All nurses, therefore, need to identify and clarify their own personal values, beliefs and assumptions about the care they give to their patients. Nurses must be aware of individual differences, and develop the ability to relate to patients from diverse perspectives (Griffith, 2009). If that is done, then all our care will be patient focus without any bias. Davis, A. J. (1999).
Philosophy of Nursing 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 professional nursing values I believe are things you can be taught and some you cannot. Nurses are special individuals who ultimately want to care for and help others as much as they can. I agree with all of these values and believe some I will need to work on myself such as competence, illness prevention and patient education. Others I believe I have based on my experience I have already had while caring for others. Some of the qualities I believe I have include: caring, compassion, dependability, empathy, focusing on the patient- defining quality of life, having a holistic patient centered care, kindness, openness to learning, respect for others their dignity and worth and sensitivity. I am currently caring for a man with stage 4 prostate
I utilize these values to make decisions and live my everyday life. In nursing, my philosophy focuses on ensuring patient safety, maintaining confidentiality, and providing dignity and comfort for the patients as well as their family members. By being open-minded and expressing genuine concern we can establish rapport and trust in our therapeutic relationships with the patients and their loved ones. I believe that every patient deserves to be treated with respect, regardless of their emotional state or socio-economic background. Often, while working in the Emergency Room, I meet patients, who are angry and frustrated in the face of unknown, yet I maintain my calm approach and recognize that their emotions are determined by the level of pain, anguish, and suffering they are experiencing at the moment.
Caring for The Individual: An Examination of Personal Nursing Philosophy Arianna Mailloux 400164224 NURSING 2AA3 Ashley Collins Harris February 19, 2018 As a novice nurse, developing and understanding of ones’ own personal feelings about nursing is important to help shape your clinical practice. Within this paper I will examine my personal assumptions, beliefs and values of the four nursing paradigms to develop a personal philosophy of nursing. This philosophy will be aligned with a known nursing theory and the comparisons will be discussed. Section I: Personal Philosophy of Nursing Person
Nurses exhibit generosity by providing patients with education to make informed-decisions. It requires courage to advocate for patients in instances such as paternalism, during which a patient is told what to do rather than being an active participant in their own care (Cirpili & Shoemaker, 2014). Unresolved situations like this may lead to ethical issues, as the patient may not agree with the care plan decided for them. Integrity entails acting according to your beliefs, but may be problematic when a patient’s beliefs differ from that of the health care providers; values clarification can be achieved through reflective journaling to prevent conflicting beliefs from affecting patient care (Stephany,
Background and Significance of the Study Moral integrity is the key ingredients and navigator in professional nurses that lead to ultimate goal of nursing care. It has been recognized as a fundamental part of professional nurses’ practice (Ulrich et al, 2010; Pavlish et al, 2012). Professional nurses play the largest role to support the need for individualized treatment of the patient. The goals of the profession of nursing are related to ethical and involve protecting patients from harm while providing care that is the most benefit for the patient (Bosek, 2009; Kopala&Burkhart, 2005; Helft, 2011; Susan, 2013,). Nowadays, professional nurses have encountered to face and manage with moral problem that occur from complexity of patient health problems, advances in technology, inappropriate of health care system, policies and priorities that conflict with care needs, inadequate staffing and increased turnover, or lack of administrative support (Brazil et al. 2010; Eizenberg et al. 2009; Elpern et al. 2005;
In group deliberation, knowledge was seen to be a vital quality within nursing. We agreed that nurses must have a sufficient knowledge in order to provide competent patient care, and that nurses needed to have the ability to apply their knowledge so that they could benefit their patients. In our Coat of Arms, knowledge was characterized as an infinity sign made of green vines. Our interpretation was based on the belief that knowledge within nursing was ever growing, and that the pursuit of knowledge was always relevant within nursing.
The patients that visit the NHS or any other health organisation should be looked after with respect and dignity regardless of their race, gender and age. Respect is something we give to others. It’s the consideration that we show, to other individuals in every interaction between us and the patients, family and carers. It’s the idea that we ‘recognise
In nursing, a significant amount of professionalism is required when working with patients and their families. In addition, ethical principles and moral values are dynamic and appropriate attributes which a nurse needs to implement in order to ensure quality and standard healthcare service delivery. Professionalism impacts positively on the knowledge and attitude of the nurse which enables the realization of the patient's satisfaction. Furthermore, professionalism impacts on the attitude which is ideal and it is highly of importance as it strengthens good healthcare standards and compliance of
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.
My Personal Philosophy and Values of Nursing 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. Personal Philosophy
As a healthcare provider in a stressful environment of the NICU, my personal values are very important in guiding me in dealing with every decision that I need to make for the best interest of my patients. My personal values that I hold dearly are: compassion, accountability, honesty, family, and health, Having compassion for my patient’s suffering and be accountable for the actions and decisions that will impact them and their families is very important. Appreciated by my co-workers and my patient’s family for being honest is very fulfilling. I also believe that being connected to my family keeps me grounded and give me the courage to do my best in taking care of my patient. Living a healthy life, exercising and eating the right food are important to withstand the demands of my job especially working the night shift.
These values were first inspired by my parents, my upbringing, my school life and my community life. I realised at an early age that being respectful to everyone and their emotions, beliefs and personal values were a simple way to avoid offending people. These values have developed as I have developed and are an essential part of my character and would be a fundamental element of my practice in becoming a culturally safe healthcare practitioner. This is evident in the Code of Ethics for Nurses in Australia, where it states that the second code is that “Nurses value respect and kindness for self and others.” (Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council,
I believe that dignity is essential to be preserved in the most difficult times. Nonetheless, as nurses, we have to continue to respect, value, and provide compassion in aims in preserving dignity in those who are beginning to feel worthless and will continue to incorporate and help maintain dignity in all my