Personal Ethics

Topics: Nursing / Pages: 4 (827 words) / Published: Sep 8th, 2013
Personal Ethics
Danielle Amoroso
Grand Canyon University
NRS 437V
May 3, 2013

Personal Ethics For as long as I can remember I have always wanted to be a registered nurse. I come from a family where wearing scrubs has always been the normal work attire. My mother has been a registered nurse at a highly accredited oncology hospital for over twenty-five years, and my father a pharmacist for about twenty. I have aunts who are nurses and uncles who are doctors. For me, the health care profession always just seemed to be my future. When I first began my actual nursing journey I was worried that I had possibly chosen the profession simply because it was so common in my family, and that I never even really considered any other career. Luckily for me, my first day of clinical in “Introduction to Nursing” sealed the deal. It wasn’t the environment, the schedule, or even the salary that lead me to feel confident that I had chosen the right career path for myself. Instead, it was the overwhelming sense of joy and fulfillment that I felt when I saw how my care and compassion could help another individual during a time of need. I like to believe that there are an array of factors and values that I have encompassed throughout my life that have played a role in forming my personal philosophy of nursing. I have always viewed myself as a kind and compassionate individual who enjoys helping others. As I have previously mentioned, my mother has been an oncology nurse for my entire life. I view her as one of, if not the main influential aspects in deciding upon my career. When I was younger I always enjoyed hearing her stories or reading her letters from patients about how helpful and caring she had been. She always came home with a smile on her face and would say that even after the most stressful day, knowing that she was able to make a difference in someone else’s life, is what kept her going. I have used that as a fuel in my own career. I made it one of

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