I will be a nurse; I will be taking care of people and helping them with their physical and emotional need and I will make them feel as much comfortable as possible. For me nursing is life, nursing is education, nursing is caring for people and understanding what patient is in need for; that is how I would define nursing. My main goal in this point of life is to finish my nursing education and become a good nurse. I am highly inspired by the nurses and their beliefs and the way of communication with patient here. My values will always consider patient first, for me patient’s need and interest is always my first priority, therefor altruism is greatest value for me as a part of nursing.
An Overview on My Personal Philosophy of Nursing The basis of this paper is to look into the personal nursing philosophy I have conceptualized while exploring my beliefs and values in my nursing career. I plan to convey why I choose this profession and what I believe the core of nursing is and what it should be. I believe the nature of nursing is rooted in commitment to public service and the undeniable desire to help those in need. Nursing is more than treating an illness; rather it is focused on delivering quality patient care that is individualized to the needs of each patient My philosophy of nursing incorporates the knowledge of medicine while combining it with relational, compassionate caring that respects the dignity of each patient. My philosophy is one that focuses on the empowerment each patient in the delivery of holistic nursing care.
Watson’s caring philosophy is used to guide transformative models of caring and healing practices for nurses, different healthcare professionals, caregivers and patients worldwide. Watson believes that it is possible to read, study, learn, research, teach about the theory, but to truly understand one has to personally experience it. (Sitzman & Watson, 2014). According to Jean Watson health is defined as high level of physical, social and mental functioning. Watson indicates throughout her work that all human beings have inherent needs to participate in caring exchanges, both as giver and receiver and that nursing holds the essence of this fundamental need.
I will first provide an overview of the issue in relation to both these fields of nursing and discuss why it is important and the impact it has on nursing care. I will then highlight any similarities and/or differences that may rise between the two fields. Adult nurses provide a high standard of essential personal care with dignity and compassion, while also being able to undertake complex interventions and use specialist skills, such as communication-the basic skill needed to survive as a nurse. Philippa Sully (2003) stated that “development of effective working relationships underpins all aspects of nursing practice. Whether we are exploring the best way to arrange shift cover or discuss with patients and their families the most appropriate community care, how we communicate depends on our professional relationships with all those involved.” In other words, communication is a key aspect in nursing as a whole.
I felt the need to develop therapeutic relationship with the patients so that they could feel they could put their trust in me ,also that I was there to listen and talk to them not just care for them.Cutcliff and Mckenna (2005) states that you can gain comfort from drawing on your interpersonal skills, having strength and endurance, feeling self confident , having sufficient competence,beingpeace and ease with oneself and also having a sense of being valued and useful. The concept of communication is an essential part of every profession, and it is required to foster and maintain healthy relationships.Jasmine,(2009). All nursing graduates are expected to be reflective practitioners.Government of Ireland(2000). JohnC (2009) states that reflection is learning through our everyday experience towards
I thoroughly believe that a person’s social, mental, and physical conditions all contribute to the healing process. Nightingale believed that you had to treat the patient as a whole, not just by analyzing data. When treating the patient, you have to look at the big picture. In order to meet the patient’s needs, you must observe and fully understand what kind of care will particularly meet that patient’s personalized needs. Florence Nightingale possessed moral authority, so firm because it was grounded
Leadership in Nursing Essential to quality patient care is the effective functioning of an interdisciplinary team. In most clinical settings, nurses have the closest relationship with patients. For that reason nurses need to take an active role in the interdisciplinary team, they are the front line providers, ensure communication between team members and the patient, and continually advocate for the patient and family. Nurses know how care should be delivered. They can ensure smooth handoffs as the patient transitions through the continuum.
Comparison of Chlorhexidine Gluconate and Povidone Iodine in central line catheter care Introduction: Evidence based practice: Globally, nursing is one of the most honorable professions among healthcare providers. Nursing is caring, which focuses on patients’ comfort and nurses act as advocators. An advocate means a person who defends or argues for the rights of others (Oman Nursing and Midwifery Council (ONMC) 2011). For example, a nurse might face a situation which needs his/her advocacy skills to fight for the patients’ right. Therefore, nurses should be up to date with knowledge, skills and attitude by introducing significant evidence into their practice (ONMC 2011).
Leadership and management in nursing are very important, which indirectly affect the quality of health care provided to patients. Donner and Wheeler (2004) stated that, leadership and management are believed to be required at all levels of the organization to provide staff alignment, learning and professional development, which can help in optimizing the patient's positive. In other words without both parties everything can be failure. Prosperity in health care can lead to optimal patient outcomes through the provision of employee organizations, which in turn achieve the vision and mission set by the organization. To describe what are management and leadership, Kolter (1990), describes that management is to prevent chaos through structured policies and monitoring, beside that it is to provide clear goals and direction to allow others to achieve their policies, objectives, vision and mission.
Watson's Theory of Human Caring Deborah Bahador NUR/403 August 30,2010 Kimberly Frommel Watson's Theory of Human Caring Dr. Jean Watson developed a theory of human caring that I believe is essential to nursing. Caring is at the core of nursing and if nurses don’t care for our patients than they shouldn’t be nurses at all. With this our jobs become a gratifying profession as opposed to an ordinary job. According to Cara, (1991), “Upholding Watson’s caring theory not only allows the nurse to practice the art of caring, to provide compassion to ease patients’ and families’ suffering, and to promote their healing and dignity, but it can also contribute to expand the nurse’s own actualization (p. 51) According to Bailey, (2009), “Watson’s theory of human care proposes that caring might transform health care and preserve human dignity in the health care system (p. 19). If nurses are applying Watson’s theory to their practice, the result should be a continual transformation in health care.