Introduction Nursing concept is a board spectrum in nursing. As we explore the use core concept of theories we found it provides a perspective from which to define nursing. Nursing theory provides the direction and knowledge for nurse to use in their daily practice. If it wasn’t for theory we would not be able to provide the quality of care and safety factors associated with care for our patients. The safety of our patients is our number one priority when giving medical care.
The symptom is usually what brings the patient to seek out health care (Humphreys et al., 2008) and adherence to treatment by the patient is crucial. The nurse who provides a biopsychosocial view of the symptoms to help the patient better deal with their symptoms is imperative to this adherence. The Theory provides many target areas for research and furthers our knowledge of the development of symptom management. To provide a greater understanding
Reflective Journal Albert Johann Jacildo February 19, 2015 Critical Thinking for Nurses Ethics is an integral part of the foundation of nursing. According to the CNO, “Understanding and communicating beliefs and values helps nurses to prevent ethical conflicts and to work through them when they do occur”. My thoughts and ideas about nursing ethics has changed, as I gain more experience, it gives me a clearer view of the importance of having a professional code of ethics. Having a code of ethics makes explicit of my primary goals, values, and obligations of my profession. It is really imperative that I must consider the ethical aspects when formulating planning outcomes and goals for each of my clients.
Factors such as age, gender, race, and educational background can affect the way one must communicate with another. The words used, the nonverbal gestures, such as eye contact or touch, and even one’s tone of voice can affect how a patient perceives the information that the nurse is providing. According to Williams, “Healthcare communication involves an effective line of communication between medical professionals, clients and the patient. An essential component of patient healthcare providers’ communication is the ability to provide information that can improve patient understanding. Effective communication between patients and healthcare providers is a critical element to quality healthcare” (Healthcare Communication).
Enhancing Patient Safety by reducing Medical Errors I chose the topic of “Enhancing patient safety by reducing medical errors” because it is a topic that I am very interested in. No matter what area of nursing I choose to go in, patient safety is always going to be a crucial part of the healthcare system. I know that when I work with the different patients, I am going have to provide a safe quality of care, be aware of the different risk factors that can affect a patient’s safety. I understand it is going to be a challenge to keep patients safe because errors and mistakes happen every day, and they can happen at any time. I feel like my job as a nurse would be to make sure that no errors occur, and that the patient is safe at all times.
Personal and Professional Health Care Communication Annie Trinh HCS 350 December 11, 2013 Litanya Simien-Robnett Personal and Professional Health Care Communication Communication is an essential component of professional nursing. The knowledge and utilization of effective communication among professional health care providers directly effects their patient health outcomes. It allows health care professionals to obtain and share crucial data, teach and express their thoughts and concerns. It is a mode of transportation to utilize knowledge and convey a plan of action for progress and improvement. It is a way for professionals to embody and project change, to make a difference.
We have to prioritize the treatment for the patient according to his or her condition. When we work under the hospital’s policies and protocols, it helps health care personnel to stay within their professional boundary and prevent from potential risks. During patient care; after we obtain information about critical situations, which we have to respond to it very quickly, and cautiously. Every second is important for the best outcome of the patient during critical situations. Sometimes, it is very difficult to deal with some situations, but we can always get help, support, and guidance from our coworkers and superior health people.
Professional Ethics Paper Margaret Simon HCS/478 Health Law and Ethics April 15, 2014 Ann-Marie Peckham Professional Ethics Paper The purpose of this paper is to discuss professional ethics, examine the relationship between laws, ethics, and discuss different ethical theories and principles. Furthermore to discuss how these theories and principles are applied in daily practice. As nurses we are confronted with ethical issues on a daily basis, unfortunately the ethical decision may not always correlate with the laws at hand. It is important a nurse to study and understand the relationship between law and ethics, so to provide the best possible care to patients, while abiding by their moral and values. According to Judson and Harrison (2010), two reasons to study law and ethics is to help health care professionals function in the highest capacity, while providing competent, compassionate care to patients, and to prevent legal issues that can end your profession (p. 3).
The student nurse will reflect on health promotion issues as this stood out to me in several areas, The student nurse discovered that although we can nurse a patient back to health it is so important to make the patient aware of how necessary it is for them to participate in their care by adhering to what is recommended to them by various members of the Multidisciplinary Team and the devastating consequences that the patient can encounter if advice is ignored. The student nurse will use the Gibbs (1988) reflective cycle, this encouraged thinking systematically about all phases of an activity. Gibbs (1988) is descriptive with regards to feelings, evaluation, analysis, conclusions and action plans, therefore ideal for this assignment. Although I experienced many different aspects of care regarding health promotions this assignment will concentrate mainly on a single event that will stay with me throughout my nursing career. According to Scottish Government (2010) Healthcare Quality Strategy for NHS Scotland, nurse’s carers and people at the heart of the healthcare and care delivery services should improve conditions in NHS Scotland and the care provided, on reading this strategy I understand a nurses responsibility, but the importance of patient participation in their own care is invaluable and the cooperation and communication with the Multidisciplinary Team is essential to complete patient care package to the highest standard.
Rights of Medication Safety Medication plays a key role in healthcare but can also be an important key cause of medical error. Patients are entitled to receive safe care including receiving the correct medications. The administration of medication is a daily routine for nurses therefore, it is vital to remember the “Five Rights” of medication safety. Many different things can go wrong when it comes to the administering medication, for example communication between the patient and the nurse could go wrong, or the labeling of the medication, even the dosage can cause improper usage of the drug. The question is what role do nurses play when it comes to medication safety?