Exploring can affect practice. This assignment will also

 

Exploring
the 6’Cs: an examination of the evidence and a personal reflection.

Introduction

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The
purpose of this assignment is to focus on the 6c’s, these are care, compassion,
communication, competence, commitment and courage. However, I will only be focusing
on three of the core values of the 6c’s within nursing. These are care,
communication and courage. These will be explained in greater detail, using
reflective writing and finding factual research to support theories, linking
these within professional practice, looking at the implications and how these
can affect practice. This assignment will also look at what can be learnt from
experience.

To
help understand this information it can be useful to have some background
knowledge surrounding the 6cs, and where they came from. This is vital to this
assignment as it will be looking in detail about the importance of these within
nursing. According to Cummings and Bennett, (2012) in Baillie, (2017), the 6
C’s came about due to many different reports that were revealing poor standards
of quality care. It was reported that there was a lack of compassion within the
hospitals and care environments. This is where the Department of Health
(England) decided to introduce the care values which are today commonly known
as the 6’Cs.

The
three C’s that have been chosen are some of most widely used values, for example
when looking at communication there is many forms that can be used in day to
day life as well as within clinical practice. Communication is split up into
many sections that help people communicate when dealing with many different
situations. When looking at care within practice, it becomes one of the main
core values within nursing. Most people require good quality care within all
aspects of care. Having courage is something a few people may struggle with, it
is not always easy to be able to say that something is not right, however in a
lot of cases it is very important that a person finds this courage and does the
right thing. This is going to explored in many different angles and with
evidence based theory.

Main
body

The
3 C’s that’s are going to be discussed are Care, Communication and Courage.
These will be discussed with evidence based practice and reliable journals.

Caring
competencies are being considered to be some of the most fundamental aims of
nursing, and the importance of clinical placement, this is to show the skills
that have been learnt and putting these in to practice. Dobrowolska &
Palese, (2016) This helps link to the importance of delivering care effectively
and giving treatment, any assistance and care that you may be responsible for
during their time within hospital or care facility. Nursing and Midwifery
Council, (Nmc), (2015) Some reports state that educating this with nursing and
the most recent students can be a challenge. Recommendations have stated that
the focus to help educate theses students to be able to carry out these skills,
is to get them to focus on the main values within nursing that underpins
professional practice. This would be looking at the fundamentals within the 6
C’S, one of these being care. Francis (2013) & National Health Service, (NHS)
Commissioning board (2012). According to NHS, Wales (2003) when looking at the fundamentals
of nursing care there are many aspects that need focusing on, they believe that
these fundamentals should be implemented with the education of health care
professionals and that they should be used in day to day care and in theory
should be already complied with. One of the most valued part of nursing care is
holistic care. Holistic care is about looking at a person with a wider view.
Considering their every need, looking at their spiritual or mental needs, this
can have added effects on their recovery time, with quicker discharges and
patients resuming back to normal activities a lot quicker, holism is about
treating your patient not only by their physical but taking in to account their
mental, physical and spiritual needs as a whole. Selimen & Andsoy, (2011)
Holism is a philosophy of being able to reach out and have a basic
understanding of the general factors that can inhibit a patient’s recovery and
having the ability to take their feelings, thoughts, religious or cultural
beliefs in to account. It is believed that they have a more satisfied and
happier recovery, Berg & Sarvimaki (2003). It has been said that nurses
need to remember how important it is to involve patients and their families
within this holistic approach and how essential it is to nursing care, Selimen
& Andsoy (2011).

Promoting dignity is
essential within care, according to the Health and Social Care act 2008,
Regulation 10: Dignity and respect, is one that is used within the Care Quality
Commission (CQC). The Care Quality Commission have standards that must be
upheld within all aspects of nursing care, they monitor standards to see if they
are keeping up with regulations. Dignity is about respect and acting in a
patient’s best interests. Giving a patient dignity goes further than being able
to understand, if a patient is unconscious or lacks capacity, they have the
same right as someone that has full capacity, CQC, (2017). According to the Royal
College of Nursing (RCN) (2008) they state that dignity is central and key to nursing,
the heart of nursing is quality care focusing on dignity. The RCN (2008) believe
that when focus has been made on dignity within care, it has only focused on patients
and carers, not paying attention to nurses and health care professionals, also taking
in to account student nurses, who are there to learn from their mentors. They found
after doing some research that there was a high level of knowledge regarding dignity
and the sensitivity towards this.