Underneath the simple view of the person being just a patient, I also believe that a persons’ mind and body are a unit and should be taken into equal consideration when providing the best care. Our nursing handbook provides me with a basis for which I establish my philosophy, “I believe that nursing is based on a holistic view of the person who has inherent value, purpose, and dignity” (“Nursing Handbook,” 2013, p. 6). I also ... ... middle of paper ... ... person’s autonomy, promote health, provide a safe and healthy environment, follow nursing values, and work effectively in interprofessional teams. My philosophy states that it is important to value the patient’s health and environment while also implementing creative thinking skills when doing so. I believe that the nursing profession intends to provide the optimal care a patient deserves.
The patients are expected to be adherent and obey the treatments that the health care providers implement (Collier & Haliburton, 2015, p. 87). However, patients should be included in the decision-making process. They have the right to be involved in their own care and make decisions that are free of coercion. Sometimes, the patient’s values, beliefs and preferences may not be in-line with the health care providers’ preferences and they have to respect those differences. In Marie’s case, she has the right to be respected in terms of her preferences and choices, especially that she was given all the information regarding her condition and treatment and she was competent enough to make those decisions.
Nursing revolves around a commitment to helping others in need, to become the healthiest they can possibly in all aspects of their being. A nurse needs to know how to care, that means to realize what it is that matters to the patient and how to help them get it, and the basis of my philosophy is that caring is the body of nursing, and nursing is not possible without caring. Caring in a professional sense is to prevent future harm, treat those who are ill, a commitment to learning how to provide the best possible care, and to maintain the patients dignity through all aspects of the care that is being provided. Patient care should always have a holistic root, this opens the door for the patient and nurse to interact in a way that can give the nurse insight into that patients values. Patients who are comfortable in their environment heal better and faster, and one of the best ways to make a person feel comfortable in an unfamiliar place is to establish a therapeutic relationship.
Working in health care is an important job. People put their trust in us to do our very best to provide them with the absolute best care. Being entrusted with such responsibility requires nurses to conduct themselves both professionally and ethically. Nurses must adhere to the professional values of human dignity, integrity, autonomy, altruism, and social justice. It is these five values that guide us in our practice and as nurses we must promote and emulate these values.
Excellence is what a nurse leader strives for in all that they do. Excellence advances the scope and practice of nurse leaders by promoting standards of the nurse practice, contribute to the knowledge base, and advocates implementation and upgrading of the standards of practice. Caring lies in its moral foundation. Caring validates both the nurse learder and the patient as human. Caring is one the most critical ingredients for health, human development, human relatedness, well-being, and survival.
One of the nursing values that are stated through An Bord Altranais is that ' Nursing care should be delivered in a way that respects the uniqueness and dignity of each patient/client regardless of culture or religion'( An Bord Altranais). We have a role to care with compassion, kindness and empathy to each person’s pain and suffering. We do our best to try and relieve this pain as best we can. One of our roles, is to provide dignified care. Providing dignified care can be as simple as making eye contact with a patient, to providing privacy and minimum bodily exposure during any procedure.
My perspective is not just about focusing on the task at hand but more about delivering quality patient care that is individualized to the needs of each patient. Furthermore, nursing for me integrates the knowledge of medicine and morals. Thus, combining it with sympathy, empathy and thoughtfulness that respect and honor the dignity of each patient. Therefore, caring for patients should be effortless, and holistic while honoring their values and beliefs. My belief of nursing extends to my community in which health improvement is something I will continuously strive for.
Kaiser makes sure they adhere to laws and regulations, licensing requirements, accreditation standards and contracts. They strive to do the right thing and make the best decisions when acting with ethics and integrity. Conclusion In conclusion, integrating the core professional values into the nursing profession will help strongly in the commitment of providing care for our patients. By incorporating the five values, nurse’s appreciation of respectfulness, caring and human dignity leads to a sense of honor and fulfillment when practicing nursing. As nurses, we learn to take responsibility of promoting values through our actions and be advocates to our patients especially for those who are vulnerable.
Building therapeutic relationships allows the patient to feel supported and understood and may help to provide health information, which may otherwise be held in a nontherapeutic relationship. Other values I practice often are advocating, listening, autonomy, and beneficence. I truly believe everyone is an expert in their own health and deserve the time to express their concerns. I also feel very strongly about people having the right to be in charge of their health. In my nursing practice, I vow to always listen to my clients and advocate to promote a holistic well-being of the individual.
Nursing is more than is more than treating ill patients, it is about care and service and it’s constantly evolving. It is about of the well-being of the patient. It is about what is in their best interest and ensuring they understand the steps needed to head to wellness and clear up any misunderstandings. My responsibility is to take care of the patient and make sure they are receiving adequate service. In regards to patient care, one should have an open and compassionate patient relationship.