What nursing means at Cornwall Care
Most people will recognise that nursing is more than a job. It is a profession, with its distinct knowledge base, it is a science which brings best practice to care delivery and it is an art, where human relationships add to the other therapeutic aspects of care.
So what does all that actually mean? Well in Cornwall Care it’s simple. Every person who supervises and delivers care is emotionally involved in their work. Our customers often cannot tell us how they feel, or what they want, so our nurses must find ways of communicating with our customers to ensure that nothing is missed.
At Cornwall Care we believe that great nursing is dependent on building close relationships with people and through this, excellent assessment skills. To truly be able to plan the right care, and to instigate the right interventions a nurse must really know the people in their care.
Cornwall Care nurses are the nurses who love to be with their customers. They are the special professionals who understand how to patiently explore how their customers are communicating and presenting, and diagnosing what is the right care to meet each individual’s needs and wants. There is real skill in this assessment and our nurses know that this is a continuous process because people's needs and wants change constantly and care plans need to be flexible to reflect the shifting dynamic of people's changing moods and behaviours.
We are all individuals, and each of our customers has their own life experience, their own loves and their own fears. Our nurses do not care for our customers as if they were a homogenous group of complex people. Cornwall Care nurses seek to know and acknowledge every human being, respecting their diversity and ensuring that their dignity is woven into loving care.
If this sounds like the way you would like to use your nursing skills, talk to us. We have a Facebook page. We would love to hear from you.
Tracie North Director of Operations and Strategic Development (Exec Nurse)