Responding To Nursing Situation
Response to Sammy
What a wonderful thing you have done. You found the ways of caring that were most needed and used them. Ida Jean Orlando believed that our profession was meant to determine what the patient needed and fill that need. This often means that the need is what we may immediately see, it may be well hidden from view and it is the caring nurse who will find it. It appears you have done that. In today’s world of demanding and challenging workloads it is often difficult to manage this kind of caring response because of lack of time and energy. It is important, however, to realize that being with patients during their moments of emotional and physical crisis is a privilege and often is an opportunity for giving and receiving (Shiparski, 2008). It is these special moments throughout the history of nursing that makes it the caring profession that it is. Thank you for sharing.
Shiparski, L. (2008). Evoking the essence of caring: experience from a Peruvian
adventure relevant for leaders in healthcare today. Nursing Administration Quarterly: 32(1); 64-69.
Response to Tammy
In nursing, the act of building trust must sometimes happen quickly and it appears in the case of your patient with Chron’s disease, this is what happened. Patients with a chronic illness that is often painful may have trouble forming the close relationship with family that is needed (Rushton, Reina, and Reina, 2007). The nurse may need, in her caring manner to fill that void which you have done. In order to develop the fragile trust bond with patients, the clinician must be able to practice humility, engage in inquiry, and honor the patient’s choices (sometimes the most difficult), as well as express compassion. Trust, is part of the caring philosophy of nursing. Trust becomes important in each encounter with patients and families to allow caring to occur. It appears that what you managed to do was to establish a quick trusting relationship that transformed to caring.
Rushton, D., Reina, M, & Reina, D. (2007). Building trustworthy relationships with
critically ill patients and families. AACN Advanced Critical Care 18(1). 19-30.