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The nurse I interviewed has been involved in this career for 10 years. He is the manager of the unit but more than that he is a mentor, educator and a passionate nurse. It was great opportunity to talk to him about his nursing history. It is extremely necessary for nurses to understand the factors that helps to improve patient experiences of the quality of care. He was also my preceptor for three weeks during my fellowship. I still remember my first of work; I was very nervous, anxious and stressed but he helped to calm down. I still remember one thing he told me; in order to take care of others, patients and families we need to take care of ourselves. If we are not well psychically and mentally then we would not be able to take care of others. His words helped to clear my mind and focus on what I was doing. He was the best patient advocate. He listened to the patient and their concerns very well; he also made sure that those concerns are heard by the specific medical team. He also made me realize that we should not jump into the conclusions and put out thought on the situation no matter what. We cannot judge patients without knowing them well. The best quality I found on him was he was very compassionate, great listener and had lot of patience.
Talking about my impacts on the nursing history I am still in learning phase. In my workplace we have few committee that works for both unit and patient care benefits such as stroke care follow up check ups to prevent readmission to the hospital. My main goal in the nursing career is Provide Excellent Patient-Centered Care and advocate for them. “Patients, in all settings, deserve care that is centered on their unique needs and not what is most convenient for the health professionals involved in their care. A transformed health care system is required to achieve this goal.” (Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine. The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US).
Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine. The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2011. 3, Transforming Practice. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK209871/
Judd, D., & Sitzman, K. (2014). A History of American nursing: Trends and eras 2nd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett