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1 Running head: REFLECTIVE ANALYSIS Reflective Analysis Case Report Component Paper Amber Morgan Grand Canyon University: DNP 815 April 22, 2020
HEALTH ISSUES Introduction A personal philosophy, also known as a world view is a summary of a person’s values. It’s comprised of their thoughts, beliefs, concepts, and attitudes. An individual’s values play an important role in the way they behave. They impact decisions and guide the care that nurses provide. This paper aims to look at this author’s personal philosophy. Individual Person and the Environment The Merriam-Webster definition of a person is a human or individual (2020). This author believes that the person encompasses more than the individual but is comprised of the mind, body, and soul. The body is comprised of the physical parts organs, eyes, hair, and so on. The mind includes one’s ability to understand and process information. Memory, thinking, imagination, and emotion are all parts of a person’s mind. The soul is an abstract concept that encompasses the spiritual aspect of the person. When providing care to a patient attention is required to each piece of the whole person; mind, body and soul. While treating a patient’s physical condition often times their mind and soul are forgotten. Patients who are ill and hospitalized experience a monumental disruption to their normal life. These patients are removed from their home, put into a cold and sterile room, given a hospital gown, and made to ask for things they want or need. These changes are detrimental to a patient’s well-being. This author believes that treating the mind and soul are necessary for the body to heal. The environment a patient is placed in also plays an important role in health. The term environment is used to describe the surroundings. Surroundings encompass more than simply the physical existence of doors, walls, windows, and trees. Surroundings include the sounds, colors,

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