My Personal Philosophy Of Nursing

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Nursing is known as the care provided to patients’ that are sick and/or injured. Nursing takes a great deal of compassion, empathy and the ability to make patient care decisions in extreme circumstances. Nursing requires a non-judgmental attitude, as well as the ability not to inflict personal beliefs onto a client. Nursing also requires you to be able to care for many people of different cultures and ethnic backgrounds. The purpose of this essay is to discuss my personal philosophy of nursing and to compare my views with nursing theorists. Nursing Metaparadigm
The four concepts central to nursing also known as the Metaparadigm are person, environment, health, and nursing. The person is considered
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Not only that, to provide an atmosphere that promotes healing, as well as a therapeutic relationship. We as nurses must build that rapport with our clients because we want them to trust us. If there is no trust with the clients there truly is no room for nursing care. Based upon my philosophy, I feel that Florence Nightingale provides some very valid points needed in providing appropriate care.
Nightingale set the standards when it comes to providing nursing care. She saw nursing as the “science of environmental management” (Whall,1996, p.23). Nurse were required to use their common sense, observation, and ingenuity to allow nature to effectively repair the patient (Pfettscher, 2010). It would be completely impossible for nature to repair the patient if the environment was not conducive to proper healing. Which is why Nightingale’s theory is detrimental to the entire nursing
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We think of Jean Watson the nursing theorist behind the Theory of Human Caring. Watson believed that “caring in nursing conveys physical acts, but embraces the mindbodyspirit as it reclaims the embodied spirit as its focus of attention”. (Watson, 1999, p.10-11) Watson also maintains that caring is central to the professional discipline of nursing. (Newman et al.,1991) Finally, Watson believes that in caring sciences, caring and compassion in human services are motivated by love. (
My beliefs in caring are somewhat like Watson’s. I personally believe that caring requires compassion and empathy, which are components that a nurse should possess. You want to be in tune with your client’s feelings and not just brushing them to the side. If you client voices a concern, or they are feeling down it is our personal job to address their concerns. Therefore, Watson is completely correct when she stated that caring is a major part of
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