Personal Nursing Philosophy : My Personal Philosophy Of Nursing

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Personal Philosophy of Nursing Nursing is the use of clinical judgment in the provision of care to enable people to improve, maintain or recover health to cope with health problems and to achieve the best possible quality of life whatever their disease or disability, until death (Jenicek, 2013). In my opinion, a nurse not only cares for the physical aspect of the patient but the mind and soul as well. Being a nurse should encourage physical and emotional well-being. It is more than just handling medications and performing different procedures; it’s about being with the patients in a time of need by talking and visiting them. For as long as I can remember I have always had the desire to care for those in need and feel this ultimately led me to the career choice of nursing. I was always the one to get fulfilled with joy from one's happiness than my own. For me, there was no moment of divine intervention, no following the footsteps of an admired parent or relative but rather a gradual realization that nursing would be my passion. To become a good nurse you must have a good heart and spirit. I believe that each patient should be treated as an individual and given the best quality of care, regardless of their cultural beliefs, ethnicity or sexual orientation. Every single patient is worthy of respect, even if their views may differ from my own. When I think about the qualities you need to have to become a nurse they are, patience, compassion, and professionalism. Maintaining
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