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.
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.
Nurses should deliver care to patients directly in response to their needs and use a variety of comforting strategies. Bob open up, and told me story of his life, I have been actively listening being aware of my body language, relaxed open posture and eye contact (Egan, 2002) .Although I could not comfort him verbally, I felt that my non verbal communication played significant role in delivering effective therapeutic nursing care, which according Arnold and Boggs (1999) is the linchpin between nurse and patient relationship. Peplau (1988) describe nursing therapeutic relationship with a patient as a healing
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.
Rationale: Using simple words will not overwhelm the client or increase her anxiety. Patient response: Patient verbalized she understood the rules of the unit. -Administer Vistaril 50 mg PO QID for anxiety as ordered by physician. Rationale: Vistaril is an antihistamine used to reduce anxiety, as it slows the CNS. Patient response: Patient is worried medications will kill her, further teaching is necessary.
The recognition of the patient’s needs and its fulfillment is the next goal. The nurse establishes and maintains the nurse-client relationship using professional knowledge and skill, caring attitude and behavior. Peplau suggests that the development of nurse-patient
Our system ADPIE (assessing, diagnosing, planning, implementing and evaluation) took these goals into consideration in order to develop the system for the benefit of nurses. We worded together with the nurses of ward three to find out the needs of the nurses for better management of
Theorist Discussion To us nurses, Florence Nightingale set an example of commitment to patient care, compassion diligent and thoughtful hospital administration. The theorist we identify the most in team C is Florence Nightingale. Florence Nightingale carefully assessed problems, analyzed them and was able to think about them in novel ways in order to find solutions. In difficult situations with complex patients, these skills are essential. Assessment and analysis of patient needs are fundamental to the work of nurses.
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. The student nurse will use the Gibbs (1988) reflective cycle, this encouraged thinking systematically about all phases of an activity. Gibbs (1988) is descriptive with regards to feelings, evaluation, analysis, conclusions and action plans, therefore ideal for this assignment. Although I experienced many different aspects of care regarding health promotions this assignment will concentrate mainly on a single event that will stay with me throughout my nursing career. According to Scottish Government (2010) Healthcare Quality Strategy for NHS Scotland, nurse’s carers and people at the heart of the healthcare and care delivery services should improve conditions in NHS Scotland and the care provided, on reading this strategy I understand a nurses responsibility, but the importance of patient participation in their own care is invaluable and the cooperation and communication with the Multidisciplinary Team is essential to complete patient care package to the highest standard.
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).