Personal Nursing Philosophy Term Paper by Nicky

Personal Nursing Philosophy
This essay discusses the debate on the definition of a nurse and the ideal role of a nurse.
# 128907 | 3,424 words | 22 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Aug 16, 2010 in Education (Higher) , Medical and Health (Nursing)

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This essay discusses issues related to roles in nursing. The essay introduces the issue and discusses the author's personal beliefs of nursing as a profession and issues such as caring relations, attention to human experiences and integration of objective data with knowledge among other topics. The essay goes on to discuss elements of the metaparadigm of nursing and the specific roles a nursing professional fulfills.

Table of Contents:
Nursing Philosophy
Personal Beliefs of Nursing as a Profession
Caring Relationships
Attention to Human Experiences
Integration of Objective Data with Knowledge
Application of Scientific Knowledge
Advancement of Professional Nursing Knowledge
Influence on social and public policy to promote social justice
Personal values
Define metaparadigm of nursing
Provider of care
Designer, manager, coordinator
Member of nursing profession
Continuing education
Community service
Participation in professional organization
Adhere to standards of practice (ANA)

From the Paper:

"One of the most commonly held descriptions of nursing is that of a 'caring profession'. Within the nursing literature, there are numerous different descriptions and definitions given of the term 'caring', with numerous theories of the concept such as those of Watson, Leininger and Swanson. Morse and colleagues (1990, cited in Spichiger et al., 2005) conceptualize caring as a human trait, a moral ideal, an interpersonal relationship and a therapeutic intervention."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Apker, J., Propp, K.M., Ford, W.S.Z. & Hofmeister, N. (2006). Collaboration, credibility, compassion, and coordination: Professional nurse communication skill sets in health care team interactions. Journal of Professional Nursing, 22(3): 180-189.
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  • Braveman, P. (2006). Health disparities and health equity: Concepts and measurement. Annual Review of Public Health, 27: 167-194.

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