I would still have final say this style would be helpful to allow the nursing students to grow, as compared to the directive leadership
Therefore, CNOs will need to provide information to patients that are clear, beneficial, pertinent and readily available. In order to improve the quality of care that patients receive, the CNO needs to engage physician participation to be successful in public reporting initiatives. Although this may be a challenge, encompassing physicians in the hospital’s vision will gain their buy-in and harvest favorable results for the organization, while promoting quality performance. Additionally, CNOs need to involve staff within the organization to outline the culture and organizational needs. Innovative tactics such as empowering staff, enhance measureable worth to the organization to include patient satisfaction and safety.
I can compare the professional values of caring to me wanting to pursue a BSN by making the patient a priority. Advancing my education helps me to care for my patients in a better way because I am learning new ways to promote health and wellness by using evidence-based practice. I also wanted to pursue a BSN because I knew it would help advance my critical thinking skills as a nurse. Critically thinking and working as a team are extremely important when caring for patients. The care that I provide creates lasting and trusting relationships with patients that they will never