Each patient has unique perspective on healthcare and needs and therefore as

Each patient has unique perspective on healthcare and

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Each patient has unique perspective on healthcare and needs and therefore as health care providers, care should be tailored towards the individual. Compliance with treatment regimen and plan of care is achieved when the patient has an input. There will be no positive outcome which is usually the end goal of patient centered care if the patient does not comply. Making the patient active participant in their own healthcare improves their outcome as they feel they are the ones making their own decisions and not just the providers or other healthcare team members. Giving person centered care helps bring understanding that without the patient there is no healthcare team. As healthcare providers, the most important member of the healthcare team should be considered being whole and not just as a diagnosis. That leads us to holistic nursing, which is nursing care that that integrates every aspect of a patient’s life into their care and not just concentrate on the disease or issue at hand. According to the American Holistic Nurses Association,(2020) in order to take care of the patient as a whole being, the nurses assessment ,diagnoses, planning, intervention and evaluation should be curtailed towards the person and not the disease, taking into account the physical, emotional, spiritual ,cultural and environmental challenges. To provide holistic nursing with patient centered care, the nurse should have cultural humility, it is the realization that other cultures exists and that the nurse does not know them all, but is willing to learn .According to DeNisco and Baker (2015,pp.579) a nurse who has cultural humility recognizes that they are not experts when it comes to different cultures but are willing to learn in order to provide best possible care for patients. In 2015, an article by Foronda, Baptiste and Reinholdt, suggested that cultural humility should be considered as a journey where there is the willingness to be open to learning new cultures and way of life thereby creating an inclusive environment that will lead to optimal care.As healthcare providers we should be self-aware and reflect on our own cultures and values and how they influence are decision making. Self-reflection is one of the ways that providers use to learn more about events or situations. As a provider, I will ponder on events that I have been faced with either positive or negative to determine where improvement is needed or to revalidate. As a provider self- reflection can be done individually or with team members to assess situations that have been encountered. Currently at work, we have the formal reflection which is documented during team meetings. Each team member contemplates on the past week and determines what could have been done differently or what was done right. It serves as a learning tool for all members when faced with similar situations how to handle them. Providers and patients both benefit from self-reflection.
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