Nursing Philosophy Essay

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My personal Philosophy As I reflect on my nursing journey, I realize that I have unknowingly created a set of values and beliefs for myself, otherwise known as my personal nursing philosophy. A product of my knowledge obtained from my interactions with diverse group of patients from the inner city of the Bronx to the suburbs of Milford CT. As I continue to advance in my career, my ethics associated with a diverse patient population, has help me navigate into a nurse who sees the patient as a holistic being. As Thorne states in theoretical basis of nursing “nursing practice facilitates, supports, and assists individuals, families, communities, and societies to enhance, maintain, and recover health and to reduce and ameliorate the effects of illness” (Thorne et al., 1998). I grew up in a very religious home, and my mother instill in me the importance of treating everyone with respect, love, compassion and dignity regardless of their color or greed. In Matthew 25:34-40 “Then the King will say to those on his right, For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I…show more content…
The nursing practice itself compasses the use of critical thinking, acquired skills, use of evidence base practice and technologies to guide the nurse in caring for the person. I view the nurses as the navigator that brings the person, family, doctors and all other health care team together in order for the person to feel love and well taking of. We are the person voice when he or she is unable to speak. When a nurse is not empathetic to the person or patient it affects their recovery time and how they view nurses as a profession. Nurses need to inspire our patients by encouragement, listening with sensitivity that is listen with your face, body and
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