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3.Influence on Nursing PracticeThe practice of mindfulness and being professionally present has gained popularity inthe nursing profession due to the increased complexities of today’s healthcare environment. Ourwork responsibilities are becoming so demanding and challenging. They are requiringmultidisciplinary approaches in order to provide the best care to our patients. Working underthese conditions day after day is increasing stress levels and leading to job dissatisfaction andburnout. Incorporating mindfulness in our nursing practice allows for better awareness and to becalm and clear headed. When thinking about my own practice, I have realized that I havedeveloped a set routine that I do. It is a sort of autopilot where my body is operating in a routinepattern and mind is off somewhere else. I have been distracted and not mindful. Wheneversomething occurs that is not part of the routine it throws me off and my mind gets stressed.Working in Long term care, I see the same patients every day for months to years so the care Igive becomes routine and this has attributed to being in autopilot. Since realizing this, I havemade many changes in my practice to be mindful and present. This awareness has improved my
PROFESSIONAL PRESENCE AND INFLUENCE4assessment skills and my ability to identify subtle changes in a patient’s condition. For example,one of my long-term patients is this elderly lady with multiple comorbidities including DiabetesMellitus, Chronic Kidney Disease, and vascular wounds on her legs. Normally this patient isalert and oriented x 4 and is completely aware of her diagnoses. When assessing her, I noticedshe seemed lethargic and weaker than her usual condition. She had stated earlier that she was notfeeling like well and was nauseous. Although her vitals were stable and she was not running afever, she was acting different and seemed off. When performing wound care, I did noticeincreased drainage to her wound on her leg. My judgement told me to send her out to theEmergency Room. She ended up being admitted to the hospital for wound infection. Beingmindful helped me get this patient the best care she needed. Overall, mindfulness can bring wiserand more compassionate care, improve understanding in clinical situations, enhancecommunication with patients and between colleagues, and ultimately reduce stress. B.PERSONALITY PREFERENCES1.Personality Assessment Submission
PROFESSIONAL PRESENCE AND INFLUENCE52.Test Results AnalysisBased on research originally conducted by Carl Jung that has been improved and builtupon, the Jung personality test uses a series of questions to evaluate one’s personality type. Myresult from the test revealed that my personality type is ISFJ, which stands for IntrovertedSensing Feeling Judging. ISFJs are characterized by their desire to serve others and their need tobe needed. Though often go unappreciated and taken for granted, they prove repeatedly theirreliability, loyalty, and high-quality work ethic. Typical career paths for ISFJs include teaching,

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