This process of learning provides us with experiences about; ourselves, others and the environment, in essence it provides a structure for our thinking. In addition, Buresh and Gordon (2000) stated that a nurse philosophy is hinged on the nurse’s values and beliefs regarding the profession and is acquired through observation and experiences over time. In fact, a person’s belief indicates what he
Empathy is a fundamental part of nursing. The more I grew in nursing, the more I have developed an ability to understands the need of my patients. As nurses we have the obligation of being honest with our patients and with our coworkers. Integrity is doing the right thing the right way time after time the way it should be done, even if there is no one there to acknowledge it. The most basic and common nursing theory we practice is Florence Nightingales.
She was a visionary and ethical leader who influenced others to carry out their professional duties with principle-based focus and a commitment to service. In my opinion, she is most famously quoted as saying: “To be a good nurse, you must first be a good person.” As a visionary and ethical leader, her inspirational and values-based theory can, and should be applied to every profession. I can tie personal relevance to Nightingale’s teachings in the way I carry out my current duties and responsibilities to others.
They are considered to be the foundation of nursing (Watson, 2005). The processes entail forming selfless values in order to provide supportive care, being attentive to the belief system of the patient, showing understanding of oneself therefore being able to incorporate it into patient relations, developing a trustworthy relationship with the patient, accepting the patient’s feelings as valid emotions, and problem solving in all aspects of care, which is a similar aspect to the personal theory’s viewpoint of critical thinking (Watson, 2005). Other processes include adapting teaching styles and methods to meet the patient’s needs, creating an environment that is comfortable and healthy to promote healing, providing assistance with daily care which also promotes healing, and being attentive to the soul and its well-being (Watson, 2005). Watson (2005) compares these statements to love invoking, which “allows love and caring to come together for a new form of deep transpersonal caring,” which “connotates inner healing for self and others” (p.
Therefore, my PowerPoint presentation demonstrates how the human caring concepts of providing basic personal needs, creating a healing, caring environment, solving problems mutually, respecting all people and appreciating individuality can be applied to all forms of therapeutic nursing interventions in areas of practice, education, and administration. Develops therapeutic nursing interventions which may impact healthcare outcomes for individuals, families, populations, and/or systems (i.e. rural and underserved areas). My PowerPoint demonstrates how the concepts from The Quality Caring Model © can facilitate the provision of quality patient care by using therapeutic nursing interventions. Most notably, the research and the creation of my PowerPoint demonstrates how this model investigates exactly how therapeutic nursing interventions can be measured for their effects on patient outcomes using experimental designs, which has yielded favorable outcomes.
I am Gabriel Bernardo Bautista Panlilio. I am the son of Cristino and Sabrina Panlilio. As such, a lot of who I am is because of how my parents shaped me. They have been my earliest teachers, and until today, are still teaching me the values, principles and morals they want for me. A big part of my personality is because I am an interpersonal crosspoint of my parents.
Professional vigilance is the essence of caring in nursing. This article uses historical and theoretical bases to define professional vigilance and discuss its components. Two types of nursing diagnoses, central and surveillance, are proposed. Central diagnoses indicate the need for the nurse to plan and implement interventions for the achievement of outcomes. North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA)-approved diagnoses fall in this category.
I thought that this would be a great way to develop a better understanding of the career and what it takes to care for others. The STNA classes I completed to receive certification and the work as a patient aid that followed helped me confirm that I was making the right choice with respect to my career choice. I worked as a personal care aid in an assisted living home to gain knowledge and experience and I am extremely grateful for that opportunity. Working in the health care field provided a chance to care for the elderly and watch nurses do their jobs. I saw at first-hand the impact of diseases including, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, but more importantly, I witnessed the impact of empathy and good care had on a patient and their families.
According to the articles, “What Leads to Success in Life,” by Jocelyn K. Glei, and “The Moral Bucket List,” by David Brooks, a person must possess certain qualities in order to achieve ‘success’ in his life. While Glei emphasizes that self-control, passion, and perseverance are the necessary qualities needed to accomplish a person’s dreams, Brook illustrates that the keys to a successful life are the virtues that inspire the inner characters of a person. The article that resembled my outlook on success was “The Moral Bucket List” because the lessons that Brooks expounds on follow closely with the teachings of my religion as well as how they produce life-changing decisions. As a Mormon, or Latter-day Saint (LDS), I’ve been taught that the virtues that Christ possessed and exhibited during his lifetime are the same virtues that a person should live by and the attributes listed in the ‘bucket list’ are similar in nature, albeit if not the
Exhibiting integrity and respect towards patients is what allows them to feel secure in entrusting their lives to those nurses, PA’s, and physicians. This establishment of trust is integral to the medical system, and it can only happen when medical professionals make a daily, conscious commitment to treat every patient with compassion and integrity. For me, these characteristics are intertwined with my faith. Being true to my Seventh Day Adventist faith requires me to prioritize the very characteristics that are essential to the medical field. Loma Linda
Through my relationship with Christ, I have learned who I really am and know my purpose in life. Simply put, it is through service to others that one finds an identity; consequently, enriching the community becomes the only sensible mission in life. This is why I am grateful for the Beyond the Bridges Ministry. It gives legs to my personal mission and allows me to bless the community through service.
Taking the self assessment helped me to get to know my personality type and based on that personality type it matched me a job. The job it matched me was nursing which was the filled I want to get into. It showed me my strongest part and also it assured me that I am a visual learner. I would not know all this about myself if I did not take the self assessment.
That is what helped in the past and I plan to continue doing it throughout the RN school. Obtaining my RN is an investment both intellectually as well as financially. Once I complete the course, I hope to have a broader knowledge in the field of nursing which I can use in the