Philosophy of Nursing

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This paper identifies an overview of my philosophy of nursing. I used online and literature documentations and I began the paper by defining nursing according to International Council of Nursing. The website for more information: http://www.icn.ch/about-icn/icn-definition-of-nursing/. I used Nightingale’s thoughts to describe four metaparadigms of nursing which are person, environment, health and nursing, and described how nursing integrates these concepts according to the literature Nursing Theories: The base for professional Practice (6th edition). I also included the mission statement and core philosophy of Accelerated Surgical Center which I am employed and show the readers how I used these philosophies into my daily practice of nursing. There are also my past experiences with other nurses who had a positive impact of my philosophy and helped me be the nurse I am today. I also stressed about my personal philosophy which influences my nursing philosophy. Last, I also mentioned about how nursing helped me to be better person and to understand and respect values of others.

Identifying My Personal Philosophy of Nursing
In order to define our philosophy of nursing we must first define what nursing is. According to International Council of Nursing (2003): Nursing includes the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and the care of ill, disabled and dying people. Advocacy, promotion of a safe environment, research, participation in shaping health policy and in patient and health systems management, and education are also key nursing roles (ICN, 2003). Nurses do this by using a holistic approach and broad-base education. For nursing to be; you must have a person, health or well-being, society or environment. I believe, these are all connected in a way that a healthy person is directly affected by the environment he is living, society that he is influenced and the care he receives. A person is the recipient of the...
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