Significant Influence on Patients Nurses

Significant Influence on Patients Nurses

Required Reading

American Nurses Association. (2015). Nursing: scope and standards of practice (3rd ed.).

  • pp. 53-66, p. 71, and p. 77

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  • Standards of Practice (Standards 1-6); Standards of Professional Performance (Standards 9 & 13)



Required Article

Aromataris, E., & Pearson, A. (2014). The systematic review: An overview. American Journal of Nursing, 114(3), 53-58.

Discussion Questions


Effective communication is a staple of our healthcare culture.  Working with patients, peers, and interprofessional teams requires that nurses manage information and evidence toward influencing safe and positive patient outcomes. Significant Influence on Patients Nurses

Please address the following:

  • Describe caring attributes of the culture where you currently practice.
  • Which attributes stand out as having significant influence on patients, nurses, and other healthcare professionals?
  • How do you see effective communication relating to patient outcomes in this setting?
  • What is the evidence for this? Significant Influence on Patients Nurses