Personal Nursing Philosophy: My Personal Philosophy Of Nursing

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Register to read the introduction… There are many different approaches in developing a relationship with patients, one of which being holistic, patient-centered care. Holistic care is described as “all nursing practice that has healing the whole person as its goal” (American Holistic Nurses’ Association, 1998, Description of Holistic Nursing). A holistic approach allows the nurse to view the patient as a whole, as opposed to focusing in on one small aspect. By viewing the entire person, we are able to provide spiritual, medical, and any other type of care that may be necessary in aiding the recovery of our patients. “Holism involves studying and understanding the interrelationships of the bio-psycho-social-spiritual dimensions of the person, recognizing that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts,” (Dossey, 2010, p.14), which further emphasizes that by using a holistic nursing approach, we are able to take not only a patient’s physical well-being into consideration, but also the emotional, spiritual, and mental well-being of our …show more content…
This can be described as to their pain level, how they slept the night before, what their apprehensions of the upcoming days may be. By being able to develop a positive and caring relationship with our patients, we are able to form a bond in which they will be able to give us the answers that we need to provide the best care for them. In my nursing philosophy, I intend on developing trusting relationships with all my patients, even if their beliefs are not the same as my own, so that they feel comfortable enough with me to be able to talk open and honestly with me. By developing these relationships, it will aid in the best possible outcome for all those …show more content…
We are their teachers, advocates, friends, and confidants. By acting as all of these, we are able to have an influence in our patient’s feelings towards medicine and the medical world. It is my belief that with this influence, we should be providing our patients with the tools they need to promote a healthy wellbeing for themselves. As nurses, we should be advocating for preventive measures to keep our patients healthy, such as yearly physicals, smoking cessation, and methods of reducing and dealing with life’s stressors in a positive manner. It is my belief that if we provide these outlets to our patients, we are giving them the keys to a much healthier lifestyle, in which they will likely reduce the amount of illness they may encounter. As nurses, it is our duty to the public that we are able to develop relationships with our patients in which they feel comfortable voicing their concerns early on, which can be vital in preventing larger issues farther down the

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