I will focus on the empowerment of the patient in the delivery of holistic and evidence based practices of nursing care. This paper dives into the values I feel are not only important, but necessary in relating to patients as well as other health care professionals, my personal work culture, and society as a
Caring is the essence of nursing. As a nurse, we establish a caring relationship with our patients, and provide the best individualize care and interventions to promote healing. Jean Watson’s focus of practice is the patient and the theory places the patient in the context of the family, the community and the culture. The major concepts of Jean Watson’s theory of caring are transpersonal caring relationships, caring moments/caring occasions and the ten caritas processes. I will describe how this theory can be applied in practice and show an example from my own practice.
Personal Nursing Philosophy Nursing has developed from its original roots, to become a personal philosophy to those who practice it. This paper describes my personal philosophy of nursing that I plan to practice in my own personal career. I believe that nursing is founded on the principles of it being a helping process with a focus on interpersonal relationships between a nurse and someone else. Nursing not only involves treating an illness, but it also provides quality patient-centered care. My philosophy involves having a strong base knowledge of medicine as well as being able to provide compassionate patient-centered care.
My philosophy of nursing integrates the importance of knowledge base practice of medicine, combined with addressing holistic needs of the patient and family, including the physical, psychological, cognitive, emotional, spiritual and social care (Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network, 2010). Additionally, a vital aspect of nursing is effective interpersonal relationships with other healthcare professionals to promote quality patient care. Moreover, my philosophy includes the importance the client-nurse relationship to aid in health promotion to prevent illness and increase the level of health of clients. Factors Influencing the Development of Personal Philosophy My philosophy is based on my personal values and beliefs as it relates to the body of work in nursing. The practice of nursing not only involves applying knowledge but the ability to differentiate the needs of the client and being empathetic to their needs.
Personal Philosophy of Nursing Victoria Alexander Saint John’s College of Nursing Abstract: This paper is my personal nursing philosophy and how I plan to live out my nursing career not just after graduation but throughout my schooling. Nursing is obviously about patient care, but it is so much more than that. At Saint John’s Hospital we believe in Care, Respect, Joy, and Competence. This is a beautiful way of thinking about nursing. It is not just about treating the illness, it is also about treating the patient’s needs that are more than just health.
Nursing is about having a positive attitude to help and accepting help from others when needed and making a difference in others lives. As a nurse, it is important for me to take care of an individual while respecting their culture and beliefs and have the family involved while delivering the best care safely. I do my best to think of my patie... ... middle of paper ... ...decision is an opportunity to demonstrate in the commitment to ethics and integrity. The fifth principle is to demonstrate a commitment to compliance and ethics. Kaiser makes sure they adhere to laws and regulations, licensing requirements, accreditation standards and contracts.
There are many different approaches in developing a relationship with patients, one of which being holistic, patient-centered care. Holistic care is described as “all n... ... middle of paper ... ... to ensure their wishes and needs are being met in a dignified manner. In my community, I intend on being a positive advocate for wellbeing and health promotion. Providing positive outlets for my patients to help maintain a healthy sense of living is also an important attribute as I feel that this will aid in the prevention of future illnesses. My main focus on nursing is to be able to be a nurse that my patients feel comfortable and supported by.
In my nursing practice, I vow to always listen to my clients and advocate to promote a holistic well-being of the individual. Furthermore, as a nurse I will respect the autonomy of my patients and provide individualized care, such as religion and culture, to the best of my ability. Personally, I hold true to my values and beliefs, however, I will respect and promote autonomy for others who have different values and beliefs then my own. Lastly, I am very passionate, determined, and focused. Within my nursing career I am determined to provide passionate, focused care by ensuring I am providing holistic nursing care.
It should have a logical and congruence, coherence and continuity. In my philosophy of the nursing, Nurses have responsibilities to the public to provide safe and secure environment, and patient centered care. Patients are individuals who require care and attention. We as nurses should use our nursing judgment to help meet the patient needs , and as an advocators should encourage them in the decision making and in their treatment plan. We as a nurse also have commitment to learn and improve our knowledge and skills .
Five values which epitomized the professional nurse are as follow: altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, and social justice. Every nurse should carefully examine himself to see if he possesses those traits for they are essential for nursing practice. Altruism in Taylor’s words is a concern for the welfare and well-being of others (2008). It is no secret that a nurse’s job is primarily care based; therefore, it is of utmost importance to reflect altruism in nursing practice. Behaviors which reflect altruism are showing an understanding of cultures, beliefs, and perspective of others, advocating for patients, taking risks on behalf of patients, and mentoring other professionals.