This essay will be divided into two sections. The first section will analyse communication strategies used by nurses during clinical placement. The second section will demonstrate how the nursing process and nursing model has been used to assess, plan, implement and in addition created a care plan for a patient in the scenario. The essay will also briefly describe the role of the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) in the delivery of care for the patient. Finally, it will highlight key policies that were adhered to in the delivery of patient care.
As a nurse, communication is an essential and important factor to building a therapeutic relationship between a nurse and patient as it is the difference between average and excellent nursing care, as it helps maintain a good quality of life and allows nurses’ and patients to interact and provide comfort when needed. The importance of good communication can become apparent with patients especially when they are in the hospital, as it helps the nurses build a positive relationship with patients and helps overcome barriers including physical, psychological and social. A therapeutic relationship is built on many factors which include both verbal and non-verbal communication which helps maintains the relationship and strengthens it due to the positive impact it has not only on the patient’s experience but also the nurse’s.
Series of interaction amongst nurse-patient and researcher-participant stresses the importance of relationship in an interpersonal process. The nurse-patient and researcher-participant are characterized by their own professional relationship including their own unique features in accomplishing goals. In this paper, I will examine their differences and similarities within the context of interrelationship.
Nursing theory is the backbone of nursing. It is very important in the application of evidence-based practice (EBP). The functions of a theory are to narrow and provide specific information for the analysis of initially confusing behaviors, situations, and events (Fawcett & Madeya 2013). Moreover, nursing theory helps to improve not only the quality of care that we are providing to our patients but, they also help us make better clinical decisions. As a matter of fact, nursing theory gives the nurse a framework for organizing and analyzing information as well as a base for identifying with their patients throughout the nurse-patient relationship (Schick, 2015). I am very much interested in all the theories. The one that I relate to the most is Hildegard Peplau’s theory. It is a middle range theory that focuses on interpersonal relations. This theory teaches us about how to interact with our patients so that they feel more in control of their treatment. In this paper, I will be talking about the importance of nursing, the summary of Peplau's theory, and how as future nurse practitioners, we can apply it.
The central theme of this essay is the therapeutic relationship between a nurse and patient and to discuss one of the attributes identified in the National Competency Standards of Registered Nurse (NMBA 2006) and to illustrate the impact it has on the role of a future registered nurse when it comes to building, maintaining and concluding a relationship with a patient from the Horizon Hospital. In this assignment, the standards and practices of professional boundaries and therapeutic relationships are explained and illustrated with examples of therapeutic and non-therapeutic relationships between nurse and patient. Mary Young, a client at the Horizon Hospital will be included in the discussion and will prove as an example from the standpoint of an indigenous person and the correct approaches to take when giving therapeutic care. Another point that will be emphasised in this essay will be communication and the importance it has when trying to begin establishing that nurse-patient relationship. The phases of the therapeutic nurse patient relationship will also be discussed in this essay.
This week’s discussion board is to discuss the use of reminiscence when caring for the elderly population. The use of reminiscence allows us to gain insight to the patients past and how it has shaped them (Tabloski, 2014). The video “See me nurse” highlighted the patient nurse interaction will I will outline in this post Canadiary, 2008). Discuss experiences I have had with individuals with different background and the challenges it presented.
This theory describes the different phases that a nurse-client relationship goes through. The phases that my patient and I will most likely be working in are the orientation and the identification phases because our relationship will be new. Our interaction will focus on building a mutual trust and understanding, as well as answer basic questions as to why my patient is here and things that she has been struggling with. Depending on how long my patient has been in the program, she may be open to exploring more of her feelings and sharing more about herself with me. Focusing on developing a good nurse-client relationship will help me during my interaction with my patient and will help me understand her needs better.
This report aims to discuss the communication observed between the Nurse and Patient portrayed in the video. There are two scenarios in which the Nurse addresses the patient’s concerns. The patient’s response is influenced by the Nurse’s approach. In a health care setting, a personal, empathic yet professional approach is most effective in communication from Nurse to Patient. Furthermore this report assesses the therapeutic techniques used by the Nurse to effectively interact with the patient.
When the nurse’s verbal and nonverbal interactions are congruent, he or she is thought to be expressing which characteristic of a therapeutic relationship?
Verbal communication between the nurses during shift change or simply writing a progress report on the status of the patient does not cater to the needs of the patient, it is a mere communication method that is unreliable and nurse perception of the written report are often molded with bias and does not wholly represent the patient’s holistic health care needs. As dictated by Caruso (2007), “Change of shift signifies a time of carful communication in order to promote patient safety and best practices... [the risk exists of] relaying important information becomes muddled by irrelevant information instead...” (p.17). In essence, implementation of bedside nurse shift report/handover deems to provide the most opportune outcomes and focuses on patient-centered
In this report, I will be explaining all of the situations and how they should be dealt with. The situations which I will be evaluating are animal emergencies, euthanasia, animal escapes, complaints, routine advice and a dispute over payment.
Achieving the goal as a successful nurse is not easy as it requires not only a broad knowledge but also clinical skills (Raya 2006). One of the crucial factors leading to that is learning to create therapeutic relationships between health care professionals and patients through professional communication. This is long-term training since nurses must know how to apply different communication methods to help their patients with kindness and sincerity (Varcarolis 2005). The purpose of this study is to assess knowledge of how diversified communication types are used and their efficiency in building a therapeutic relationship.
King’s theory encompasses all facets of the patient’s being. Focusing on nurse patient communication and goal attainment created the backbone for King’s theory. The three essential components of her theory that will be discussed are “the need for health information, the need for care that seeks to prevent illness, and the need for care when the patient is unable to help themselves” (Nursing Theory, 2011).
In healthcare, there is a functional and purposeful relationship that exists between the nurse, the doctor and the other interdisciplinary team. This relationship established by the healthcare team comes with a responsibility aimed at achieving a goal, which is to assist the patient to be able to gain independence and progress after hospitalization or rehabilitation. What is paramount to the healthcare team is focusing on the basic human needs of the patient gearing towards health which is a building block of health and wellness. With this being said, the writer chooses Virginia Henderson’s theory of needs because it gives an insight or guides the nurse for what to look for in caring for our patient’s needs with her 14 components of nursing care which still apply to modern nursing care and practice up till present day . As Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) working in the Transitional Care Unit (TCU), her theory is made visible through my patient’s recovery process experienced every single day. “Henderson 's principles and practice of nursing fall under the category of grand theory that can be applied to many types of nursing” (Nicely & DeLario, 2011).
Within nursing, there is a very delicate balance between a nurse and her patient that must be maintained if the patient is to receive the care that he or she is entitled to receive. The patient must feel comfortable trusting his nurse to hear his needs and respond to them appropriately and in order for this to be the case, the nurse must first provide therapeutic communication effective enough to elicit such a response in her patient. There are both verbal and non-verbal components within the nurse-patient relationship. These components greatly influence how a nurse and patient will relate to each other and, ultimately, greatly influence the care that the patient receives.