They belief that caring for the caregiver is as important as caring for the patients. There are wellness programs and stress relief opportunities for the caregivers. They recognize how important human touch can be for everyone. They employ licensed massage therapist on site for patients, family member and employees. Planetree is patient focused care that is committed to improving patient care from the patient’s perspective.
My personal belief is that what you give to your patients will come back to you. It has guided me to do my best in my everyday job and duties as a nurse. As a nurse caring for, not only sick patients, but also fellow people, coworkers, new graduates, and agency nurses who have never worked in the units before. I help them to familiarize their environment by
She asserts that palliative care nurses, who spend longer periods of time at the patient's bedside, are more likely to express this love than nurses in other specialties. Caring for a patient goes beyond tasks and procedures and involves the nurse’s desire to provide physical, emotional, and compassionate comfort to a patient based on a feeling of love towards another human being. Nurses are coached during their schooling to maintain a professional distance from their patients, and it is this distance that prevents nurses from experiencing the professional love which enhances the quality of care given to the patients. Palliative nursing is an emotionally intense time, but nurses tend not to discuss their feelings of love towards their dying patients for fear of being accused of crossing professional boundaries. Rollings maintains that nurses who express professional love towards their patients are more fulfilled in their practice and provide a more comforting
Nurses are the ones who spend most of the time with patients. Nurses are the ones who encourage them, embrace them when sad and join in laughter when they are happy. They are a major role in today’s healthcare setting. Would the care provided for the patient is different if the nurse has an Associate Degree in nursing (ADN) or a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing (BSN)? This document will focus on
Palliative care is defined as “a medical specialty that focuses on relief of the pain, symptoms and stress of a life-threatening illness and improving quality of life. It is appropriate at any time in an illness and can be provided at the same time as curative treatment” (www.cancer.org/hospice). During this time patients are surrounded by their love ones, and are still getting treated 24/7. They are still viewed as people not as death or burdens. The average patient is in hospice 59 days.
My knowledge and experiences that I have gained from various sociology, health, and cultural courses will greatly benefit me in the nursing field and in taking the greatest care for my patients. I truly believe that I will be someone who they can count on to focus on what is best for them and make the best decisions to improve their well-being. When you are a nurse you need to see the whole patient, not just their physical health. Whether it is to ease their pain, lessen their fear, comfort their sadness, support their wishes, or to simply be next to them to place a smile on their face, I will give them nothing but my best to contribute to their needs in those
I felt that would benefit me as I went to nursing school. I would have a hands on prospective that not everyone would have. Going through nursing school was difficult. I was divorced with two small children. But in the end, I appreciated what I had worked so hard for and completed.
I rarely call in sick. I am conscientious about supplies that are used, being careful not to contaminate or use more supplies than necessary. When patients are admitted to our unit, I start discharge planning and instructions as soon as possible in order to make the discharge from the unit as expedient as possible. Professional development: I am able to improve my personal performance at work by attending continuing education courses, attending hospital training classes and inservices, and maintaining nurse licensure that is always in good standing. I read professional nursing journals and visit nurse websites in my free time to keep up to date on new trends, treatments, and medications.
Speaking to a loved one about end of life decisions is never easy, and in most cases is not discussed until someone has been diagnosed with a terminal illness. When a loved one is faced with a poor prognosis, the family is confronted with important decisions on how to provide end of life care for them. The nurse can be instrumental in helping the patient and family decide whether they want to stay in the hospital, or go home for their final days. Helping the family set up an advanced directives is important so the family is aware of the patient’s wishes in the event that they can no longer make their own decisions. It also reduces any anxiety that the family members may be feeling if the patient has their wishes laid out for them to follow.
I will continue to keep myself educated with the latest updates in nursing to ensure the care I am giving my patients is based on the latest research. To live out my philosophy of nursing, every day I must remember this about the following: 1. My patients are people with thoughts, feelings and fears. I will set my personal beliefs and bias aside and treat each patient with dignity, respect and empathy. I will provide the best care possible to every patient regardless of education level, race, gender, religious or cultural beliefs.