University of Phoenix Material Personal Philosophy of Nursing Worksheet This is a philosophy of nursing that reflects the beliefs and values of your name Today’s date is October 14, 2010 I chose nursing as my profession because nursing is about caring for others in their time of greatest need. It is one of few professions in which you can go home each day and be happy for what you did. Although you may not realize it, but you have affected the patient’s life in some way. Nursing is about healing and curing the patient’s symptoms of disease or illness. In my nursing class, I learned that doctors cure the sickness and nurses cure the patient.
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.
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.
Bringing together education and healing was a life-changing experience that made me realize that nursing is my true calling. Traditionally, nurses were viewed as caregivers. In today’s world, image of nursing profession changes as nurses play many other roles such as patient’s advocates, educators, managers, team members, facilitators, and experts. (Zerwekh, 2006). 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.
I have wanted to become a Nurse from an early age, and along the way I have experienced working in different fields which has helped me to develop some of the interpersonal skills required for nursing. One of the areas that I am interested in is mental health nursing, a post that require patience and empathy. Family members who have worked as mental health nurse have given me an incite of what work in this area really entails. This was further fostered whilst helping my son’s development. I attended many workshops and sessions that relate to psychology (I did a course in psychology) and speech therapy.
The training and education of the nurse has provided him or her with the requisite information and understanding to make independent decisions. As a Hospice nurse, I work in patients home and is never sure what situation I will be facing when I see my patients. I need to have the knowledge and skills required to independently care for the patients to bring them back to optimal health and comfortable. Human Dignity is a term used in moral, ethical, and political discussions to signify that a human being has an innate right to respect and ethical treatment. Nurses demonstrate human dignity in
It’s also frustrating to hit a ceiling in your career, not being able to advance any further in that profession without additional education. I watch the nurses I work with in the rehabilitation setting and they have so much more freedom to really work with educating the patient on a one-on-one level, use the tools they’ve learned as a nurse to find the root of a patient’s reason for being in rehabilitation, and collaborate with other healthcare professionals in a discharge plan. I look forward to using the nursing
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.
Family Nursing Diagnoses Paper NUR / 405 December 2, 2014 Family Nursing Diagnoses In conducting my family assessment, I approached the dynamic in a holistic manner, with compassion and professionalism. It is through this framework that Jean Watson’s theory of Clinical Caritas ironically tied to my sense of service. The transpersonal concept is an intersubjective human-to-human relationship in which the nurse affects and is affected by the person of the other. Both are fully present in the moment and feel a union with the other; they share a phenomenal field that becomes part of the life story of both (Watson, 2008). In interviewing the family, I became self-aware of my role within their home environment.
Nurses apply health promotion everyday to their patients wither they realize it or not. Health promotion does not focus on a specific illness, it focuses on improving or maintaining the general health of individuals, families and communities. To successfully facilitate the improvement or maintenance with the patient’s health we must educate. There are many avenues that nurses have regarding health promotion and that is: education, practice, and research. Typically nurses have always taught their patients how to manage their daily lives with an illness, but now the purpose is more on how the patient can remain healthy and what preventative measures the nurse needs to implement for their patients.