The registered nurse should communicate clearly her expectation of the task to be accomplished, when and where information should be reported, observations that are expected to be recorded/reported and specific patient concerns that require immediate attention. The nurse would then assess the understanding of the expectation and clarification if needed. Open and mindful communication improves delegation and increase patient safety. Besides verbal communication, non-verbal communication is very important. The nurse’s body language should reflect what she is verbalizing (Yoder-Wise,
Emotional Intelligence And Reflective Practice Are Integral Component Of Building A Therapeutic Relationship In Nursing Emotionalintelligence simply means is an ability to perceiveaccess and manage one’s own, other and group’s emotions. It is often related to empathy and compassion (Naidu 2014). It is very important because it builds asuccessful humanrelationship. Emotional intelligencealso establishes therapeutic relationship between a nurse and patient relationship. Toprevent this, nurses need to adopt strategies to protect their health.
Emotional intelligence and reflective practice are integral components of building a therapeutic relationship in nursing To begin with, self-awareness is a very important in nursing profession. It basically meanswho and what we are and it determines our lifestyle and our behaviorprocess of understanding one’s own values, beliefs, thoughts, feelings, attitudes, motivations, strengths, and limitations and how one’s thoughts and behaviors affect others andimprove our judgment and help us identify opportunities for professional development and personal growth. It enables us to identify our strength and the areas where we need to develop. The nurses should empathse with their patients and know the their strength and weakness so that it is easier for them to help their clients. 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.
Policies and Procedures in Nursing Practice Policies and procedures in nursing practice are important for nurses to perform and to deliver quality of care and patient safety. Policies and procedures help nurses to prevent errors and carry out procedures safely to the patients. It also brings uniformity in following organizational guidelines. Policies and procedures are designed to influence and determine major decisions and actions, and activities that take place within the boundaries set by them. Procedures are the specific methods employed to express policies in action in day to day operations.
“Care can be considered simply an ethical task and thus a burden of one more thing to do, or it can be considered a commitment to attending to and becoming enthusiastically involved in the patient’s needs” (Applying the Ethics of Care to your Nursing Practice, page 116). In this model, nurses need to be knowledgeable about human behavior and responses to health problems, individual needs, how to respond to others, and the strengths and limitations of the patient and family. The nurse also comforts and offers compassion, and empathy to the patient and family. There are many concepts in Jean Watson’s Theory of caring. The three major concepts that will be discussed are: transpersonal caring relationship, caring occasion/caring moment and the ten caritas processes.
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. Nursing is the art of caring, promoting, and optimizing of health and abilities, prevention of illness and suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and acts as advocator to individuals, families, communities, and populations. Thus, emotional intelligence and reflective practice are important components for building a therapeutic relationship. Therapeutic relationship in nursing can be built through emotional intelligence which means how can nurses potential for mastering the skills of Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, and Relationship Management translates into on-the-job success. In nursing, it is important to understand client’s emotions in order to provide the needed health care.
Important Attributes for Registered Nurse: The practical application of healthcare system requires certain type of training and ability of an individual to work in that particular setting; moreover, these training modules, which are available for nurses, are primarily for the purpose of enhancing the quality of work, satisfaction and quality of treatment. 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. Registered Nurses 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, control of practice, professional development, communication and organizational loyalty (Daly & Carnwell 2003, pp.
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.
Third, nurses should regard as the ways in which they interact and communicate with their clients . Nurses should aspire to become self-aware, self-directing and in touch with their environment. Strategies and practices that promote nurses to evaluate their ability and recognize their limits are fundamental aspects of empowerment and the development of effective coping skills (Hendricks and Mooney, 1996). The development of these skills encourages the expansion of the professional client relationship as a helpful, facilitative partnership. The reflective process and the formal and informal mechanisms of clinical debriefing helps nurses to share experiences to gain control over issues and circumstances that shape personal dispositions and abilities to cope within the ever changing environment of healthcare.
As a nurse, the author will ensure that as a leader, she delegates information by providing a holistic perspective of the patient’s needs and diagnoses. This will help the UAP to understand the importance and urgency of the tasks delegated. The nurse will also work to obtain a trusting, open, and honest relationship with the UAP. If the UAP believes the nurse has the UAP, the patient, and facilities best intentions at heart, the UAP will be more likely to carry out the delegated tasks without adjournment. The nurse will make sure to be mindful of why the UAP may have performed a task in an untimely, or incorrect fashion, and take responsibility for the mistake.