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Running Head: PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY OF NURSING 1 Personal Philosophy Kelly Price South University Online
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Running Head: PHILOSOPHY OF NURSING 2 Nursing was a calling for me. At thirteen months my son lung collapsed, he was hospitalized for 18 days. As a new mother I had no idea what to do. It was the care and compassion for his nurse that nursed him back to health. The hospital was clean, free of clutter, and quiet, which was therapeutic for the healing. Twelve years later, I have made a mission to provide nonjudgemenal care to every patient I come across, regardless of race, spiritual beliefs, financial status, lifestyle or disability. According to Black the foundation of nursing is it basic concepts, the ideas that are essential to understanding professional practice. These concepts are person, environment and health (Black, 2014). There are several philosophy, conceptual frameworks and middle-range theories that are based on either one or all three of concepts. Every nurse will have different beliefs and values that will influence their own practice. Finally nursing will have weaknesses and strengths that will guide the way the collaborate with the multidisciplinary team. Nurses have always been aware of the influence of environment on people, beginning with Florence Nightingale. She understood the elements of a healthful environment in which restoration and preservation of health and prevention of disease and injury were possible (Black, 2014). So what is the difference between philosophy and conceptual framework? According to Black a philosophy is a set of beliefs about the nature of how the world works. A conceptual framework provides an organizational structure that makes clearer connections between concepts. As it relate to nursing a philosophy provides a broad, general view of nursing that clarifies values and answers broad disciplinary questions. Florence Nightingale changed the whole perception of nursing. The birth of modern nursing has evolved throughout the 18th and 19th century. Nightingale was recognized as the first nursing theorist and most commonly known as “The Lady with the Lamp”. She initiate her
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Running Head: PHILOSOPHY OF NURSING 3 environmental theory beginning in the Crimean war, which focused on environmental factors to improve the health of each patient. To Nightingale, “healing was holistic perspective and process of bringing together all aspects of oneself body, mind and spirit to achieve and maintain integration and balance” (Dossey, Selanders, Beck, Attewell, 2005). After researching this theory, it best describes the way I view nursing. To fully take care a patient there are several factors that
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