Personal Philosophy of Nursing In an attempt to further understand the practice of nursing, I have developed a personal philosophy. The foundation of this philosophy is based on multiple pre-established nursing models and theories, with my own perceptions of the metaparadigm concepts. This philosophy will explain what nursing is to me and its overall importance as a practice. Foundational Nursing Theories I agree with the Systems Theory in that people are constantly interacting with their environment, and any single change in a system can affect it as a whole. The purpose of nursing, is explained well in the Theory of Goal Attainment.
“ PROFESSIONALISM IN THE WORKPLACE” 2 Professionalism is important in all aspects of customer service and the main concept of nursing practice. It includes a desire to learn, self-discipline, accountability, autonomy, advocacy, team collaboration, ethics, and values (Shohani & Zamanzadeh, 2017, p. 345). Acceptance and compassion are the main parts of the safe environment, nurses have to provide to patients. As a new nurse, it 's important to develop good work ethics and treat each individual with dignity and respect (Shohani & Zamanzadeh, 2017, pp. 345-350).
Personal Moral Beliefs and Values: This is taken from module 8.2 of BMN03 of the Ethical Issues in Nursing Practice. This topic deals with the following – values, characteristics, sources and kinds value, values of nursing, value clarification and influence of values. Also moral, foundation of moral competence, comparison of moral and ethics, moral distress, moral beliefs and values in nursing. 8.1 Personal context: Individuals have their own values and personal beliefs which were developed in various stages of life. Nurses should be aware of this and not impose their own ideas on clients, but be ready to embrace the professional values of their
Personal Definition of Nursing Nursing is the act of helping those in need to care for them. Some people may not need care directly, but indirectly nurse care for them. When we educate people on importance of keeping the environment clean, or eating healthy, we are not physically caring for them but indirectly we are caring for them because staying health and free from illness prevents and protects them from becoming sick. Nurse care for people at all levels. World Health Organization defines nursing as: “Nursing encompasses autonomous and collaborative care of individuals of all ages, families, groups and communities, sick or well and in all settings.
Every nursing, in order to consider the profession must have an understanding of at least three of the five professional values, in my opinion. These values consist of altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity and social justice (Taylor 96). Beginning with the professional value of Altruism, the believe in or practice and self concern for the well-being of others (96). I believe that in order to be the best nurse you can be for your patients, you must understand the concept of altruism. As a nurse, your profession is to take care of people, if you do not know the professional value of altruism than you cannot possibly understand how important it is to care about the wellbeing of your patient.
Our one commonality as nurses is our commitment to quality patient care. We know, both individually and collectively, that nurses are regarded as honest and valued by our patients.This is the way a person appears to others, or in the case of a profession, the way that profession appears to other disciplines and to the general public consumers of health care. Image and the perception of the profession impact recruitment of students, the view of the public, funding for nursing education and research, relationships with health care administrators and other health care professionals, government agencies
It is not just about looking after the patients, it also is about understanding them and the care they want to receive. Every individual has beliefs and values that they follow. The nurse has to acknowledge that and then proceed with providing quality care. Nursing also is also about establishing strong relationships with the patients, patients’ family and co-workers. Providing care should
Nursing Theories: The Building Blocks of Nursing Often deemed unimportant or irrelevant in the clinical setting, nursing theory appears to hold little importance to the world of nursing, but in actuality, it can provide a framework for practice and guide the nurse in finding his or her purpose within the profession (Colley, 2003). Parker (2003) describes nursing theory as, “a notion or an idea that explains experience, interprets observation, describes relationships, and projects outcomes” (p.4). Colley (2003) states that a central theme of nursing is caring, and since this concept is subjective, developing theory is imperative in order to provide an accurate assessment of nursing practice. Two theories that attempt to do this are Jean Watson’s
Nursing is not just about treating the ill, it is focused on the quality of care that we are delivering to our patient according to their individualized needs. Nursing is much more than just the physical aspects it also what we see internal wellness. Nursing has given me new challenges every day, pushed me to my limits. Nursing has taught me to think critically and used my clinical judgment. Choice of Nursing I chose nursing as a career because I knew it was my calling.
5 CONCEPT- 5 VALUES OF NURSING This concept is chosen from the 8th module entitled ‘Personal moral beliefs and values’ of the subject “Ethical issues in nursing practice’ block 3. Values are belief about the worth of something, about what is important. They are also standards or principles that we hold in high regard. Whatever we hold so dear to us can be said to be our value. When as individuals, we consider some qualities to be of worth, and we attach importance to them, that could be said to be our values.