My Philosophy Of Nursing Research Paper

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Reassessing My Philosophy of Nursing Completing Western University’s Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree has been an extremely rewarding academic endeavor. I am so grateful to have been positioned within a culture and environment which demands tremendous intellectual and analytical skill. I genuinely appreciate the endless learning opportunities generously offered as each has contributed to the nurse I am today. Retrospective analysis of my past experiences has illuminated how my personal philosophy has been as dynamic as my journey. I have watched my philosophy of nursing swell from a purely biological to biopsychosocial model of health strengthened by empathetic caring. Augmenting praxis with…show more content…
My past philosophy of cyclical time functions only as a fragment under the umbrella of my present philosophy. This cyclical time portion of my philosophy carries great significance as it conscripts the recollection of my nursing roots (Ondrejka & Barnard, 2011). Mental commemoration of such events potentiates my capacity to provide empathetic care (Ondrejka & Barnard, 2011). My present nursing philosophy is pragmatically grounded in reason. I feel that nursing science is an attempt to explain health-related affairs through the lens of truth as opposed to unsupported claims. With this in mind, I believe that nursing science and evidence-based research is simply the application of reason in its most concentrated and purest form. Retrospectively, I feel that much of the great lessons taught by my clinical preceptors ultimately boiled down to reason. Additionally, I think that reason also provides much of the structural framework for ethically sound care: an increasing concern among nurses across health care organizations globally (Dauwerse & Abma, 2012). A philosophy of reason respects the interchangeability of perspectives and the disapproval of privileging personal needs over the needs of others. Applying reason to any healthcare circumstance ensures that I refrain from egotistic views of grandiosity. In practice, this is performed by caring for a patient as I would want to…show more content…
This paper described my perspectives about nursing practice, influential people throughout my journey, and my present personal philosophy of nursing. Reflecting on and sharing my pragmatic nursing philosophy of reason has positively reinforced the care I deliver. Nursing curricula presented an abundance of information regarding nursing ideals, ethics, and personal philosophies. However, the paragons of sound nursing philosophies risk repression as one begins his or her nursing career (Martinsen, 2011). This paper emphasised the importance of reflecting on my nursing philosophy to subsequently strengthen my practice. I believe that this yields implications for my future practice. For instance, as the risk factors towards personal philosophies are introduced, I better appreciate the preventative measures against its demise. Thankfully, nursing research has illuminated the positive correlations between reflection, personal philosophy, and practice outcomes (Ondrejka & Barnard, 2011). As I express my final statement of gratitude, note that my lifelong appreciation will not be exclusively conveyed via words, but through the empathetic care that the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing has taught me to
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