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Nursing: A Personal Philosophy Of Nursing Practice

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Having a personal philosophy of nursing helps to clarify our beliefs and values and see how they fit into our nursing practice. Those beliefs guide our practice but inversely our area of practice also determines our conceptualization of nursing. So, a personal nursing philosophy is both influenced by individual definitions and the nature of practice. No matter your skills level your philosophy of nursing dictate how you care for your patients. Every nurse practices according to a philosophy of nursing based on individual beliefs and values whether it is conscious or not. However, I believe no nurse practices within the limits of one theory. My nursing program had not really focused on many other nursing theories, but Nightingale’s Environmental
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