There is a need for conducting self-assessment and self-reflection practices which help to identify the strengths and weaknesses, which affect the desired change. Due to role play activities, it is possible to enhance critical thinking skills and knowledge. In addition, any nursing student should understand that socialization within the role is critical for the RN, who will have to work closely with cohort, study groups and mentors/educators. According to Patricia Benner's theory, determination of role specialization allows using the proper interventions and methods of communication. In today's complicated health care environment, the experience of the RN is the determinant for the quality of nursing care and the achievement
There are many possible areas in nursing practice where implementing a quality ... ... middle of paper ... ... While more research is needed to establish the cause of CLABSIs, and best care practices of CLs, there are some quality assurance improvement changes that can be implemented now. Utilizing evidence-based research, a quality assurance change plan can be implemented to decrease the risk of nosocomial CLABSIs. Nursing staff must be properly educated on the new standard of care, adequate training must be given to the staff, proper devices must be on hand, and evaluation of the procedure is needed to ensure the best patient outcome. Nursing leadership will play a major role in advocating for these changes.
However, one’s attitude towards incorporating and utilizing nursing standards in their practice is essential in determining its success or failure. Having an attitude of acceptance and valuing new ideas is something that I am beginning to acquire in my nursing practice. My positively changing attitude is applied to the leadership standard of nursing. Functioning effectively within a multi-faceted team requires open communication, shared decision making, and mutual respect. I am learning to have better leadership attitudes as it relates to appreciating the importance of collaboration between the multi-disciplinary medical team, respecting the unique qualities of each member, and acknowledging my own contributions to the effectiveness or dysfunction of the team.
This method of reflecting on my own personal experiences in a specific set of circumstances promoted thought-provoking questions and ideas. It also helped me to realize the importance of having all the data prior to making a decision on a plan of care. It becomes obvious while attempting to answer questions on case studies when there is not enough information. Case studies are a great way to put yourself into the clinical situation so that as nurses we may have a greater understanding of critical thinking (Asselin, 2012). Challenges as an Evolving Leader Today’s nurse, as an evolving leader, must be compassionate, professional and treat the patient as a whole.
Reflective Practice is a continuous action that directly affects anyone who is a practitioner. Jasper (2006, p. 53) stated that the benefits to the profession are the development of the nursing knowledge base and the recognition that nurses are contributing to both patient care and improved practice. Further, Jasper (2006, p. 43) explains that Reflective Practice is the foundation upon which reflection and reflective learning are based. This essay is going to reflect upon the nursing skills I developed during a period of placement simulations, placing emphasis on oral care, communication with a non-engaging patient and bed bath. It will outline the fundamental aspects of clinical nursing skills that I have begun to acquire.
In nursing, it is important to understand client’s emotions in order to provide the needed health care. This will help clients to open up with one’s own health issues. In all health care system the health care professionals should put one’s self in client’s shoes. This will help the nurse-patient relationship to be more effective. This will enhance the clients to provide... ... middle of paper ... ...r, R., & Evans, K., & Nizette, D. (2009).
Helping the patients to feel empowered and make informed decisions about their care and treatment requires expertise and knowledge. With that, nurses use their knowledge to empower others and drive change. Nursing knowledge is evidence-based and dynamic, and lifelong learning is required for continued application (St. Vincent Medical Center,
The document should include the procedures approved that can be performed by nurse and endorse by the head of department. These documents also have to audit frequently to ensure it is updated and relevant with the current situation and demands. As conclusion, crossing a professional boundaries bring a lots of benefits and weaknesses. However, nurses must remember they are nurses all the time thus it is vital to seek advice early when problem around professional boundaries arise and as for the medical profession, they have to value nurse’s knowledge and expertise in order to shares experience, knowledge and skills for future development of healthcare practitioner.
This guideline offers values and beliefs as foundation of client-centred care, and the core processes of client-centred care can facilitate provision of optimal nursing care. These four core processes of client-centred care include identifying concerns, making decisions, caring and service, and evaluating outcomes. According to RNAO (2006), ongoing dialogue with clients and self-reflection are essential for nurses to develop their nursing skills and knowledge on client-centred care. As a nursing student, I reflected on written transcripts of interactions between patients and me, so that I could gain insights into client-centred care for further improvement. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to discuss importance of the core processes of client-centred care in nursing practice through identifying and critiquing blocks to conversation.
The patients have a right to know about their diagnosis, the treatment regimens and treatment plans scheduled for them, the risks involved in their therapy, the costs of treatment among other key things in their line of treatment. The nurse is, therefore, charged with the duty of ensuring that the patients have enough knowledge concerning their rights (Bradshaw, 2016). A role which is implemented through repeated and reinforced health education. Again, the need to acquire knowledge on the current status during treatment is important because it forms a base for psychological stability during