Nurses are expected to provide competent evidence

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Nurses are expected to provide competent evidence-based, patient-centered care. These expectations require that nurseshave up-to-date knowledge, clinical, technical, and communication skills, and the ability to problem solve through the use of clinicaljudgment. The science of nursing is a combination of performance, skills, knowledge, and attitudes. Current models of nursing focuson the rapid expansion of scientific discoveries being made in medicine and technology (Palos, 2014).It’s important as a nursepractitioner to provide high quality, safe, patient-centered care across the lifespan without bias, judgment, or persuasive opinion. Forexample, when a woman makes an appointment with a practitioner with an unplanned pregnancy it is important for her tounderstand she has options. As clinicians we are frequently encountered by these patients and it is our job to provide them withdiagnosis, counseling, and referral to other services they may need, despite our own morals and beliefs. It is a woman’s right todecide if they want to abort the pregnancy and we as clinicians need to stand by our patient’s side and provide them with the
10referrals they need to have a safe and effective abortion. We may not agree with our patients’ decision about their healthcare, weare here to provide counseling, education and referrals in hopes they will make the best decision about their health and wellbeing.MSN Essential VII: Interprofessional Collaboration for Improving Patient and Population Health OutcomesInterprofessional collaboration (IPC) is known to improve and enhance care for people with complex healthcare and socialcare needs and is ideally anchored in the care of the individual and population served (Pullon, 2016).As a family nurse practitionerthere will be times we need to refer our patient to a specialist for them the get the best care they deserve. As the primary provider Iwould keep in close contact with the clinician in whom I am referring to collaborate a plan for this patient and provide a positiveoutcome. For instance, if one my patients was having psychological issues and needed to be referred to a counselor for furtherevaluation, I would want to collaborate with this provider to make sure they are being treated medically and psychologically. Thereare times when a counselor will recommend the patient be started on an antidepressant while going through treatment; this iswhere we can collaboratively treat the patient together, for an optimal outcome. I think it is important that all providers involved in apatient’s care take the time to update one another. As we know information, diagnosis, and medication regimen can be misconstruedby the patient from visit to visit with multiple providers.As a practitioner working with adults and/or children, I will need tocollaborate with other specialists to meet the needs of the patient and provide them with the best care possible.

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