Philosophy of Practical Nursing

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Philosophy of Nursing
Nor Quest College
Nursing Foundations-8 NFDN 2008
Assignment- 3
December 19, 2012

Personal philosophy of practical Nursing:
Personally, nursing is my way of giving back to society. I enjoy helping others and giving of myself gives me pleasure, peace of mind and spirit. This is way different view than when I started my first nursing career. I have found there is far more to healing than medicine. I believe that this level of interaction provide a therapeutic basis to promote trust which aiding in the healing process of a patient. How personal and professional values influence in philosophy of Nursing? My philosophy is easily carried into my professional life. As I said before giving me to the society is my philosophy of nursing. Carrier team attitude to treating others, as I would like to be treated, I know that competent caring is highlighted in team approach. I live my philosophy of nursing on a daily basis and I do not have to be at work to provide nursing care. I exemplify my values and believe in every sphere of my life all in one I can say nursing is my life. My new philosophy of nursing:

Reflecting on the past two years of nursing school, my philosophy of nursing has been reshaped from when I had first started the nursing program. Though the fundamental aspect of my philosophy has not changed, my horizon has been broadened to see the beauty behind the nursing profession. Florence Nightingale once said that “Nursing is an art, and if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation, as any painter's or sculptor's work; for what is the having to do with dead canvas or dead marble, compared with having to do with the living body, the temple of God's spirit? It is one of the Fine Arts” (Bolen, 2009). I had almost said the finest of Fine Arts.” Her belief in the nursing profession has been the core reason for most of my beliefs. Through the academic studies and hands on...
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