My Nursing Philosophy
Miami Dade College
Transition to Professional Nursing
Nursing is a profession that besides of caring and showing compassion focuses on serving the people that need it most. This article basically talks about a personal philosophy of nursing where the main points are being shown through the definition and purpose of nursing. Other important points include the cultural diversity between nurses and clients, the role of the nurse in the community, and the relationship between the nurse and other health care professionals in relation to the nursing theories. There is a necessity to pay special attention at employing culturally competent ...view middle of the document...
There is always a purpose behind all the nurse’s actions. Nurses execute basic duties that include treating and educating patients about different medical conditions. Analyzing their medical history and symptoms in order to catch an accurate diagnose and administering treatment and medications to ill patients. Nurses are key points in maintaining the client’s optimal health, which from my point of view can be seen as freeing the body from physical or emotional damage. Nursing above all main purposes can be seen as achieving goals and simply a better and healthy nation.
There are lots of nursing theories, but in my opinion there are two of them that give its truly meaning to those theories, which are individual and environmental theory. As human beings, patients are unique. We can treat them all the same way, but they may react differently. According to Standards of Practice for Culturally Competent Nursing Care ( Douglas, Marilyn 2011), “Culturally competent assessment skills are essential to facilitate communication, to demonstrate respect for cultural diversity, and to ask culturally sensitive questions about beliefs and practices that need to be considered in the delivery of health care.” This means that the more understanding a nurse has about any detailed culture, the more exact and arrant the cultural assessment will be (Standards of Practice for Culturally Competent Nursing Care, 2011, p.5). One specific example would be the presence of “curanderos” and “spiritistas” in the hispanic heritage as an alternative medicine. As a matter of fact, individuals have a basic need for recognition and respect as well as right to participate in decisions that affect their own wellness. Another key example to the individual and environmental theory can be seen in the role of the community nurse. Few people know about the important roles that nurses have in our community. They care the patient after they are discharged from the hospital ranging from treating wounds to assisting hypertensive patients to manage their condition. Community nursing is a huge scope of nursing that mainly focuses in a holistic care at the patient’s home, thus their own environment. The environment can affect the individual’s health and as a matter of fact can assist the patient in his/her recovery. It involves the nurse’s initiative to configure appropriate environmental setting for the gradual restoration of the patient’s health and the external factors associated with the patient’s sorroundings. All these affect life on biologic and physiologic processes, and his/her development. As nurses, we must focus in the relationship between nurses and other health care professionals. Boundaries contribute one of the main steps in...