A Philosophy of Nursing for the Future Essay by Peter Pen

A Philosophy of Nursing for the Future
This paper examines the central concepts defining the nursing profession and discusses their relevance to the future of nursing as a career.
# 109205 | 1,522 words | 3 sources | APA | 2008
Published on Nov 25, 2008 in Medical and Health (Nursing)

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In this paper, the author examines the four concepts (person, health, nurse, and environment) that have been considered essential when describing the parameters of the nursing profession. In addition,
the paper discusses the relevance of these four concepts to the future of nursing as a whole and specifically to persons considering taking up nursing as a profession.

My Philosophy of Nursing and How it Fits the Future
The Nursing Metaparadigm
Interrelationships of Concepts
Nursing Profession: Knowledge
The Nursing Process or Critical Thinking?
What About Research?
Nursing Profession: Practice
Challenges in the 21st Century: What is the Ultimate Goal?

From the Paper:

"Nursing is a combination practice combining the fine art of caring with the scientific knowledge and skills acquired through education and career experience. Professional nurses have a vast knowledge base, as represented in the diagram and description below.
Nursing Foundation (NF) is a combination of knowledge from both the sciences and humanities. Methodology (M) applies to problem solving such as in clinical practice the staff nurse uses the nursing process strategic thinking for nursing administration, scientific inquiry for nursing research, or adult learning theory for nursing education. Nursing Essence (NE) represents the evolution of nursing as a profession. NE includes the principles of the science of nursing, legal parameters, the definition of person, environment, health, and nursing; technical skills; and all other esoteric components of nursing practice. Additionally, nursing essence accounts for the various existing nursing conceptual models and nursing theories. Disciplined Inquiry (DI) refers to investigation or experimentation aimed at the discovery and interpretation of facts, revision of accepted theories or law in the light of new data, and the practical application of new or revised theories or laws. Nursing knowledge is influenced by disciplined inquiry (or research) from the nursing sciences and associated disciplines."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Kansas University Medical Center, Mission, Philosophy, Organizing Framework, and Curricular Threads. (2001). Retrieved October 5, 2008, from http://www2.kumc.edu/son/vorientation/concept.html.
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services, The Patients Bill of Rights in Medicare and Medicaid. April 12, 1999. Retrieved October 5, 2008 from http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/1999pre/990412.html.
  • VanSell, Dr. S.L. (2002). The theory of nursing knowledge and practice. [Electronic version]. Retrieved October 5, 2008 from http://www.nursing.gr/theory/holistic.html.

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