My Nursing Philosophy: My Personal Philosophy Of Nursing

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A Philosophy is when someone contemplates, or wonders, about something that serves as the guide that incorporates each individual’s value and belief. Every nurse should have developed a personal philosophy at one point because it explains not only to others but also to ourselves why we do what we do. Nobody goes into nursing expecting it to be easy, it is a tough job that requires a lot of dedication which is why it is important to remember just why it is that we are doing it. Since I was fourteen I wanted to become a nurse, I have always had an overwhelming desire to help people, it is what makes me feel fulfilled, and this is the reason I decided to follow this career path. My personal philosophy on nursing is that all nurses need to want…show more content…
Nursing revolves around a commitment to helping others in need, to become the healthiest they can possibly in all aspects of their being. A nurse needs to know how to care, that means to realize what it is that matters to the patient and how to help them get it, and the basis of my philosophy is that caring is the body of nursing, and nursing is not possible without caring. Caring in a professional sense is to prevent future harm, treat those who are ill, a commitment to learning how to provide the best possible care, and to maintain the patients dignity through all aspects of the care that is being provided. Patient care should always have a holistic root, this opens the door for the patient and nurse to interact in a way that can give the nurse insight into that patients values. Patients who are comfortable in their environment heal better and faster, and one of the best ways to make a person feel comfortable in an unfamiliar place is to establish a therapeutic relationship. A therapeutic relationship is one built with trust on both sides, I think for a nurse to be able to see the situation for the patient’s point of view there needs to be a certain amount of openness in the relationship which will not develop without trust. Nursing should always be focused on what is helping the patient in the most ways, a nurse should always…show more content…
But my goal has changed, and that is to always remember that no two patients are the same and every person deserves the absolute best care I can provide no matter the circumstances, the patient will always be the focus of my care and I will try to the best of my ability to understand all values and meet every need to the best of my
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