Nursing Philosophy : My Personal Philosophy Of Nursing

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My Philosophy of Nursing My personal philosophy of nursing began at an early age watching my mother volunteer for 25 years on the local rescue squad, following in the footsteps of her mother. I learned that helping others in a time of need should always be a priority. Respect and dignity should always be shown to people, no matter the who they are or where they are from. I have and will continue to show compassion for others while administering professional holistic care, guided by the American Nursing Associations Code of Ethics. Patients put their lives in the hands of health care professional and expect us to act in their best interest. I will continue to be accountable for my current knowledge of nursing skills so that I can…show more content…
Much like the skills, the art of nursing will forever be evolving. Nurses learn with each patient that every personality, culture, age group, and mentality need to be addressed with slight nuances to improve the chances of getting through to your patient. Nursing and sociology theories are learned as guidance, and the rest is up to experience, continued education, and the desire to do good for others. The evolution of the nurse/patient experience helps us grow and change and is the basis behind Hildegard Peplau’s Interpersonal Theory, which has been a strong influence in my nursing experience (Petiprin, 2016). Conceptualization of Nursing My nursing practice is guided by the framework of the nursing metaparadigm, which explains how the patients’ environment, state of health, and beliefs and are correlated to the holistic care of nursing. People who are poor will eat before they buy their medicine. People with no means of transportation can’t go to appointments. Those who don’t believe they have a chance to live will physically give up. That is why holistic nursing is so important and is reflective of the ideas in Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (McLeod, 2007). I realized that every aspect of a patients’ life will contribute to their health and their understanding of personal wellness. Taking that time to talk with patients and find out what their needs are is just as important as the care and education they receive. Evolution of Philosophy In 2010, I
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