Philosophy Of Nursing

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Many describe a nursing philosophy in various ways, however I understand it as a nurse applying their philosophy in order to explain what he or she believes nursing is. As a nurse, it is important to play a role in how he or she interacts with the patient as well as in the health care field. Before beginning nursing school, my thought of nursing has been based on providing a patient with undivided care and attention along with respect. Nursing will continue to be my choice of career because I want to provide unconditional support to all patients. There is no better feeling that to be appreciated for the care given to a patient. Watson (2005) states, “This theory/philosophy involves making explicit human caring and relationship-centered caring …show more content…
The patient and the family should be able to understand treatment, progress of the patient and upcoming steps to find a solution. The upcoming steps should design a proper health care plan that provides realistic goals for a well recovery. When providing a patient with a treatment plan, it is necessary for the patient to be a part of the treatment plan. In order to tell if the patient understands, a nurse should have the patient repeat what he or she heard as a return demonstration. According to Sitzman (2002), “Watson 's theory of human caring creates a balanced perspective in nursing education and practice by providing a framework for addressing the mind-body-spirit of nurse and client simultaneously during interactions” (p. 119). Watson and I believe that if an individual is not good in health, there will be no equilibrium with mind, body and soul. In fact, he or she will not be capable to be in harmony with oneself. Teaching the patient and the family in a caring matter allows the nurse to the visualized as an individual who sets an example in the health …show more content…
The patient is no longer at home where he and she can do whatever they please and especially have their privacy. Under my philosophy of nursing it is the nurse duty to make sure before he or she assesses the patient that hands are washed and sanitation is not breached at any moment. For example, while inserting a catheter or cleaning up a wound for diabetic patient. With my philosophy of nursing according to Watson, the environment should “support human caring while recognizing and providing for patient’s primary human requirements” (Black, 2011, p. 272). My philosophy of nursing is the same to Watsons view of the patient environment because a patient room should be free from cluster, shades should be available so the amount of light entering the room can be controlled, room temperature should be at an appropriate temperature, and the room should be re-organized to best suit the patient to promote wellness. The environment should be welcoming to the patient’s friends and family members and should represent the way the hospital facility works by keeping it clean and smelling fresh to make a patient feel like

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