Relationship between leadership style, job satisfaction and stress among nurses
Nurses are the most important component as well as the largest workforce in the field of healthcare in Malaysia. The nurses work under the directions…
Nurses are the most important component as well as the largest workforce in the field of healthcare in Malaysia. The nurses work under the directions given by physicians but they are also trained in order to function independently in case of emergency. While the nursing profession can be interesting and rewarding, it has its own challenges which will be explored in this study. The nursing profession provides a chance for the pursuant to enhance others’ lives at the time of need.
A hundred years ago, nursing was defined by Florence Nightingale as the function of utilizing the surrounding environment of a patient for his/her recovery. (Wilkins, 2007)(Page no. 15) Nightingale is considered as the first nurse theorist who was able to raise the standard of nursing through education. After upgrading the standard of nurses, they were now being considered as the person who is educated for the care of sick instead of a housekeeper. Nightingale believed that having a healthy, clean, well-ventilated, and quiet environment would result in early improvement of the sick patients.
Virginia Henderson (Halloran, 1996) was a modern nurse after Nightingale who defined nursing as a unique function of assisting and performing activities that contribute towards the health and recovery of patients (or their peaceful deaths). As mentioned by Henderson, a nurse is a person who does not discriminate between healthy and ill individuals. The teaching and advocacy roles of nursing mention that nurses need to properly interact with clients, no matter whether recovery is feasible or not. (Halloran, 1996)