Essay on My Personal Philosophy On Nursing

836 Words Nov 1st, 2015 4 Pages
Ever since I was little, my parents instilled in me the importance of caring for people who need help, and to always give more than you receive. The values that I learned from both my parents and Girl Scouts ultimately led me to choosing nursing as my career. According to Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary (2012), a philosophy is “the most basic beliefs, concepts, and attitudes of an individual or group,” and by entering a career of service and compassion it is important to have a concrete bases on what values and principles I find important in which will ultimately guide me in my nursing career. My philosophy on nursing is patient driven and focusing on the values and needs of the patient. This paper explores the values and work ethic I believe are necessary for proper patient care. In my philosophy, I characterize nursing by using the four metaparadigms: person, environment, health, and nursing. Nursing is a lifetime employment to taking care of patients and my principals and standards focuses on a holistic perspective for caring of a patient. The patient is treated as a whole and the nurse takes into consideration the body, mind, and spirit.
In addition, when treating a patient, their emotional, physical, spiritual, and intellectual needs should be the main priority; but the nurse should use indirect care for the patient’s family members. Each day, nurses experience different situations, and at all times the nurse should be actively involved in caring for…

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