Professional nursing life


Attributes that make a nurse my role model

My role model is Ms. Cantrell, working in the position of Chief Nursing Officer, a BSN nurse working as a nursing. The five main attributes in Ms. Cantrell are social approachability, patience, passionate, dedicated, and reflective (Eller, Lev, & Feurer, 2014). These qualities make my interaction with Ms. Cantrell memorable and offer me the best working experience.

Explanation of the beliefs, values, attitudes, and philosophies of Ms. Cantrell and relation to personal long-term goals

Ms. Cantrell values competence and caring for patients. Her most outstanding beliefs are self-efficacy and goal achievement. The values of competence and caring from Ms. Jones make me strive to be responsive to the clients’ needs, wishes and concerns through the understanding that clients are the experts of their own lives and should be involved in any care decisions. Self-efficacy and goal attainment aligns with my value for human dignity thus valuing caring for patients as exceptional human beings, and not as problematic (Rhodes, Morris, & Lazenby, 2011). Ms. Cantrell’s nursing philosophy is that she is obliged to serve the public, offer holistic and safe client-centered care. I understand that patients are not medical conditions, but unique individuals requiring personalized attention and care. Finally, Ms. Cantrell’s calm attitude motivates me to always remain cool in crises and avoid blame games, through taking responsibility and seeking lasting solutions where possible.

The role of Ms. Cantrell based on beliefs, values, attitudes, and philosophies

The role of Ms. Cantrell has remained providing the best patient-centered care through understanding present patient data. As a nursing informatics, Ms. Cantrell believes that data can be used to provide insights useful for analyzing current issue, and forecasting the best solution to patient problem,

Written components

Should you alter a nursing procedure to accommodate a patient’s personal belief?

Yes, under the guidance of evidence-based practice

What if you know the accommodation will hinder healing?

I will communicate to the patient and their family or relatives on the pros and cons of their decision.

How do you talk to a terminally ill patient about dying?

I would clearly and bluntly follow the patient’s lead and invite them to share information to the health team thus open up the conversation.

At what level should you connect with your patients?

I would build relationships, be responsive, proof am worth the trust of the patient, and be accountable while watching for warning signs.

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  1. Eller, L., Lev, E., & Feurer, A. (2014). Key components of an effective mentoring relationship: A qualitative study. Nurse education Today, 34, 815-820.
  2. Rhodes, M., Morris, A., & Lazenby, R. (2011). Nursing at its Best: Competent and Caring. The Online Journal Of Issues in Nursing, 16(2).
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