WHAT IS AN IN-HOME NURSING SERVICE?
A nurse is a medical professional responsible for medical procedures, safety, and recovery of patients with acute and chronic health issues. An in-home nurse is all that and more, in that he or she cares for you in your home, integrating himself or herself into your family.
WHEN DO YOU NEED US?
If we overlook the psychological care of our patients, we are not caring for them holistically. So what do we need to be able to apply Saunders’ vision of ‘being with’ patients to our practice? To gain new understanding and learn lessons from their difficulties, nurses need opportunities for reflection and peer support, ideally through clinical supervision, which ensures support mechanisms are in place. Clinical supervision might have provided more clarity on what I did well and what I could have done differently; helped me take new learning to new situations; and encouraged me to form meaningful therapeutic relationships with patients. I intend to raise the importance of clinical supervision in our team, highlighting its value for reflection and consequent learning opportunities, facilitating an improvement in practice. We could increase the frequency of supervision, offer a combination of group or single supervision as well as useful skills of colleagues in other teams for support (for example chaplains, psychologists or the hospice team). Communication skills training can give nurses the confidence to be present for patients – moving away from task-oriented, ‘safe’ encounters. The SAGE & THYME communication skills model provides a good framework for such training. Teaching nurses how to deal with emotional distress can help them gain confidence in dealing with their own emotions,
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