Abstract Planning and delegating nursing care efficiently and effectively is an essential skill for all registered nurses to develop and master. The nursing process will assist the registered nurse to effectively plan and implement nursing interventions as well as to appropriately delegate nursing interventions to co-workers. Additionally, following the professional standards for nurses will assist in safely managing a patient load. Equally important is the use of communication. Effective communication is essential to ensure patient safety and positive outcomes, as is effective communication between nurses and the multidisciplinary team.
The nurses and physicians acknowledged the fact that there are substantial advantages for physicians and nurse practitioners to work together. Since the primary health care setting is such a complex commodity it requires individual, personal and collaborative interactions between physicians, nurse practitioners and patients. In order to provide quality care, communication between the physicians and nurse practitioners is of utmost importance (Fairman,
Hence, nurses have the responsibility to advocate patients and help them out. Nurses engaged in professional activities should have the manner that protects patients’ autonomy in order to advocate for patients. According to Mahlin’s article, “Individual Patient Advocacy, Collective Responsibility and Activism Within Professional Nursing Associations”, “Patient autonomy is an essential part of patient advocacy” (Mahlin, 2010). Every patient has the right to choose whether to be involved in planning their health plan or not, because patients have autonomy to make the decision. As nurses, we should seek available resources to help patients to formulate decisions to utilize their rights and achieve their expectations if they confront a dilemma or they have inadequate health knowledge.
Nursing literature is readily available and easy to access. Many research publications on the subject of maintenance of a healthy workplace can be accessed through different search engines. The Joint Commission has been encouraging hospitals seeking accreditation to address the issue about disruptive behavior among staff members (Longo, 2010). Which brings up the importance of good communication in the work place. The authors of Kupperschmidt, et al., support the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics that states “professional nurses have an ethical mandate to become skilled communicators” and continue suggesting that enhances their ability to interact respectfully with all team members and to attain and
Theory of Transpersonal Caring Jean Watson’s Jean Watson is still practicing her “caritas” and continues to speak to audiences in the US as well as worldwide. Watson challenges nurses to search within themselves and ask the question “what is the meaning of our own life and death.” According to her the basics of true nursing is a genuine caring for another human being and doing it with dignity. The transpersonal caring relationship is the center of Watson’s theory as well as the caring moment. According to Watson, when nurse and patient meet, the transpersonal relationship starts; this permits growth in human sharing. The patient is a greater being than one who is ill, he/she has a soul and on this level there is communication.
Nurses sometimes follow orders without thinking if the order being followed is in the interest of the patient since patient safety should be the foremost objective of any nurse. According to Maryland and Gonzales (2012), an advocate is one that supports, believes, sponsors, promotes, campaignes, or speaks on behalf of another. A nurse advocate not only cares for the patient but strives to protect the health safety and rights of the patient (National League of Nursing, 2014). Advocacy means going beyond the call of duty. Advocacy involves speaking for and standing by the patient when his or her decision does not go in line with the nurses.
L&D registered nurses collaborate with physicians and other health care providers to provide the best plan of care for each patient” (Davis, 2011). Having the ability to make a woman's labor and delivery go as smooth as possible, and to ensure that the experience may be remembered in a positive way is something that is particularly important to me. I will never forget the nurses who took care of me during my stay at the hospital for the
The presence of effective leaders is both important and beneficial to create and enhance a productive work environment in which the employees are able to develop skills and enhance their own nursing practice. Primary Concepts In the democratic style of nurse the nurse leader attempts to incorporate all staff members in goal-setting and decision making (Northouse, 2014). However, the leader still has the final say. This style of nursing leadership encourages the professional development of nurses and gives them an opportunity to flourish and show self-independence in their own practice The authoritative style of nurse leader ship is a stricter approach to nursing leadership. This style of leadership style is not as flexible and uses little employee feedback for decision making.
In doing so, the author will try to analyse the aspects that empower the midwife as well as how clinical autonomy is enabled in each setting. The report has been written specifically for those midwives who believe that it is more advantageous to work at a MLU rather than CLU as it allows them to practice more autonomously. It aims to demonstrate that it is possible to challenge the boundaries of midwifery regardless of the clinical setting. For this to happen a change in attitudes among the midwives who work in a CLU is required, thus hoping to increase awareness of what is possible in a hospital culture and what is actually already happening BACKGROUND The “Changing Childbirth Report” launched by the Department of Health (1993) emphasised the importance of woman-centre care. One of the points discussed was the choice of women regarding where they gave birth.
Jean Watson is recognized for her theories on human caring and the way nurses give care. Her theories are used to educate nurses on the integration of care and compassion within the discipline and technology of today’s healthcare organizations to better serve patients. Watson believed that human caring is “not just an emotion, concern, attitude, or benevolent desire. Caring is the moral ideal of nursing whereby the end is protection, enhancement, and preservation of human dignity” (George, 2011, p. 29). With this idea in mind, assessment tools are used by the nurse and physician to protect, enhance, and preserve human dignity (George, 2011).