My Philosophy For A Nurse Essay

791 Words Jan 30th, 2016 4 Pages
I chose to be a nurse simply because i always desired to take care of other people since i was young, i did not like to see people suffering. It would always make me feel better if i knew i helped someone else who was not doing so good. When my grandfather was dying i took care of him at the tender age of sixteen this is when i knew my calling was to be a nurse.

Nursing is more than treating an illness;it is protection, promotion and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, facilitation of healing, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response advocacy in the care of individuals, families, groups, communities and populations( Nursingworld.org) According to Dorothea Orem’s self care deficit theory our purpose as a nurses is to care for individuals well or sick, acting and doing for another, guiding and directing patients, providing physical and psychological support and teaching(Masters pg 59). My philosophy for nursing is providing my patients with compassionate care while at the same time respecting their dignity. I treat my patients the way i would like someone else to treat me.My goal is to always leave that patient’s room knowing that i had made a difference in their life.
Some of the most important characteristics to have as a nurse include being caring, trusting compassionate and competent. Compassion and caring go hand in hand, you can’t have one without the other. Having compassion for the patients…

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