Discussion Forum Essay

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| NSB020 Assignment 2 | Discussion Forum Essay | | | |

Contents Page
Contents page………………………………………………………………………………pg.1
Discussion Forum Essay………………………………………………………………pg. 2- 8
References……………………………………………………………………………..pg. 9-12
Appendix 1: Toolkit Strategies……………………………………………………….pg. 13-16
Appendix 2A: Reflection - Patient Centred Care……………………………………….pg. 17
Appendix 2B: Reflection - Hostility in the Workforce………………………………....pg. 18
Appendix 2C: Reflection - Delegation….………………………………………………pg. 19

There are many issues associated with the transition from graduate registered nurse into practicing registered nurse. Recent studies have found the phase to be a stressful period for many graduates the main challenges were fitting
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Additionally, initiating patient surveys is an effective tool in order to determine the most appropriate interventions (Australian Commission on safety and quality in health care, 2011). Current research has found that better patient satisfaction and patient-centred care, results in a decreased length of stay; reduces readmission; decreases rates of hospital acquired infections; and improves preventative services (Boulding et al, 2011); (Flach et al, 2004). It is therefore imperative that all graduate nurses have an understanding about patient-centred care and successfully implement appropriate interventions. Patient-centred care has encouraged me to re-think how I view and treat my patients. Current literature has highlighted the importance that patient-centred care plays in delivering quality and safe care as a graduate registered nurse. In respect to Appendix 1, the toolkit and strategies developed from the discussion forums have provided me with a clearer understanding in how to manage effective patient-centred care. The strategies developed are simple and easy to follow and include recognising each patient as an individual; and focus on communication to build a therapeutic relationship. I now understand the importance of having a structured support network within the workplace in order to maintain regular support and direction. In future practice as a graduate registered nurse I will endeavour to find an

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