Personal Nursing Philosophy
Personal Nursing Philosophy
Background in Nursing
Nursing is a difficult and stressful profession that requires significant personal commitment. Its nature is specific, and patient care is regarded as a priority. In my opinion, nursing is a challenging and stressful job, but it is worthy to work in the medical field and help needy people regardless of their age, background, and gender. I have been working as a nurse for a long time, and I have encountered many stressful situations and suffered from occupational stress due to the specific demands of this job. I have decided to become a nurse, as I want to help people adequately address their health-related concerns and improve the overall well-being of the most vulnerable population. Caring for sick and dying people is an integral part of the reality of being a nurse specialist and operating in an ever-changing and challenging environment.
During my professional clinical practice, I have worked with people who were in both life and death situations. Initially, it was difficult for me to deal with dead bodies, but because I am a responsible and hard-working person, I have managed to overcome this issue. As a professional in the nursing field, I continue caring for sick, disabled, as well as dying people. I also encourage individuals, their families, and communities to lead healthy lifestyles. My role as a moderator between physicians and patients increases their confidence in patients that they could heal quickly and improve their health. As a psychologist, I continue cooperating with all parties engaged in the caregiving process, thus coordinating care and assisting physicians, clients, and their family members. My nursing philosophy is strong, as it focuses on such metaparadigms as a patient, nursing, environment, and health in the professional practice. I also adjust it to the client’s competency and expectations. In my work, I pay particular attention to professionalism and self-confidence. As a nurse, I recognize their importance, as adequate behavior towards patients and productive cooperation with colleagues are crucial to reaching professional success and further recognition in the field.
As a nurse and psychologist, I adhere to the principles of human dignity, justice, equality, and honesty in my professional medical practice. Even though I consider my nursing philosophy solid, it still has one limitation. It is altruism and willingness to help all needy individuals who require high-quality assistance. In the materialistic world, it can be regarded as a weakness. During the caregiving process, I also focus on creativity, accuracy, morals, values, and patience; sympathize with sick young and adult people, and precisely follow all norms and standards that ensure better treatment and accelerate healing. As a nurse, I continue contributing to the development of a field through the promotion of the highest ethical and moral standards to make sure that patients get all necessary medical aid. Proficiency, qualification, skills, and expertise positively affect own perception of the nursing profession. In addition to the promotion of creativity, honesty, dignity, responsibility, fairness, justice, and equality, I have also focused on innovation and high technology, as these factors significantly ease the performance of the entire caregiving process.
The Four Metaparadigms
Nursing metaparadigms include the following four aspects: person, environment, health, and nursing. Each of them plays a fundamental role in the delivery of healthcare services. The metaparadigm of a person describes human-being as a major recipient of medical services. It includes an individual’s socio-economic status, family, spirituality, and culture. The metaparadigm of environment involves internal and external factors related to the client and his/her conditions (Hamric, Hanson, Tracy, & O’Grady, 2014). It often includes the interaction of clients with nurses, physicians, and families. The metaparadigm of health highlights a patient’s wellness and his/her access to high-quality care and vital services that he/she receives when needed. Nursing is the last metaparadigm. It directly relates to nurses and the way how they operate as well as apply skills, qualities, and knowledge during the provision of care to the population.
The practical application of these four important metaparadigms in the nursing profession is critical, as it allows nurses to provide adequate and high-quality care as well as accelerate healing and make sure that every client, regardless of his/her age, race, background, gender, and health status, leads a long and healthy life. Such metaparadigms as health, person, nursing, and environment can be effectively and successfully fulfilled in the professional medical practice through the proper utilization of high technology, the introduction of innovations, and turning new ideas into reality (Alligood, 2014). All these factors should correspond to the current healthcare trends and challenges that the providers and patients face in the ever-changing and competitive environment. In this case, the professionals would start perceiving the entire medical field in a new, more positive manner.
Two Practice-Specific Concepts
The medical practice consolidates the clients’ values and clinical mastery with solid research, evidence, and proof. The utilization of evidence-based and evidence-informed practice is a critical part of the nursing profession, as sick individuals acknowledge suggested care from nurse specialists and other providers considering the aggregate trust that they think is the best for them (Butts & Rich, 2013). Such a practice-specific concept can be reflected in the following case: my friend’s mother attended the medical facility, and the physician determined that she has a breast tumor. The nurse who took care of her encouraged her to undergo chemotherapy. After consultations with different medical specialists and a deep analysis of tissues from her knot, it has been concluded that the protuberance on her breast was not malignant. Such a case highlights the importance of evidence-based care that provides a choice, and alternative options, and allows patients not to spend money on unnecessary procedures and better examine the health-related issues and concerns with the help of qualified medical professionals.
Health advancement includes personal encounters and interaction with patients experiencing endless sicknesses, such as diabetes and cancer. In previous decades, ceaseless diseases have adversely affected the national economy (Smith & Parker, 2015). The direct costs associated with seeking medical care and unforeseen expenses, such as transportation and time spent searching for therapeutic care, are incredibly significant. Patients suffering from chronic illnesses cannon reach recuperation. Therefore, the nurses collaborate with other skillful and experienced specialists and, through joint efforts, oversee cases in a way that can significantly lower the progression of the disease and enhance health promotion in the most vulnerable category of populations. The relationship between nurses and patients enables people to reestablish their will to live and move on forward regardless of the severity of their conditions (Butts & Rich, 2013). To reach success in the ever-changing, challenging, and competitive environment, health promotion in medical facilities and communities should involve such aspects as social equity and incorporate it into the social frameworks of governance. Health promotion can be possible only if individuals precisely follow a physician’s recommendation and review their eating preferences, lifestyle, and habits.
List of Propositions
A proposition is an auxiliary component of a theory that leads to the establishment of a relationship among the various concepts and ideas. From the four fundamental meta-paradigms that have been reviewed above, the following propositions can be developed. During healthcare delivery, social, intellectual, spiritual, and physical views should be taken into account, as they directly affect a patient’s prosperity. Such an approach is workable for every person and allows him/her to properly deal with their health through behavioral practices, thus advancing health and positive mental self-image. Adequate nursing care plans, improved knowledge base, and introduced changes fitting patients’ needs might enhance the practical application of the four metaparadigms (Masters, 2015). The establishment and maintenance of a friendly and favorable environment also ensure the safe administration of medication for every client. The promotion of advocacy and the development of specific approaches considering patients’ needs and preferences are other value propositions to improve clinical practice and health promotion. According to my nursing philosophy, the application of major metaparadigms, namely nursing, environment, health, and person, requires professionalism, compassion, culture, as well as the ability to properly respond to the client’s emotions, demands, and preferences. The prevention of negative health-related effects, risks, hazards, and promotion of self-care is more likely to produce a favorable outcome (Hamric et al., 2014). The relationship among the major metaparadigms is critical. The productive interaction between nurses and clients in the professional medical practice ensures a positive health outcome, hence addressing various environmental factors that may prevent caregivers from adequate work. To conclude, my nursing philosophy is based on such interrelated metaparadigms as health, nursing, environment, and person. All these aspects have a direct relation to people’s health, well-being, the healthcare system, and the medical profession. Personal development and competency help me timely and effectively address current health-related problems and adequately correspond to the changes. The application of these critical metaparadigms could be successful only if the population’s rights and demands are protected. As a psychologist and nurse, I continue collaborating with all parties engaged in the caregiving process by coordinating care and assisting physicians, clients, and their family members.