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.
Career Mapping In this essay I will briefly be describing the roles of a registered nurse, self evaluating myself by comparing personal transferable skills that I can bring into nursing. I will be looking at how to develop my skills that I am lacking in and discussing nursing career goals and opportunities I have learnt so far. The role of a nurse is very diverse, they have to be a care giver by assisting patients attending to their needs, communicator as they have to communicate with a range of people; patients and other healthcare professionals. Teacher by educating patients learn about their health and health care procedures they need to perform maintain or restore Health, Advocate to protect the patient and the human rights. Counsellor which is a process helping the patient recognise and cope with the problems.
The nursing process is beneficial to the patient, the nurse, and the nursing profession. It ensures that a high quality of care is provided to patients and enhances the patient’s participation in all stages of the process. It provides personal and professional growth to nurses and leads to job satisfaction. For the nursing profession, the nursing process contributes to the autonomy of the profession and defines the scope of the nursing practice. The nursing process includes four phases: assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of care (Habermann and Uys, 2005).
Nursing research re-examines the way nurses provide care for patients. In research you will learn how exploring will influence the way nurses’ practice. You will learn what roles nurses have in the study of nursing research. Hence the importance of nursing research is to improve patients’ outcome. Once you explore the reasons how research influences the way nurses’ practice you will see it is an essential aspect to create and understand why nurses practice nursing in the way they care for patients today.
Watson’s Theories of Human Caring NUR /403Theories and Models of Nursing Practice Priscilla Ricardo Introduction. Watson defined therapeutic nurse-patient relationship as, “ Nurse’s are expected to portray and act professionally, legally and ethically in order to established an effective nurse-client relationship. The significance of an effective nurse patient’s relationship is critical to maintenance, promotion and recovery of patients in every aspect of life. It is central to meeting the patients care needs and therefore communication between the nurse and patients is the foundation on which this relationship is built. The techniques to establish a warm and mutual nurse-client relationship are vital to understand and needless to say important in practice in order to come up with healthy and quality outcome for the patient as well as the nurse.
The nurse can either help or interfere with the patient’s healing process, depending on how this nurse-patient relationship is developed and followed through. Watson’s theory helps nurses examine themselves and their patients on a holistic level - mentally, physically, and spiritually. “In Watson’s theory, nursing is centered around helping the patient achieve a higher degree of harmony within mind, body, and soul, and this harmony is achieved through caring transactions involving a transpersonal caring relationship” (Suliman, Welmann, Omer, and Thomas, 2009, p 293). This
Being the #1 most trusted profession in the country allows nurses to truly take charge and make a difference in the policy arena. (N.A., Policy & Advocacy, 2013). The value of these benefits is what we make of them. It means that we are a part of the greater whole in the nursing profession. It means that we are an active and caring member involved in a deeper level with career and actively involved in helping others in the nursing profession.
This theory has been used to help the new generation of nurses to view the human being as a whole with a connection between body, mind, spirit and the environment, understand transpersonal relationship, and create caring moments in nursing practice to improve patient care to obtain positive outcomes. Watson’s theory focus in caring as it must to remain constant. The words “human care” in Watson original book, was later changed to “human caring” or “caring” to describe transpersonal interaction, caring moments, and carative factors, elements of Watson’s theory (Watson, 2012). Watson describes caring as an intentional act from the nurses. In her theory, Watson emphasis that the nurse has
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.
The following essay aims to identify how reflection in action and on action may impact on the provision of services by District Nurses. The author felt it important to define the two concepts, in order to understand their relevance to practice. It was found by Schon (1983) that reflection- in-action, was a nurses’ ability to understand how an individual was responding to a nursing intervention at the present time; in contrast to reflection-on-action which was thinking through a situation after it had occurred. From this understanding the author established through in depth reading that reflection has been a topic of discussion within nursing, health and social care professions for years (Kinsella, 2009). The theory of reflection has made the author identify the epistemology of reflection in and on action and the effect this can have on her professional growth.