December , Volume Number 12 , page 48 - 51 [Free]. Join NursingCenter to get uninterrupted access to this Article. He was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 2 years earlier. As his condition worsened, his daughter Debra took over his daily care at her home. When he arrives on the unit, Debra walks into her father's room giving orders to the nursing staff, including you. She aggressively asks why you're not doing specific tests, then yells that you don't know what you're doing.
Metrics details. The objective of this study was to better understand the experiences of family members in the nursing home to hospital transfer decision making process. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 20 family members who had recently been involved in a nursing home to hospital transfer decision. Multiple sub-themes were also identified. Findings from this study contribute to knowledge surrounding the nursing home transfer decision by illuminating the experiences of family members in the transfer decision process. Peer Review reports. Nursing home residents are at risk for complications surrounding hospital transfers [ 1 ].
Communication has been found to be a central part of the nurse-patient relationship and is based on the formation of trust and personal attitudes Lowey, Most students, and even novice nurses, think that if they are not performing an actual skill for a patient, they are not performing effective and important nursing care. However, there is so much good that nurses can do by simply communicating with patients.
Nurses enjoy a fulfilling profession, but one in which they face many challenging situations. No patient, after all, really wants to be in the hospital, and the family members who come and go have a lot on their minds. At the same time, nurses are providing care for a high number of patients, filling out numerous charts and files and managing the needs and questions of lots of people. Sometimes, families feel overwhelmed, and this can lead to challenges in communication between patients and medical staff. Part of effective nurse-patient communication lies in trust.