Essay on My Philosophy And Practice Of Nursing

1059 Words Aug 26th, 2014 5 Pages
Nursing is to provide holistic care for all either sick or well in different settings. It is a science and an art, and caring is the key component in nursing. Nursing is nurse patient relationships rather than just procedures and task. My philosophy is to provide a quality, holistic environment in which I am dedicated in, assures my patients live in an atmosphere of respect and friendliness, and to have their cultural (Te Taha Whanau), psychological ( Te Taha Hinengaro), physical ( Te Taha Tinana) and spiritual (Te Taha Wairua) needs met in a caring manner. I look at the patient as a whole person and believe in providing humanistic care in a professional caring means. Therefore, patients’ needs are individualised from all aspects of their life
This is how I develop the philosophy and chose the word caring. Nursing theories provides framework for nurses in their day to day practice. “Theories provides a foundation of knowledge for the direction and delivery of nursing care” (Crisp & Taylor, 2013, p. 41). Nursing theories have four concepts that determine nursing practice. They are patients, health, nursing and the environment or situation. The theory that suits my philosophy and word is from Jean Watson. Watson’s theory is well known for human caring and her philosophy “defines the outcome of nursing activity regarding the humanistic aspects of life” (Crisp & Taylor, 2013, p.51). The philosophy and science of caring describes the caring process and the uses of professional…

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