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.
In this paper, I will cover different values, morals, and ethics obligating my nursing practice including my personal views to make a difference in others lives’. One of the important things to remember is that in other peoples’ life, nurses play an important role. Nursing is an evolving profession. Nurses are important because they are always around in people’s life say birth, during illness, healing time, and even at death. Nurses face ethical dilemmas everyday at work.
Although competing demands of patient, family, and physician have risen, the nurse’s first priority is always providing care that ensures patient safety and protects the best welfare of the patient. A nurse is subject to a malpractice lawsuit if incompetent care results in patient harm. When a nurse cares for patients, he or she takes on the duties and responsibilities to care for the patient in a skilled and thorough manner. Nurses are expected to provide the same quality of care
Vision for the Future of Nursing Nur/391. Michelle Dorin In this speech I am going to talk about my vision for the future of nursing. Evidence-based practice is what everyone is talking about in healthcare. EBP is not new to nursing as Florence Nightingale stated in her book Notes on Nursing. “The most important practical lesson that can be given to nurses is to teach them what to observe—how to observe—what symptoms indicate improvement—which are of none—which are the evidence of neglect—and what kind of neglect.” As we advance in healthcare, EBP must be encouraged as it is essential to the advancement in nursing science and nursing knowledge, so nurses can continue to provide high quality, effective, and new healthcare in a fast changing world.
Communication in the Nursing Field Nurses in the health care field have to continuously work on the way that they communicate with their clients/co-workers to ensure that the way they present themselves communicative is effective and respectful. When a nurse is writing to a colleague or speaking to a patient, whether it is verbal/non-verbal, they need to use appropriate body language, professional speaking manner and always have a positive attitude toward their client/colleague. Nurses need to make sure that their verbal and written communication comes across effectively when speaking to a client/colleague and when writing to a colleague. First, when a nurse approaches a client the nurse should first, introduce themselves and establish a rapport. In doing so their tone must be appropriate and they must not give false-reassurance.
In the critical thinking exercise, our responsibility is to protect the patient, “When called into court as a witness, the nurse has a duty to assist justice as far as possible. The nurse should always respond directly and truthfully to the questions asked. The nurse is not expected to volunteer additional information, nor is the nurse expected to remember completely all the details of a situation that may have
The central focus of the profession of nursing is developed around the idea of providing different dimensions of care to individuals in need by use of science and an atmosphere conducive to promoting and maintaining health. As such, nurses must always take a holistic approach towards the care of their clients and in order to maintain the same approach among all clients; the metaparadigm of nursing was developed. The metaparadigm of nursing was first developed by Florence Nightingale and has since been adopted by all nursing professionals. This is a general concept that has developed over time to define the discipline of nursing. The structure for the knowledge of nursing was developed from the four concepts of this metaparadigm.
I will first provide an overview of the issue in relation to both these fields of nursing and discuss why it is important and the impact it has on nursing care. I will then highlight any similarities and/or differences that may rise between the two fields. Adult nurses provide a high standard of essential personal care with dignity and compassion, while also being able to undertake complex interventions and use specialist skills, such as communication-the basic skill needed to survive as a nurse. Philippa Sully (2003) stated that “development of effective working relationships underpins all aspects of nursing practice. Whether we are exploring the best way to arrange shift cover or discuss with patients and their families the most appropriate community care, how we communicate depends on our professional relationships with all those involved.” In other words, communication is a key aspect in nursing as a whole.
Nurse Leader Interview Nurse leadership has the distinct responsibility to manage “challenging workplace and workforce issues” (Cummings, et al., 2009, p. 1). In the past, nurse administrators believed that leadership was simply the process of ensuring the completion of specific tasks while providing care to patients. As the nursing profession grew, nurse leaders are now held responsible and accountable for financial, administrative, and patient care management. Future nurse leaders must become educated on various leadership styles that can be used independently or in collaboration depending upon each situation’s needs and the people involved. The objective of this paper is to present the views of a nurse administrator regarding leadership and the application of various leadership styles.
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.