My Personal Philosophy Of Nursing Essays

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My Personal Nursing Philosophy The nature of nursing is based on committing to the public and ones desires to help the needy. It is not just treating illness, but also giving oneself for the well being of another. I think nursing care should be done holistically while putting the beliefs and values of the patient into consideration. A nurse’s philosophy in nursing practice should be very accepting as there are going to be people of different backgrounds and cultures as patients and family members that the nurse will come in contact with. Philosophy is the study of ideas about knowledge, truth, the nature and meaning of life. It is a particular set of ideas about how to do something or how to live. (Merriam Webster online dictionary). According to Black, philosophies of nursing are statements of beliefs about nursing and expressions of values in nursing that are used as bases for thinking and acting. (Black, 262). My interest in nursing started when my immediate elder brother passed away. The doctor told us that he might have been alive if there was someone around that could do CPR. I felt bad that I didn’t know what CPR was and therefore, couldn’t do it to save my brother’s life. I felt like I failed my brother, and watching my mother cry broke my heart. I thought of other families and how they will feel when a loved one dies untimely. I realized I can make a difference in people’s lives and so decided to do it through health care as a…

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