The Role Of An Adult Nurse During The 21st Century

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The Role of an Adult Nurse in the 21st Century Introduction The diversity of work undertaken by registered nurses makes a precise definition of the nursing role very difficult; however the International College on Nursing provides a very accurate definition ‘Nursing, as an integral part of the health care system, encompasses the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and care of physically ill, mentally ill, and disabled people of all ages, in all health care and other community settings’ (ICN 2015) Along with this it is in the modern nurse’s interests to reconceptualise roles in healthcare, and move away from the traditional approach and instead take an approach which fully utilises the strength of our health care profession and…show more content…
Central to this, these policies provide us with the values and behaviours that should underpin care performed by every nurse when seeing to patients. The Compassion in Care guidelines in force the 6 C’s which should be instilled in every nurses care giving. Care The delivery of effective, competent and safe person centred care it vital for all nurses and health care organisations to abide by (Kirwan et al. 2013, Najjar et al. 2013, Pinder et al. 2013, Dixon Woods 2013). During person centred care we must aspire to meet each patient’s physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs with dedication and commitment. The 2013 Francis Report in particularly highlighted why delivering high-quality, dignified care needs to be so prominent. That’s why it’s integral to make sure that those receiving care are treated with dignity, and have their rights upheld and in the case of any discriminatory attitudes and behaviours towards a patient are challenged. However it’s not just about providing physical care, clear documentation that is accurate and timely are crucial in maintaining the patients care is carried on in paper form. The standards of nursing care include the principle that any of your
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