The University of Texas at Arlington School of Nursing
In partial fulfillment of the requirements of
N3645 Transition to Professional Nursing Part A
Jeanean Boyd, MSN, RN
April 21, 2013
My Values and Beliefs as a Nurse
We all have our own philosophies about what we do in our lives or toward life itself. The same way, we have our own philosophies behind the work we do or the profession we carry. ‘Philosophy’ basically means ‘point of view’, how we look at the things (Chitty & Black, 2007). My personal philosophy of nursing is nurturing, soothing, and comforting my patients, and I accomplish that by performing different interventions like establishing a rapport with my clients, encouraging them to verbalize their feelings and needs, and investing every possible effort to meet their needs. I practice my personal philosophy at my work with full honesty & dedication. This is how I start my day with my patients and plan their care based upon their seen, unseen, spoken and unspoken needs.
Choice of Nursing
I always lived in underserved areas throughout my life. My father and grandfather both were physicians and they became physicians to take care of their community. The community they lived in had no access to medications or medical services. Their life was so miserable that it was very difficult to survive especially if one was poor. I have seen my grandfather and father working very hard to make their community free from any sufferings. My experience of observing the human suffering around me and the inherent talent of connecting myself with human suffering led me to my dream of being a ‘caretaker’/nurse. That was just a beginning.
As a child, I spent an ample of time seeing my grandfather and father treating people in their clinic. My father would not just treat that patient, but also he would make sure that whole family is stress free due to the expense of treatment, medications
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