Personal Beliefs In Nursing: My Personal Philosophy Of Nursing

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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. Those beliefs can be in something that is known to be true to common people, for example the sun coming up every morning, or they can be personal truths, such as what you deem to be right and wrong.
Values describe fundamentals or building blocks that guide our standards of care in nursing, not necessarily a depiction of how things are in real life. Values describe a standard set of care that you hope to provide to each one of your patients, but on the unit real patients
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Virginia Henderson’s theory closely resembles the personal theory I use as my guide when providing patient care. Henderson stated that it is necessary for the nurse to “get inside the skin of each of her patients in order to know what he needs” (Masters, 2017, p. 53). Knowing your patients inside and out is an invaluable tool. When you can truly see your patient, it allows you to provide the best patient care for that person. Patient care is individualized because every person has different…show more content…
The unit I work in has sicker, more unstable patients than those on the medical surgical floor or labor and delivery or post-partum. It is not a joyous time in a person’s life when they are admitted into the Intensive Care Unit and it usually causes panic with the family. It is important to keep the family as up to date as possible to relieve some of the uncertainty they may feel. Talking to the patient’s family also produces a better overall experience for the patient. When the patient is discharged they listen to their family’s recap about the hospital stay and it influences their opinion. Communication is

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