Personal Philosophy Of Nursing Profession

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Personal Philosophy of Nursing The journey began several years ago, when this author’s great aunt became gravely ill and was placed on palliative care. Working alongside a selfless, compassionate, skilled, and supportive nurse was a life changing, but inspiring experience; it was also the inception of a journey to becoming a nurse. Like the nurse who cared for her ailing family member, this author would also like to make a difference and an impact in the lives of others. Therefore, entering into the nursing profession would enable this author to spread love through the care of others by highlighting the tenets of an empathetic nurse. Several great attributes for an exceptional healthcare provider include being: compassionate, nonjudgmental, caring, encouraging, and staying up to date with issues affecting the healthcare industry. This piece will explore the nursing philosophy that guides this author’s career as a nurse who enjoys working with the geriatric population. Compassion is “a sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it” (Compassion, n.d., para 1). The experience working alongside the nurse caring for this author’s gravely ill great aunt motivated her to become a nurse. The nurse’s attentiveness, professional demeanor, and compassion was inspiring. The nurse went above and beyond her call of duty, to ensure that this author’s family received the support needed during a difficult time. This author experienced an epiphany
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