Philosophy of Nursing
Use the questions in the table in chapter 3 on page 101 of your textbook as a guide as you write your personal philosophy of nursing. The paper should be three typewritten double spaced pages following APA style guidelines. The paper should address the following:
- Introduction that includes who you are and where you practice nursing
- Definition of Nursing
- Assumptions or underlying beliefs
- Definitions and examples of the major domains (person, health, and environment) of nursing
- Summary that includes:
- How are the domains connected?
- What is your vision of nursing for the future?
- What are the challenges that you will face as a nurse?
- What are your goals for professional development?
Grading criteria for the Personal Philosophy of Nursing Paper:
Definition of Nursing 20%
Assumptions and beliefs 20%
Definitions and examples of domains of nursing 30%
Running Head: PHILOSOPHY OF NURSING
PHILOSOPHY OF NURSING 5
I am a nurse practitioner working at Texas Health Hospital. I am an autonomous and licensed clinician who focuses on managing the health conditions of the people and shunning the diseases. In most of the times, I specialize in offering health care services to the patients. I work directly with patients who are experiencing chronic diseases with the aim of diagnosing and managing their health conditions.
Additionally, according to the International Council of Nurses, nursing can be termed as the central or integral component of the health care system which entails promotion of the health, illnesses’ prevention, taking care of disabled people, mentally ill, and physically one in the healthcare settings (Alligood, 2017). The nursing typically exists just to make sure that public health of the people is upheld by the nurses. Nursing exists to take care of health conditions of the public, prevent people from illness, and upholding healthy society. More so, I practice nursing with a passion for seeing a transformed society where most of the people are living a healthy life. It is my profession, and I wish to deliver the best out of me just for the sake of lives of people and to meet my goals as a nurse practitioner of making people live healthy lives.
According to my beliefs regarding nurse, I believe that as a nurse a unique role or function is diagnosing, managing, and curing various kinds of illnesses. Furthermore, I also believe that a nurse is that person who happens to complete the basic and generalized nursing education, and later being authorized by a regulatory body or authority to practice the nursing in the country (Alligood, 2017). Additionally, the patients can be termed as the person or individual who is registered to receive the medical treatment. Furthermore, other healthcare providers, are the personnel who are always available to offer health care services to the people to the people. A healthcare provider can be termed as any person who is working at the healthcare facility, and his or her purpose is diagnosing and managing illnesses faced by the clients. More so, communities can be termed as all entities that take part in the delivery of the healthcare services. The community is made up of health care providers, nurses, doctors, patients etc.
In the nursing, metaparadigm, it is made of the four key concepts, namely: health, person, nursing, and environment. Firstly, the person is known for putting the focus on the patient is believed to be the recipient of the care (Branch et al., 2016). More so, the metaparadigm of a person may consist of person’s family, culture, spirituality, friends etc. Secondly, the environment refers to external and internal factors that are linked to the patient. This consists of the interaction that is established between the visitors and patients and more so, their surroundings. In addition, when we consider the metaparadigm of health it can be termed as the quality and the wellness of the patients (Branch et al., 2016). This entails accessibility of health care by the patients.
After researching on the domains of nursing, these domains are connected in different ways. For instance, when we consider the person, they can be termed as the health care providers who offer the health care services to the patients. In addition, when we consider the patients they are offered health care services by the persons (health care providers). More so, the metaparadigm of health is the one that determines the wellness of the patients to determine the kind and quality of health care services to be offered to the patients. Furthermore, the health status of the patient is affected by the environment which one lives at. Environmental factors are key factors that affect the health conditions of the patient (Blais, 2015). More so, when I consider the vision of nursing in future, I expect the fled of medicine to invest in research with the aim of researching more regarding the different kinds of diseases and modes of treatment that should be adopted to improve the public health. The challenge is curing the new diseases that may arise as a result of poor living, and new kinds of foods people are eating. In future, it is expected that types of diseases will increase. Thus, it requires serious attention to address kind of behaviours people are involved in curbing future diseases. In my career, I expected to advance my education and specialized in surgery for the sake of curing the most daring and deadly diseases and taking care of the people who might be suffering from accidents. In my childhood, I wished to become a surgeon; thus, bearing in mind that I am in line with my passion, I would ultimately pursue my childhood goal.
Alligood, M. R. (2017). Nursing Theorists and Their Work-E-Book. Elsevier Health Sciences.
Blais, K. (2015). Professional nursing practice: Concepts and perspectives. Pearson.
Branch, C., Deak, H., Hiner, C., & Holzwart, T. (2016). Four Nursing Metaparadigms. IU South Bend Undergraduate Research Journal, 16, 123-132.