Sr. Calista Roy Nursing Theorist Essay

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Nursing Philosophy and Comparison Paper
A Comparison of Personal Philosophy and Sr. Callista Roy’s Adaptation Model
September 14, 2011

Nursing Philosophy and Comparison Paper

A Comparison of Personal Philosophy and Sr. Callista Roy’s Adaptation Model A personal philosophy is what one values for themselves as human beings. It reflects the many faceted realities of their self-concept and is influenced by: culture, spirituality, morals, values, and belief concepts. The relevance of one’s personal philosophy to nursing is significant. One’s philosophy directly affects the interpersonal relationship and care given to patients. For the purpose of this paper, the author will reflect and incorporate her nursing philosophy with the
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The mother’s belief system did not allow for any outcome other than recovery, and a miracle was expected. The mother had no family support readily available to her, and if not for the author, she was completely alone. She asked the author to sit and pray with her; she did. The author gave the mother solace, and the infant comfort care. After 72 hours passed, the infant weak, but stable, had survived. The author noted that the infant’s vital signs would become erratic when he heard the cries of other infants; to decrease the environmental stimuli, she placed a recorder playing Mozart in the infant’s incubator. The infant responded to the music: stopped thrashing, crying, and his vital signs stabilized, he consistently improved. The author tutored the mother in kangaroo care: the importance of skin to skin contact to help regulate the infant’s body temperature, bonding between the infant and mother, and to help assist in improved breastfeeding. Upon discharge, the author gave resource materials to the mother, to help assist in finding a support group for the mother and the needs of her new son. In the fore mentioned story the author demonstrates: baby boy M. and his mother as the person(s), the NICU as the environment, the complications from his prematurity affecting his health, and the author, as nurse, applying her personal philosophy.

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