I will first provide an overview of the issue in relation to both these fields of nursing and discuss why it is important and the impact it has on nursing care. I will then highlight any similarities and/or differences that may rise between the two fields. Adult nurses provide a high standard of essential personal care with dignity and compassion, while also being able to undertake complex interventions and use specialist skills, such as communication-the basic skill needed to survive as a nurse. Philippa Sully (2003) stated that “development of effective working relationships underpins all aspects of nursing practice. Whether we are exploring the best way to arrange shift cover or discuss with patients and their families the most appropriate community care, how we communicate depends on our professional relationships with all those involved.” In other words, communication is a key aspect in nursing as a whole.
Obstetrical nurses identify themselves as advocates for laboring women (James, et al., 2003). But, Thorman, et al. (2006) in a Round Table Discussion of Perinatal Nurse Executives, states that, “much work is still needed to support appropriately assertive communication techniques when nurses have concerns about patient status”, to promote and ensure patient safety. My research interest is focused on identifying the barriers to assertiveness, or implementing the chain of command, when an obstetrical nurse is faced with clinical discord that threatens patient safety. This interest, sparked by quality assurance record reviews, led me down a path of communication factors and teamwork systems.
These five factors include awareness of self-deception, along with reflection, authenticity, mindfulness, and candor. After reviewing key communication-healthy work environment documents, the article describes five behaviors that help nurses reach their goal of becoming skilled communicators. Citation: Kupperschmidt, B., Kientz, E., Ward, J., Reinholz, B., (Jan. 31, 2010) "A Healthy Work Environment: It Begins With You" OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing Vol. 15, No. 1, Manuscript 3.
Peplau’s Theory of Interpersonal Relations Ashlee Martin Olivet Nazarene University Theoretical and Professional Foundations of Nursing NRSG 653 Lanette Anderson June 7, 2013 Abstract The use of Peplau's Theory of Interpersonal relations was examined to determine the effectiveness of its use in practice. Peplau's theory is unique in that the collaborative nurse-client relationship "creates a 'maturing force' through which interpersonal effectiveness meets the client's needs" (Potter & Perry, 2009, p. 50). According to Peplau, there are essential qualities of a therapeutic relationship; these qualities include: presence, congruency, respect, self-esteem, value clarification, empathy, forgiveness, hope, trust, empowerment, patient-centered objectives and goals, insight, openness, self-disclosure, self-exploration, and unconditional positive regard (Stockmann, 2005, p. 912). The use of Peplau's theory in practice is feasible for multiple fields of nursing, but is not applicable for all patients. Patients with altered mental states and infants and young children cannot be approached with this theory (Senn, 2012, p. 32).
Jean Watson’s Theory of Caring Rose Jasper NUR/403 March 3, 2014 Marilyn Moorhouse Annotated Biographies Alligood, M. R. (2010). Watson's Philosophy and Science of Caring in Nursing Practice. In Nursing theory: Utilization & application (4th ed., pp. 111-136). Maryland Heights, Mo: Elsevier Mosby.
From a patient and their family’s perspective, nurses do not have good responsive skills. Although we may be busy, we need to remember that we have other patients to care for and must attend to them quickly to ensure that they are happy and safe. The most important thing is that we must be empathetic to those in our care and communicate professionally as nurses. As
The necessity for nurses to be able to communicate effectively is vital for the continued care of patients. More specifically, it is crucial that Nurses are able the change their language patterns and vocabulary, depending on the person they are talking to. The communications a nurse has with their patient is completely different to how a nurse would speak to a fellow Medical Officers (MO). There must be a strong, clear wording, instruction and diagnosis when talking to colleagues; otherwise there may be confusion as to the treatment of a patient. However, when speaking to a client, using jargon and medical terms can be considered as inappropriate and confusing for the people involved.
Introduction Therapeutic communication is the corner stone of good practice and paramount to the provision of good care. Doheny et al. (2007) observed that when certain skills are used to facilitate communication between nurse and client in a goal directed manner,the therapeutic communication process occurs. According to McCabe (2004) patient centred communication is a basic component of nursing and facilitates the development of a positive nurse - patient relationship. Nurses have a great opportunity to shape the future of the nursing practice through therapeutic communication Armold&Boggs, (2011).
INTRODUCTION Nurses worldwide need to continually look for “solutions, choices and outcomes for patients that represent the best available knowledge internationally” (Hamer and Collinson 1999 p.4) to constantly improve and validate nursing care. The Nurses and Midwives Board New South Wales (NMB NSW) Strategic Plan 2004 to 2007 includes an objective to promote education and research related to contemporary practice and educational programs leading to registration, enrolment and authorisation (NMB NSW 2006 clause 2). The United Kingdom Nursing and Midwifery Council (UK NMC 2002 clause 6.5) require a registered nurse or midwife to maintain their professional knowledge and competence by delivering care based on current evidence, best practice and, where applicable and available, validated research. Such an objective can be achieved if nurses and midwives develop an understanding of the research process and demonstrate an ability to retrieve and critically assess research findings. Critical awareness is crucial to being a registered nurse or midwife.
A Reflective Look at Jean Watson Thomas B. Bair NUR403 September 24, 2012 Karen Benjamin A Reflective Look at Jean Watson Iconic nursing leader and theorist Jean Watson established an innovative and much-needed component to nursing that she refers to as a caring theory. This paper uses Watson’s theories and examples of what she called “a caring moment” in the context of fully discussing nursing from Watson’s point of view. Major components and background of Watson’s theory “Watson (1988) defines caring as the moral ideal of nursing whereby the end is protection, enhancement, and preservation of human dignity… [caring] involves values, a will, and a commitment to care, knowledge, caring actions and consequences” (Cohen, 1991, p. 899). In her 1999 book, Nursing: Human Science and Human Care: A Theory of Nursing, Watson makes clear that “Nursing science” needs to move away from “homogeneity of thinking” and find breakthrough ideas that are workable and based on the science of nursing. Therefore, Watson believes there have been “…some conceptual inconsistencies” within some of nursing “dimensions” (Watson, 1999, p. 5).