Conclusion Together with the patient care, patient teaching is also important to increase patient satisfaction, ensure continuity of care, promote patient’s compliance to the treatment and care plan. Nurses have responsibilities to assess patients’ educational needs to design an appropriate plan and interventions. Overcoming the existing obstacles in teaching and patient’s learning ability will bring about the success of a patient education. The application of cognitive and humanistic learning theories will help health care professionals in general, or nurses in particularly to reach the predefined goals of the teaching process.
These techniques create an order or form to which information can be conveyed and ensures that miscommunication be avoided. Teach back, as a communication method in Nursing, is clearly explaining information in order for the receiver to understand and be able to teach it back to you. This method is widely used in the clinical environment and works effectively, since the receivers are given the chance to express comprehension. This also shows how well the healthcare provider has described or explained the information, which reflects their knowledge. Teach back method is not only used to ensure patient’s understanding, it is also used to teach family members about being part of the recovery process at home.
How do you think your education as a RN has influenced you as a nurse or as an individual? Education for registered nurses provides significant benefits to the nursing career and therefore, it is imperative. As a registered nurse, education has influenced my practice at the hospital considerably. One of the major areas influenced by education is caring for patients. As a nurse, caring for patients is one of their primary responsibilities.
The nurse introduces their self to the patient and begins establishing trust. The nurse asks the patient questions to see what their expectations are and clarifies the expectations of the hospital or unit. The nurse then explains the plan of care to the patient and answers any questions. In the working phase, the nurse is the patient’s advocate and addresses any problems the patient has. The nurse assures the patient they will research any problems and find out the answers as quickly as possible.
Patients need to be able to trust their nurse to ensure that they get the quality of care that the patient deserves. Nurses should practice teamwork, evidence based knowledge, ho-listic care, and ethics that meet the standards for all nurses (Ritchie & Gilmore, 2013). Nurses not only care for the patients at the hospital, but they also teach students who come to the hospi-tal to learn and get experience to become a registered nurse. These nurses share their knowledge with the students and model a positive outlook and attitude toward their job as a registered nurse (Ritchie and Gilmore, 2013). To be a successful nurse you need to possess all of these qualities and have a good attitude towards your job to be able to enjoy and excel in your field.
However like most things you have to have educated and compassionate caring staff to enforce and follow the guidelines set in place. Management and leadership are very important skills to have as a baccalaureate nurse. Through this course I was able to identify and understand the different styles of leadership as well as the style that best fits the characteristics I can offer as a member of an interdisciplinary team. After completing the multifactor leadership questionnaire I was able to better understand my strengths and weaknesses. Collaborating with each other as a team helps complete each other and provides our patients with the most positive experience in their times of
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
Licensed practical nurses (LPN 's) fill an important role in modern health care practices. Their primary job duty is to provide routine care, observe patients’ health, assist doctors and registered nurses, and communicate instructions to patients regarding medication, home-based care, and preventative lifestyle changes (Hill). A Licensed Practical Nurse has various of roles that they have to manage on a day to day basis, such as being an advocate for their patients, an educator, being a counselor, a consultant, researcher, collaborator, and even a manager depending on what kind of work exactly that you do and where. It is the nursing process and critical thinking that separate the LPN from the unlicensed assistive personnel. Judgments are based
Still, the previous advantages discussed should influence the nurse to improve in identifying patient vulnerability. This is evident by this patient where I utilized my interpersonal skills to communicate to this patient so that he/she is aware that he/she is not alone in this journey. Nurses need to utilize models and theories to guide nursing practice. For instance, McCormack’s framework focuses on patient-centered care which influences nurses to understand the patient as a whole and their values (Abley, 2012, p. 42). Being able to identify values will give nurses and myself a better comprehension about the patients resulting in worthiness and belonging expressed.
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.