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.
The theory of reflection has made the author identify the epistemology of reflection in and on action and the effect this can have on her professional growth. Through intensive reflective practices the author may be able to grow on the delivery of services she provides as a district nursing student. The Department of Health (1999) acknowledged that reflective practices were an important part of continuing professional development. This supports the given quotation by Boud and Walker (1991) that learning from experience is a crucial part of learning and gives health professionals the potential to explore a scenario, gain new knowledge and put it into practice. The author will now aim to critically discuss the literature surrounding the two reflective concepts and establish its implications within the delivery of the district nursing service.
With this knowledge I plan to work toward a more cost effective and delivery system with healthcare provided to the patient population. In building a stronger healthcare system it will not only be profitable, but will also provide better care to all the patient population. As a registered nurse (RN), I have learned that I need to stay flexible and be able to adjust and adapt to the constant change that comes along in my profession. Also as an RN, I look at the healthcare profession as a revolving door, which constantly spins out new concepts, methods, and approaches. I think this will help prepare me for a management position in my field because it is imperative for a manager in this profession to have the ability to adapt, adjust and welcome new ideas and concepts directed to him or her.
However, while there may be many options, how can a woman choose which one is appropriate for her? This essay presents an overview of the different models of care available to women and then focuses on two specific ones, caseload midwifery and homebirth. First, the models of care are briefly outlined and the midwifery-led models of care are highlighted. Then, caseload midwifery and homebirthing are critically analysed,
In this case reflection being the expression of my expectations, perceptions and feelings of the experience represented by the evidence in this case scenario (Rodgers, 2002). Changing Childbirth, the report of the expert committee on maternity care (DoH, 1993), promotes a woman centred care philosophy that encourages the midwife to have a continuous and ongoing relationship with the women in her caseload. This facilitates the midwife in applying her professional autonomy in decision-making, in collaboration with the woman and other health care professionals, thus, ensuring that the client and her family are the main focus of her midwifery care (Page, 1997). The theories underpinning midwifery practice will be discussed in this assessment using literature and research to support the discussion. For me this scenario provided a unique experiential moment from which to learn hence I have chosen to highlight it here as my case scenario.
This theory has been used to help the new generation of nurses to view the human being as a whole with a connection between body, mind, spirit and the environment, understand transpersonal relationship, and create caring moments in nursing practice to improve patient care to obtain positive outcomes. Watson’s theory focus in caring as it must to remain constant. The words “human care” in Watson original book, was later changed to “human caring” or “caring” to describe transpersonal interaction, caring moments, and carative factors, elements of Watson’s theory (Watson, 2012). Watson describes caring as an intentional act from the nurses. In her theory, Watson emphasis that the nurse has
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.
In my report I would like to compare and explain information between Nursing and Social Workers. Information below, will give answer if this two profession are very different from each other or do they have this same priority. 1. PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AND REGISTRATION If we want to be qualified Nurse, we must be register with Nursing and Midwifery Council. NMC establish set of standards of education and training, so that nurses deliver high quality healthcare.
This class in many ways has changed my nursing practice. It has made me look at my wants and needs as a nurse. It also has had me exam how I have been practicing and caring for the patient. I have learned about the process of reflection in my nursing practice, my beliefs within my practice, nursing ethics in my practice, delegation in my practice, and the importance of following evidence-based practice in my nursing. All of these topics have made me look at the way I practice as a nurse and have made me become a better nurse.
This is why empowerment in health promotion is key to individuals with mental health problems (Morrissey et al, 2008). In order to empower service users, nurses should apply health promotion theories to their approach to care (Mutsatsa, 2015). Theories include the Health Belief Model (Becker et al, 1974) and the Self-Efficacy Theory (Bandura, 1977b). All these theories are based on actions by the nurse provide the service user with sufficient information that allows them to understand their health, triggers, their ability to improve and how they go about doing so. Nurses should also provide cognitive behavioural therapy in their approach to person-centred care when dealing with service users as it can have a positive impact on the way