If the nurse fails to observe her duty with sincerity, it would become very difficult for the doctors to perform their jobs. A professional nurse must be competent enough to meet the standards defined by clinics and hospitals and must have proper education regarding the field (Blais, 2006). A professional nurse must reflect professionalism from her attitude and behavior towards the assigned responsibilities. It is of extreme importance that the nurses are sincere to their job and duties because they have got many lives at stake (Child & Institute of Medicine (U.S.), 2004). Nursing has been stereotyped with many other characters and professions. It is a general conception that nurses are only female and if male nurses are seen in the profession, they are generally resembled to female and are considered gay. Male nurses are usually not treated with the same respect that they deserve. It is a common belief that the people who adopt nursing are dropouts from universities and are failures (S. Summers & H. Summers, 2009). It is also considered that students who are weak in their studies and are not interested in studying are sent to study nursing. It is also considered that the nurses are working for the doctor, whereas actually they work under the doctor’s guidance and have the responsibility to update the doctor. In reality nurses are figures of sincere devotion, care, patience and strength. The strength, sincerity, feeling of care, love for the people and selflessness are some attributes that should be present in a nurse (Chitty & Black, 2011). The nurse plays a major role in curing the patient by providing the patient with psychological support and reviving the patients who have lost hope to recover. It is one of the major roles played by a nurse, which is generally not known by the people. Oftentimes a nurse can do what doctors cannot. Doctors can only treat the patient with medicines, but the psychological support can only be given by the nurse, and that plays a major role in curing the patient. A nurse also plays a role of a teacher. She helps the patient to get to know about their health condition in detail. This role is not known by many people in general either (Guine?e, 1970). My role model in nursing is Callista Roy. She is a complete woman and an outstanding nurse who has strived to serve the patients with all her heart and soul. Her views and concepts regarding this profession are very unique and practical. It is a general misconception that nurses have a very easy job as they just follow the doctor’s order. Nurses are responsible for doing much more than that. They have the responsibility to support the patient throughout his recovery process, remain attentive and alert during their entire working time in order to take timely actions which could otherwise lead to serious consequences. Their sincere duty can save lives while on the other hand, any mishandling or irresponsibility can lead to death of patients concerned. They are obliged to remain aware of the patient’s conditions more than a doctor and update the doctors regularly (Blais, 2006). It is the core responsibility of a nurse to treat patients without any discrimination of cast, color or creed. A nurse must see each patient as a suffering human only and nothing other than that (Allen, 2001). A nurse
Roles and Responsibilities of Nurses [University] [Instructor Name] Roles and Responsibilities of Nurses The health sector is a large unit comprising a number of subunits working together to serve humanity. One such important unit is the nursing sector having the responsibility of looking after individuals in order to provide people with quality life…
In the current society, advocacy has become an essential part of the nursing profession. However, the challenge is that most of the people do not understand that role of advocacy in the profession. A number of research papers indicate that there is little education on the advocacy roles of nurses.
Nurses also have the capacity to play an exigent role in averting sentimental events and errors, more specifically medication errors. As identified by research, the most prevalent causes of medication errors include inadequate training, orientation, and education; communication failure; inadequate access to information, and lethargy in ensuring safe access and to and storage of medication.
Medication errors is defined as any event that may cause or translate to inappropriate medication or harm to patient and is preventable. Factors that lead to medication error are classified in to two i.e. Individual or systematic factors, though often individual are blamed for medication errors that have resulted.
As an art, it entails the manifestation of compassion and care which, according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, AACN (2008), cannot be without the scientific validation of the nursing actions and practices and vice versa. This to me points towards the need for self judgment when handling patients, which gets perfect with continued exposure.
Recognition of experience and contributions of the ADN to the healthcare facility is a prerequisite for successful and satisfied nursing professionals as the facility moves into Magnet Status. Nursing is a profession that is in constant flux with changes in technology, educational requirements and professional excellence in nursing practice.
Decision making tools have become extremely important as practice becomes more advanced. Nursing in the past has been a pretty generic term and when the definition of a practice is generic, it is difficult to understand the process of determining scope. The New Australia National Nurses Registration process has led to the understanding by RN's, Nurse practitioners, and other healthcare workers through an Act of Parliament which enacted the law called the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law.
The provision of food and nutritional care in health care centers is a complex field of service and is the obligation of many members of the hospital team. This is a varied team that consists of the clinical staff: nurses, doctors, midwives, speech and language therapists,