Critical Analysis Paper

Thisessay provides explanation on the influence of belongingness, emotional intelligence, resilience and the communication in the nursing practices of new registered nurses on their practices (Fedoruk and Hofmeyer, 2014). The essay will primarily focus on the effects of these concepts on the patient outcome and care services. The relationship of the mentioned factors and the nursing informatics and improvement of patient care quality will also be assessed in this essay. The nursing knowledge, skills, attitudes and perceptions come into play in the practices which is linked with the sense of belonging, emotional intelligence, resilience and communication practices (Norouziniaet al., 2016). Theessay will also be supported with literature evidence with respect to the situational analysis and patient outcome.

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Introduction

Thisessay provides explanation on the influence of belongingness, emotional intelligence, resilience and the communication in the nursing practices of new registered nurses on their practices (Fedoruk and Hofmeyer, 2014). The essay will primarily focus on the effects of these concepts on the patient outcome and care services. The relationship of the mentioned factors and the nursing informatics and improvement of patient care quality will also be assessed in this essay. The nursing knowledge, skills, attitudes and perceptions come into play in the practices which is linked with the sense of belonging, emotional intelligence, resilience and communication practices (Norouziniaet al., 2016). Theessay will also be supported with literature evidence with respect to the situational analysis and patient outcome.

An explanation of the concepts with examples

Belongingness

Research evidence have showed that the Maslow’s Hierarchy needs have helped the healthcare industry develop healthcare policies and practice protocols to achieve patient centred care and elevated health outcome. An article published by Jackson et al. (2014), in the Journal of Critical Care, showed that the concept ofbelongingness addressed by Maslow is useful to treat intensive care unit patients for provided an all rounded approach to restore the mental, physical and emotional state of health. The engagement of the patient’s sense of attachment to the members of the family, friends are important for gaining the will to recover. Mostly in the case of geriatric patients the nurses can help the patients to restore the self-actualization sense which would in turn help the patient achieve improved motivation to recover (DragesetHaugan&Tranvåg,2017).

 

Emotional intelligence

Emotional intelligence is a form of behavioural competency which exists inside a person apart from intellectual competency that provides the person with the ability to identify the emotional state through non-verbal communication (Norouziniaet al., 2016). It is very important for nursing professionals to possess the ability to recognise the patient’s physical as well emotional discomfort (Snowden et al., 2015). This ability enhances the clinical practice provided by the nurses influences the performances in provided individual care (Fosteret al., 2015). There is an ongoing research about developing care protocols, training, treatment and diagnostic approaches based on the emotional intelligence. The positive outcomes of the emotional intelligence is the improved patient and nurse relationship, increased team work, improved care based on empathy, improved stress management techniques and patient satisfaction. For example when a nurse encounters a patient who is unable to explain when they are undergoing stress then their facial expression can be assessed top understand the discomfort.

Resilience

It is essential that the new nursing workforce and the whole healthcare servers in generals need to be resilient in their profession (Laschinger et al., 2016). They need to possess the ability to overcome difficulties without going through emotional and physical burnout (Rushton et al., 2015). The profession of care providing is a difficult task where the nursing staffs have to attend multiple patients in one day and attend to the care needs which is a stressful occupational hazard.  It is beneficial for the nursing staffs that are new to display resilience when dealing with difficult situations (Mathesonet al., 2016). Additionally the appropriate patient centric care and minimum clinical mistakes can be achieved if the resilience training programs are included in the healthcare workforce.

Effective communication

Effective communication is also another important aspect of nursing to achieve high levels of patient centred care (Norouziniaet al., 2016). The nurses must be able to convey the patients the care plan and engage the family to obtain the maximum positive patient outcome. According to King  &Hoppe (2013), the importance of patient communication is being researched for support. The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia has a set of guideline and practice principle which state that nurses should practice effective communication as reflected in the Standard 7 (Nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au, 2018).

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