Essay on Nursing Philosophy

1386 Words Apr 14th, 2011 6 Pages
Nursing Philosophy
Ayesha Muhammad
Alcorn State University
July 27, 2010

Nursing Philosophy Nursing is more than just simply a career. Nursing is a calling from a higher power. I chose to be a nurse for several different reasons. My uncle was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in (date). The care and compassion shown to my uncle put nursing in another perspective for me. The feelings of care and comfort my family received during this tragic time had a strong impact on my decision to become a nurse. I decided that I wanted to make the lives of sick individuals, as well as their families, less stressful. I decided that I wanted to become a nurse.
All clients should receive care that is based on the individual; the
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Professionalism Professionalism is a vital element to providing quality care to all clients. The professional nurse should be both knowledgeable of a community's needs and skillful in fulfilling those needs. Professional nursing also addresses patient advocacy for clients in need. The professional nurse speaks to physicians, social workers, and other interdisciplinary team members in a knowledgeable and professional manner. In my clinical practice, I strive to continue to function as a productive professional nurse. The legal and ethical rights and responsibilities of all nurses are guided by professionalism. In some aspects, the incorporation of the nurse as strong member of the medical community is what solidifies the nurse as a professional and not technical career.
Philosophy in Practice
In order to live out my philosophy of nursing, I must first remind myself why I chose to be a nurse. I must also remember what it is important to me. I will continue to remain dedicated to the health, safety, and well-being of my clients. My clients are important for many reasons. The main reason is that my clients are my responsibility. On the other hand, my family is also my responsibility. The only difference between my clients and family is that after work I am no longer responsible for my clients. I am forever responsible for my family. Another point to remember is that I am responsible for my fellow health professionals. I must continue to guide them so

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