“Care can be considered simply an ethical task and thus a burden of one more thing to do, or it can be considered a commitment to attending to and becoming enthusiastically involved in the patient’s needs” (Applying the Ethics of Care to your Nursing Practice, page 116). In this model, nurses need to be knowledgeable about human behavior and responses to health problems, individual needs, how to respond to others, and the strengths and limitations of the patient and family. The nurse also comforts and offers compassion, and empathy to the patient and family. There are many concepts in Jean Watson’s Theory of caring. The three major concepts that will be discussed are: transpersonal caring relationship, caring occasion/caring moment and the ten caritas processes.
Abstract The purpose of this paper is to highlight the values which are important to the professional nurse working in the healthcare setting. Many studies have been done on what a professional nurse should and should not do; but some of the results remain the same. This paper explores the various attributes which professional nurses should possess. It also delves into some ethical and Christian principles which nurses should abide by. What does it mean to be professional nurse?
Firstly, I am convinced that being a great nurse is to be a caring nurse. This is why I choose Jean Waston’s nursing theory, as Watson’s theory contains a holistic proceed towards the patient’s care, and is concentrated on the bond between the patient and nurse (Crisp &Taylor, 2005). According to Waston’s theory it includes rationality and study of caring; caring is an interpersonal procedure containing interventions that outcome in addressing human needs (Crisp &Taylor,2005 p.69). In my viewpoint, the demonstration of my word’s “caring” and "knowledgeable" are firmly connected on the grounds that it includes both the patient and myself. On the off chance that having knowledge and caring, towards my patients a close bond will be established.
A personal nursing philosophy includes consideration of one’s principles, beliefs and personal values that may affect the direct practice of nursing. In order to define my personal nursing philosophy, I asked myself what does nursing really mean to me and why did I chose nursing as a career? The aspects of my personal nursing philosophy and belief system are very simple yet effective ideas. My personal nursing philosophy are holistic healing, caring, compassion, as well as respect. For these reasons alone and my own personal values I chose the nursing profession., as well as to care for others who are unable to care for themselves.
This course challenged me to visually portray or draw what caring in nursing means to me. My initial drawing of caring focused on physical interventions such as assessing and reassessing the patient. I knew that caring was crucial and that it consisted of more than just nursing interventions, but I was still having difficulty in defining “caring” and depicted it as being solely beneficial to patients. My original picture included the word, “acceptance.” Acceptance is a part of caring and is described in Leininger’s Transcultural Nursing Theory. Leininger understood that each person is a unique individual and that their differences should be appreciated in order to build a nurse/patient relationship based off of mutual trust and respect (Bailey, 2009).
When I am caring for others I receive a feeling of purpose and meaning that I can only contribute to my patients. Because of this I would have to say that my personal nursing attitude is one that is centered on compassion, empathy, and respect. My beliefs on nursing emphasize the need to treat each patient with a dignified level of respect, while maintaining a gentle and compassionate level of care. Patients do not become patients because they want to. Usually it is a traumatic experience of some sort in which these people become patients and it is vital that we treat them with the same level of care that we would wish our mothers or fathers would be cared for with.
In conclusion, respecting a patient when doing nursing care and maintaining their dignity is very important as it affects their health outcomes and help maintain and improve the standards and principles of nursing practice. Furthermore, the ANMC has formulated domains, specifically the Professional Practice domain, which guides nurses in their practice to provide holistic and quality nursing care that is done with respect and dignity. As a future registered nurse, I know that I need to be aware of this issue so that I can be considered a competent nurse. To do this, I need to be sensitive in carrying out my nursing interventions adequately and respectfully so that I can help maintain their dignities. Finally, I believe that the proper way to care for patients with respect and dignity is to take care of them as I would like to be taken care of.
Personal definition of nursing Nursing for me is not only a profession, but rather a form of promoting physical and emotional well-being for my patients. At the same time, I consider that the nurse must have the quality to be caring. The patient needs to know that his/her nurse is there to comfort physically and emotionally during hard situations. In addition, nursing it is more than just performing procedures and administering medications. An important characteristic that will help in many aspects to alleviate suffering of my patients is compassion.
When nurses show empathy, they are letting a patient know that it’s alright to share some of the burdens or express fears. Using this model of feeling and medicine is treating the patient as a whole person. Nurses must look inside themselves to treat the whole patient: mind, body, and soul. In conclusion, professionalism in nursing is multifaceted. Some aspects of professionalism are more important than others in regards to being a better practitioner while others have impacts on the nursing team as a whole.
The practice of nursing not only involves applying knowledge but the ability to differentiate the needs of the client and being empathetic to their needs. Hence, the importance of holistic nursing and not only being for the client but for the clients family as well. Holistic nursing is defined as “all nursin... ... middle of paper ... ... practice of medicine, combined with addressing holistic needs of the patient and family, including the physical, psychological, cognitive, emotional, spiritual and social care as it relates to being competent in nursing. Conclusion Throughout this philosophy paper, I have explored what nursing is based on my personal values and beliefs as it relates to the body of work in nursing. I value the importance of holistic nursing and the care of patients being individualized for them and their family.