Nursing Beliefs

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Values and beliefs of nursing and assumptions about nursing, clients and the world in general. Thesis: Delivering nursing care without personal barriers. Premise: Personal values and beliefs should never influence nursing care Nursing is very broad and complex field and so people have different, values and believes as to what it is and how it affects those involved. What I think my values and believes are in terms of nursing is definitely different from what someone else will view and perceive it. The way I feel and treat my patients might come from different aspects of my background like: my educational background, racial, cultural, religious, social class etc. No matter what my believes or values are, my patients must be given the best…show more content…
I view nursing as more than just a job, but as a model of care and service that I have to provide to others. Nursing revolves around my service, and my commitment to the wellbeing of others, to the prevention of illness, and to the promotion of good health. I belief that at the core of nursing are values that I hold as part of my daily life. . My core values consist of honesty, integrity, determination, respect, devotion, humility, compassion, accountability, human dignity, and being confidence without being judgmental of who they are, what they are and how they perceive the world to…show more content…
No matter how I feel, what decisions I make or what my values and beliefs are, the bottom line is the care I provide to my patients or clients has to be good quality care with no strings attached. That means my beliefs or values must not impact the quality of care I give to my patients. Premise: Should specific ethical principles be developed for all nurses across the board However, we leave the reader with two questions to consider that are particularly cogent to a discussion on ethical conflicts: "…is it justified to strive for uniformity of nursing practice on the basis of ethics across all cultures?" and "…are there ethical notions of caring, ethical principles and virtues that could be endorsed as true for all nurses everywhere?" (Davis, 1999, p. 123). All nurses, therefore, need to identify and clarify their own personal values, beliefs and assumptions about the care they give to their patients. Nurses must be aware of individual differences, and develop the ability to relate to patients from diverse perspectives (Griffith, 2009). If that is done, then all our care will be patient focus without any bias. Davis, A. J. (1999). Global influence of American nursing: Some ethical issues. Nursing Ethics: An International Journal for Health Care Professionals, 6(2),
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