Personal Philosophy of Nursing Abstract Nursing philosophy is one of the core aspects in the provision of healthcare services. My personal nursing philosophy seeks to enhance the provision of efficient care to all patients. I believe human nature is the fundamental aspect that governs the type of care a nurse provides to a patient. Additionally, I believe that it is my responsibility as a nurse to uphold human dignity in my interaction with patients. I should learn to perceive the world from a client’s perspective to ensure that I gain the trust of the patient an aspect that places me in a better position to educate the patient.
NVT2 Task 3: Nursing Roles and Values Page | 2 Continuity of care for patients in the medical environment is very important. In many instances it is essential to promote a positive outcome for patients. As a nurse supervisor, education of your staff is essential to show how interdisciplinary care within the clinic can be performed. This can be accomplished through in-services, training webinars, and role playing. Education for all staff members in understanding each other’s specialized jobs is also a critical piece for continuity of care.
It is essential that patients know you care and want to help them. This is shown by making good use of the time spent with them, your tone, speed and volume of voice and listening carefully. Patients may divulge more information to nurses they trust due to the rapport that has been built, therefore it is vital to attempt to create as much of a close professional relationship as possible despite any barriers that may be in place. This essay will analyse part of the BBC TV programme “Someone To Watch Over Me” (2004) and how Jo, a social worker promotes health through communicating with Adam and Kim, the parents of Kim’s fourth child after her first three have previously been taken into care. 1a.
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.
Jean Watson is recognized for her theories on human caring and the way nurses give care. Her theories are used to educate nurses on the integration of care and compassion within the discipline and technology of today’s healthcare organizations to better serve patients. Watson believed that human caring is “not just an emotion, concern, attitude, or benevolent desire. Caring is the moral ideal of nursing whereby the end is protection, enhancement, and preservation of human dignity” (George, 2011, p. 29). With this idea in mind, assessment tools are used by the nurse and physician to protect, enhance, and preserve human dignity (George, 2011).
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.
Effective communication is essential to ensure patient safety and positive outcomes, as is effective communication between nurses and the multidisciplinary team. Contents Abstract 2 Introduction 4 Delegation and the registered nurse 4 The importance of handover 8 Delegation and the enrolled nurse. 9 Effective communication 10 Conclusion 11 References 13 Appendix A 14 Introduction Planning and delegating nursing care is a skill all registered nurses should learn and become proficient in. The nursing process is an efficient method for registered nurses to use to collaboratively plan and delegate nursing interventions to provide a positive patient experience and outcome. Through the use of the nursing process all professional standards can be adhered to and patient care can be safely tended to.
Developing Effective Communication in Health and Social Care People who work in health and social care need to be able to communicate well so that they can develop positive relationships and share information with others. Communication is the key to good interpersonal skills, which are essential to care work. This means that people who work in health and social care have to be good as speaking in a way that others can understand. One to one interaction My first interaction was a one to one formal interaction between Sadia. The context of our interaction was held in a nursing homes office between Sadia, who was a key worker for Mrs Green who has visual impairment and myself being an activities committee member and together we had to organise a week of events for Mrs Green, keeping in consideration that she is visually impaired and what her preferences are.
As nurses, we have an important role as patient advocate. There is no doubt that patients need nurses’ care and support, therefore, they expect the nurses to meet their demands and protect their best interests. As one of the patient’s most trustworthy healthcare providers, nurses are expected to advocate for all patients regardless of their condition. Hence, nurses should advocate patient’s rights through the way of maintaining a safe environment, which includes the protection of confidential information. According to Taylor, Lillis, LeMone, and Lynn’s book Fundamentals of Nursing, “Nurses should respect patients’ will and be loyal to them at any time as well as carefully evaluate the competing claims of the patient’s autonomy” (Taylor p.103).
The chosen principles are: Understanding your patients Motivations, Listening to your patient, and Empowering your patient. Finally, this essay will highlight and discuss the contribution of Motivational Interviewing to nursing practice. ‘Health Promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health. To reach a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, an individual or group must be able to identify and to realise aspirations, to satisfy needs and to change or cope with the environment’ (http://www.who.int/healthpromotion/Milestones_Health_Promotion_05022010, 2009). Health Promotion works through several actions involving setting priorities, making decisions, planning strategies and enforcing them to achieve better health.