Philosophy Of The Nursing World Essay
The definition of nursing according to the American Nurses Association is to protect, promote, enhance health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, help heal, easing of suffering through diagnosis and treatment of human response, and support patients, families, groups, communities, and populations by providing care.(American Nurses Association, 2016)
I think of nursing as a life style. Being a nurse requires passion, empathy, sympathy, and 100% dedication on and off the floor. Whether you are a nurse at the ER, home health care, or nursing home it is a nurse’s duty to protect the dignity of patients and be there until the end with them, while providing comfort and the best treatment possible. From acute care, such as broken bones and strep throat, to chronic illnesses, such as Alzheimer’s and chronic heart failure, a nurse should always treat and care for each patient equally. Not only should a nurse be caring for the patient, but the patient’s family members as well. Nursing involves meeting a persons overall health needs, not just treat the symptoms to cure someone. The ultimate goal is to improve the patients’ health, mentally and physically during and after care.
When first starting my certified nursing assistant class my senior year of high school I did not know exactly what I wanted to do as a career. One thing I did know was that I had a passion for helping people in need or during difficult times. It transformed from a…