Nursing

Nursing

Nurses at Hospital da Luz Clínica de Oeiras are committed to their mission to provide excellent care to every client who enters the Clinic.

The nurses at Hospital da Luz Clínica de Oeiras works to promote health, prevent illness, care for the patient’s needs, and encourage adaptation for socio-professional reinsertion and an active life. Our nurses believe their profession requires continual learning, awareness of the advances in scientific knowledge, and the highest standards of care. Therefore, they engage in a continuous quest to improve upon their performance.

Our nursing professionals were carefully selected by the Directors of Nursing, based on demanding criteria, not only in the training requirements, but also in the quality of their performance and previous experience in the profession.

The Director of Nursing encourage all nurses in the Clinic to incorporate quality care and excellence in their daily practice. The following guiding principles of nursing from the Portuguese Board of Nursing have been adopted by the Hospital da Luz Clínica de Oeiras:

Client Satisfaction: nurses shall seek to respect their patients´ individual capacities, beliefs, values and desires; seek empathy in all relations; set up partnerships in the planning of care; involve the family or others close to the patient in the process of care; and minimize the negative impact associated with environmental changes that arise during the process of health support.

Health Promotion: contextualize the health situation of clients for their families and for society; take advantage of opportunities to promote healthy lifestyles; enable adaptation to life, growth and development processes; and provide information to support cognitive learning and new capacities of the client.

Complications Prevention: identify potential complications as quickly as possible; implement and evaluate interventions that may avoid or minimize the effect of complications; apply scientifically based nursing interventions to identified complications; refer patients to the appropriate health professionals when needed; supervise delegated nursing activities; and be responsible for the decisions taken and the acts practiced or delegated.

Maximizing well-being and self-care: identify patient issues quickly and be prepared to intervene; implement and assess interventions that support increased well-being and fulfillment of life activities on which the client depends.

Contributions to Functional Adaptation: requires the recognition of the need for continuity in nursing care; contribute to a functional adaptation plan based on the needs of the client and the resources in the community following hospitalization; optimize the capacities of the client, their families, or others to manage prescribed therapeutic course; teach the client necessary skills for their functional adaptation.

Contributing to the Organization of Nursing Care: be aware of the reference framework for professional nursing and ongoing improvement systems regarding the quality of professional nursing; seek the satisfaction of nurses regarding the quality of their professional role; adapt the number of nurses available with the nursing care requirements; be aware of the ongoing training policy for nurses, promote professional development and quality; deploy methodologies for the organization of quality nursing care.

The evaluation of nurses at Hospital da Luz Clínica de Oeiras is focused on personal and professional competences and on performance objectives including continuous training objectives and contributions to excellent results as part of the medical team in the Clinic.