As a Registered Nurse who knows the duties that his work demands, I have to demonstrate deeper understanding of the Health Directorate's core values of care, excellence, collaboration, and integrity in my professional nursing practice and patient care. To conform to the above mentioned values, I endeavor to appreciate that improving a patient's experience is integral in patient care. This can be achieved by doing away with fear and anxiety that protracts patients' healing process. Enhancement of the communication between my patients and I will also go a long way in hastening their recovery and their self-management.
First of all, I recognized that I was dealing with humans, and not just dealing with a disease process and application of the nursing process in the aspect of restoring patient health. I was dealing with emotions, and families, and cultural beliefs that influenced individual’s aspects of care. I started to see that health did not just incorporate healing the disease, but also recognized the importance of making sure patient’s felt that their
The recovery principles address that, this will be achieved by promoting a culture of hope, promoting self-autonomy and self-determination. Collaborative partnerships and engagement, focus on strength. Holistic and personalised care, engaging family, carers, supporting people and significant others, responsiveness to diversity, lastly, reflection and learning. (Cockram, 2011).
The American Nurses Association (ANA) and Health Ministries Association (HMA) have described Faith Community Nursing (FCN) as a form of a specialized nursing practice carried out by a nurse within a faith community (American Nurses Association & Health Ministries Association, 2012). The role played by the FCN is to protect, promote, and optimize health and abilities, prevent illness and injury, and respond to distress regarding the practice beliefs and the values of a faith community. The FCN emphases on the purposeful care of the spirit as well as the promotion of holistic health and prevention and the reduction of illness (ANA & HMA, 2012). Furthermore, the FCN plays a significant role in developing community partnerships required to
According to American Nurses Association [ANA] (2013), advocacy is the key element in the nursing profession and during lobby day, nurse 's expertise is valued and acknowledged in the policy development process. To further analyze the significance of lobbying day, this paper will identify the purpose of the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), describe one issue, identify the behavioral characteristics of the group leader, describe the discussion, and analyze alternative strategies for the full discussion of issues.
Nurse and patient relationships are referred to therapeutic relationships, they are a person-centred approach to care (Berman Et al 2012). For a therapeutic relationship to be effective in meeting the client/patient goals the nurse needs to ‘earn the person’s trust and respect.’ Berman Et al (2012) suggests that the trust and respect of a patient can be earned through ‘sound nursing knowledge and use of effective communication.’ This is reflected in the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s competency standards. These national standards that are regulated and followed by all nurses, they are updated regularly to remain contemporary and
In the United States alone there are well over three million registered nurses as of 2015, with just over two hundred thousand of that total practicing within the state of Florida (Total Number of Professionally Active Nurses, 2015, n.p.). With that being said, there are many different nursing organizations available within the United States to represent not only the registered nurse, but also to represent the student nurse as well. Several nursing organizations are geared towards specialties, ethnicity, location, education level or gender (Matthews, J., 2012, n.p.). Nursing organizations also lobby federally for the profession as a whole as well as for the public (Schroeder, R., 2013, August, pg.99). For the purpose of this paper I will
The historical image of the nurse in the white uniform with a cap, has military discipline and a stiff upper lip, still holds true to numerous individuals today. Yet, the nursing profession and image is changing drastically. Transparency and accountability in healthcare, higher levels of education for registered nurses, public perception and various types of media influence what the nursing image is today. Is the nursing image relevant to safe, competent practice? This paper will explore what the regulations of the Saskatchewan Registered Nursing Association (SRNA) state, what public opinion is, and what the media portrays with regard to nursing image and care. Interviews from professionals, the public, and patients will provide insight
Using College of Nursing of Ontario (CNO) documents, Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) documents and four nursing articles the outline of a nurse-client therapeutic relationship will be defined through a John’s Model (Johns, 1995) and Carper’s ways of knowing (Carper, 1978).
The American Nurses Association (ANA) is a full-service professional organization that symbolizes the interests of registered nurses through its constituent and state nurses associations. The ANA implements the nursing profession by raising high standards of nursing practice, honoring the rights of nurses in the work field, promoting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by pushing the Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public. Their mission statement is, “Nurses advancing our profession to improve health for all.” Some of ANA’s main focuses are reformation of the health care system so that it delivers primary health care in the communities, growing roles for
The National League for Nursing was first started by a group of brave women, whom shared a passion of commitment on the nursing education values and perspectives. These women paved the way for all the professional nursing organization in the United States. In 1952, the NLN historic role was to develop a set of guidelines that outline the Accreditation criteria for all nursing services and nursing education. The founding group works diligently in promoting and being reliable advocates for the importance of health care and nursing education. The NLN governed the NLN Accrediting Commission, which is responsible for the accreditation of nursing education schools and programs.
The first stage of this framework is coming to know the client, which requires the nurse to understand that the personal meaning of health and healing is individualized and the context of this area is highly subjective. Gillespie and Paterson (2009) state that “clinical decision-making processes are triggered by recognition of a cue from a patient” (p. 167). In the case of this patient, the decision was based off a cue; a change
The core concept that is similar to both Orem and Henderson’s Theory is the practice of nursing to support the recovery from illness to achieve optimal health (Administration, 2011).
This metaparadigm serves to explain the full context of health care and of nursing specifically. It is little less than the totality of all things that impact on the recovery of the patient. Home life, mental state, addictions, physical pain, chances of relapse, rewarding work and a host of other variables come to define the context of recovery. All of these clearly impact recovery, or even the patient's desire for recovery. This also includes social and cultural dimensions such as religious belief and general attitudes toward death and suffering.