w beliefs and practices, nurses must understand patient’s values indicating “both a consistent heritage (traditional) and an inconsistent heritage (acculturated/modern)”(Spector, 2002, p.197). They must connect, listen, and understand that patients can have diverse beliefs regarding their health. Nurse often will find themselves in difficult situations that might disrupt their personal or professional morals. In those situations it is important for the nurse to speak out demonstrating moral courage by advocating for the patient. It will be difficult to completely comprehend some patient’s practices, but it is good to have knowledge on these topics, so they can add their cultural implications into their care plan.
Growing up in Eastern Europe in the midst of the social and political turmoil, I learned very early that success in life depends on the availability of opportunity coupled with personal efforts, determination, and hard work. I was inspired by the “American Dream,” which, ultimately, became a part of my dreams and aspirations. Coming to the United States opened up that door of opportunities I had desired for so long. Having no family or source of financial support in the foreign country, I completed the Basic Life Support course and became an Emergency Medical Technician. Working on the front-line of Emergency Services, I enjoyed that rush of adrenaline of being able to provide medical aid and emotional support to the people in the worst times
Discussion Board: Unit 9/Topic 1 Britton Lerch Due Date: October 17, 2015 Kaplan University MN502: Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Dr. Phelps My personal values and beliefs on nursing, health, environment, and patient care delivery is that they all affect each other. It is great that within our technology advanced society we have the ability to communicate globally and to develop theoretical works among many nursing scholars from around the globe to collaborate about the development of nursing science (Alligood, 2014). A big part of nursing involves education and transitions by guiding patients and family members with ongoing supports.
My teaching philosophy stems from my belief that the gauge of a teacher 's success is how effectively the teacher prepares students, not only for present courses, but for their future professional careers. As a Nurse, I am committed to the nursing profession and I chose nursing since; nurses have the chance to a life changing event to every patient. Nurses promote Health Education, Healing and Prevention of Illness, as well as performing end of life care through a dignified death. I chose to be a nurse because I wanted to contribute to humanity, to feel that the world was in some small way, better because I was a part of it.
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.
The purpose of this paper is to present an analysis of the concept of comfort using content delineated by Chinn and Kramer (2015, pp. 158-178). In doing so, I will provide a context for the concept of comfort, including how my nursing worldview shapes my view of comfort, how technology has impacted comfort, and explain the need to understand the concept of comfort in greater detail as it relates to nursing. Further, I will also examine the use of terms related to comfort, and how various sources of evidence define the concept of comfort; Accordingly, I will provide an exemplar, contrary, related and borderline case. Lastly, I will delve into characteristics that represent comfort.
Caring is a term that is often associated with the nursing profession, it is viewed differently by every professional and can be practiced in several ways. Caring practices includes being able to connect with a patient by using a person-centred approach as well as having a mutual recognition and involvement (Berman et al., 2015, p. 493). In this assignment I will describe why I have chosen an image that I believe illustrates what caring means to me and how it signifies on how I feel about caring. I will also be discussing how my view of caring may influence me as a future nurse and lastly, I will reflect on how developing my own individual philosophy of professional caring is important. Figure 1: Teaching my four-year-old sister
Personal Philosophy of Nursing Hailey Chapman University of Texas at Arlington Personal Philosophy of Nursing Philosophy of nursing is a set of personal beliefs, values and principles that are demonstrated through patient care. Beliefs are an indication of what we value.
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.
Some conceptual models appear from the metaparadigm of nursing, as these concepts are the abstract ones. One of my practice specific concept as an obstetrician manager specialist is culturally – informed care for the patient and the environment. The individual and the environments are two concepts of the metaparadigm of the nursing theory. The culturally – informed care for me as for obstetrician manager specialist is significant because multiculturalism is an essential factor in my professional activities as it is based on a population with different characteristics.