This allowed staff to become an emotional and in some ways spiritual support for patient. Patient did not desire religious spiritual leader, because he is agnostic. Also, by providing staff that knew that patient’s non-verbal cues this helped increase communication between staff and patient.
Kurt Vonnegut’s striking style left a undeniable mark on mid twentieth century literature. By blending science fiction tropes with impactful social commentary and unorthodox humor he was able to use his particular voice to speak on a wide variety of real topics. Few of his novels have more to say than 1963’s Cat’s Cradle, ostensibly a story about a fantastical invention and its horrifying consequences. Underneath that decidedly pulpy sheen lies a book about religion, truth, purpose, and nuclear war. To unearth these deeper meanings Cat’s Cradle must be examined through the Cold War paranoia, rejection of spirituality, and tenuous grasp on reality that defined its era of postmodernism.
In order to posit one’s personal philosophy he or she must have a clear understanding regarding self and the specific area (Nursing). The Cambridge Online Dictionary (2016) defined personal as “ relating or belonging to a single or particular person rather than to a group or an organization”. Doheny et al. (1997) defined philosophy as “beliefs of a person or group of persons and reveals underlying values and attitude regarding an area (as cited in Masters, 2017). Maville and Huerta (2013) state that Fawcett’s metaparadigm is often used to define and delineate the scope of nursing. Masters stated the purpose of one’s personal philosophy is to define how he or she finds truth. As a result each individual philosophy purported will be unique. This paper will seek to define, describe and explain my thoughts, feelings and belief regarding the four concepts of nursing metaparadigm and their interrelationship as well as their influence on my current nursing practice.
Life can be hard. And, not one of us is exempt from the transitions, trials and hardships. Nothing changes these facts. Along the way, we may get stuck in a cycle, flounder in a transition, struggle in relationships or face mental illness. In some ways, this is par for the course.
Nurses fatigue is growing problem nurse face each day in the healthcare environment, and he can be caused by long hours, sleep deprivation, and possibly by accepting extra assignments can be dangerous for both nurses and patient. These inadequacies can result in major implications for the health and safety of registered nurses and can compromise patient care which can lead to fatalities. (American Nurses Association, 2014). In my experience, being fatigued from working much 12-hour shifts consecutively was very difficult as I felt extremely tired, resulting in lack of focus, missing important details during the handing over the process with impaired cognitive functioning. This I found was detrimental to the patients and myself as it impedes quality and has a deleterious effect on patient safety.
Conversely, a lack of connectedness may indicate estrangement, loneliness, or spiritual distress. Self-transcendence promotes an impetus for the ailing to transcend beyond personal boundaries of pain and suffering. Awareness provides a sense of hope, and the ability to attain a wider perspective of life and death. Belief in a higher power facilitates empowerment, a relaxed state, and a sense of well-being which influences health and recovery of illness. Spiritual transformation is evident when a person embraces a new and broader perspective in life and transcends beyond difficulty of
Everyone’s values and beliefs about the profession of nursing are all different. The four concepts of nursing are interrelated and all mean something different to every person, too. Throughout this paper, I will be reflecting on my values and beliefs about nursing through the four concepts while comparing them to a nursing theorist with views that are most similar to my own.
The Spiritual model is getting a sense of how people’s spiritual and religious beliefs, values, and practices might be related to their presenting problem and can also provide direction to clients in constructing solutions for their lives. Spirituality is individual, subjective and can be expressed in different ways. Some people choose to express their spirituality through religion or religious practice, while others may not. Spirituality can also be described as the search for answers to life’s big questions, why is this happening to me?
From these realizations I have concluded that the professional nursing theories which most align with my own philosophy is a combination of Jean Watson’s theory of human caring and Rosemarie Parse’s theory of human becoming.
The practice of nursing evolves daily from theories and philosophies that are proven by researchers, resulting in growth of the medical profession and advanced evidence based knowledge.
Nursing is proving care, support, and serve people who are in need. The purpose of nursing is to improve patient 's health condition to a better life. The goal of this paper is to explain my personal philosophy and clarify some of my values of nursing.
The movement that I decided to work with is Postmodernism in Fashion .In the following essay I will be analyzing the styles, characteristics and examples. Postmodernism basically means to the blending of styles, ideas, materials, and so forth in a way that breaks guidelines or set principles in the Art field. On account of form this could mean to a blending of prints or textures in many ways. It could also mean putting together and mixing styles altogether. I would say that male/female unique apparel would likewise fall into the class of postmodernism.
Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh, in his work Living Buddha, Living Christ bridges the teachings of two of the worlds most popular and peaceful religions. With the Buddha and Christ as his spiritual guides, Hanh illustrates how Christians and Buddhists can learn from their founders that will improve and inspiring human lives the world over. In this powerful work, Hahn brings the reader to the realization that not only do these faiths share the same goal, at the core of human existence, we all do.
In Kingdom Triangle, J.P. Moreland brings forth sobering yet very prevalent issues that have arisen within the western world. Moreland brings forth the issues of naturalism, postmodern relativism with the downfall of authentic drama and couples it biblical evidence and truth to chart the way out of the crisis of the modern day and age. These thin world views (worldviews that seem to have value but after investigation will lead to an empty life) are a fuel on the fire that is the empty self and the epidemic that is depression today. Through repairing the mind, soul, and spirits power the current generation can be set on a track that will not lead to an empty-self epidemic.
My philosophy of nursing is a statement I will stand by as a nursing student and as a graduate nurse and will continue to incorporate it into my daily care. In my eyes, nursing is the ability to provide safe, holistic care to all people regardless of their age, race, gender, social status, or sexuality. Nursing is a profession in which it is essential to be caring and respectful of all patients in which they may be experiencing the most difficult health situations of their lives and to provide culturally safe care.