My personal philosophy of nursing revolves around making this professional experience fulfilling for both myself and the patient through the realization of values and personal beliefs. To make nursing a fulfilling experience involves the continuous search for knowledge in the practice of nursing in order to improve the profession and benefit the patient. In the practice of nursing, the patient is the main center of attention. Therefore, the goal of nursing is to optimize the health of the patient through the continuum of health care. All efforts should be channeled towards achieving the patient’s well-being, providing quality care, and managing and treating the underlying disease condition.
In order for nurses to deliver the best care to patients, we need to start from within by utilizing this process into our lives. In conclusion, Jean Watson’s theory represents that caring is the essence of nursing. The theory provides many useful concepts for the practice of nursing which gives guidance to apply them in practice, research and everyday life experiences.
By giving nurses a sense of identity, nursing theory can help patients, managers and other healthcare professionals to recognize the unique contribution that nurses make to the healthcare service (Draper 1990).Hildegard Peplau, one of the role model of nursing theorist, established a theory of interpersonal relationships in nursing. Her reason is the goal of the nurse-client relationship is to give a quality nursing care moving forward to health promotion and maintenance. The purpose of this paper is to conduct a basic assessment of her theory. Theory Vs conceptual model It is important to first define theory and conceptual model in order to classified Pepau’s theory. Karlowicz K. A. states : “Theories are composed of concepts, definitions, models, propositions and assumptions that, when organized, offer a systematic view of a phenomenon (an observable fact or event) that is descriptive, explanatory & predictive, and directive in nature.
Within the nursing profession, theories continue to make significant contributions to the attainment of professional autonomy by guiding practice, education, and research. This paper will describe, analyze, and argue Ludwig von Bertalanffy’s General Systems Theory (GST) and Dorothea Orem’s Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory (SCDNT), to compare and contrast their concepts in order to recognize how they are relevant, useful and applicable to the nursing discipline. Ludwig von Bertalanffy’s General Systems Theory The GST describes how a system works, and is understood as “an organized unit with a set of components that interact and affect each other” (Catalano, 2006, p. 59). A system acts as a whole because of the interdependence of its parts.
The role of theory in clinical nursing practice is to guide assessment, interventions, and evaluation of nursing care. Theory in nursing practice provides a rationale for collecting reliable and valid data about the health status of clients, which are essential for effective decision making and implementation. Nursing theory also serves as a guide assessment, interventions, and evaluation of nursing practice. Theories can address important questions for nursing units. Theories can be grand, middle range and practice.
It should have a logical and congruence, coherence and continuity. In my philosophy of the nursing, Nurses have responsibilities to the public to provide safe and secure environment, and patient centered care. Patients are individuals who require care and attention. We as nurses should use our nursing judgment to help meet the patient needs , and as an advocators should encourage them in the decision making and in their treatment plan. We as a nurse also have commitment to learn and improve our knowledge and skills .
I am a clinical nurse educator and am very passionate about teaching. I would support QSEN as a nurse and as an educator. In future, I would seek out volunteer opportunities and attend conferences offered by QSEN to improve quality and safety education for current and future nurses. Nursing Excellence is very prominent at my hospital. We have the Center of Nursing Excellence that promotes shared leadership, exemplary practice, teamwork, creative innovations, and professional development.
Roy defines environment as all conditions, circumstances and influences that surround and affect the development and behavior of the person. Health is the process of being and the outcome of adaptation. In the concept of nursing, Roy’s goal is to promote adaptation and contribute to the pers... ... middle of paper ... ...ntributes significantly to nursing knowledge. This theory helps many nurses develop effective care plans, utilizing interventions that will assist the patients with adapting to their environment. By using Roy’s theory, nurses can help the patient adapt to changes and design an intervention that best suits the person.
When I interact with my patients at work I think above and beyond on how I can provide care and resources to this individual in meeting his/her needs by collaborating with interdisciplinary teams. I am gaining knowledge of being a member in the community and act as a role model. Member of the Profession Promote the practice of professional nursing through leadership activities and advocacy (Texas Board of Nursing, 2010). Upon completion of this program, I want to implement working as a good leader as a charge nurse and lead my team through my professional knowledge and practice and not only be an advocate to my peers but my patients as
Either way, this shift has played an instrumental role in my perception of nursing and my own career development. Nursing theory has been around since the time of Florence Nightingale but in recent years it has played an integral role in the way nursing is perceived. Nursing theories allow nursing to be purposeful by stating not only the focus of practice but specific goals and outcomes (McEwen, Wills, 2014). Gone are the days of completing tasks and orders but instead using theory to guide our plan of care. In my own practice theory has helped guide the role of the nurses in the ambulatory