Personal definition of nursing: a profession in which a person has received an education in the field of nursing and has passed state regulatory boards/ must be able to function as a patient advocate, a compassionate care giver, researcher, teacher, joke teller, must be emphathetic, comforting, competent, intelligent. Incorporates the patient and families mental, spiritual and physical needs in the plan of care. Communicates well with pt and family/ and other ancillary staff in meeting the needs of the pt. Personal philosophy of nursing- I believe in karma. I truly believe that what goes around,comes around. My personal belief / philosophy of nursing is to use my nursing skills and knowledge base to provide safe, competent,quality care and treatment for each individual ( and their family )the same care that I would want for myself or any of my family members.
Theories you currently incorporate into your clinical nursing practice Hildegard peplau- interpersonal relations model, imperative requirement for patient/ family/ peer/ physician encounters. based on psychodynamic nursing, using an understanding of one’s own behavior to help others identify their difficulties. Not just to help others identify their weaknesses, but for the humanistic touch / Dorothea orem- self care model
Imogene King-Goal attainment theory
Jean Watson- philosophy and science of caring
Madeleine leininger- cultural care diversity and universality Patricia benner- from novice to expert
Lydia hall- the core,care and cure
Has the meaning of nursing changed through your career:
My has the meaning of nursing changed through my career! Back in 1901 when I first became a Nurse, nursing was something that girls did if they didn’t want to teach. Nursing was not viewed as a profession because there were so few male nurses. Nurses were respected in the community, but not necessarily “ in the field “ of health care....