Our Nursing Staff
We believe the practice of nursing is both an art and science. We believe nurses, through the nursing process, provide evidence based care to achieve outcomes established mutually by the patient and the care team. Care is delivered in a manner that preserves and protects the patient’s autonomy, dignity, and rights.
We believe we are here to serve the patients and their families first, and they are the focus of everything we do. We deem human dignity, respect, communication and caring as integral to all aspects of our work. Caring relationships form the foundation for excellence and include relationships with the patient and family, colleagues and self. Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring serves as the philosophical foundation for the GSH Commitment to Patients, Families and Colleagues, which guide our professional practice.
We believe individuals care for others most optimally when they care for their own mental, emotional, spiritual and physical health. Therefore, nurses need and deserve adequate time and resources to meet their individual needs, enabling them to support patients and families to their fullest ability.
We believe that continuity of care empowers nurses and other direct care providers to provide clinically competent, caring and individualized care to patients and their families. Each patient deserves to have designated staff responsible for developing, implementing, communicating and coordinating care. We believe all nurses involved in a patient’s care establish a therapeutic relationship. Continuity of the relationship allows staff to know the patient’s story and enables them to facilitate optimal support for the patient and family during their episode of care.
From this philosophy and in conjunction with the Good Samaritan Strategic Plan, the mission, vision and framework for nursing practice at Good Samaritan Hospital is derived.
Relationship Based Care Model
Why does our nursing staff support the physicians and patients in such a great way?
Nurse Physician relationships are a key component of the Relationship Based Care Model that is practiced here at GSH. It encompasses the caring principles of – Hear Me. Help Me. Keep Me Safe. This aligns the nursing staff with the physicians in wanting to ensure that each patient, family member and physician experiences dignity, respect and compassion in every interaction. In other words, we are our name: Good Samaritans.
Nursing is committed to relationships with our physicians and patients for continual improvement through collaborative committees such as our Patient and Physician satisfaction committees.