Nursing As A Career In The Mary Denton Story

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The American Nurses Association defines nursing as, “Nursing is a profession within the health care sector focused on the care of individuals, families, and communities so they may attain, maintain, or recover optimal health and quality of life.” I strongly believe I was born for the nursing profession. Caring for others has been embedded in my soul. Over the years I have ignored my calling and pursued Accounting, but my inner soul would not allowed me to continue in this profession. I love to interact with people and providing a helping hand to those in need as always brought some form of gratification to my life. My decision to become a nurse was greatly influenced by my beautiful mother. Over the years I have seen the compassion, warmth…show more content…
I believe in treating others the way I would desire to be treated. I believe in going above and beyond for my patients, whatever it takes and then some. I believe our patients are our utmost priority and preserving their dignity, self-respect and maintaining patient’s rights in a caring environment is of great importance to the wellbeing of the individual. As I reflect on my personal philosophy, a well-known story came to mind, “The Mary Denton Story”. The story I mentioned above is about a resident named Mary Denton, she saw where she could make a difference in the other residents’ lives and seized the opportunity to do so. At the age of 94 years old, Ms. Denton was very observant of the new residents demeanor when being admitted in the Long-term care facility. Ms. Denton realize these residents became very sad and felt home sick. Ms. Denton approached her nurse and expressed her…show more content…
Mary Denton story has taught me so much such as the difference one person can make in someone’s live. I use a patient-centered approach to care, which encompasses the total needs of the patient; I also encourage the family to become closely involved in patient’s health care. As all these factors plays an integral role in the patient’s recovery. Florence Nightingale understood very well the psychological connection to healing and actually believed that nurses should always speak up when things were unacceptable or inadequate. Florence Nightingale has paved the way for nurses more than we will ever known. She was a change agent in her own right; her leadership techniques and advocacy were many of her strong points. As nurses we have a duty to advocate for our patients. We must work to advance the patient 's legal rights, privacy protections and right to choose whether or not to participate in medical research. As an advocate, nurses we must ensure that all qualification and state licensure regulations prior to participating in nursing activities and must be vigilant against other colleagues with impairments. At all times, we have the professional duty to accept personal responsibility for our actions and are accountable for nursing judgment and
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