Are nurses creative?
Keywords:Creative thinking, creativity, nurse
Creativity is the ability to imagine something that is not exist, to do something different from others, and to develop new ideas.
In other words, creativity is to see something as everyone sees it and to think about different things about it. A health-care system
that incorporates many threats and problems forces nurses to find effective and creative solutions. It is a recognized fact that
nurses who play an important role in the health-care sector and who directly influence patient care quality, hospital productivity,
and image are creative. Nurses are able to use existing resources in a very different and original way by means of their creative
thinking skills in the problems they face during the patient care process, and they are able to produce new solutions that do not
exist for the problem. Nurses must be supported both institutionally and administratively to be: “Creative.” In the education
process, creativity should be developed with interesting and motivational activities. The nurses who have developed creativity
will find creative and practical solutions that can cope more easily with the crisis situations in the health-care environment where
the changes and competition are increasing. In the field of creativity in nursing, there are many examples from past to present,
both domestic and abroad.
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