Communication Style Regina Haney, Ann Crane, Farida Biobaku, Kendall Larsen HCS/ 350 July 11, 2011 Randall Webb Communication Style Effective communication in healthcare is essential to deliver good patient care. When delegating tasks to co-workers, one needs to be clear and precise. When people have a full understanding of what their job is, they will perform better and patients will get better outcomes. Without effective communication we are setting up our fellow co-workers for failure and our patients as well. Effective communication is necessary to convey the importance of instructions and task to co-workers so they can fully understand the importance of their task and the steps necessary to manage the task.
Factors such as burnout and leadership behavior among other factors negatively affect performance, satisfaction, and retention of nurse managers. The dilemma is creating and maintaining a healthy work setting that keeps stress to a minimum so that all involved achieve optimal satisfaction, in particular nurse managers. Therefore, not addressing this problem implies that healthcare organizations will, as a result, find difficulty in retaining nurse managers to accomplish their vision and mission of providing high quality patient
Malpractice can be increasing because of a severe shortage of trained nurses, and it happened because of a few factors: nurses are required to work longer shifts; they can lead to fatigue and increase the risk for an error; also short Nursing courses providing degrees with no sufficient time to train nurses results in malpractice. Nurses who lack the experience and knowledge fail their duty, and when it happen not only them but also the hospital in which they work bear the consequences. Because most nurses are employees of hospitals, hospitals are frequently defendant in nursing malpractice cases. Another factor that contributes to nurse malpractice is miscommunication. Even though it is unintentional it can lead to tragedy.
Quality of Life and Functioning The American Nurses Association Code of Ethics states several behaviors that are expected in the provision of healthcare, including allowing patients the right to autonomy and treating all patients equally and with respect. Along those same lines, nurses are expected to be aware of their own values and morals, and exhibit moral self-respect. Additionally, nurses must uphold their responsibility to act as patient advocates, be committed to the care of their patients, and must work with the interdisciplinary team to ensure that patients are receiving the most efficient and effective care possible (“Code of Ethics,” 2010). A. Personal Perceptions Caring for terminally ill patients can be a daunting task for all involved, whether it is for the patient, friends or family, or the nurse or other clinicians.
Preventive education is an important part of the interaction that NYM has with the community. Nursing image throughout the hospital is respected the only problem is the nursing image among nurses themselves. The shortage also comes into play here. Nurses become burned out and frustrated and tend to be negative with each other due to the stress. Interdisciplinary relationships throughout the hospital are strong.
As kind and compassionate as nurses can be to their patients, they can be just as mean and hateful to their colleagues. With knowledge comes responsibility. Horizontal violence is prevalent in the nursing profession, and the experience of this behavior is psychologically distressing, threatening patient safety, nurse moral, and nurse retention. To understand how to eliminate lateral violence amongst nurses, we first have to understand exactly what it is. WHAT IS IT Lateral violence is a devastating phenomenon in the nursing workplace.
A third contributing factor is very interrelated to nursing education is that nursing education has shifted from hospital-based diploma programs to university and college programs. This shift created the need for hospitals to increase the percentage of paid nursing staff to keep up with the demand of related to the void of care provided by nursing students (Fox & Abrahamson, 2009). A fourth factor contributing to the current nursing shortage is the economic stress that nursing turnover creates in the healthcare setting. The nursing profession can be stressful mentally, physically, and emotionally creating an argument that nurses are not adequately compensated for their working environment. With other less stressful professional occupations available to a profession that is primarily female individuals are leaving the profession (Fox & Abrahamson, 2009).
| If the patient has to take more than one type of medication at the same time; they will get confused if the Doctor hasn’t clearly explained how they should take it. | This can be related to Argyle’s Stages of Communication because the patient needs to trust the doctor to know what he or she wants them to do. | Improves level of care for everyone | More than one nurse taking care of a patient at a hospital or in an elderly people’s home. | If they don’t communicate with each other than they may end up repeating things or the patient won’t trust the nurses. | This can be related to Tuckman’s theory of Group Interaction because the Nurses have to work together so that they can provide the best care for that patient
Topic Proposal NUR/598 XXXXXXX University of Phoenix Patricia Dehof XXXXXXX Poor job satisfaction is an issue being faced by many health care organizations. Nursing retention and inadequate staffing can occur as a result of job dissatisfaction. This paper presents a proposal to educate physicians and nurses on methods of improving collaboration and relationships. . There are many factors that can cause job dissatisfaction and turnover rates.
As there are many people and there can be a clash of personalities, causing friction within the group. Here is an example of Tuckman’s group theory; There is a hospital ward where there a group of new nurses have started work. In the beginning there were conflicts between the staff, while people are settling down in their roles on the ward. Once the conflicts have been resolved the ward can run more smoothly as people know their place and how the ward runs. Also the goal for the ward team have been discovered.