Communication Opinion HCS/320 Communication is a very important skill for every human to have, even more important when that communication involves your health. Which is why it is so vital for a physician or any other health care employee to have good and effective communication skills. In order to fully assist a patient the communication between the physician and patient should have a shared understanding. Without this very important tool in the health care field, the industry would do horrible. So in order for personnel in the health care field to have effective communication they have to follow a few basic elements and rules.
Ethical Leadership: Creating an Ethical Environment That Promotes Positive Employee Behaviors, Quality Care, Safety, and Efficiency Sheilah Montoya RN, BSN Chamberlain College of Nursing In the healthcare setting, todays leaders face many challenges. One prominent and ongoing issue is the ability of healthcare staff to provide safe, quality care to patients, and to be able to provide this care efficiently. As healthcare professionals we understand that ethical issues along with cultural issues within an organization are very common. As healthcare professionals we work to improve access to healthcare, provide quality care, promote safety, and assure care is provided within a safe environment according to cultural beliefs. Things in the healthcare field are changing constantly and this in turn affects patient care, and employee
Safety in Nursing. Safety in Nursing According to Gordon, Darbyshire, and Baker (2012), “Extensive work in high-stakes industries has demonstrated that improving safety is not just about enhancing knowledge or skills, but also concerns the addressing of human factors and poor performance of non-technical skills that can lead to errors.” Safety has and will continue to play a vital role in nursing. It does not apply to only the patients, but also the nurses. This paper will address different safety techniques and how it affects the patients and their care-givers. Safety Techniques Nurses need to know and apply proper hand washing techniques, wear gloves during patient care, and use anti-bacterial hand lotion or soap.
Nurse Retention By Lee Ann Runy An Executive’s Guide to Keeping One of Your Hospital’s Most Valuable Resources With no end in sight for the nation’s nursing shortage, hospitals are placing greater emphasis on retaining their current RN staff. It’s a complex process, requiring in -depth knowledge of the needs and wants of the nursing staff and lots of creativity. “You have to know what motivates nurses to stay,” says Pamela Thompson, CEO of the American Organization of Nurse Executives. To that end, many hospitals regularly conduct retention or exit surveys to understand what’s on nurses’ minds. Leadership involvement is also important.
I further believe that my patients should be informed about their illness regardless of what the condition or injury is. The patient should be provided with proper patient education about the illness that includes how to take care for the illness – its process, medications, and how to manage their daily life. The success of the patient’s recovery process could very well depend on the knowledge received. Patient teaching can be the key to teaching patients how to live a long productive
According to Garity (2005), “The nurse’s ability to collaborate with patients, families, and multi/ intra-disciplinary health care professionals in the successful resolution of such dilemmas can affect the quality of health care” (p. 11). The nurse has an ethical obligation to give every patient the same level of compassion, care, and respect regardless of the nature of the illness (Chitty & Black, 2010). Whether or not the nurse agrees or disagrees with the decision that Marianne’s family has decided on, the nurse must ethically abide by the family’s wishes and provide the highest quality of care for her. The nurse’s highest level of commitments is for Marianne at that point. Although competing demands of patient, family, and physician have risen, the nurse’s first priority is always providing care that ensures patient safety and protects the best welfare of the patient.
Quality Health Care in a Modern World Stephanie Jordan HCA 304 Instructor: Kori Novak October 15, 2011 Quality health care in today’s world consists of more than just a doctor or a nurse providing care to a patient; it is the combination of technology, management, training and the human aspect. The legal issues of providing the best health care are important because they involve not only protecting the patient but insuring that processes are put into place to change problem issues into stronger policies to protect the patient. Ethical issues come into play when a patient’s rights are violated or services are refused because of ability to pay. How do we build a strong community of health care? The first step is the role of the health
In conclusion, we communicate daily so improving his or her communication skills will make life a little easier. Without this tool it makes things more complicated. Enduring that the person sending and receiving the information are on the same page is very important. No one wants to receive false information especially if it is pertaining to his or her health. The health care field always has to communicate
Everyone needs to work with the attitude that the culture is not the blame for all the problems. Today in health care we as individuals need to maintain a very positive way of thinking that all the situations or issues that is not the culture fault. We as the culture need to have our minds what is important in health care today. The manager or leader will need to be open to new ideas so the individual employee will want to listen. This will usually put out the problem and working individuals in the working culture of blame.
Also to be aware of the diversity and needs of your patients and identify areas where needs could be better satisfied and where the diversity of patients could be improved. This is where the training improves my ability because it is for me to action the hospital’s written equality, diversity and inclusion policy and make sure that I work within the guidelines set. Understand support available for addressing dilemmas that may arise about duty of care 2.1 Describe dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and individual’s right. In the healthcare profession we always try to give the best service which we can and ensure that people are happy with the service that we provide but sometimes dilemmas occur as we don’t always agree with everyone. Unfortunately having codes of conduct/procedures etc do not always match the wishes of the person.