It is understood how interdisciplinary collaborations are very meaningful in providing care in this healthcare system. Nurses are involved in the participation of caring, safety, and the daily socio-economic realities of the patients we care for and their families. They make sure that the responsibility of our patients care, and safety relies completely on us. As nurses, it’s our job, to ensure them that the care given is within our scope of practice and that the quality of care is presented as well. This report of the IOM has made the author realize the importance of education, leadership roles, and the qualities of a leader.
Heritage assessment offers an affirmative holistic structure for measurement and provision for racially proficient care. Health tradition evaluation form visualizes health as “the state of equilibrium inside the body, mind, and spirit, and with the family, community, and the powers of the natural world (Spector, 2004b). It helps nurses detect one’s classification with hereditary traditions. At first, nurses need to understand their own beliefs in order to respect each individual’s wishes to facilitate communication that can lead to healing process. Nurses intermingle with people from diverse branch of the world with a mixture of civilizing practices, so cultural alertness seems essential in creating a patient-nurse relationship during the interview phase of the health assessment, initial step of the nursing process.
Nightingale’s approach was patient-centered care; she viewed the person as multidimensional with intellect made up of "biological, psychological, social, and spiritual components” (Current, 2012). Nightingale viewed all people equally and wanted to help the masses that were suffering. She believed nursing was a service to God and that nursing care aided in maintaining or restoring patients through the alteration of a patient’s environment (Alligood, 2010, p. 99). Florence Nightingale’s nursing theory began laying the groundwork for subsequent nursing theorists. One theorist who followed in her footsteps and adopted her philosophy regarding nurse caring behaviors is Jean Watson.
Every nurse has a philosophy whether he or she realizes it or not. Nurses are so important in many different people’s lives. As a nurse I am the patient’s advocate, care giver, and sometimes friend. My nursing philosophy is demonstrated in how I perform these roles of a nurse. My nursing philosophy is much the same as my life philosophy.
I believe that the core of nursing is caring and knowledge. Knowledge is the science of nursing and caring is the art of nursing; both of which are necessary for providing quality nursing care. I feel as a nurse I am an advocate for my patient and their families. I try to make them feel comfortable and trust in me and I provide the best care I am able to give. I believe that the focus of nursing is evidenced based clinical practice.
Watson's Theory of Human Caring Blanca Castellon University of Phoenix THEORIES AND MODELS OF NURSING PRACTICE NUR/403 Michelle Dorin May 5, 2014 Watson’s Theory of Human Caring Caring and nursing have always been thought to go hand in hand. For the most part individuals choose this profession for their desire to help and care for other people. Caring as a fundamental concept has led to the development of several caring theories. In this paper I will be discussing Jean Watson’s theory of human caring. I will be describing the major concepts of Jean Watson’s theory and I will be applying Jean Watson’s theory to my own nurse/ patient relationships and describe the caring moments that took place.
The central focus of the profession of nursing is developed around the idea of providing different dimensions of care to individuals in need by use of science and an atmosphere conducive to promoting and maintaining health. As such, nurses must always take a holistic approach towards the care of their clients and in order to maintain the same approach among all clients; the metaparadigm of nursing was developed. The metaparadigm of nursing was first developed by Florence Nightingale and has since been adopted by all nursing professionals. This is a general concept that has developed over time to define the discipline of nursing. The structure for the knowledge of nursing was developed from the four concepts of this metaparadigm.
The code of ethics says that a nurse should be professional in all relationships, should practice as a nurse using compassion and respect for each and every individual, regardless of social or economic status, personal attributes or the nature of health problems. A nurse’s commitment is to the patient, whether it be an individual, family, group or community. A nurse should promote and protect the health, safety and the rights of their patients. A nurse owes the same duties to self as to others, such as: safety, maintain competence, and personal and professional growth. Nurses participate in establishing, maintaining, and improving healthcare environments.
University of Phoenix Material Personal Philosophy of Nursing Worksheet I believe that the core of nursing is delivering quality care specific to the needs of patients, families and the surrounding community. This is achieved through education, teaching and listening. I believe that the focus of nursing is centered around caring for the sick and vulnerable. My vision for myself as a nurse is that I will make every decision one that provides an optimal outcome for my patients and their families. I will continue to keep myself educated with the latest updates in nursing to ensure the care I am giving my patients is based on the latest research.
Personal Philosophy of Nursing Worksheet Dorothee Bucholsky NUR/391 10/21/2013 Sharon Little-Stoetzel, RN, PhD, CNE University of Phoenix Material Personal Philosophy of Nursing Worksheet This is a philosophy of nursing that reflects the beliefs and values of Dorothee E. Bucholsky, RN. Today’s date is October 18, 2013. I chose nursing as my profession because nursing is an integral part of who I am. I have always known I wanted to be a nurse. To care for people in need with compassion and empathy.