As a provider of care an AD nurse uses a systematic approach in all areas. Using the process of assessment, analysis, implementation, and evaluation the nurse is able to be consistent and efficient when providing care. As a provider of care the AD nurse must assess a patient’s health status, gather medical history, plan, coordinate, and implement care. The nurse will use continual assessment and evaluation in order to ensure the best outcome for the patient. The AD nurse must develop a therapeutic relationship with the patient in order to effectively treat and provide advocacy.
In the healthcare setting the registered nurse (RN) is required to assume a leadership position, the RN needs exhibit numerous leadership skills to effectively lead within a healthcare team. This essay will reflect and critically discuss the leadership role of the RN in ensuring quality and safe patient care, with ideas drawn for Dr Lucy Cuddihy interviews (2015). Effective communication is an essential leadership skill that is required by the RN to provide quality and safe as in the healthcare setting if communication is misconstrued it can cause irreparable damage or increase the risk of unnecessary mistakes. Patient centred care is also an important leadership skill for the RN as it ensures that patients receive the best possible care.
Delegation and Supervision Delegation is the process of making appropriate nursing judgment to achieve maximum patient care outcomes. This process is done by the registered nurse, with the understanding of the organizational structure, policies and culture of the institution. This skill has to be mastered by the registered nurse regardless of the method of nursing care delivery. This process can be challenging as well as a learning experience to gain proficiency in delegation and maintain the safety and well being of the patient (Yoder-Wise, 2015). To provide safety, critical thinking, stability and time management the registered nurse needs to take several steps to foster effective delegation.
It is really important for nurses and health care professionals to demonstrate therapeutic communication with the patient. Nurse must also have access to continuing education and study interpersonal relationship to develop the knowledge of therapeutic communication. As stated in the article, “The best expertise training and continuing education of nurses in matters relating to the proper technique of communication will enable them to respond adequately and humanly to the expectations of patients” (Lambrini & Ioanna, 2014). The article is really useful and informative. Its serve as a reminder that communication is the central to compassionate and high quality of nursing care.
To conclude, reflection is a skill necessary to the efficient function of a nurse in order to identify risk factors, which can be reduced by better preparation. To summarize, there is a constant need for health frameworks to govern nursing procedures. Nursing assessments require frameworks to reduce risks of wrong treatment, effective communication is required between colleagues and patients to avoid confusion. A standard of professionalism is required to ensure nurses aren’t over involved with their patients, education is important in promoting individual health, clinical reasoning is vital for the immediate treatment of a patient. Lastly reflection is ideal to analyse the positives and negatives, it is best to follow the Gibbs reflective cycle when evaluating methods.
In conclusion, respecting a patient when doing nursing care and maintaining their dignity is very important as it affects their health outcomes and help maintain and improve the standards and principles of nursing practice. Furthermore, the ANMC has formulated domains, specifically the Professional Practice domain, which guides nurses in their practice to provide holistic and quality nursing care that is done with respect and dignity. As a future registered nurse, I know that I need to be aware of this issue so that I can be considered a competent nurse. To do this, I need to be sensitive in carrying out my nursing interventions adequately and respectfully so that I can help maintain their dignities. Finally, I believe that the proper way to care for patients with respect and dignity is to take care of them as I would like to be taken care of.
Important Attributes for Registered Nurse: The role of a Registered Nurse cannot be neglected in the provision of quality and safe care to patients and adopt procedures adequate for the condition of the patients because they work at the front line level; moreover, they have direct dealing with patients and integration of personal and professional skills is necessary. Therefore, there are certain attributes that are necessary to be present in a Registered Nurse for accurately performing various tasks. These include; Workload management, leadership qualities, interpersonal skills, control of practice, professional development, effective communication skills and organi zational loyalty (Daly & Carnwell 2003, pp. 158-167). These attributes hold significance in terms of obtaining positive outcome for not only the Registered Nurse but also the organization and the patient.
Nurses should possess all of these behaviors and more when working with a patient, therefore caring in nursing practice is a top priority. As a nurse, one should be focused on the patient and helping them reach a level of harmony, they cannot be treated as objects (Arslan-Ozkan, 2013). The patient is the central factor in caring, and should be treated with integrity. A holistic, humanistic view of treating the patient should be taken (Appleton, 1993). Forming an intimate and mutually respectful relationship with your patient will put them at ease and allow you to provide them with the best care.
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.
It should have a logical and congruence, coherence and continuity. In my philosophy of the nursing, Nurses have responsibilities to the public to provide safe and secure environment, and patient centered care. Patients are individuals who require care and attention. We as nurses should use our nursing judgment to help meet the patient needs , and as an advocators should encourage them in the decision making and in their treatment plan. We as a nurse also have commitment to learn and improve our knowledge and skills .