Moral leadership in nursing is about professionalism, responsibility, accountability, and competency. Nurses have an obligation to preserve their patient’s values, beliefs and dignity, to assure optimal health care, personal well- being, and promote quality of life. In all aspect of nursing, nurses are role models, healthcare providers, patient advocates and are required to meet the needs of their patients. Which can be done by communicating openly and honestly, being fair and trustworthy, being proactive, and by putting patients first. Nurses are face with ethical dilemmas on a daily basic therefore, must examine their own personal and professional values and morals in order to maintain a caring and compassionate relationship with their patients.
Communication and interviewing are both skills needed to develop interpersonal relationships within the nursing environment. Communication skills are the first skills noticed in a person. Effective communication skills are crucial for nurses. When first greeting a patient or person the individual level of communication is most evident. Communication has two main elements, verbal and non-verbal.
The nurse provides care and meets the basic needs while the patient will cooperate for its faster recovery. Orlando’s theory states that it is the expressed role of the nurse to find out what a patient's immediate needs for help are and fulfill them. The nurse’s primary goal in the presented case study is to develop a therapeutic relationship with Sam and Susan. Belief in the value of the nurse-patient relationship is the cohesive core of nursing care (Rawnsley, 1994). The recognition of the patient’s needs and its fulfillment is the next goal.
Each nurse demonstrated that teambuilding is important because it helps to provide better patient care by utilizing the expertise of the other disciplines and allowing collaborative efforts to resolve patient problems. Teambuilding also includes relationship building. As stated by the nurse midwife, she establishes a relationship with the labor nurses, which also enhances patient care. The particular care applied through these particular nursing practices, across the board, are direct patient-centered care with the exception of the infection control nurse. Her care is not directly with the patient, but her job effects the patient directly.
Caring for patients defines who nurses are and represents the art within an ideal professional nurse. The goal is for nursing to exist as a satisfying profession and not just another job. Watson’s theory is unique because it reflects essential elements for the patient and the nurse. She believes her theory benefits the patient because the nurse learns how to ease the patient’s anxiety and fear when suffering from an illness and enhance the patient’s self-esteem as he or she promote effective healing. The nurse also benefits because he or she expands his or her own self actualization as he or she uses Watson’s theory.
Personal Philosophy of Nursing Beverly’s Personal Philosophy of Nursing In order to write a philosophy of nursing, I believe that first one must decide what philosophy means to them. William R. Thomas (2011), director of programs for The Atlas Society, explains philosophy as an inclusive system of ideas about human nature and the nature of the reality we live in. Studies reveal that this system is a guide for living centered on the issues it addresses and determining the course we take in life and how we treat other people is determined by one’s philosophy. Based on this information a nurse’s philosophy of their responsibilities as a member of the health care profession is significant. As a nurse grows with knowledge and experience their philosophy is likely to yield some transformation.
These terms include patient, health, and environment. The paper will also examine the personal and professional values that are crucial for a nurse to possess. Finally, the paper will address the role of the Regis Mission in contributing to the professional values of a nursing graduate. Definition of Terms • Nursing is defined by the The International Council of Nurses (ICN) as, “autonomous and collaborative care of individuals of all ages, families, groups and communities, sick or well, and in all settings,” (International Council of Nurses, 2010). Due to the broadness of this definition, nurses must be able to adapt to varying patients and environmental factors.
Health Promotion in Nursing Practice Kimberly Smith Grand Canyon University NRS-429V June 22, 2014 The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health promotion as, “the process of enabling people to increase control over and to improve their health.” (WHO, 2014) Health is not just the absence of any signs and symptoms of disease, it is considered to be maintenance of a total state of wellness at a physical, mental and social level. Health promotion and prevention enables patients to make healthy decisions and lifestyle changes through education and awareness. Improving health and the quality of life, is the primary goal of health promotion and prevention. There are three levels involved in the health promotion and prevention process of care. They are primary, secondary and tertiary levels of care.
Speaking out of issues: Nurses can speak up in the political arena to ensure the safety of the public and maintain nursing’s place in the delivery of healthcare. Nurses focus on the whole human experience and this is the greatest resource for finding the issues of public’s health (Ennen, 2001). To best help the community he or she lives in the nurses needs to can act as public informants about the state of health care system and areas needing improvement and attract public opinion. Influence: Nurses can influence safety standards of their workplace and community by lobbying of elected local officials, state legislators, and members of Congress. Nurses can use their expertise, resource of knowledge, and experience to work directly with the elected officials to develop and modify proposed policy and public law.
A professional nurse is one who puts the needs and importance of patient care above all others. The professional should exert a positive public image considering the public is where services are directed to. A professional appearance is important for making first impressions on patients and other coworkers. The first impression is always of utmost importance and plays a major role in gaining a patient’s respect and trust. Once the nurse has began establishing a relationship with their patient, they must be careful to not pass or show any judgment on a patient’s decisions, beliefs, values, or culture.