Part of the caregiver or nurse's duty is to provide emotional support and understanding to the patient. Swanson (1993) proclaims that being with assures patients that their reality is appreciated and that the nurse is ready and willing to provide emotional support. Emotional support can come in many forms, such as providing a shoulder to lean on and listening attentively. By using the process of 'being with', nursing professionals can convey messages such as, "you are not alone, what happens to you matters and that we are here for you" (Swanson, 1993). Conveying these messages can help with the healing process and overall well-being of the patient by decreasing anxiety and providing the patient with a caring relationship when family support is unavailable.
Throughout my time on the Mother Baby Care Unit, I have faced many instances in which I have been able to reflect on both my patients and the care that I was providing them. One situation in particular that I found myself critically reflecting upon involved a new mother who was feeling slightly stressed about being discharged as her newborn son would not be going home with her. For confidentiality reasons, this patient will be given the pseudonym of Kayla for the remainder of this reflection.
| 6 It is important that the patient is aware not only of their rights, but of their individual responsibilities.
M1 -Describe how practitioners should apply values of care in health or social care service In this task I will describe how practitioners should apply values of care within a health or social care service. Care values are standards that should be met within a health and social care setting;
A professional nurse is one who puts the needs and importance of patient care above all others. While striving for professionalism, nurses need compassion, patience, empathy, strong moral and ethics, accountability and the commitment to always act in the best interest of their patients. Nurses are held accountable for providing quality, safe, and effective nursing care (Hood, 2014). A professional nurse has the responsibility to continually improve and implement nursing standards while maintaining integrity by involving themselves in various tasks. Regular involvement in reading professional literature and sharing of evidence- based research with other healthcare personal helps increase knowledge and skills. This nursing ability can be used to encourage the actions of others in the healthcare team resulting in improved patient care. Nurses should encourage each other to become involved in hospital committees, provide an environment to encourage the discussions of ethical dilemmas, promote professional growth of nurses to voice their concerns and share viewpoints to address issues. “A professional nurse should expect to commit to a life of continuous learning growth and development”. (Hood, 2014, pp. 29). Nurses choose this profession to help others. As professional nurses we must maintain our ethics, values, characteristics, and commitment to drive our profession forward (CCN, 2015). Nurses must be autonomous, accountable, and be able to delegate to unlicensed assistive personnel. Being autonomous as a nurse means having control over their practice (Hood, 2014). It allows a nurse to take risks while being held accountable for ones’ actions (Hood, 2014).
As health care providers, professionalism, respect and empathy should play an essential role in our daily routine. These core values allow us as health care providers to demonstrate understanding, compassion, and appreciation for our patients and their experiences. Utilizing these virtues will allow for an experience that will make the patient feel respected, valued and wanting to return.
Nursing is about providing the best possible holistic care for the patient and family. At the same time there’s an imbalance of patient care regarding education and knowledge being provided by nurses. As a nurse I believe we all owe it to ourselves, the profession, and the patient to provide the best possible care. According to American Nurses Association (ANA) online article “Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations.” In order to better achieve the nursing ideals of the American Nurses Association we must improve patient care by requiring hospital nurses to become BSN nurses.
Conclusion It is important for me to continue to have respect for myself, my coworkers, but most of all, respect for my patients in my chosen profession. I must treat them with honestly and in turn, they will do the same. My patients must know that they can confide in me and count on me at all times. I will honor nonmaleficence and strive to beneficence my patients at all times. By doing this, I will remain accountable to myself, my patients, and to the code of
The ability to be an educator, advocate, empowering agent, coordinator of care, The new implementations should be individualized around the patient’s personal values and goals. A nurse should empower the patient when times are challenging and continue to consult with the patient throughout the plan of care.
The declining number of nurses, the increasing numbers of patients to care for, electronic charting, and increased pressure to provide the best patient satisfaction which drives reimbursement levels leaves nurses not always able to provide the emotional support a laboring woman needs. Often there are not replacements for many of the resources which are lacking. The emotional support a laboring woman needs to successfully navigate labor and delivery, with as few interventions as possible, is often not able to be provided continuously by the nurse alone. While family/significant other presence is vital and important to a laboring woman, it is often not enough. They lack the knowledge and education regarding needs of a laboring woman during the various stages of childbirth. Additionally, many times they are just as overwhelmed with the process as the patient and are unable to provide the continuous emotional support at the level the laboring woman
English 12 Period 3 December 11, 2013 Inside the Job of a Nurse Practitioner Whenever people are sick or have an emergency and have to go to the hospital, nurses are always there to comfort them. Nursing is a fast growing occupation here in the United States and makes up the vast majority of the healthcare industry. Nursing is a career that allows people to care for others. Aside from the greatness of helping others, it also comes with stressful situations that require plenty of responsibility because the medical field is always evolving. There is a high demand for nurses. Nurses play a huge role in the medical field, particularly nurse practitioners. Although doctors tend to get the most recognition for patient care, the reality is
Section One Paper: Interdisciplinary Teams According to Stille and Antonelli (2004), coordination of care is a critical function of pediatric primary care that may be best delivered using a team approach. Coordination of care is a holistic health care approach that is often delivered by a team
Promoting active participation is recognising an individuals right to participate in the activities and relationships of everyday life as independently as possible. Active participation is one of the most important values to up hold and promote in carrying out person entered care. All health
They have to have specific skill sets required to perform well in their job, and are almost always on their feet while working. What they do while working can be anything from diagnosing illnesses to giving x rays and prescribing medicine (Career One Stop) #2. Nurse practitioners get to take care of the patients on a much more personal level rather than just taking their height and weight before sending them straight to the doctor. They really get to listen to what their problems are and use their knowledge in medicine to treat them accordingly. Making my patients feel comfortable is important, and no one feels comfortable after having to be poked and prodded by a stranger during each visit. Even though the job mainly requires that you treat sick patients, there are potential hazards and limitations to the job. Nurses would have to handle loads of ten to twenty pounds at times, as well as standing more than one-third of the time, using protective items such as gloves and safety glasses, and even being in poorly ventilated areas or around pollutants and gases (Career One Stop) #8. Nursing is a strenuous job, and that is something that everyone working under the field had to accept. This job is not easy, but it is definitely satisfying. With each activity done on the job, there is always going to be a potential risk that comes with it that requires the job be performed both efficiently and
A Nurse Is The Most Important Member of The health care System Nurses are known as the heart of health care. Being a nurse is a demanding job that requires commitment, but does not lack rewards. A fact stated by the American Association of Colleges of Nurses claims that “Nurses comprise the largest single component of hospital staff, are the primary providers of hospital patient care, and deliver most of the nation 's long-term care” (“Nursing Fact Sheet”). With many roles throughout the healthcare system as a whole, nurses are a large, very important role that interacts with every other part of the health care system. They have great qualities that not everyone has. They are highly compassionate, caring, professional, diligent and understanding individuals. A nurse experiences people at their worst and still care for patients in a way that no one else would. All these honest points prove that nurses are the most important members of the health care system because, nurses spend the most time with patients, nurses are the managers of patient care; they are teachers and are great with conflict resolution.