Being a part of a Professional organization allows us to make a powerful statement about who we are as nurses. It shows employers, colleagues and most of all our patients about our commitment to our nursing profession. It identifies us as a nurses who are serious about the profession as well as staying informed, educated and involves in all aspects of nursing care. Being a member of an organization is not required, but it is highly recommended. Keeping on top of any nursing advanced is a key benefit but there are many other: (N.A., 2012) 1) Networking 2) Educational opportunities 3) Access to mentors and mentoring 4) Forums on how to improve the nursing profession 5) Personal and professional growth 6) Unity Professional organizations allow nurses to speak in one loud voice.
UNIT LMC E1 – LEAD AND MANAGE EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION TO PROMOTE POSITIVE OUTCOMES FOR PEOPLE WITHIN CARE SERVICES Some job advertisements ask for people who can ‘communicate on all levels’, meaning that the person should have the skills and inclination to be able to communicate well with a wide range of people, this should certainly be the case for any of the staff working with Ashley Care LLP. Vague though the phrase is, it does at least convey something of the complexity of the task and hint at the variety of communication styles and methods which individuals might need to employ. Being able to communicate is essential if we are to make our needs and preferences known to others. Poor health or impairment can make communication much more difficult and this can be one of the reasons why the needs of the people we support may be overlooked and wy misunderstandings arise. How we communicate As a manager, I pay a lot of attention to the precise words that I use, it is important to use words which treat individuals with respect.
Nursing Leaders They spend their time in areas such as human resources, business planning, quality reporting, information management, and report writing. Nursing leaders aren’t only working when clocked in. To be a leader they need knowledge on the newest technology and up to date information. Commitment to Excellence
Leadership in Nursing Essential to quality patient care is the effective functioning of an interdisciplinary team. In most clinical settings, nurses have the closest relationship with patients. For that reason nurses need to take an active role in the interdisciplinary team, they are the front line providers, ensure communication between team members and the patient, and continually advocate for the patient and family. Nurses know how care should be delivered. They can ensure smooth handoffs as the patient transitions through the continuum.
“As a manager, you must create a communication bridge between you and the people who report to you. The purpose of this bridge is for you to connect with each of your employees and for them to connect with you. If you convey the attitude that you care enough about your employees to really listen to them, you can solidify a two-way connection that is mutually rewarding” (Parkinson, J. R., & Grossman, J. H.,2010, pg.91). Being an effective nurse leader requires establishing an excellent rapport with the nursing team and having the perseverance of imbedding the overall vision into the entire nursing team. “Strong leadership includes having a clear vision and communicating it clearly and passionately to inspire willing participants in the collaborative process of realizing the vision.
People trust and depend on nurses, and I will have the ability to win their trust and become their healer. My main focus will be caring for people, I agree with Nightingale’s theory of nursing; she focused on caring and helping people coping with their environment and situation (Potter, Perry, Stockert, & Hall, 2011, p. 44). Also, I highly agree with Peplau’s theory, this theory emphasizes the importance of patient and nurse interpersonal relationship and determines its importance for caring patient (Potter et al., 2011, p. 44). These two theory guides me to achieve my values and belief towards nursing which are altruism which is a act of selfless care and developing strong bond between my patient and me helps my patients become dependable and make me accountable and responsible towards them. My definition of nursing has not changed; it is basically caring for people and being able to connect
I believe my calling is to the role of Advanced Nurse Practitioner. In this new role, I will be able to take on more responsibility, autonomy, and can potentially make a greater impact on patients’ lives. I believe it is our obligation as nurses to stay up to date on our ever evolving practice. As nursing leaders, we should take the initiative to be involved in councils, read nursing journals, and further our education as much as the glass ceiling will allow. A thirst for knowledge is wonderful value to have.
Valuing and nurturing staff is about seeing the bigger picture, it is imperative to empower staff by exploring ideas and encouraging dialogue about patient care. If staff feel that the environment is conducive to learning they will flourish and be pro-active in their learning. I want to see staff exploring different perspectives and encourage dialogue to advocate within the team and environment. Studies have shown that a culture that emphasises teamwork and innovation has a positive impact on quality of clinical care (Berlowitz et al, 2003). The transformational leader facilitates increased opportunity for staff –participation by inviting, listening and valuing the opinion of the team.
I felt the need to develop therapeutic relationship with the patients so that they could feel they could put their trust in me ,also that I was there to listen and talk to them not just care for them.Cutcliff and Mckenna (2005) states that you can gain comfort from drawing on your interpersonal skills, having strength and endurance, feeling self confident , having sufficient competence,beingpeace and ease with oneself and also having a sense of being valued and useful. The concept of communication is an essential part of every profession, and it is required to foster and maintain healthy relationships.Jasmine,(2009). All nursing graduates are expected to be reflective practitioners.Government of Ireland(2000). JohnC (2009) states that reflection is learning through our everyday experience towards
In labouring to achieving this I will carry on to use the reflection processes often to confirm that I can recognise areas that I need to develop on and areas that I have confident effect on. The self-awareness subject have helped me most in identifying the importance of managing myself in words, thoughts, feelings and action in a group setting because not only are we affected individually but we also can affect other people’s lives in either a helpful or harmful way. Self-awareness has also helped me to identify a strength that I can contribute to the nursing practice group in the future which is that I am a built-up person. I am open to ideas and constructive criticism from colleagues and have the ability to better understand people and offer compensate service of care. Know I am feeling good being in a group work environment whether it is a small group or big group because it always has a purpose to benefit all of the group members and can continuously learn from other people.