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As I registered nurse, I have formulated a nursing philosophy that will guide me in my role. First, I have recognized that nursing is a profession that has its own set of rewards. To achieve this rewards I should act in a professional way, this entails a commitment to achieve excellence in patient care and ensuring that I upheld patient’s rights. I should also be ready to learn and accept corrections so that I can utilize the available resources to improve the patient’s health. As a nurse, I am committed in ensuring that the patient’s environment is conducive and will to lead to easy recovery. My philosophy also involves understanding the meta paradigm concepts of the nursing profession. These are areas of concern to the profession and these calls for proper understanding of the following concepts. First, what does nursing entail? What is my personal understanding of health? How do I maintain a good environment? And lastly how do I treat patients? As a nurse, I am determined to integrate the required practice components in my role. Nursing also involves scientific and philosophical approach in caring for individuals who seek medical care. Nursing also involves disease prevention and management....
It is vital for patients to be consulted on various issues affecting them. Such issues include patient participation in their care, maintaining of dignity and self worth. I also believe that I have the authority to make independent decisions concerning patients care so long as it is with my scope of expertise (Daniels, 2006). This will enable me use creativity as well as knowledge to ensure that patients receive good health care. Understanding the anatomy and physiology of the human body is vital (Polifroni & Welch, 2007). Thirdly, there are two types of environments, the physical environment where health care is provided, and the internal environment, which refers to patient’s mental awareness (Fitzpatrick & Kazer, 2012). Both physical environment and mental awareness considerations are necessary for thorough patient assessment and treatment. My philosophy as a nurse is that i should create a conducible environment to help in ensuring the patients quick recovery. I should show the patient that I care and entails connecting with the patient and forming a professional relationship. This helps in understanding the patient hence enabling me to choose things that can positively affect the patient quick recovery (Barker, 2009). As a nurse, I should be concerned about the client’s ability to handle the illness and the effect of diagnose on the client’s family (Fitzpatrick& Kazer, 2012). This will enable me to advice the patient and the immediate family on how to manage the situation. This gives the patient a good state of mind and this accelerates the patient’s recovery. Understanding the patient’s religious and cultural beliefs and their attitudes
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The American Nurses Association definition of nursing (2004, p. 7) as “Protection, promoting, and Abilities, prevention of illnesses and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations” clearly describes what nursing entails.
Nursing to me is an occupation that includes individuals trained to offer nursing care services with due regard to respect, integrity, dignity, and compassion. As a calling, I believe that nursing has everything to do with helping those in need irrespective of their status in society, religious affiliations, or health conditions.
Nursing is an honorable career that ought not to be treated as job meant to make someone rich, but rather as a calling to serve humanity. The American Nurses Association defines nursing as the protection, promotion, and prevention of illnesses and injuries in a bid to alleviate suffering through diagnosis and treatment (Kikuchi and Simmons, 1994).
The other goal is to make the patient learn to live in a way that will facilitate his recovery, while the next goal is to facilitate increase of tolerance of patients to their daily activity. There are also some long-term goals that the nurses are focused on achieving in terms of treating the patient.
This paradigm came about as a result of the realization that all people are unique and autonomous and deserve a very high level of treatment that ensures that they receive the best of care. With the understanding that the paradigms refer to a generalized concept in nursing practice, the patient can best be likened to a customer of a supermarket, whose input into the supermarket through purchases made determines the level of profit that the supermarket will make.
Nursing is a social activity and so the range of patient, co-worker and the general public temperaments that personal will come into contact with is vast. In order for these therapeutic relationships, however brief, to have an impact on the healing process, it is apparent to me that a nurse must develop their communication, caring, justice and fairness skills.
It helps to focus on the core attributes of nursing, while marginalising those characteristics which are not part of nursing. Thus, the metaparadigm allow nurse practitioners, theorists and researchers to concentrate
Theoretical knowledge has made one aware that contemporary concepts in nursing emphasize holistic nursing care and patient-centred approach, among others. One’s personal nursing philosophy, therefore, confirms the competency and effectiveness of nurses to address the holistic needs of patients: not merely catering to health requirements, but being able to attend to emotional needs.
Witnessing people suffering from different ailments could be depressing so it is also important for nurse practitioners to be psychologically strong and resilient. Perhaps, what makes nursing even more difficult is the perception that they are