An incident, which occurred on practice placement, involved a patient’s decision to withdraw from active treatment. It is hoped that by exploring the incident in depth, a greater understanding of moral and ethical principles will be gained. All names that will be used within the text are pseudonyms. This is to ensure confidentiality, as stated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC 2004). Health care professionals have a legal and moral obligation to care.
When the nurse is caring for the patient in the hospital or at the patients home, it is his/her job to listen to each request by the patient and care for them accordingly (Öresland, Lutzén, Norberg, Rasmussen, & Määttä, 2013). Patients trust their nurse with their life and it is important that nurses provide the higest quality of care. Nurses
I demonstrated appropriate written, verbal and non-verbal communication in a variety of clinical contexts by using therapeutic communication to express respect, patience and sensitivity. An example is when I had to get a residents orthostatic BP, Every single time the resident would yell that it hurts. I expressed my sympathy towards the resident and told the resident I was sorry. I noted to the instructor of what happened and learned that us nurses should chart that and try to have it changed that the resident should not be required to have an orthostatic BP done every month.
Patient centred care is vital for all nurses, without, discriminating against colour, gender, race, and religious beliefs. Following the code of conduct which is expected of the nurse, working according to the needs of the patients, being a good listener and respecting them. When the nurse shows dignity and respect, she/he tends to develop a therapeutic relationship with patient which in turn results in good health and rehabilitation (NMC, 2008). Description The event which occurred in my first ... ... middle of paper ... ...o take a key decision for the best of the patient and the family. The research conducted by RCN (2013) stated that 98% of staff are know what dignity is and how essential and sensitive in delivering the dignified care and it should be the heart of everything we do.
After the end of the shift I thought that I did everything right, until one of my classmates told me that my nurse talked to her and stating that I did not do a good job and telling her that I do not know how to chart. Upon hearing, this from my classmate I did not say anything to my clinical instructor and just let it slide. I felt embarrassed and ashamed. I thought that I cannot change what happened and I ... ... middle of paper ... ...against oppressors I must recognized that I am being oppressed. I also must learn to change my attitudes towards my oppressors and change the way I am responding and thinking.
The practice of nursing not only involves applying knowledge but the ability to differentiate the needs of the client and being empathetic to their needs. Hence, the importance of holistic nursing and not only being for the client but for the clients family as well. Holistic nursing is defined as “all nursin... ... middle of paper ... ... practice of medicine, combined with addressing holistic needs of the patient and family, including the physical, psychological, cognitive, emotional, spiritual and social care as it relates to being competent in nursing. Conclusion Throughout this philosophy paper, I have explored what nursing is based on my personal values and beliefs as it relates to the body of work in nursing. I value the importance of holistic nursing and the care of patients being individualized for them and their family.
I constantly reported to her concerning the condition of the patient in close time intervals across the day. On this day, a patient of mine had an IV site concern. The nurse assigned me to make some adjustme... ... middle of paper ... ...es need to be taught awareness skills, and given enough training to sharpen, and maintain them .Instructors should be firm but fair. This means they should be ready to correct their student’s mistakes without necessarily coming off as overbearing and this was demonstrated by the nurse. Student nurses must interact more with their patients by listening and trying to understand them.
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