My Personal Philosophy Of Nursing

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Personal Philosophy of Nursing For me, nursing is more than just getting your degree and earning that title as a “Nurse”. I personally chose the nursing field because being able to help those is need is what I love to do most, not for the title. Sure, I can be recognized as Kayla Campbell, a leader, sister, daughter, friend, and many other titles, and I believe that all of these titles have helped transform me into the person I am today. Being a nursing student, I have quickly realized that the patient you are caring for should be more than just one of your patients you are taking care of, more than just a room number, and more than just a typical spot to stop when doing rounds. Nursing, to me, is all about building relationships and trust…show more content…
One of the biggest duties for nurses is to take care of their patients to the best of their ability, no matter their age, race, gender, and spiritual beliefs. Assumptions or Underlying Beliefs The meaning of Nursing has drastically changed over the course of the years, but patient security, safety, and quality patient care have always been an important aspect of nursing. According to the American Journal of Nursing, “The nurse, in all professional relationships, practices with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth, and uniqueness of every individual, unrestricted by considerations of social or economic status, personal attributes, or the nature of health problems (Daly et al., 2011).” It is important for nurses to treat and respect each and every patient with respect, keeping in mind their needs, religious beliefs, personal choices, and values. Even though the nurse may not agree with the choices that the patient made, it is important that the patient still receives respect. Not every patient coming through the doors of the hospital are going to have the same values and beliefs, but the healthcare team should work together and do their parts to help the patient in every aspect. In a recent 2017 nursing journal, When Nursing Teamwork Suffers, explains that effective nursing teamwork has been linked to high job satisfaction, less nurse turnover, better patient

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