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Akron General Nursing - Philosophy of Caring

Nurses at Akron General Medical Center are dedicated professionals and important members of an outstanding healthcare team. They benefit from our progressive philosophy, our clinical ladder, competitive salaries and benefits and flexible schedules.

Our nurses earn respect for their distinctive contributions and are rewarded through patient gratitude, personal growth and satisfaction. The nursing environment is a challenging and stimulating one that encourages decision-making at all levels, offers professional growth and rewards excellence in clinical practice. Open communication is a key feature.

Nursing at Akron General is committed to the mission and vision of the system. As nurses we recognize that the delivery of patient care is interdisciplinary in nature.

We further recognize, however, that the role of nursing in patient care is unique and of
critical importance to our patients and families. We are committed to excellence in nursing practice demonstrated by our willingness to continually asses, evaluate and improve those processes by which we deliver care.

As nurses at Akron General, we believe:

  • Each individual is a unique being with physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs.
  • Individuals have free will and the right to make choices about their health care.
  • Individuals have the right to safe, cost-effective health care.
  • Each individual is a member of a family or other social group.
  • Nursing includes identification and treatment of human responses to actual or potential health problems.
  • The goal of nursing is to assist the individual to attain an optimal level of wellness across the life span. This requires cooperation and collaboration with other healthcare professionals.
  • Professional nursing practice requires a commitment to nursing research and the integration of research findings into practice.
  • Nursing education is fostered by a collaborative relationship with academic colleagues and a supportive clinical environment of student practice.
  • Nursing is practiced in an environment of dynamic change. Nursing is affected by social, political, economic and environmental forces which impact the healthcare delivery system.
  • Nursing requires a commitment to ongoing professional development and life-long learning.

About Relationship-Based Care

Relationship-Based Care is the model of care here at Akron General. It is a way of providing care that is focused on the patient. Throughout the patient's stay, a primary registered nurse works with the patient, the doctor and other members of the healthcare team to coordinate their care. Associate nurses, licensed practical nurses, nursing assistants and student nurses also assist with care.

Date Updated: 30-OCT-2013

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