It also, distinguishes between the inner self that is how one feels from inside and the outer self, what other people see on you includes your appearance, verbal and nonverbal behaviour (Bulman and schutz,2004). Self awareness is not essential only for reflective learning but also for skilled professional nursing practice by having knowledge of one’s values belief and behaviour and how it affects others is important for developing good interpersonal skills and integrate therapeutic relationships with our clients. Increased self awareness in client can be achieved through a trusting relationship between a client and a patients that allow the client to intereact with nurses openly and explore their feeling for which a nurse can understand one’s problem easily and are able to give better and proper treatments. Through self awareness it can become authentic congruent... ... middle of paper ... ...e practice and tool are held together for the care. References Bulman, C and Schutz,S.
Whereas facilitative intervention, it promotes clients autonomy and self responsibility. In which a nurse encourages a client to solve problems and express emotions. As a nurse or anyone dealing with healthcare should use best communication skills, possible so that the therapeutic goals can be achieved. Therapeutic relationship is essential because it is the only way to promote optimistic change in people. Some of the qualities of therapeutic relationship is to offer a good therapeutic care which are respect, empathy, openness, trust, genuiness, self awareness and supportive.
She defines nursing as a profession that focuses on life processes (Punjani, 2013). Nurses in the adaptation model contribute to health, quality of life, and dying with dignity. Nurses effectively assist patients to adapt by using the nursing process, assessing the patient, the stimuli, determining, along with the patient and their support group, the goals, and the most effective way to reach those goals. The nurse takes a holistic approach to achieve successful adaptation. Some examples of how a nurse might do this include; taking care of physical pain, helping the patient resolve family conflicts, determining if the patient could benefit from a counselor, helping the patient with feelings of
Toprevent this, nurses need to adopt strategies to protect their health. Therapeutic interaction in simple words it meansis a way of communication between a nurse and a client .This is very important because it helps a nurse better understand about their client more properly . Self-awareness as a nurse in relation to patient simply means to develop authentic congruent and open with patient (stein-parbury, 2000). Increasing the client’s self-awareness is achieved through establishing a trusting relationship that allows the clients to openly explore feelings. Open exploration can make the situation less threatening for the client and encourage behaviours that expands a person’s awareness of self.
“A therapeutic nurse- patient relationship is defined as a helping association that is based on common trust and respect, the development of faith and hope, being sensitive to self and others, and assisting with the approval of your patients’ physical, affecting, and spiritual needs through your facts and ability.” (Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2010) To begin with, self- awareness is especially important to an individual health consumer. Conscious knowledge of one’s own desires, motives, feeling and character is termed as self- awareness. Self-awareness allows a client to explicitly explore the fundamental beliefs and motive that determine their outer behaviour. Open examination of one’s own mind can make the situation less threatening for the patient and support behaviours that expands the client’s understanding of self. Self- awareness is significant because when one has a better perceptive of who they in fact are and with that familiarity clients are empowered to make changes and to build on their areas of strength as well as identify areas where they would like to make improvements.
INTRODUCTION Watson (2005) suggested that nurse’s and patient’s relationships can be therapeutic, because it is presumed to enhance the patient’s well-being and the likelihood of gaining independence quickly; He went further to argue that nurses and patients are supposed to have a mutual relationship based on trust and respect, which would help foster the patient’s physiological and psychological needs towards recovery. The aforementioned phenomenon was exhibited when a group of nursing students went on a professional cultural immersion to Toronto, Canada and they discovered that diverse or differential cultures existing between the nurses and the patient may create an obstacle to nurses-patient’s relationships, however, once this is mitigated, the relationship is assumed to move on smoothly (www.salem.kent.edu, 2014). As expected; Nursing’s study progression over the years provides nurses (either in training or in practice) the opportunity to acquire technical and theoretical competence which is universally regulated and conferred, however, this might be questioned when situations that highlights cultural diversity presents hindrances like inability of the nurses and the patients to relate effectively (West 1994). Furthermore, relevant studies has suggested that nurses are more likely to fail in providing sensitive and essential healthcare to clients (patients) from different sub-cultural entities due to basic hindrances like the difference in languages which would create a barrier in effective communication which is integral to the care giver’s understanding of the patient’s complaints (Gerrish and Papadopoulos, 1999). Therefore, the study suggested that nurses should be able to operate and interact with diverse culture, in ... ... middle of paper ... ... 17th April, 2014.
Accountability and Its Implications on Respect for the Nursing Profession When looking after the well-being of others there are many factors that contribute to the satisfaction of patients. The nurse must ensure that they are providing appropriate care to the patient as well as reflecting on how their actions towards the patient can affect both the patient and themselves. Nurses are trusted professionals that must understand the definition of accountability and how this definition influences the way they perform nursing tasks. Accountability entails taking ownership for one’s actions, reporting these findings to a superior, and accepting the legal implications associated with the offense (Battié & Steelman 2014). The purpose of defining accountability
Adding on when nurses are self-aware they are able to adapt to, or positively change their attitudes and actions and to understand how different people treat them and this creates a better nurse-patient relationship. In addition a positive self-awareness gives a sense of continuity, wholeness and consistency to a person. In relation to nursing, self-awareness helps nurses to learn about their strength and weaknesses. “It helps nurses to deliver better client care thus; client gets well soon and builds a trusting relation between the client and the nurse. Self-awareness helps nurses to identify several problems that might be a cause I providing better care”(Nancy Burns, 2005).
Emotional Intelligence and reflective practice are integral components of building a therapeutic relationship in nursing Emotional intelligence refers to the ability to recognize, control and analyse emotions. Some researchers suggest that emotional intelligence can be learned and bound. Reflective practice is a process by which one can stop and think about one’s practice, knowingly analyse decision making and use theory which are appropriate. The therapeutic relationship refers to the relationship between a healthcare professional and a client. This relationship is central to the client's concerned with approach to health care, and will show some of the skills that are developed by the medical practitioner, to enhance therapeutic relationship.