DiscussionRegarding My Nursing Philosophy
As described byParker and Smith (2010), nursing theories regulate relationship,experience, observation and performance of a nurse. This paperdescribes my first nursing vision, my current philosophies, anddiscussion of how the course is likely to impact on my nursingphilosophies.
Myinitial nursing vision was to promote self-care program among theelderly and children in order to reduce congestion and expenditure inhealthcare centers. As I grew up, I witnessed patients spending morethan four hours waiting for treatment. In addition, a majority of theadmitted individuals were the elderly and children due to poorguidance on nutrition and hygiene. I purposed to educate peopleregarding healthy living.
My Current Nursing Philosophies
Beingkind to patients is my first nursing philosophy. Patients in most ofthe times are distressed and hence incapable of controlling theirmoods. I aim to engage patients in a friendly conversation despitethe situation. Respecting patients irrespective of their race, statusor origin is my second philosophy. My third philosophy involves beinga keen listener in order to avoid nursing malpractice and offerquality services.
The Course Relationship with My Nursing Philosophies
The course book written by Parker and Smith (2010) is paramount tothe realization of my nursing philosophies. The course book discussesmethods of providing quality healthcare services, following theadvice of reputable nursing individuals such as Nightingale.Nightingale advocated for therapeutic communication among nurses andpatients during the time of despair among other contributions (Smith& Parker, 2010). Furthermore, the course bookprovides a detailed explanation on how healthcare professionalsshould follow nursing theories for enhancement of the servicesoffered using individuals such as Hildegard Peplau (Smith& Parker, 2010). As discussed by Hildegardunderstating patients by observation and communication enables anurse to link the ailment with clinical knowledge. Consequently,undertaking this course in invaluable for the development of mynursing philosophies.
Smith, M. C.,& Parker, M. E. (2010). Nursing theory and the discipline ofnursing. Nursingtheories & nursing practice,3-15.