Nursing Philosophers : Those Who Paved The Way

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Nursing Philosophers: Those Who Paved the Way Lauren Munster Everest College Phoenix Abstract The purpose of this paper is to delve into the philosophy of nursing. It will take a look at what is involved with nursing and how to better provide care for patients. This paper will go through different aspects of nursing and how certain factors are important. The factors of the nursing paradigm are: nursing, health, environment, person, and culture; and they will all be discussed and explained. There are many people who have made a difference in nursing and healthcare. Florence Nightingale was not only the first nurse, but she also strived for better conditions for patients. She changed the sanitation requirements that would transform nursing. She was the establisher of a training school specifically for nurses. Alike Nightingale, Madeleine Leininger decided that there were other ways to help patients. Leininger discovered that a person’s beliefs, and all around culture can affect the way they feel, and their health. She decided that nurses should get to know their patients cultural preferences to make them feel more comfortable. As a nursing student I believe both aspect of these philosophies are extremely important to Nursing. Keywords: Nursing Paradigm, theorists, theories, nursing philosophy Nursing Philosophers: Those Who Paved the Way According to the American Nurses Association (ANA) nursing is labelled “the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities;
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