She asserts that palliative care nurses, who spend longer periods of time at the patient's bedside, are more likely to express this love than nurses in other specialties. Caring for a patient goes beyond tasks and procedures and involves the nurse’s desire to provide physical, emotional, and compassionate comfort to a patient based on a feeling of love towards another human being. Nurses are coached during their schooling to maintain a professional distance from their patients, and it is this distance that prevents nurses from experiencing the professional love which enhances the quality of care given to the patients. Palliative nursing is an emotionally intense time, but nurses tend not to discuss their feelings of love towards their dying patients for fear of being accused of crossing professional boundaries. Rollings maintains that nurses who express professional love towards their patients are more fulfilled in their practice and provide a more comforting
Success For The CENA Working with the sick, the disabled, or the helpless is both an emotional and physical job to take on. One of the most important jobs in a care team would have to be the CENA (certified and evaluated nurse assistant). They are the paraprofessionals who are the right hand to a licensed nurse or other health care professional. They provide the primary care for those who are unable to care for themselves. The tasks given can be responsible for major wear and tear on both the mind and body.
Coping with these feelings, as well as caring for themselves, is an area where many caregivers seem to overlook. Many caregivers tend to give until they can no longer give, but still manage to continue to give, which is one of the tell tale signs of compassion fatigue. Caregivers need to learn to take time for themselves. Proper nutrition and hydration, exercise and plenty of rest are the basic care rituals that caregivers need to provide for themselves daily. Emotionally the caregiver must recharge frequently to avoid emotional exhaustion.
Another skill a successful Nurse should have is empathy, many patients are confused and scared about their conditions and it’s the Nurses job to show that they understand and try to further explain the condition using words that will not frighten or confuse the patient. You must have emotional stability, throughout a Nurse’s career there are many situations that cause emotional stress. It is the nurse’s job to provide support and sympathy to the patient and their family through the hard times and also to be the back bone of the group and to always be optimistic. Hospitals experience death every day and it is the Nurse’s responsibility to hold professionalism when this occurs. Nurses must be able to retain information.
This is a very serious and painful condition. Too often, the condition of pressure ulcers falls back on caretakers of the patient for lack of turning a patient who is unable to turn themselves every couple of hours. This breakdown of the skin is often present in a diabetic patient who constantly has pressure on one or more certain places of the body. Once a pressure has developed, it can affect the quality of life and the family of the
As stated in the research, “it appears that this is a stressful experience for professionals, mainly due to their inability to deal with the families and the lack of availability of technological resources” (Silva, Poles, & Baliza, 2013). When a patient receives end-of-life care at home, it requires much cooperation and dedication from the patient’s family as they tend to be the main
Retention of Nurse Managers in Healthcare Vina Mealey Thomas Edison State College Dr. Jenna Hatcher-Keller June 10, 2012 Abstract Nurse Managers have vast knowledge and experiences not only in managerial work but also in care giving which enables them to effectively accomplish their duties contributing to the overall success of health care organizations. However, in the course of their duties, nurse manager’s performance and work output are affected by various factors such as burnout, poor management systems or policies and inadequate compensation among other factors. Studies show that in order to retain qualified nursing in management roles, health systems must learn to utilize strategies which promote a positive work environment. Creating a good work environment that fosters and enhances the quality of administrative and leadership systems as well as relationships while enabling maintenance of quality of work/life balance, contributes to nurse manager retention (Parsons & Stonestreet, 2003). This paper critiques research studies on several factors such as burnout, job satisfaction, and leadership behavior that may influence the successful performance and retention
Compassion Fatigue Most nurses enter the field of nursing with the intent to help others and provide empathetic care for patients with critical physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs. Empathic and caring nurses, however, can become victims of the continuing stress of meeting the often overwhelming needs of patients and their families, resulting in compassion fatigue. Compassion fatigue affects not only the nurse in terms of job satisfaction and emotional and physical health, but also the workplace environment by decreasing productivity and increasing turnover. Recently compassion fatigue is getting a lot of attention, especially in regards to nursing. For good reason; it could be very detrimental to your practice, permanently reducing your ability to care.
X HLT-310V 09-21-14 X Compassion Fatigue This paper will identify the warning signs for at least five concepts of compassion fatigue. It will examine the nature of this problem and explore possible causes. The reader will be made aware of the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the healthcare worker. Lastly, the reader will be given coping strategies and tools that, if implemented, may assist the healthcare worker to combat the symptoms of compassion fatigue. In order to identify the warning signs of compassion fatigue we must first define it.