Personal Philosophy of Nursing Introduction For one to develop a nursing philosophy, one should first determine what philosophy means to them. As defined by Merriam Webster dictionary, philosophy is “a set of ideas about how to do something or how to live.” (Merriam-webster dictionary, 2016). Or as defined by Ayn Rand, in Philosophy, Who needs it (p.2), "Philosophy studies the fundamental nature of existence, of man, and of man 's relationship to existence.
A personal nursing philosophy includes consideration of one’s principles, beliefs and personal values that may affect the direct practice of nursing. In order to define my personal nursing philosophy, I asked myself what does nursing really mean to me and why did I chose nursing as a career? The aspects of my personal nursing philosophy and belief system are very simple yet effective ideas. My personal nursing philosophy are holistic healing, caring, compassion, as well as respect. For these reasons alone and my own personal values I chose the nursing profession., as well as to care for others who are unable to care for themselves. I feel that in this profession, you must have compassion and care for your patients as a whole. For the simple fact as you may not just be caring for a patient’s health needs but their emotional wellbeing as well. I personally live my life through the “golden rule” that all people should all be treated equally and you should always treat them the way you would like to be treated. This is a value I was taught at a very early age and I continue to live by it to this day. It is not only essential to be compassionate and caring to your patients, but you must also be able to teach your patients about their disease processes as well. Nurses are patient advocates as well and do have to advocate for their care as needed. This alone will produce higher quality of care and to be able to achieve the best
There are several professional values that a nurse must possess altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, and social justices are among these. Altruism is being concerned for the well-being and welfare of others; this includes their patients and colleagues. This is demonstrated daily through understanding cultural differences, considering the perspectives of others and mentoring others
For the everyday nurse, these values are an intricate part of caring for a sick patient. Such values are: “preservation of wholeness of character and integrity” and “maintenance of competence” (American Nurses Association, 2015). The American Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements (2015) breaks “wholeness of character” into everyday values such as respect,
As I reflect on my nursing education, I relieved that I have unexpectedly created a set of values and beliefs for myself, otherwise known as my personal nursing philosophy. I believe that the core of nursing is advocacy, knowledge, integrity and caring. The focus of nursing is on patient need and patient health. According to the (American Nurses Association [ANA], 2017), “nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, facilitation of healing, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations.” I believe that nursing is an art allowing the nurse to be competent,
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).
...re else I would rather go to pursue my education. The values of Integrity, Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Creativity, and Honesty make up the ideal nurse. As an aspiring nurse, I vow to live by those values each and every day, so I can become the best nurse and person that I can be.
The American Nursing Association defines nursing as ““protection, promotion, and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations” (American Nurse Association, 2011, p. 7). There is so much more to nursing as a whole moreover throughout this paper I will be examining my own personal nursing philosophy, which is what I believe is the core characteristics of nursing, the approach of my nursing philosophy, along with my belief and value system of caring, compassion, advocacy, respect, honesty and integrity. I will be discussing my choice of becoming a nurse, what
As a profession, nursing involves caring. Caring for the patient, the family and for each other is the fabric of the nursing profession. Additionally, The American Nurses Association code of ethics mandate nurses to behave in a just manner where every patient is given autonomy and is treated with dignity (ANA, 2000). In order to treat patients wi...
The American Nurses Association (ANA) developed a foundation for which all nurses are expected to perform their basic duties in order to meet the needs of the society we serve. The ANA “has long been instrumental in the development of three foundational documents for professional nursing; its code of ethics, its scope and standards of practice, ands statement of social policy.” (ANA, 2010, p. 87) The ANA defined nursing as “the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations” and used to create the scope and standards of nursing practice. (ANA, 2010, p. 1) These “outline the steps that nurses must take to meet client healthcare needs.” () The nursing process, for example, is one of the things I use daily. Other examples include communicating and collaborating with my patient, their families, and my peers, and being a lifelong learner. I continually research new diagnoses, medications, and treatments for my patients. As a nurse of ...