The Professional Values in Nursing serves as a foundation for nursing practice and how it is translated into practice. As nurses, it is our job to take on the responsibility of promoting values through our actions and develop respect and grow self-awareness as we interact with our patients. We are the voice for our patients, the advocates and show concern for those who are vulnerable. Core Professional Values There are five Core Professional Nursing Values: Altruism, Autonomy, Human dignity, Integrity and Social justice. Altruism, “the term is derived from Latin ‘alteri’ or ‘the other’, and describes unselfish attention to the needs of others” (Haigh, 2010, p. 1402).
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.
My philosophy involves having a strong base knowledge of medicine as well as being able to provide compassionate patient-centered care. I believe nursing is holistic and committed to achieving the best patient outcome. My belief of nursing being holistic is that it involves a person, environment, health, and nursing. I also believe that it is extremely important for nurses to be able to work in interprofessional teams as well as work together with other healthcare professionals to stimulate superior patient care. My personal nursing philosophy with be something I continually follow and strive for throughout my career.
I value the importance of holistic nursing and the care of patients being individualized for them and their family. Also, effectively collaborating among health care professionals to ensure quality care for patients. Additionally, the importance of health promotion as one of the main roles of nurses is being a teacher, since promoting health prevents illness and increases the level of health in clients. These principles will serve as a guide for my personal standards of nursing practice.
This paper explores my personal nursing philosophy that I plan to bring into my nursing career. I believe the nature of nursing is grounded in a commitment to the community and the desire to help those in need. Nursing is more than treating the sick; rather it is being part of the happiest moments in a patient’s life like being there for the birth of a baby. Likewise, it is being there at the other end of the spectrum at the lowest moment, such as a patient nearing death. I want my philosophy for nursing to incorporate the knowledge of I have learned from school while being able to combine it with relational and compassionate care that will give respect and dignity to all my patients.
Examining the Theory of Caring Swanson's (1993) Theory of Caring is structured around five principles that encompass the overall definition of caring in nursing practice. This theory states that caring revolves around five categories: knowing, being with, doing for, enabling, and maintaining belief. When applied to nursing practice, each of these five categories can fuel the caregiver's attitude and improve overall patient well-being. In nursing, as well as other areas caring can be defined as, "a nurturing way of relating to a valued other toward whom one feels a personal sense of commitment and responsibility'. Upon examination, the five processes of Swanson's Theory of Caring can be used in nursing practice to achieve an enhanced one-on-one relationship with patients, and improve overall patient well-being.
All the things that I have learned while in nursing school has taught me how to become a health advocate for others. If a loved one is sick, I will be able to better advocate for them about specific treatment options available. I am blessed to have gotten the opportunity to attend nursing school as it has taught me such valuable lessons that I will carry with me
All healthcare professionals should applied therapeutic communication and understanding of effective communication in health care setting to create a positive relationship with the patient and families. As stated by the article “Good communication is not only based on the physical abilities of nurses, but also on education and experience” (Lambrini & Ioanna, 2014). Learning how to provide effective communication is a beneficial application to nursing practice since nurse
One must have the full desire to help and care for people in order to have an enjoyable career as a nurse. Nurses are known for the care and compassion shown to the patients and this is comforting for both patients and their families. Caring for a patient can raise their spirits and can inspire a better outlook on their situation. As a nurse, I want to care for all my patients with the hope of improving their health and outlook on their life. I chose Jean Watson because she understands that caring is the core of nursing and believes caring promotes a better health than only performing medical care.
Personal Philosophy of Nursing and Nursing Education Nursing is a discipline of knowledge acquired through formal education and through life experiences. My philosophy of nursing is to always see the beauty in the art of being a nurse. I chose nursing as my profession as caring for people and the nursing profession is a true art form. It takes empathy for people by upstanding morals and values. As a nurse, my goal is to provide competent, empathetic, compassionate, and optimal holistic care to the best of my ability to my patients.