Please identify and describe characteristics of nursing practice as you understand it, that have attracted you to the profession.
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.
Nursing has not always been my first choice as a career. I started college not knowing what I wanted to be. For the first two semesters of my college life, my major was undecided. I just couldn’t decide which career would be the best option for me. I wanted to do something that I do often or have been doing throughout my life time. I wanted a career that encouraged the beliefs and values that I highly followed. During the summer of 2013, I took my sibling with major disabilities to the Emergency room. The first person that came running to help us was a nurse. The nurse recognized immediately what was wrong and did the best she could to help my sister breath. Right there is when I
When thinking about my personal philosophy of nursing the word diversity comes to mind. I myself come from a diverse background. Being Hispanic and living in different parts of the united states I have had the pleasure of experiencing different cultures. As a nurse, I have encountered diverse patient experiences. For example the Chinese elderly woman who would not take her medication or eat. She did not speak english and we could not seem to reach her. I reached out to a physician with the same background for ideas and he asked if she had hot water on her tray. He informed me that warm drinks and a warm environment was important to healing in her culture. After making these modifications to her environment she started responding to us and trusting us. We must always remember to care enough to listen and learn from our patients even if they don't speak the same language. Although nursing is a diverse field in every sense of the word. I consider the act of Caring to bring our diverse backgrounds together.
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.
Everyone’s values and beliefs about the profession of nursing are all different. The four concepts of nursing are interrelated and all mean something different to every person, too. Throughout this paper, I will be reflecting on my values and beliefs about nursing through the four concepts while comparing them to a nursing theorist with views that are most similar to my own.
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.
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.
Considering the changes that continue to arise in the healthcare environment, the nursing profession can make a profound contribution if it embraces nursing leadership. Especially to limit failure in care provision, strengthening nursing leadership continues to be fronted as the basis of care provision. Consequently, I view that nursing leadership ought to be central to the nursing professional goals. In this paper, I will reflect on my values and beliefs in nursing leadership and my future expectations from a perspective of a nurse leader in a manner that is consistent to what I would desire in nursing leadership. I believe that progress has been made, but some areas still need to be given more weight.
The concept of philosophy of nursing practice is taken from module 1.1 of Medical surgical nursing elective MNET 3, with the title introduction to nursing and sub-titled philosophy, objectives of nursing.
Nursing as a profession outright several standard implicit in those who pursue nursing as their career. A nurse must be honest, liability, increase knowledge, respect patient, equality for all patients and the desire to prevent and allay suffering. Specifically, nurses have chosen this profession to assist others in need and to promote quality of life for patients. Moore (2009) suggested that the aspect of a profession must include the knowledge to broaden up and progress in the techniques, education, and services through scientific research methods. Moore (2009) also emphasizes that nurses must confide to the knowledge of their expertise at each institution of higher education, and assists to devise protocols and policies and
Virginia Henderson indicated that the priority of the nurse is to help patients do what they would have done themselves if they were in good health. The ANA took it further by developing the Code of Ethics for Nurses which provides guidelines that they must follow to be diligent in their field. Provision 1, for example, stipulates that "the nurse must practice with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth and unique attributes of every person" (Olson & Stokes, 2016). Being in the hospital can be frightening for patients and families. When illness strikes, they must leave the comfort of their home and entrust their lives to strangers. I am a devout Catholic, and part of what brought me into nursing is the respect of human life.