My Nursing Profession

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To be part of a profession that deals with human beings, realizations and doubts come along the way. My nursing profession has taught me how to deal with patients, rationally and ethically. In my perspective, the nursing practice has given me the opportunity to clearly set my definition of a human being. Moreover, the education I gain motivates me in providing the utmost care to my patients. I agree to the idea of considering human beings as an embodied and rationalistic entity. I have three objectives needed to be achieved at the end of this paper. First objective is to define a human being as an embodied and rationalistic entity. Second, is to correlate the idea of considering patients as human beings with the care that should be provided…show more content…
However, patients supported by mechanical ventilators are still considered to be alive. Elizabeth Kubler Ross’ conceptual framework of grieving and dying (Ross, 1969), she proposed five stages of this process – denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. This is well used in the profession as a basis of setting nursing goals for patients in this stage. Patients and their families are included in the nursing interventions to be provided. This framework is vital since it gives us, the nurses, a depth understanding of our patients’ and their families’ feelings towards the process they are undergoing. Clearly, this nursing framework has supported the ideology of human death. The last stage is said to be acceptance. At the final stage, patients and their respective families has accepted the reality of coming to an end. The family and the patients have found peace and slowly waits for the end of time during the acceptance as discussed by Lowey (Lowey,…show more content…
Although a patient is in comatose or paralyzed, we, the healthcare team, should consider this person as a living human. As a student nurse, I am already applying my principles during our duty shifts. I already encountered a patient verbalizing the anxiety of facing death. This patient verbalized the pain she is suffering from her disease and the emotional stress she is causing the people close to her. As our talk begins to get serious and deeper, she admitted that she is close to accepting her ill-fate of death. I began getting her attention to divert her pessimistic view. My patient viewed this chapter in life
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