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An important aspect of trust is to be honest or truthful. For example, if I don't know how to answer aquestion asked by my patient or family, I would be honest and say I will have to check on that andattempt the proper way to find an answer versus be dishonest because I don't want to feel incompetentin front of patients. By being honest and truthful, it build trust as well.
ReferenceLeslie, J. L., & Lonneman, W. (2016). Promoting Trust in the Registered Nurse-Patient Relationship.HomeHealthcare Now,34(1), 38–42. Re: Topic 5 DQ 2Hello April,I completely agree with your statement on how essential trust is in a patient-nurse relationship. Inpsychiatry, this is especially important with our patients. If my patient and I have a good rapport basedon trust then, I have a better chance of using de-escalation techniques in an emergency. Trust isnecessary in the psychiatric patient population because they usually only have trust in a handful ofpeople, everyone else often misunderstood them.If a nurse tells a patient, "I'll be back to talk with you in ten minutes," then the nurse really should beback in ten minutes. If a patient feels that a nurse is misleading then, they will never trust them, crisisde-escalation will not work, and chances are that they will not be medication compliant for that nurse.Trust is so important in all aspects of nursing. Nursing is one of the most trusted professions in the nationand we need to maintain those high standards. Great post April!---CrystalRe: Topic 5 DQ 2Every nurse has the chance to make a positive impact on patient care, whether they are the primarypoint-of-care nurses, nurse managers, nurse leaders, nurse directors, or educators. Advocacy is anessential component of any healthcare organization, and it's not just about making a difference.Advocacy is also about building relationships with patients and their families, which can be a powerfultool for improving patient outcomes. It's also about creating a safe environment where patients feelcomfortable sharing information, concerns, and developing a culture of trust between nurse andpatients. Nurse leaders who utilize workplace advocacy strategies have the capability of empoweringnurses to provide quality care to the patient. Nursing staff can be easily influenced by the nurse leader,setting examples by using advocacy strategies.Examples of advocacy strategies that one can use as a leader to create positive change in the currentworkplace are Awareness: when nurses are aware of their role and responsibilities, they are more likely
to take action; Accountability: nurse leader must be accountable for her actions and decisions. The nurseleader must be able to make informed decisions about how she/he will implement changes in theorganization. Effective communication: the nurse leader must be able to communicate effectively withthe team members. Collaboration: when nurses are able to work together, they can achieve goals andobjectives. Coordination: Nurses need to coordinate efforts among themselves and others. Compassion:

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