Effective Communication, Being Autonomous, And Being Reliable

755 Words Aug 4th, 2015 4 Pages
A person will never be successful in their career unless they demonstrate professionalism. Not only does being professional in the workplace show your knowledge and abilities but it also helps to establish lasting relationships with your clients. Even though being professional is important to any profession it is of the utmost importance in the nursing field. There are different aspects that encompass being professional, however; in the nursing world the most important pieces to professionalism are effective communication, being autonomous, and being reliable. Interacting with patients, families, and other members of the health care team is an everyday occurrence in the nursing profession. “Inadequate communication with patients and among providers is a major impediment to achieving whole-person, integrated patient care” (Weiner, Barnet, Cheng & Daaleman, 2005). If you don’t know how to effectively communicate with others it will only create conflict and tension with everyone involved and it prevents your patients from getting the best holistic care. To be professional in the workplace it is important that you know how to effectively use therapeutic communication, “….;an interactive dynamic process involving verbal and nonverbal exchanges between the nurse and patient to develop a relationship with a patient to meet health-related goals” (Potter, Perry, Stockert, & Hall, 2015). For the most part the problem with people acting professional in the workplace is not what is…

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