The sole purpose of the interview was to find out the take of my fellow peers towards the topic of Professional Identity and Stewardship across the nursing environment. Nurses are expected to perform tasks in a diligent and appropriate manner that reflect sheer professionalism (Romme, 2016). The practitioners are first in line in with nursing standards in the process of offering health care (Armstrong, 2007). By analyzing the information given by my peers, the interview might uncover certain flaws concerning the subject of professionality and stewardship and therefore devise ways of effecting improvement. I sat down with one of my class peers in a one-hour length long interview equipped with questions pertinent to the topic.
The general response of the respondent showed an interesting mixture of objective and subjective themes. Most of his responses were not influenced by emotions but were largely oriented around personal experience. This was particularly noted in the question that inquired about his role as a health care member. The respondent also avoided drifting out of topic and tried as much as possible to give objective answers. Considering the above facts of the interview, I believe the information obtained following its conclusion is viable and can be considered for analysis.
The following information was uncovered during the course of the interview. The information is grouped according to the question asked.
What is your role as a health care team member?
The respondent expressed some degree of philosophy when addressing the query. He quoted some famous quotes made by well-renowned nurses such as Cass Canfield. Then he finally concluded by stating his role as “to answer to the call of anyone in need of urgent health care.”
How do you define professionalism and how does professional responsibility influence your work?
The respondent hesitated a bit before moving on to answer the question; this indicated uncertainty to some extent. The question seemed to have taken him by surprise (Moore & Brenda, 2014). His responses were, to some extent, subjective as they were somewhat influenced by emotion. He defined professionalism as the ability to follow one’s heart and practicing one’s profession with utmost precision (Romme, 2016). He then moved on to state that professional responsibility influences him to deliver one hundred and one percent commitment to his work as such are the perils of health care provision.
Do you consider leaders in your organization stewards of health care? Why or Why not?
The respondent answered this question objectively, he explained that for one to be classified as a healthcare steward, he or she needs to deliver impeccable work, be on schedule and in the case of a leader, be ready to accept advice and counseling from others. He then went to conclude that since his leaders have shown the above qualities, they can rightly be classified as healthcare stewards.
Is it important to you that leaders exercise professional advocacy and authenticity as well as power and influence when working with colleagues? Why or why not?
The respondent shifted back to his subjective mode of response when addressing the above query. He observed that leaders have a daunting burden on their shoulders and have to make sure that a healthcare facility is managed effectively. He went on to conclude that the above are the qualities of a capable leader and that maintaining influence and power is a necessary evil towards the smooth running of the organization.
The interview was conducted in a park on a warm sunny afternoon. It was conducted on a Monday since that is the day the park has least human habitation. Noises and other physical obstructions were scarce. Therefore, the responses were not influenced by anything else other than fact and opinion.
The interview revealed that the deliverance of professionalism and stewardship in an organization in leaders lies solely in the ability to do one’s work with utmost diligence, commitment, and precision. In order to achieve this, one must first speculate the requirements of his or her line of work and work towards delivering one hundred and one percent.
Romme, G. (2016). The Quest for Professionalism: The Case of Management and Entrepreneurship. Oxford: Oxford University Press
Armstrong, Alan (2007). Nursing Ethics: A Virtue-Based Approach. Palgrave Macmillan
Moore & Brenda (2014). “In-Depth Interviewing” in Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in Military Studies, (eds.) J. Sorters, P. Shields, S Henriette