KMC Hospital, Attavar to hold Workshop on ‘Nursing Empowerment’ on February 28
Mangaluru: Kasturba Medical College, Hospital, Attavar, is hosting a workshop on “NURSING EMPOWERMENT” on 28th February 2019 at Sanjeevini Hall, KMC Hospital Attavar
“The secret of Change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, But on building the new” – SOCRATES
ORGANISED BY: TEAM NURSING, KMC HOSPITAL, ATTAVAR, MANGALURU
“NOTHING ABOUT ME WITHOUT ME” is the key phrase for more empowerment of clinical nurses.
NURSES are leaders by virtue of their responsibilities for them; empowerment is not a privilege, but a professional necessity. “Empowerment supports shared team governance, open leadership communication and supportive and empathetic nursing team relationships. Creating an empowered team is a vital nurse leadership function that can significantly influence staff morale, productivity, staff retention and associated costs, patient care, quality and patient safety and employee satisfaction.
There are compelling reasons to empower nurses. Powerless nurses are ineffective nurses. Powerless nurses are less satisfied with their jobs and more susceptible to burn out.
Empowerment for nurses may consist of three components:
a) A workplace that has the requisite structures to promote empowerment;
b) A psychological belief in one’s ability to be empowered;
c) Acknowledgement that there is power in the relationships and caring that nurses provide
Purpose of Empowerment & Governance
To empower nurses in Decision Making in relation to patient’s health care needs
To demonstrate Autonomy And Assertiveness In Problem-Solving Approach towards patient care
To empower nurses in Protecting Patient Rights
This conference will throw light on
Nursing Empowerment – Administrative and Clinical perspective by Dr Anand R, Head Quality, MHEPL and Professor of Pulmonary department, KMC, Mangalore
Nursing Empowerment – Quality perspective by Dr Anice George, Dean, MCON, Manipal
Nursing Empowerment – Nursing Perspective by Mrs Judith Vasan, Nursing Superintendent, Manipal Hospital, Bangalore
Followed by PANEL DISCUSSIONS