Philosophy Of The Nursing World

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Philosophy of the Nursing World
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
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To be able to understand people and have emotions. Being a human means taking care of one’s self and meeting all requirements to live such as: food, water, nutrition, love, accepting one’s self, adopting to new environments etc. I believe in order to be happy people have to live in a good environment. People also need to surround themselves with people who are liked mined as them such as having the same goals. The environment around a person who lives where fast food or food in general is a problem and are surrounded by people who have no self-love or struggle can determine their mental state and also their physical state. The very first nursing theorist I learned about was Florence Nightingale. My beliefs now about the environment around humans are based off of reading her theories. One of Florence’s theories is called the Environmental theory. The environmental theory states that “in order for a patient to get back to being fully well nurses need to make sure the patient’s environment includes: fresh air, pure water, sufficient food and appropriate nutrition, efficient drainage, cleanliness, and light or direct sunlight.” (Petiprin, 2016). I believe the environment around us can have a positive or a negative effect. That is why when caring for patients, nurses need to do more than just treat and diagnosis them; they need to treat their patients as individual human beings, starting with the basics and …show more content…
I knew why I had a passion for nursing and what my beliefs and job duties in the health field were. I had the as I would call it “feelings” to be a CNA and potentially move up and become a registered nurse. What I added on to my beliefs from working at a nursing home was that it was more than having sympathy and empathy for people. It meant to always be on time to work and working doubles if asked because the residents counted on me. Being a professional nurse is following HIPPA and doing duties to my full extent. Being a professional nurse is being able to handle any situation I’ am given and not walking away or pass my duties on to another nurse. Respecting my co-workers beliefs even if they’re different than mine. Nurses are looked up upon which is why being professional while not at work is what makes a good nurse. The nursing field will always be growing and changing. The field will continue to find better ways to make care plans, procedures, and also medicine. The environment around people will always be changing, which is why as a nurse we need to look at every internal and external factor a patient is exposed to. Not only that but nurses need to be able to look back and use methods and theories and challenge them. The world is always changing and so are peoples health and the only people who can keep up and keep people healthy physically and mentally are

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