Being in the profession for such a decade long crafted me with knowledge, skill, and reflections. One among those is ” we decide, how OTHERS look at you or think about you”. Here others mean our first contact: patients, doctors, fellow paramedics, service providers, and others around the workplace. Hereafter I will be using YOU to represent We, nurses.
How you present yourself before the team, how organized you are, and most importantly how updated you are in means of knowledge and skills plays a vital role in defining YOU.
Here I am sharing some of the learned and practise suggestions to improve YOU within the team. First, we should learn to respect ourselves then our colleagues and then the team as a whole will respect us. Additionally here are some points to bring harmony in the workplace:
- Try not to highlight the mistakes of others rather try to find a solution together.
- Try to share new knowledge with your colleagues and don’t feel ashamed to learn back from them.
- Try not to be jealous of your coworkers, better appreciate their efforts.
- Work for one another rather than being selfish.
- Hold your temper and never get angry with coworkers.
The only weapon to gain respect is to be updated in the profession and we must also learn to ask for our rights, if not provided then be ready to fight for the same in a proper legal way.
I strongly feel there needs to be a momentum shift in how our nursing leaders think. Are we not enough qualified and competent to lead our profession or we still require a doctor to lead us? Shouldn’t we have a separate directorate of nursing directly under the ministry of health?
We need to stand for ourselves and our professional colleagues to gain this independence and have effective leadership for uplifting the profession.
Therefore it always starts from self, be self-motivated, self-respect so that we can achieve the impossible. Take our profession in our hands and let it not slip away in any others!
Commendable job….hats off to all nursing fraternity….👍
Nice information. . Small steps makes big difference. Hoping for good.
Hello Basavaraj yea truly
MSc Psychiatric Nurse
Working in Victoria hospital, BMCRI Bangalore.
Mr.Sachin Konkani shared his views , it’s absolutely right, in India what I heard about nursing in fifty years back it’s still I feel same, interms if u more qualified and still u don’t have more respect and better job facilities and in all Health care activities nurses no more concerned the only way u just follow doctors orders. Team care it’s only in book, it’s time we are celebrating 200th Birth Anniversary of Florence Nightingale to not to just show the gratitude to the nurses, it’s time to give them due responsibility and respect in India.
That’s what Mr.Narasingarao we have to create room for ourselves and start to think out of the box
Yes I strongly believe that we nurses should edify our profession and have a harmonious relationship with each other. Totally agree with you.
Yea Seeta Rani Harmonious relationships makes a strong base for bringing changes in the profession