Nursing: Quiros Personal Philosophy Of Nursing

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Personal Philosophy
Everyone has a philosophy, no matter the individual’s age, gender, culture, or background. It is something that humans use through out their lives as a path to follow and go by. According to Merriam Webster online dictionary (2014), a philosophy is “ a search for a general understanding of values and reality by chiefly speculative rather than observational means,” and in order to become a well-rounded nurse one should follow their own values, knowledge and beliefs, but at the same time respecting other people’s as well.
Quiros’ personal philosophy of nursing is centered on diversity, advocacy, and providing holistic care. Every patient is different and should be treated with respect, no matter their race, age, gender, culture,
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They have also good communication skills, many times when a doctor explains something to the patients many of them don’t understands and it is the nurses job to be able explain the situation to the patient in a way that the patient can understand. Also their dedication to help their patients get well is a characteristic of nurses. Being a nurse is not an easy job and it is not always pretty, nurses have to deal with patients vomiting, they have to bath them and help them go to the bathroom, and Quiros believes that if they did not really love their job, they would not put themselves through this.
The roles of nurses in the current healthcare delivery system is to be an advocate, by supporting the patients’ decisions, a communicator, having a good understanding of what the patients wants and needs is very important, she should be a teacher to her patients and the patients’ families, teaching them what medications and treatments are for, and how they should make use of them once they are discharged from the
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