My Health And Professional Experiences: My Philosophy Of Nursing

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Philosophy of Nursing My respective philosophy of nursing revolves around the idea that in order to provide safe and effective nursing care you must have empathy and the drive to continue to learn and improve as a nurse. Having empathy means being able to put yourself in someone else’s shoes, being able to understand or feel what they are going through. I believe as a nurse I should always put myself in the patient’s shoes, this will ensure that they are getting the care they need, they are getting the autonomy they deserve and every aspect of the individual, as a whole, is being considered. From the Metaparadigm Concept definitions (found in the table at the end of the paper) you can see that my philosophy not only deals with the person physically …show more content…
My professional experiences come from working as a nursing assistant for the last five years, in various settings like: assisted living, homecare, nursing home, and hospital. Throughout my time as a nursing assistant I have taken care of people in various situations, with an assortment of medical conditions. I have done memory care for people with: dementia, traumatic brain injuries, cerebral vascular accidents, and those with mental disabilities. My personal experience living with my boyfriend and his grandmother for over a year, taking care of her while her encephalitis, launched the progression of her dementia forward, leading to round the clock care. I have also acquired involvement in assisting my mother with muscular dystrophy, neuropathy, and chronic pain. I have similarly developed firsthand experience with my own muscular dystrophy and chronic muscle spasms. Throughout all of my professional and personal experiences, I have procured a lot of knowledge that I will be using once I start my career as nurse. Not only will all of these experiences help me in my future career they have also helped shape my philosophy of nursing as well. Throughout these experiences I have watched how hard it can be to go through different illnesses, developing conditions, advancing diseases and various injuries. These encounters have shaped my philosophy by making me realize how …show more content…
Throughout my life so far I have grown as a person and during this growth my philosophy of nursing continues to develop and transform. The transformation and development that my philosophy has gone through thus far, will continue throughout my career as nurse. Even though I am not quite a nurse yet, I do have a strong foundation for my philosophy of nursing and from here it will only continue grow and

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