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... of Nursing Foundations of Nursing Education NU 530 August 28, Philosophy of Nursing Person Masters (2009) describes philosophy as ‘beliefs of a person or groups of persons’ (Doheny et al. 1997, in Masters 2009, p.80). With this meaning, philosophy has a decisive role in human behavior. According to the above view, person is quite important for philosophy. The term person, as related to philosophy, is based on a key characteristic: ‘that one lives oneself and decides about oneself’ (Tischner, Zycinski, & McLean 1994, p.7). The above definition can incorporate a series of additional characteristics, related to the term person, as, for example, the following ones: freedom of taking initiatives, ability ...