Personal Philosophy of Nursing

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Amber Hawn Mr. Professor Pascoe Comp 1 12, September 2012 Personal Philosophy of Nursing The American Nurses Association defines nursing as, “protection, and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of the individuals, families, communities, and populations.” (American Nurses Association, 2004, p. 7) There is a lot of work in nursing. There are lot of cores, focuses, visions, and philosophies of nursing. In my opinion there are a lot of cores of nursing. So, I will be discussing a few different cores of nursing. One core of nursing is delivering quality care to the needs of the patients and families. You can do this…show more content…
As a nurse you should always focused on something. In my opinion your focus should be on the patient. In my experience, always being focused on the patient helps in the long run because, you notice a lot more when you are focused on the patient. My vision for myself as a nurse is that I will create a plan in my mind and set high goals that will lead me toward advancement in my nursing career. I will make sure I am educated on the latest technology and information. I will use my strengths and skills to overcome the obstacles to provide the best outcome for my patients. I will also try to help out my coworkers. I set a high vision for myself and I believe I can achieve it. Achieving my vision will be tough but it can be done with hard work. To live out my philosophy of nursing there are things I must remember, which are: Firstly, my patients are my top priority; they are people with fears and feelings. I will put my personal beliefs aside, and treat each patient with respect and compassion. Regardless of education level, gender, race, cultural or religious beliefs, I will provide the best care I possibly can. Secondly, my patients' families are usually concerned for their family member. I will treat the patients’ family members with the same respect as I do for the patient. When it is needed, I will make the patients family part of the caring team by including them in the care of the patient and in patient teaching. Thirdly, my health care staff also wants to get
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