Leadership in Nursing Essential to quality patient care is the effective functioning of an interdisciplinary team. In most clinical settings, nurses have the closest relationship with patients. For that reason nurses need to take an active role in the interdisciplinary team, they are the front line providers, ensure communication between team members and the patient, and continually advocate for the patient and family. Nurses know how care should be delivered. They can ensure smooth handoffs as the patient transitions through the continuum.
Therefore, nurses should be up to date with knowledge, skills and attitude by introducing significant evidence into their practice (ONMC 2011). Nowadays, health organization systems are guided by a philosophy statement which contains beliefs, thoughts and values (Huber 2006, p.224). The philosophy of an organization plays an important role for nursing practice as it directs the nurses towards a shared goal (Huber 2006, p.224). For instance, if the mission contains a statement about patient quality care, therefore, all employees will be involved to achieve the mission. Through consistent philosophy, all health care providers will strike to deliver high quality care.
Teamwork may be one of the most important professional characteristics in healthcare. Nurses act as advocates for the rights of their patients and are frequently involved in ethical issues and ethical decision-making processes. The professional nurse should be aware of and familiar with patient rights. The nurse must evaluate their own professional and personal values, reassessing them
I will be a nurse; I will be taking care of people and helping them with their physical and emotional need and I will make them feel as much comfortable as possible. For me nursing is life, nursing is education, nursing is caring for people and understanding what patient is in need for; that is how I would define nursing. My main goal in this point of life is to finish my nursing education and become a good nurse. I am highly inspired by the nurses and their beliefs and the way of communication with patient here. My values will always consider patient first, for me patient’s need and interest is always my first priority, therefor altruism is greatest value for me as a part of nursing.
The Role of Nurses When Using Nursing Process to Deliver Care The nursing process is now an integral part of nursing practice worldwide. It is defined as a systematic technique of planning, providing, and assessing care for patients (Carpenito-Moyet, 2007). It is a problem-solving method developed to help nurses to logically approach situations. It is by nature cyclic, theoretically based, dynamic, flexible, and goal-oriented. The nursing process is beneficial to the patient, the nurse, and the nursing profession.
Although this standard implies that family members should be considered a part of the health care team, HIPAA rules and regulations need to be followed as well. This standard also implies that Mr. E’s values and right to self determination should be honored. The nursing code of ethics that I feel applies to this case study is Provision 1, “The nurse, in all professional relationships, practices with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth, and the uniqueness of every individual, unrestricted by considerations of social or economic status, personal attributes, or the nature of health problems. (ANA, 2001) This code means to me that I, as the nurse, will do everything in my power to advocate for my patients right for self determination, to be open minded and value all
Which has helped me to incorporated these skills into my daily life. Some of skills I have learnt, is to be patient, sympathetic, communicate efficiently and clearly, able to adapt quickly to any situation and to be punctual. I am also able to reflect on pass experiences to enable me to change for the better. To be a nurse clearly states some of these qualities I have. Which is the right step of making a good nurse.
Critical awareness is crucial to being a registered nurse or midwife. Hamer and Collinson (1999) suggest nurses should be more questioning, try to see more than one side of an argument; try to be objective rather than subjective; weigh the evidence; make judgements based on reason, evidence or logic; look at the meaning behind the facts; identify issues arising from the facts; and recognise when further evidence is needed. “A nurse is responsible to ensure that the standard of the nurse’s practice conforms with professional standards with the object of enhancing the safety of the individual, any significant other person and colleagues” (ANMC 2007 clause 2). This is echoed by the United Kingdom Nursing and Midwifery Council in their Code of Conduct which states: “You are personally accountable for your practice. This means you are answerable for your
Always at the ready to provide care in a crisis patient, provide family education and collaborate multidisciplinary teams regarding patient care are also vital for a critical care nurses (Cottrel, 2010). My long term-goal, professionally, is to become a clinical educator. Mateo (1998) described clinical educator role in a clinical setting include clinical and professional development of staffs. In clinical development, main responsibility of the educator nurse is to provide structured program for orientation, in-service program and evaluate competency of staffs. Professional development of a staff is also one of many important roles.
One of the major roles of APN is to ensure the staff competencies by refining and facilitating the nursing practice with support and supervision on the ward staff. Encouraging and motivating them in update their knowledge and skills, strive for continuous improvement for both themselves and the standard of care in ward. Thus, to create a harmony working environment for the staff