Moreover, the most important part of my personal philosophy is my faith. I believe God created us with special gifts and purpose. I have known one of my gifts since I was a child, the gift of serving others, but I have recently incorporated that gift with my purpose in life, which is to serve God. In my future practice as a nurse I would like to incorporate these beliefs and values that have made me who I am today. I once read the definition of Christian nursing written in the book Called to Care, “Christian nursing is defined as a ministry of compassionate care for the whole person, in
My Personal Philosophy of Nursing Submitted by Ivan J. Quinones, RN In partial fulfillment of the requirements of Transition to Professional Nursing N3645 Jeanean Boyd, MSN, RN June 1, 20 Introduction For this assignment I was given the task of articulating into words my personal philosophy of nursing. It is not an easy task to put into words what you do daily as second nature. First, I explain why I chose nursing as a profession. Then I explain what the “core of nursing” is for me; followed by my beliefs and values about patients, family, health care providers and my own health. I also explain my vision for my future in nursing.
Why would an ethical code give patient/family members confidence in an organization? The healthcare profession is represented by every professional within the industry when in contact with a patient or family member. As professionals, we play a vital role within the community and have an ethical obligation to ensure confidentiality, quality of care and people skills. When a family or patient are treated unfairly or are given the feeling that the healthcare professionals are not representing them with dignity and respect these interactions can breach the confidence. Therefore, if the ethical code is followed by healthcare professionals, patient and/or family members can develop confidence in their standard of care.
In the second case study regarding the malpractice and negligence of a nurse, the primary obligation according to the ANA code of ethics is to the patient. Provisions II and IV of the ANA code of ethics states that the nurse is responsible to provide optimum patient care and the primary commitments are to the patient. “Business priorities may be pressing in the organization, and powerful enough to cause conflict of interests.” (Lachman, 2009). Therefore, it is important for the RN to maintain integrity as a professional and act in
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.
As I read the entries from my reflective journal, I could see how my focus shifted from assisting patient with his basic needs at the beginning of the nursing school to more comprehensive nursing care today. My years of experience in education and later in quality control, influenced values that have translated well into the nursing field. First and foremost are work and client safety. The quality of service, attention to detail, and
My Road to Professional Nursing U of M Flint For as long as I can remember the world of medicine has been part of my life. This, along with a calling from God, is what I believe led me to become a professional nurse. As a young child I remember my father telling us about the ambulance runs and fires he was a part of as a firefighter/EMT/paramedic. I loved these discussions. I especially loved the look my dad would have on his face when he shared about how they were able to save a life, put out a fire, or be a comfort to the person injured or the family members watching and waiting.
People trust and depend on nurses, and I will have the ability to win their trust and become their healer. My main focus will be caring for people, I agree with Nightingale’s theory of nursing; she focused on caring and helping people coping with their environment and situation (Potter, Perry, Stockert, & Hall, 2011, p. 44). Also, I highly agree with Peplau’s theory, this theory emphasizes the importance of patient and nurse interpersonal relationship and determines its importance for caring patient (Potter et al., 2011, p. 44). These two theory guides me to achieve my values and belief towards nursing which are altruism which is a act of selfless care and developing strong bond between my patient and me helps my patients become dependable and make me accountable and responsible towards them. My definition of nursing has not changed; it is basically caring for people and being able to connect
http://www.enotes.com/code-ethics-nurses-reference/code-ethics-nurses Definition A code of ethics is a guide for an individual or group to follow in making decisions regarding ethical issues. Description In the broadest sense, ethics are the principles that guide an individual, group, or profession in conduct. Although nurses do make independent decisions regarding patient care, they are still responsible to the profession as a whole in how those decisions are made. From the earliest concept of nursing, the proper behavior and conduct of a nurse was closely scrutinized. Florence Nightingale wrote of specific issues of conduct and moral behavior.
Ethical and Legal Issues in Nursing In nursing profession, The America Nursing Associate (ANA) Code of Ethic acts as a backbone to guide health care team to look deep into all different angle when making ethical decision. The Code of Ethic was created to assist nurses to preserve his or her professional principle of values, morals and ethical when caring for patients. Every nurses have a duty to protect and respect all patients' cultural belief, values, and dignity. Moral and ethical principles are the cord to direct any ethical decision making. It is a path to the open road for nurses to gain critical thinking, differ aspect of life.