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.
I will remind myself every day why I became a nurse and aspire to make my patients my number one priority. Functional Differences As licensed professionals, it is our duty to protect the public’s health and welfare by assuring that we provide safe and competent nursing care. It is also our responsibility to seek opportunities to advance our professional growth. Regulatory agencies and Professional Nursing Organizations afford us the resources to do that. The functional differences between both types of organizations
My nursing philosophy is much the same as my life philosophy. I follow the Golden Rule of treat others as you would want to be treated. Each patient and his or her family should be treated with dignity and respect. Also, as a nurse it is important to build trust with patients and their families. My nursing philosophy is continuously changing as I go through my career.
Professional Roles and Values Stacy Bouma Western Governors University Professional Roles and Values Nursing has become one of the most trusted professions in America. While the healthcare industry has continued to change, thus has transformed the roles of the Registered Nurse. With increasing responsibilities, and broadening of their scope of practice, nurses are being recognized as professionals and leaders in today’s healthcare system. (ANA, 2013). The purpose of my mission statement is to express my caring nature, selflessness, and motivation, by taking good care of my patients.
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.
I will be able to understand that the interests of the patient are primary in my career. I will need to include the patient in the planning of care provision and ensure that there is no conflict of interest, enhance collaboration and create professional boundaries at all times. I will be keen on bringing in key professional traits from the American Nurse Association’ code of ethics. One of the key traits is being responsible to the public and as such I should be aware of any health threats to the public (Reed, 2006). The second trait is the facilitation of a healthy work environment based on moral virtues and values.
I feel that the patient should be included in all decisions concerning their health care. They should be able to function at their ability, and if they’re unable to do something, the nursing staff should be ready and willing to assist them as much as needed. The patient should know their nights and all procedures should be explained to them prior to it being started. I feel like the patients family members should be there as a support system. They should be there for the patient to confide in if they don’t feel comfortable with the staff of nurses.
From my personal experience, I have come to understand the occupation of nursing as both, science and art. It demands dedication, intelligence, education, and the commitment to life- long learning from all individuals who aspire to be great nurses. Nursing focuses on the patient and more importantly, their needs. These needs encompass more than the physical body; thus, we must look to the psychological, social, and spiritual needs of our patients. In doing so, nurses must be care-givers and educators - providing the necessary information, skills and knowledge, to their patients to allow for self-nurturance, well-being, and growth.
It is important to include the physician since this is the person that is most familiar with the patient, her medical and familial history, and is responsible for her overall care. The nurse should be included on the team because this person is responsible for carrying out the orders of the physician, reporting concerns of the patient to the care team, and responding to the patient’s daily needs. The nurse is also responsible for staying abreast of changes in the patient’s condition and reporting those findings to the physician. The genetics counselor is important in this scenario. This is the team member that can educate the patient and family on the disease and available options.
I am responsible in making sure the care of the patient has been seen through to the end of their stay and to report any observations of the patient ,to the midwife in charge of that said shift and if anything needs reporting to act accordingly,ie frequent observations. Communication is key with regard to any issues which need addressing about the patients health and well being and contribute to the overall care that they have received. Standards of care can come from these values: • We treat people how we would like to be treaded • We do what we say we are going to do • We focus on what matters the most • We are one team and we are best when we work together • We are passionate and creative in our work. By contributing to all these values makes us all a better team and helps to create a professional work force for all to see. OUTCOME 2 To improve the quality of service provided it is essential to reflect on things that have already been done in order to see if there is a need to change so that they can be made better for future reference.