Professional Values And Attitudes Of The Recovery Nurse Essay

1830 WordsSep 26, 20168 Pages
Introduction This essay will discuss the role of the adult nurse in a recovery setting, within the specific context of Nurse Joy and her patient Linda. It will explore the professional values and attitudes of the recovery nurse. Also, it will demonstrate how effective, holistic and evidence-based nursing can impact on patient experience and care. To explore these topics, this essay will discuss the episode of care given by Nurse Joy to Linda. It will show that her practice adhered to the expected standards of nursing while showing compassion respect and dignity of the patient. A reflection will conclude the essay, explaining what impact the experience of observing Nurse Joy’s practice had on the author of this essay. In accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery council’s code of conduct 2015, all patients and healthcare professionals have pseudonyms to protect their confidentiality and anonymity. The role of the recovery nurse covers many aspects. Nurses within the recovery setting provide short-term critical care to patient’s post-anaesthesia. The recovery area is designed to aid the nurses in the support, monitoring and assessment of post-anaesthetic patients (Dougherty and Lister, 2011). Nurses will aid the reversal of the anaesthetic effect, so the patient is able to maintain their own airway (AAGBI 2002). Once the patient is clinically recovered, they will be transferred to the discharge lounge. It is the recovery nurse’s responsibility to ensure the patient is well
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