A personal philosophy of nursing allows nurses to guide and shape their practice. As Molzahn & Shields states, "we are in the privileged position of working closely with human beings and helping them deal with many aspects of the human condition" (2008, p.25). By working daily with patients who all have distinct and unique healthcare experiences, I believe that it is crucial to have a set of values and ethics that guide how we care for our patients. By holding Christian beliefs and values, I believe that it is important to care for other people the way Jesus cares for us, and to take time to notice the little glimpses of Christ shown in other people. When thinking about how I can have an impact on my patients, I keep in mind that "for most people, most of the time, God comes to us in the valleys and plains of life" (Doornbos, Groenhout, & Hotz, 2005, p.21).
“A philosophy of nursing presents a particular professional nurse’s belief system or worldview of nursing the nurse’s personal definition of nursing” (Kearney-Nunnery, 2012, p. 17). My personal nursing philosophy is one in which the patients overall health, including emotional and spiritual needs are being met. This is done through collaborative care with the patient, physicians and colleagues. The collaboration must obtain effective communication within every interaction. I believe the exchanges between every member must be open and honest, that builds a relationship centered in trust.
Another reason why I chose her is because she is a patron of nurses, which is special to me because my grandma and mom are nurses. Nurses also have to do with healing, and I wanted my saint to be a symbol of healing incurable diseases to show that you can never lose hope and to keep fighting.
For example, although she is consumed with worry and fear over the state of her children, Rowlandson finds immense relief when one of her captors gives her a Bible he took from a neighboring settlement. However, Rowlandson finds greater relief when she “opened [her] Bible to read, and the Lord brought that precious Scripture to [her]” (Rowlandson 264). Rowlandson believes that God is playing an active role in her life through guiding her to scripture in order to bring her relief and comfort during her extended captivity. Additionally, Rowlandson believes God is directly intervening in her daily life by looking out for her and protecting her during her captivity. To explain, while traveling with her captors, Rowlandson is told she must cross a river to escape a search party despite the cold weather; although some members of her company were submerged waist deep into the frigid water, Rowlandson “did not wet [her] foot…which cannot but be acknowledged as a favor of God to [her] weakened body” (Rowlandson 265).
In the past, I have created the habit to ask “What would Jesus do?” or strike up a conversation with god about a difficulty that I have had in life. I pray in church with others and sometimes myself. But rarely do I set aside specific timeframes for private meditation in God’s presence. I have done this in the past and found it highly rewarding but I have since fallen out of the habit due to College’s busy schedule.
In this situation, Barbara has “a silent testament to the hour she had spent praying for her daughter. She didn’t know what had happened, but she knew God had heard her prayer” (Feldhahn 32). This prayer creates a peaceful setting over Harvard that releases a heavenly spirit for Claire another example of protection through prayer comes from the students
Caring: Caring is one of the most important words used to describe a nurse. Larson (1984) defines caring as the core, essence and distinguishing attribute of nursing. I believe that I possess the strength to care for others and behave in a caring manner.
It 's true, not everyone is fit to be a CNA. Being able to care for the elderly and bring happiness to their day, brings happiness to my day. The special calling to bring others joy, is extraordinarily rewarding. As a Certified Nursing Assistant you provide in the basic care and safety to patients as well as assist them with activities of daily living. Daily duties are given to CNA’s by the supervising RN, often referred to as Charge Nurse.
Even though, the patient did not want to have the surgery, it was due to the pressure from her daughter that she wanted to go for it. My goal was to provide compassionate and therapeutic care, looking at the patient holistically, providing comfort to the patient, and analyzing patient response to treatment. Once I recognized that the family needs help in making informed decision, I provided them with resources who can help them, and communicated with our health care provider about the family’s willingness to see palliative care team. The other theoretical frame work used is the comfort theory by Katherine Kolcaba.
“A thought flashed into my mind: “You could die.” But I pushed any negative vibes away quickly with a prayer. I’m in God’s hands,” I remember thinking, and I forced myself into the here and now and concentrated on holding on” (Hamilton 74). Bethany expresses her faith in God and that He will make it all better. She believed that God would help her get through all of her difficulties even during the tough time she is going through.
Amy 's short time in Japan prepared her for her ministry in India. Every difficulty she faced was used of God to make her a better missionary. It is easy to see that it was all part of God 's perfect timing and plan. A simple prayer request as a child, both difficulties and success in her middle age and overcoming a terrible fall to still serve the Lord as an older lady, Amy Carmichael accomplished so much.
They also reach out to a client 's needs by helping their family. They personally reach out to them to comfort them when their family member is in the hospital. Mercy Neurosurgery clinic is a true definition of life and dignity of a human person. Life and dignity of a human person is all about protecting God 's most precious gift, life. This clinic that Emily works at does everything possible to protect, save, and heal those who are suffering.
Exhibiting integrity and respect towards patients is what allows them to feel secure in entrusting their lives to those nurses, PA’s, and physicians. This establishment of trust is integral to the medical system, and it can only happen when medical professionals make a daily, conscious commitment to treat every patient with compassion and integrity. For me, these characteristics are intertwined with my faith. Being true to my Seventh Day Adventist faith requires me to prioritize the very characteristics that are essential to the medical field. Loma Linda
The Nightingale Pledge is in itself a moral oath for nurses. It is by some standards considered outdated or perhaps old fashioned, but undeniably there are points that still ring true today in modern nursing. The specific point I would like to touch on is the last line of the pledge. " With loyalty will I endeavor to aid the physician in his work, and devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care. " In my opinion, I believe this quote is saying that for a nurse, it is his/her obligation to follow the physicians orders to a fair degree and to dedicate his/her efforts to his/her
The Good Nurse by Charles Graeber is a real life crime novel that focuses on the nurse Charles Cullen. Charles Cullen was a nurse who was convicted of (admittedly) over forty murders all of which were patients that were in his care. Charles Graebar, a journalist and author, was the first person to get a sit down interview with Cullen and he ended up writing a book on this man's early life and nursing career. In the beginning of the novel, the readers are introduced to Charles Cullen as a grown man as Charles Graeber looks back upon his entire life. Charles Cullen's early life was very rough for a child and young adult.