Nursing Philosophy: Understanding The Profession Of Nursing

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Prior to taking this class, I had not given nursing philosophy much thought, however, after this weeks reading I realize that nursing philosophy is important for understanding “What is nursing? What is the profession of nursing? [and] What do nurses do?”. (Black, 2017, pp. 178). Having this knowledge provides focus for our roles as nurses, as well a purpose for our practice. The significant advancements in patient care, education, and research that we have been able to construct would not be possible without having a nursing philosophy.

My personal health related values incorporate a drug and tobacco free lifestyle, good nutrition, regular exercise, moderation, monogamy, scheduled immunizations, personal care, and self reflection. For words

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