In 2009 the NHS constitution was published by the Department of health to help set key principles for all NHS bodies. The Department of health has last renewed the NHS constitution in 2013.The Department of health sets out that it will renew the constitution every 10 years (NHS constitution, 2015).
My personal philosophy of nursing seeks to incorporate the art of conveying nursing science holistically with care and human dignity. The four nursing metaparadigm concepts are described in relation to nursing as a science and an art and provide the base upon which my view of nursing and my personal philosophy are derived. As a nursing student at UIC, I am well aware of the fact that the best outcome for any patient may not be improvement in health, but rather, a dignified death during the end of life care. End of life care includes a significant quality in care and human dignity.
In order to posit one’s personal philosophy he or she must have a clear understanding regarding self and the specific area (Nursing). The Cambridge Online Dictionary (2016) defined personal as “ relating or belonging to a single or particular person rather than to a group or an organization”. Doheny et al. (1997) defined philosophy as “beliefs of a person or group of persons and reveals underlying values and attitude regarding an area (as cited in Masters, 2017). Maville and Huerta (2013) state that Fawcett’s metaparadigm is often used to define and delineate the scope of nursing. Masters stated the purpose of one’s personal philosophy is to define how he or she finds truth. As a result each individual philosophy purported will be unique. This paper will seek to define, describe and explain my thoughts, feelings and belief regarding the four concepts of nursing metaparadigm and their interrelationship as well as their influence on my current nursing practice.
Each and every nurse has their own thoughts and feelings about how the nursing profession should perform their duties. Many theories have also been presented for how the nursing profession should practice. There is no right or wrong answer. Sometimes a combination of thoughts and/or theories provide the best approach for the nurse. As a nurse begins her career and continues to practice, she will develop her own views and a personal philosophy to follow.
What does nursing mean to me? Nursing means helping people heal, meeting their needs while they are in your care, listening to concerns, protecting them from harm, and educating them how to care for themselves while treating them with dignity, compassion and respect and giving of yourself to the care of people and community. It is having compassion for people and their health and being a humanitarian, making sure they receive the best care possible. Nurses must also treat families of patients with kindness, realizing they are going through a stressful situation also.
In “Getting into College” (2014) by John Langan, the author points out stresses of attending college. It's demanding picking a major, when you're not sure if you're going to get a position in the field you want to pursue after graduating. In addition, how flexible would you have to be to manage work, study and get good grades but at the same time be able to pay rent and bills. On top, what about your social life; yet going to parties to stay relevant and passing your class. Lastly, what about after graduation and all that gathering of money waiting to be payed off, which limits and prevents you from getting new possessions. Even though college comes with a lot of reward it comes with sacrifices.
Being a nurse is not always as easy and picture perfect as people paint it to be. A nurse is expected to act perfectly professional, even when tears, anger and all-around emotions are begging to come out. A nurse must always be the one that has their life together, especially when others do not. They are there to be the ones to hold and care for others in desperate times of need. Nurses are expected to be more than just a nurse, but rather an advocate, caregiver, support system and professional. There are 5 professional values that are associated with the description of a nurse.
Nursing is proving care, support, and serve people who are in need. The purpose of nursing is to improve patient 's health condition to a better life. The goal of this paper is to explain my personal philosophy and clarify some of my values of nursing.
Nurses are not just competent in a certain area, but they are all areas in the health care setting and outside of it as well. Nurses are the heroes when it comes down to taking care of patients. They are always passionate about doing what is best for their patients and what can make them become free of their disease or condition that they are in. Nurses are patients advocates, main source for information, care givers, and so many more. They are the ones who protect their patients from anything that goes on. Nurses are very familiar with the policies and procedures based on what area they work in. Nurses always are seeking to find information and to look for opportunities to educate their patients about anything that pertains to the patient’s
Nursing is an age old profession of compassion, encouragement, and support to the injured. With the development of learned abilities nurses are able to heal by easing suffering, treatment, and encouragement of the care of people, families, communities, and populations. Professional nursing roles entail practices based on evidence that are defensive, recuperative, and promotive when focusing on a holistic manner. Developing professional roles of nurses are highly recognized and nurtured. A nurse plays an essential role in the healthcare system.
It is important to understand the profession of the Advanced Practice Nurse. To understand the profession, a plan of action must be in place. First one must understand the scope and practice that the state requires. This has to be researched and understood what is expected of the practitioner. Once the practitioner knows what is expected, it is time to reflect on strengths, weakness, goals and objectives. This is important for transitioning into the role. The nurse practitioner must understand what they can bring to a place of employment. This also includes being involved with a professional organization. A professional organization can open up employment opportunities. It is not about who you know, but who knows you. Having positive relationships
It is a profession in which teamwork between healthcare providers is essential to provide safe and appropriate care to all patients. I believe that nursing is a profession for me, and will continue to expand my knowledge as a nurse by educating myself, growing from past nursing opportunities, applying knowledge, and learning from patients and their families. My vision is to continue to develop my knowledge and grow as a nurse. As I continue to grow and learn about nursing, I believe that my philosophy will evolve with every new experience and will positively impact the client population. I trust that my philosophy of nursing will have a positive impact on my clients as my goal is to consistently provide competent, safe nursing care to all which is culturally safe.
Students face various challenges throughout their college career. Thus, the problems that students have can range from balance, new lifestyle, to financial problems. Therefore, finding a balance between being a student, possibly working, and keeping up with their social life is a necessity. Similarly, others are away from home for the first time thus, they have a new responsibility with being on their own and findings ways to deal with homesickness. Likewise, being exposed to new financial situations is yet another challenge college students will need to learn how to cope with. Although students will face various challenges in college, these challenges have solutions and ways to cope with them, thus these challenges will lead them to success.
The decision to return to school is a significant step for adult learners, particularly after a long absence from formal learning, and there are many factors in making that decision. Perhaps to develop or achieve professional goals, higher career status, professional security, or to personal goals, such as, seeking knowledge and new skills. As adult learners, they bring lived experiences and develop knowledge to the classroom, most are self-directed, goal oriented, therefore, have different ways in approaching learning and may require particular learning environments.
A nurse is a health care professional who is engaged in the practice of nursing. Nurses are men and women who are responsible (along with other health care professionals) for the treatment, safety and recovery of acutely or chronically ill or injured people, health maintenance of the healthy, and treatment of life-threatening emergencies in a wide range of health care settings. Nurses may also be involved in medical and nursing research and perform a wide range of non-clinical functions necessary to the delivery of health care. Nurses develop a plan of care, sometimes working collaboratively with physicians, therapists, the patient, the patient 's family and other team members. In the U.S. (and increasingly the United Kingdom), advanced practice nurses, such as clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners, diagnose health problems and prescribe