Dignified care in nursing practice means delivering a service to patients or clients in a way that respects their rights as human beings. Nurses have a responsibility to encourage patients to be as independent as possible. Many nursing codes exist to protect a patients rights whilst under hospital care. This level of care also involves giving the patient autonomy in all interventions provided.
Caring for The Individual: An Examination of Personal Nursing Philosophy Arianna Mailloux 400164224 NURSING 2AA3 Ashley Collins Harris February 19, 2018 As a novice nurse, developing and understanding of ones’ own personal feelings about nursing is important to help shape your clinical practice. Within this paper I will examine my personal assumptions, beliefs and values of the four nursing paradigms to develop a personal philosophy of nursing. This philosophy will be aligned with a known nursing theory and the comparisons will be discussed. Section I: Personal Philosophy of Nursing Person
Watson’s nursing theories express that the mind, body and spirit of the patient should be taken into consideration. I agree with Watsons that while providing care the nurse should consider care base on the patient as a whole and not just focus on the disorder. I was taught to use Maslow’s hierarchy of need while planning and providing care for my patients. Maslow’s hierarchy is use to prioritize a patient need from life treating issues to love and belong. This hierarchy helps me to provide care which include the patient mind, body and spirit as Watson had
Nursing is not just about treating the ill, it is focused on the quality of care that we are delivering to our patient according to their individualized needs. Nursing is much more than just the physical aspects it also what we see internal wellness. Nursing has given me new challenges every day, pushed me to my limits. Nursing has taught me to think critically and used my clinical judgment.
Effective communication is one of the most fundamental tools of the nursing practice. Communication involves two parties the conveyor and the recipient, in which information is exchanged through personal and interpersonal mediums (verbal and non-verbal forms), allowing the message conveyed to be received and understood. Ultimately effective communication in healthcare reduces barriers constructed by language and cultural differences etc, creating a safe environment for the client in which they can actively participate in positive health-related behaviours. This explanatory synthesis will explore the concept of self- awareness in relation to therapeutic communication and how it significantly influences nurse-client rapports. It will also
It states that nurses should exhibit professional behaviour and practice in line with nursing standards to deliver safe, proficient and ethical care (SNB, 2011). As a nurse, our principle duty of care to the client is to make sure that they are in the safe hands of proficient and ethical nurses. Patients entrust their health into our hands when they come to the hospital to receive treatment, therefore we, as nurses, need to be responsible and answerable for our actions so as maintain the trust of clients. Scrivener (2011) mentions that nurse owe the patient the responsibility to perform the task proficiently and skilfully, furthermore be accountable for doing the task. Therefore being the staff nurse in-charge, the RN in the above case study is still held responsible and accountable for the care of her patient even though she had passed on the task to another person.
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. Masters (2017) states that our philosophy is derived from a process of lifelong learning which allows us to find the truth.
Nursing practice mostly is based on nursing theories which makes the nursing discipline a profession. The nursing theories have differentiates focus of nursing from other profession. Nursing theories provide direction and guidance for structuring professional nursing practice, education and research. Besides, nursing theories serve to guide on assessment, intervention and evaluation of nursing care in order to provide effective decision making and implementation quality of nursing care. Hence, I would like to implement Dorothea Orem’s self-care theory in my clinical area of practice.
Nurses must have awareness about their professional ethics because they are taught in the course of their training. Intervening factors such as gender, religion and professional ranks among nurses have influence on their awareness to influence how they perceive the ethical standards in their professional practice. This informs whether they apply professional ethics or not . Intervening factors have an influence on whether the nurses are adhering partial or fully. With regards to monitoring and sanctions, when nurses are supervised by their supervisors to ensure that they follow their ethics in their professional practice, they will observe them.
In addition, philosophy prepares nurses with the tools to act as moral agents in providing the patient with the best care (Bruce, Rietze, & Lim, 2014, p. 65). There are several theories and practices of nursing, the ones I will be focusing in my philosophy include, Watson’s Caring Theory, Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses, Evidence-based Practice, Person-centred Care and Nursing Process. My nursing philosophy is based on utilising these theories by providing professional care to the best of my ability by utilising my attributes, working in a multidisciplinary team and not judging any patient. This is important to me because I have always wanted to be a nurse that is caring, in some of my hospitalisations when I was younger I was treated unprofessionally and disrespectfully by some nurses. These experiences make me want to be the best nurse I can possibly be and to not let my patients experience the negativity I did.
But, I do know what drew me to nursing in the first place. I have a strong desire to help people and possibly make a positive impact on their lives. I want to advocate for the patient and be a voice when it is needed and warrantied. My values and beliefs align with the metaparadigm concepts of nursing and how I plan on practicing after I graduate. Person