Nursing Philosophy: Personal Philosophy Of Nursing Practice

1097 Words5 Pages
Philosophy of Nursing Practice Degie Gelaw American Sentinel University Philosophy of Nursing Practice The nursing profession is evolving to accommodate the constantly changing world of the health care field and to better serve those in need of care. Further, the standards of care and expectations are rising at a much faster rate than the nurses’ ability to keep pace with; which defies the nurse to question own quality of practice. While the focus of the nursing profession as a discipline is to improve human health and healing through caring, the components of caring remain multidimensional. The discipline of nursing embodies the science which answers questions of the “why, what & how” to add to the body of knowledge and the art of the profession is represented by the nursing practice (Monti & Tingen, 1999). The purpose of this paper is to discuss this writer’s personal philosophy of nursing, the influences that are aligned with the work of Florence Nightingale, and literature reviews that support the individual lens describing nursing practice. Personal Philosophy of Nursing Philosophy is an inquiry that aids a person to explain and…show more content…
Monti & Tengi (1999), wrote how the nursing science is predominantly characterized by two opposing paradigms classified as the empiricist (based on assumption on what is known can be verified by senses) and the interpretive (reality has multiple meanings and knowledge can be derived from other sources than senses. The study further discussed, the interpretive approach, had more congruent effect with the beliefs of nursing care that are focused on holism, individualism, autonomy, and self determination. Thus, helped the nursing profession to define itself as a discipline through continued questions and research The literature findings proved a clear understanding of the view of nursing practice as complex and
Open Document