Philosophy of Nursing 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.
Every nursing, in order to consider the profession must have an understanding of at least three of the five professional values, in my opinion. These values consist of altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity and social justice (Taylor 96). Beginning with the professional value of Altruism, the believe in or practice and self concern for the well-being of others (96). I believe that in order to be the best nurse you can be for your patients, you must understand the concept of altruism. As a nurse, your profession is to take care of people, if you do not know the professional value of altruism than you cannot possibly understand how important it is to care about the wellbeing of your patient.
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
My Personal Philosophy and Values of Nursing 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. Personal Philosophy
My philosophy of nursing is a statement I will stand by as a nursing student and as a graduate nurse and will continue to incorporate it into my daily care. In my eyes, nursing is the ability to provide safe, holistic care to all people regardless of their age, race, gender, social status, or sexuality. Nursing is a profession in which it is essential to be caring and respectful of all patients in which they may be experiencing the most difficult health situations of their lives and to provide culturally safe care.
I utilize these values to make decisions and live my everyday life. In nursing, my philosophy focuses on ensuring patient safety, maintaining confidentiality, and providing dignity and comfort for the patients as well as their family members. By being open-minded and expressing genuine concern we can establish rapport and trust in our therapeutic relationships with the patients and their loved ones. I believe that every patient deserves to be treated with respect, regardless of their emotional state or socio-economic background. Often, while working in the Emergency Room, I meet patients, who are angry and frustrated in the face of unknown, yet I maintain my calm approach and recognize that their emotions are determined by the level of pain, anguish, and suffering they are experiencing at the moment.
Having a nursing philosophy is the foundation that a nurse uses and builds upon during their nursing career. My personal philosophy attempts to answers questions such as, “what is nursing?” and “what does nursing mean to me”. Nursing involves far more than just taking care of a patient; nursing is a career that requires a certain passion, dedication, and commitment. In this paper, the idea of holistic caring with the use of compassion and respect for the patient, and the ideas of patient-centered care is explained and described. Additionally, the use of the four nursing metaparadigms helped link the connection between the the patient and nurse. Focusing on the idea that nursing should be patient driven and focus on the values and needs of
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.
Many of the 342 nurses reported they feared getting caught, and concerns that the patient’s preferences were not fully understood. This article showed critical care nurses constantly face difficult moral, ethical, and professional dilemmas regarding patient care. It is of the utmost importance for nurse’s to understand their own values so they may provide the highest care possible and deliver
Nurses exhibit generosity by providing patients with education to make informed-decisions. It requires courage to advocate for patients in instances such as paternalism, during which a patient is told what to do rather than being an active participant in their own care (Cirpili & Shoemaker, 2014). Unresolved situations like this may lead to ethical issues, as the patient may not agree with the care plan decided for them. Integrity entails acting according to your beliefs, but may be problematic when a patient’s beliefs differ from that of the health care providers; values clarification can be achieved through reflective journaling to prevent conflicting beliefs from affecting patient care (Stephany,
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.
Ethics serve as a guide for moral and ethical conduct and thus treat people with dignity, respect and uniqueness regardless of age, sex, color or religion. Also adhere to their job description and within the nation’s healthcare workforce. Surveys from several nursing specializations reported that there is no differences in
The professional nursing values I believe are things you can be taught and some you cannot. Nurses are special individuals who ultimately want to care for and help others as much as they can. I agree with all of these values and believe some I will need to work on myself such as competence, illness prevention and patient education. Others I believe I have based on my experience I have already had while caring for others. Some of the qualities I believe I have include: caring, compassion, dependability, empathy, focusing on the patient- defining quality of life, having a holistic patient centered care, kindness, openness to learning, respect for others their dignity and worth and sensitivity.
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.
Amidst a whirlwind of change, nurses continue their roles as competent, honorable professionals. A relatively new issue, cultural integrity, correlates with the Code regarding “treatment of the human response.” The American Nurses Association’s “Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements”, also called the Code, highlights nurses’ consensus on professional principles. Nursing ethics guide how practitioners treat their patients and peers. Sensitivity to individual societal, familial and cultural background plays an important role in organizational integrity.