$19.95 Buy and instantly download this paper now
This writer interviewed a nurse educator, a chief nursing officer, a nurse practitioner and a staff nurse and relates the findings of these interviews. The paper discusses how all these nurses felt that a nurse needs to be a strong patient advocate by attending to a patient's health care needs above all else, and that nursing requires a commitment to the well being of the patient and to acting in a moral, ethical and sensitive manner. The paper also discusses how the interviewees emphasized the importance of effective communication with their patients, and concludes that overall, the nurses seemed to have essentially the same goals and values.
From the Paper:"All of the interviewees also felt that nursing requires a commitment to the well being of the patient and to acting in a moral, ethical and sensitive manner. The chief nursing officer reflected that some nurses may at times forget these imperatives when they get caught up in administrative politics, long hours, nursing shortages and all of the other problems that can distract from the true purpose of the profession. To her, caring means putting all of these distractions aside and focusing on making the patient as comfortable and as healthy as possible.
"The nurse practitioner I interviewed also made a very important point that many times, caring involves more than just caring for the patient, but also making sure that their loved ones are being taken care of as well. The nurse educator described a nurse's ethical duty as being kind, considerate and respectful to co-workers. Basically, in her view, caring is about practicing the 'golden rule' (do unto others as you would have them do unto you) in every situation and with every individual."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Purcell, L. and Milner, B. (2005). Management development in health care: Exploring the experiences of clinical nurse managers. Journal of European Industrial Training, 29, 751-763.
Cite this Term Paper:
Nursing Interviews (2013, January 08) Retrieved January 19, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/nursing-interviews-152171/
"Nursing Interviews" 08 January 2013. Web. 19 January. 2022. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/nursing-interviews-152171/>