My Personal Philosophy Of Nursing

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Introduction and Background “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones”. (Proverbs 17:22). This quotation has always been my driving force in life and my approach to nursing. This paper aims at talking about my personal philosophy of nursing; a profession I am looking forward to. First, I will base my personal philosophy of nursing on four of the nursing theorists who have added more meaning to my understanding and appreciation of the profession. I will equally mention the driving philosophy of the Santa Fe Community College Nursing Department. According to the American Nurses Association, “Nursing is 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” (ANA, 2010b). Nursing has come a long ways. From primitive times when caring for the sick was predominantly the rule of medicine-men who acquired the skills from their ancestors, to the era when it was viewed as a mean profession for prostitutes and nowadays when it is considered a noble profession with trained and skilled personnel. My Personal Philosophy versus Nursing Theorists So many nursing theorists have contributed great ideas to the field of nursing. Some of these theories are reflective of my personal philosophy of nursing and I shall uphold these values throughout my studies
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