Scope Of Practice In Nursing Case Study

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The aim of this assignment is to explore the Scopes of Practice involved in nursing and the importance each has on effective practice. For the purpose of this paper, the nurse that was shadowed will be referred to as Angelina Jolie and all other nurses will have name changes to ensure confidentiality. This experience took place in the South Health Campus of Calgary in the Labour and Delivery unit, where an opportunity was given to learn about the roles of several nurses and discover what domains of practice they instil in their care. Despite each individual dealing with situations differently, Scopes of Practice have a direct effect on nursing care because fostering trusting relationships, using a collaborative approach and constantly educating …show more content…
They also found that a professional’s clinical skills would help them narrow down possible interventions, and aid them in developing methods to communicate this information appropriately and to provide a safe and secure atmosphere (p. 5). In my health care setting, the main Scope of Practice I observed was Clinical Practice and how each Registered Nurse incorporated the many roles into their care plan. Initially I was shadowing Angelina Jolie, but after learning she had been assigned a more complex role for that shift, I was passed off to Jeremy Renner and Scarlett Johansson. In spending time with these two nurses, I observed several situations that required critical thinking and coordination of care. Profetto-McGrath, (2005) and Scheffer & Rubenfield, (2000) stated that the success of a patient in a health care setting could increase by strengthening critical thinking skills that will encourage the nurse to rely on “evidence-based practice” more than anything, (as cited in Chan, 2013, p. 236). Angelina reported that …show more content…
In relation to clinical practice, a critical thinkers approach would be to compile all necessary material, inquire with fellow colleagues, assess and analyze the information thus far and finally implementation of what was learned, (Chan, 2013, p. 240). In doing this, the nurse would be able to gather enough information to appropriately and effectively go about their job, in such that others will know the amount of effort that was put into the final decision-making. In observing Jeremy and Scarlett, I found that coordination and collaboration are an essential aspect of successful client care and communication. Page (2004) stated that in order to enhance quality of cooperation in the workplace, it is important to foster honest and open environments that allow for the creation of strong bonds between co-workers (as cited in Havens, Vasey, Gittell & Lin, 2010,

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