Delivering Associated Services Discussion
Delivering Associated Services Discussion
Johnson (2004) reflects that nurses are not only being challenge to new roles but also are challenged of developing the means of delivering associated services and eliciting the participation of other health fields. Dr. Lindsay recalls that her initial efforts have not been met with great enthusiasm: when she started her work as a nurse she was discouraged from redeveloping interventions, in the middle of her career when a mentor discouraged her from further studies and when her early efforts to function as an educator was not valued by her audience or her colleagues.
Delivering Associated Services Discussion
This is not so much as insensitivity to the issues regarding nursing roles in health and society but may also have been influenced by traditional human resource practices that have focused on specialization rather than multi-tasking (Grossman, 2005). However, evidence suggest that the opposite is proving more effecting in education and intervention because of the relationships and partnerships developed with communities, families and other health professionals (Morrison et al, 2004).
Furthermore, the case highlights that solutions to the issues that Dr. Lindsay faced were not resolved by confrontation but in the development of collaborative platforms within and outside the nursing profession. Dr. Lindsay benefited from her consultations with nurse practitioners and educators: Hermann (2004) highlights the importance of such practices to develop interventions and programs that can be incorporated effectively to existing health programs and at the same time be sensitive to current demands.
Another key lesson from the case presented is the realization that nursing practice and research, particularly those that concern education, are evolving rapidly and therefore requires that professionals be responsive to these developments. A significant number of studies have highlighted the significance of nursing in promoting health and social objectives. This is challenging the nursing profession to new roles, particularly in the field of health education and communication.
In the case of Dr. Lindsay, her own development can be seen from her transition from her work in mental health nursing, industrial, hospital settings which eventually will lead her to assume the role of educator. Hermann (2004) points out that this will require the profession to evaluate its roles and how they can be utilized to meet the developing demands of society. Considering these, the experience of Dr.
Rachel Lindsay as given in the case is one good example of the significance of the role of nurses as health educators. In conclusion, there is significant learning in the experience related by Dr. Lindsay. Her experience highlights the significance of nursing educators within the profession, the community and society. More importantly, the case provided insights on how challenges can be dealt with effectively by developing non-combative and collaborative communications and interventions.
Grossman, Robert J.(2005) Demystifying Section 404: Hazy roles and regulations are making HR’s greatest Sarbanes-Oxley compliance task even more challenging. Here’s how some are moving through the fog. HR Magazine, October. Retrieved October 8, 2007, from http://findarticles. com/p/articles/mi_m3495/is_10_50/ai_n15875221 Hermann, Mary L. (2004). Linking liberal & professional learning in nursing education. Liberal Education, Fall. Retrieved October 8, 2007, from http://findarticles. com/p/articles/mi_m0NKR/is_4_90/ai_n13787494
Johnson, Diane S. (2004). Staff Development Nursing Secrets. AORN Journal, May. Retrieved October 8, 2007, from http://findarticles. com/p/articles/mi_m0FSL/is_5_79/ai_n6074295 Morrison, Malcolm H. , Cheng, Ruth A. , Lee Richard H. (2004) Best-practices protocols can improve quality: Pennsylvania nursing homes got results with a program sponsored by their state health department. Nursing Homes, June, Retrieved October 8, 2007, from http://findarticles. com/p/articles/mi_m3830/is_6_53/ai_n6091705
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