On the other hand, as more nursing colleagues enter the workforce from different cultures and varied language backgrounds, differences among nursing staff can create problems in communication and lead to conflicts that affect the workplace. Nurses have to work effectively together to give culturally competent care to patients. This paper will explore 1) the historical development of cultural diversity in nursing, 2) the importance of a cultural competence when caring for multicultural patient groups, 3) the ways to lessen misunderstandings and problems that result from a culturally diverse nursing staff working together and, 4) the role of nursing administrators in leading an ethnically and culturally diverse workplace. Background Cultural sensitivity has been developing in the United States over the past sixty years. Beginning in the 1950s, Madeline Leininger founded the transcultural nursing movement and the ethno nursing research method.
Creating such an environment is not easy. The Nursing Organizations Alliance developed a set of principles to help hospitals and other health care entities create positive work environments. More than 40 nurse organizations, including AONE, have endorsed the principles. Nine Principles to Help Foster Staff Retention Respectful collegial 1 communication and behavior • Team orientation • Presence of trust • Respect for
My Contribution to the History of Nursing Throughout the history of nursing, there have been many remarkable individuals who have made great contributions to this field and profession. Some made vast differences in improving the work of nursing, while others made huge differences in the everyday lives of their patients, with their comforting and nurturing ways. So as I sit here and try to imagine my future ahead of me as a nurse, I can’t say for certain that I’m going to drastically change the nursing profession with some big contribution or development. I can say however, that I am going to put my heart and soul into being the kind of nurse who will be there for my patients, making contributions to better their lives every day. I made the decision to pursue the field of nursing because it embraces so many aspects of a career that I have been looking to be a part of.
Conclusion Facilitating the progress of staff is an important nursing management function. Working as a hospice nurse, the author has the experience of the team work with different generations. Although generational preferences in the workplace can lead to conflicts, the variety can enrich and strength the work, as well as the quality of care and patient satisfaction level. The work environment should be appropriate, and capitalizing on the strengths of each generation, is a way to achieve the harmony in the workplace
Leininger states that "caring is the essence of nursing and unique to nursing" (Leininger, 1987). Different cultures demonstrate diversity and universality in their everyday lives. Understanding of cultural diversity is crucial for nursing to offer suitable care to individuals, families, and communities. The theory's goal is to recognize ways to deliver culturally nursing care to patients of varied cultures (Leininger, 1997). An organizational barrier to this would be the misconception of what hospice really does.
Ensure your response per question is 350- words. •What primary relationships do you see between legal and ethical issues faced by nurses in their practice? How would you explain these relationships to others? In the website Nursetogether.com, author Jennifer Ward (2014) states, “Nursing ethics shares many principles with medical ethics such as beneficence, non-maleficence, and respect for autonomy. However, those in nursing can be distinguished by its emphasis on relationships, collaborative care and human dignity.” Legal and ethical issues can intertwine and can vary from person to person.
Nurses intermingle with people from diverse branch of the world with a mixture of civilizing practices, so cultural alertness seems essential in creating a patient-nurse relationship during the interview phase of the health assessment, initial step of the nursing process. Every culture perceives wellbeing and sickness differently; as a result, cultural traditions have power over nurses’ decision making process which represents a baseline to begin action for healing and provides high quality of care that nurses have to give. “Cultural ability means the aptitude of nurses to value and admit the cultural backgrounds of persons and give care that best meets the persons’ requests—not the nurses’ requests” (Edelman & Mandle, 2010, p.
Training and Development Welcome Knox HCS 341 March 17, 2014 Dr. Rita Fields Training and Development My paper will be about training and development in healthcare and why it is vital to have. I will also discuss the importance of measuring employee’s competencies and the process of tracking and evaluating training effectiveness. Training and development occurs in almost every company today. Both are very important to any business that wants to succeed. It is more vital to health care because we are dealing with people’s lives.
In the healthcare setting, communication is vital to patient care. Since communication errors can result in significant problems in a healthcare setting, knowing how to effectively communicate and to apply communication tools within the organization is important. With the impact of gender and culture within the organization, communication can be challenging at times. In a diverse organization, sometimes a workforce may seem fragmented, with different members working towards different goals (du Pre, 2005). By celebrating diversity, helping employees to develop communication skills, and setting good examples, communication can continue to improve within the
It impressed upon me to research other states regulations and restrictions and questions to mind such as why is each state so different. If we are all expected to live up to the same standards professionally then why are we not treated equally in all the states in the Union? A part of the current Healthcare reform should include the role of the APRN as well as how much restriction each state can place on the practice. Bravo to organizations such as MONA and the ANA who spend time and energy to stand in the gap for nurses daily. A wonderful