Patient Care For A Patient

1348 Words Oct 14th, 2015 6 Pages
Pediatric patients in hospital settings are unquestionably in a defenseless position and are highly reliant on nurses to provide for their individual needs. In the poem above, not only was the pediatric patient’s needs met, but also the nurse showed caring qualities that made the patient feel comforted. As a pediatric nurse, caring is a quality that is imperative to include along with nursing interventions to provide holistic care for a patient. Caring holds significant value to us professionally. We believe caring is an essential characteristic in nursing. Without this characteristic, one will not be able to care for a patient effectively. Patients we work with deal with many different issues, may it be extensive health or social issues. The nurse will have to care for the patient’s situation to help tailor the nurse’s care. Also caring helps aid in the patient’s recovery. An example of implementing caring into nursing occurred when I had a patient who was admitted after being struck by a car. She felt as if she called for my assistance too frequently, but I explained to her that I am here for her. Afterwards, she thanked me for all I have done for her and I also aided her in feeling better. Hearing feedback like this from patient’s makes our job very special and also how caring can make a difference in a child’s hospital stay. It is important for us to look at the caring theory in more depth for many reasons. One reason it is important is it can enhance our knowledge to…
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