(AONE, 2010) Leadership is not just managing but facilitating. For example a nurse can facilitate the safe discharge of a CHF patient by collaborating with the dietician, the physical therapist, the pharmacist, and the home health nurse. The nurse can pull together the resources to provide education on diet, exercise, and fluid and medication management. This example not only demonstrates a nurse’s core knowledge base but her ability to be patient and family centered. Integrating the contributions of all team members helps to facilitate the patient journey.
In my nursing class, I learned that doctors cure the sickness and nurses cure the patient. This means that the nurse attends to the physical, mental, and psychosocial aspects in the care of patients. Some days can be demanding on the mind and body, but you can still go home and be grateful of what you have done for someone else. I believe that the core of nursing is love and passion for others. Without this love and passion, why is one in nursing.
Reflective Account of supervised management placement. Introduction. The student nurse hopes with this assignment to allow the reader an insight into my experience during my management placement within a busy rehabilitation ward in Wishaw General. With the guidance and supervision of my mentor I participated in all areas of running a busy rehab ward. The student nurse will reflect on health promotion issues as this stood out to me in several areas, The student nurse discovered that although we can nurse a patient back to health it is so important to make the patient aware of how necessary it is for them to participate in their care by adhering to what is recommended to them by various members of the Multidisciplinary Team and the devastating consequences that the patient can encounter if advice is ignored.
Those values and beliefs influence the choices we make and every aspect of our lives. As a nurse I strive to provide the best care for my patients physically, mentally and spiritually. I guide them and their family through the stress and emotional confusion that the illness may put them through from start to finish. I educate my patients and their families and act as an advocate for my patients and return control of their care to their hands by knowing their choices and options and supporting their decisions. I support my colleagues and treat everyone with respect and understanding.
I believe that the focus of nursing is to provide the best quality of care and maintain safety within my scope of practice. Nursing care involves monitoring physical, emotional, social and psychosocial wellbeing of the patients; therefore most times the nurse is the life line of the patient. Patient care is individualized based on patient’s needs. It also involves safety. My vision for myself as a nurse is to continue to learn daily not just from books and journal but also from the work environment and the situation of things that happen around me.
Introduction Therapeutic communication is the corner stone of good practice and paramount to the provision of good care. Doheny et al. (2007) observed that when certain skills are used to facilitate communication between nurse and client in a goal directed manner,the therapeutic communication process occurs. According to McCabe (2004) patient centred communication is a basic component of nursing and facilitates the development of a positive nurse - patient relationship. Nurses have a great opportunity to shape the future of the nursing practice through therapeutic communication Armold&Boggs, (2011).
Reflection, critical thinking and analysis are important for enrolled nurse’s practice and education because it a matter of life and death for their patient and for their loved ones. So reflection has becomes the important concept in nursing and so as Critical Thinking ,which is skilled work that is not true everyone can naturally endowed with the ability to think clearly and logically - without learning how, or without practicing." (Alfred Mander 1947) .So on analysis plays the same part in nursing field. In order to completely understand reflective reasoning and personal development in relation to your development in the Nursing field one have to define the both terminology .Personal Development mean to conduct activities which increases awareness, which increase the potential which will finally improve the quality of life. While on the other hand reflective reasoning where we can apply learning and insight of others into their work.
Leadership and management in nursing are very important, which indirectly affect the quality of health care provided to patients. Donner and Wheeler (2004) stated that, leadership and management are believed to be required at all levels of the organization to provide staff alignment, learning and professional development, which can help in optimizing the patient's positive. In other words without both parties everything can be failure. Prosperity in health care can lead to optimal patient outcomes through the provision of employee organizations, which in turn achieve the vision and mission set by the organization. To describe what are management and leadership, Kolter (1990), describes that management is to prevent chaos through structured policies and monitoring, beside that it is to provide clear goals and direction to allow others to achieve their policies, objectives, vision and mission.
It is a profession where you enjoy helping others. When I think of a good nurse, I picture someone who is caring, compassionate and is willing to land a hand to every patient. Nursing is not about coming to work to collect a paycheck. An individual that chooses nursing as a career has to be willing to advocate for his/her patients at all times. Nursing to me means to provide the best care possible to every patient you encounter on an everyday basis.
THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES IN MENTAL HEALTH NURSING CARE. This essay will reflect on my experience whilst on placement. It would show how I engaged, sustained and disengaged from the therapeutic relationship with a service user through the use of appropriate communication and interpersonal skills. Chambers et al (2005, p303) suggest interpersonal and therapeutic relationships are at the centre of nursing work, the relationship that exists between nurse and patient can often provide the energy and be the catalyst, the motivation and the source of strength to continue with treatment or face difficult situations. I felt the need to develop therapeutic relationships with service users so they felt they could put their trust in me that I was there to listen and talk to them not just care for them.