Nursing professional roles and values

The education staff interviewed was a lecturer of Pediatric Nursing who asserted that she highly valued the knowledge of other disciplines such as anatomy, physiology and pathology in medicine as well as clinical pharmacology and medical-surgical nursing to explain concepts to his students. As for teambuilding and collaborative strategies with interprofessional teams, the lecturer reported that he discusses what he has taught in class with other lecturers to find out any knowledge deficiencies in their student nurses.

He viewed care applied within pediatric nursing as patient-centered and scientific-based, citing a few areas of shortcomings where he stated that only a few nurses are willing to specialize in pediatric nursing. He appreciated that all nurses in all fields are crucial to the outcome of nursing care and advocacy for sick children. The interviewee also revealed that various researches done by their institution helped improve the quality of nursing care in various hospitals in the country.

Administration The Nurse-in-charge interviewed reported that she incorporated the knowledge of other disciplines such as medical practitioners and fellow nurses in making administrative decisions such recommending referral of patients to higher-level health facilities for advanced care through consultations and teamwork. She also revealed that quality improvement and guarantee of patient safety was highly dependent on the mutual collaboration of the different staff within the hospital.

Moreover, the nurse-in-charge reported that she ensures that nursing professional ethics are followed to the latter to avoid accusations of malpractice. Her revelations also indicate that research, information technology, and proper documentation of patient data with utmost confidentiality have gone a long way in helping her manage the facility at her best capacity, and have improved patient care quality, workplace safety, and healthcare reimbursement. Clinical nurse specialist and Staff nurse

The clinical nurse specialist interviewed was also a staff at the hospital with a Bachelor of Science in nursing and had just completed a Masters program in Nurse Anesthesia. Having been employed at the hospital as a Nurse anesthetist, she admitted that other health practitioners, especially surgeons, were willing to share their knowledge with those who fully participated in collaborative patient care in theatres. More so, the nurse anesthetist recognized the role of each kind of nurse as paramount to patient care improvement.

The staff then confessed that research, information technology, and maintenance of professional nursing standards and confidentiality really helped uphold human dignity and improve quality of the nursing care. Nurse researcher A Research nurse coordinator was finally interviewed in this study, where he conceded that the knowledge of all participants in healthcare and their involvement in teamwork is of great essence in application of recent scientific discoveries and research findings to healthcare practices to ensure up-to-date care and improve of client satisfaction.

He considered the care provided in the institution as satisfactory as it was scientific-based and patient centered, and that the clients were fully involved in their care and decision-making regarding their health. The research nurse coordinator emphasized that the ongoing citizen empowerment through adequate health education and teaching of self-advocacy skills posed a challenge to nurses to keep abreast with current trends in nursing care to maintain the trust and confidence of their clients in them.

Towards this end, the coordinator pointed out that information technology, and research findings and recommendations were equally crucial to the improved practice by the registered nurses, nurse leaders, advanced practice registered nurses as well as the clinical nurse specialists as it added to their knowledge and improved their practice.

REFERECE Corllien M. V. , Indra P. , & Ann T. B. (2003). Designing and conducting research in health systems research projects. Ottawa: IDRC Publications.

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