Nursing Experience and Traits Development Self Evaluation
Nursing is a form of vocation that needs specialized knowledge, skills, and adequate preparation. From my past personal experiences in life, I learned vital lessons that I believe will assist me to interact appropriately with patients/clients. This paper discusses my life experiences and how I developed them prior to nursing/healthcare as the chosen profession. Additionally, it illuminates how those issues may help (positive) or hinder (negative) my future relationships with patients.
The discussion presents personal reflections in life and their importance to my future career as a nurse, my future relationship with clients, and the merits as well as the inconveniences that are bound to occur to me through this interaction. Moreover, it presents the different ways (plan for overcoming negative effects) through which I will be able to handle the situation or enhance my relationships with clients.
Personality Traits (courteousness and humility)
Personally, I previously developed several personality traits prior to my profession as a healthcare practitioner. It is crucial to note that these traits will influence my future relationships with clients in a positive manner. When I was still young, I developed the aspects of courteousness and humility.
I had been interacting with sick people at home. Additionally, my personal interactions with people suffering from different illnesses helped me to develop the mentioned personality traits. I realized that sick people need some exemplary courtesy and humility for their psychological well-being. Having realized this provision at a personal level, I vowed to remain polite and humble to patients regardless of the nature of their illnesses.
Evidently, these will in shaping my ambitions for the nursing profession in the future. For example, most of the sick persons I previously met were terminally ill and always viewed life pessimistically. I indulged positively in their lives and gave them hope as well as encouragement.
These helped me to develop some aspects of courteousness and humility as indicated earlier. Such initiatives have inculcated in me the senses of empathy and sympathy, counseling as well as guidance. I believe that in the future as a practicing nurse, I will be able to enhance these skills through training and .
These traits will also enhance my key competencies as a future professional nurse. Agreeably, handling anxieties from patients as well as from his familys side had been the most tasking event. In this context, I believe my personal nature as a polite and humble person will enhance my effective performance and client relationship. Additionally, my religious values have enhanced my humility and politeness. From the struggles I underwent during my growth, I shall come to relate well and professionally with all my clients.
I shall also appreciate the role of counseling in nursing care to all my clients. Based on these traits, my interactions with clients will be focused more on finding and analysis of their route problems, respect for their decisions as well as consultations with their family members.
Having developed such personal traits previously, I shall be able to enhance and integrate courtesy, humility, and counseling skills into my relationship with the clients. This initiative shall also assist clients to note and cope with distressful psychological and social challenges. Moreover, it shall help to develop and enhance their interpersonal associations.
Additionally, I will be able to focus on assisting clients to , positive feelings as well as constructive behaviors. It is apparent that the ability of a client to consider alternative behaviors and identify options helps them to develop their sense of logic or control (Kim, 2010). I have noticed the urge to transform the systems within healthcare-providing institutions to be able to accommodate the clients needs in the future.
Empathy and Fearlessness
There are core attributes and traits that all nurses must have to professionally practice. Previously, there are some conditions that forced me to develop courage and empathy towards sick people. Luckily, I formerly interacted with several patients as well as their family members, an instance that enabled me to adopt critical lesions within the nursing process. For example, I come across a critical road accident, which left several casualties grieving in agony, pain, and despair.
Several passengers had died instantly while others were to be ferried to the hospital to save their lives. Since there were no specialized people to help, the few witnesses who were present (including myself) had to participate and save the lives of the casualties despite the condition. Having developed some empathy and ethics, I had to be courageous to help in the situation. This indicates how I had developed and realized the importance of empathy, ethics, and boldness in the clinical context.
In essence, these form some of the basic elements within nursing care. Compliance and practice of the basic professional code of ethics, empathy, and courage within nursing is an important recipe for the . For example, a typical instance of the relationship between a nurse and a is critical.
Another instance that made me develop empathy, morals, and courage in the clinical context is my personal interaction with a terminally ill cancer patient. Respect and courtesy that I developed over time formed important attributes towards effective relationships with patients. From these virtues (previously developed), I shall be able to respect the existence and rights of patients.