Heal Sometimes: My Nursing Ethic
The job of a nurse is to help their patients (Board of Registered Nurses 2013). This is more than just helping to heal their physical or mental illnesses or injuries. It is also about being compassionate and understanding, to make the patient feel safe and to try to help them deal with the anxiety and fear of being in a hospital setting. As a nurse, I believe in doing everything that is possible to help my patients while maintaining ethical standards as well. In the chapter entitled "To Heal Sometimes, to Comfort Always," the author explains that there is far more to nursing than simply evaluating illness or injury and helping to provide treatment for the condition. Above all else, a nurse should be the person who treats the mental state of the patient and tries to make them feel better about being in a hospital and about receiving treatments. Since patients will naturally be upset, aggravated, and displeased, nurses must have a personality that empathizes and also possess a demeanor which is soothing and comforting that will help the patient.
My PASSION is for helping others. This passion is what encourages me to pursue my medical treatment is that doctors and nurses care more about the medical practices than about the patients, that they perform actions which hurt and fail to act when the cost is too high. This disheartens me as I think first and foremost about those in my care and how best to help them through their time of need.
My MOTIVATION to keep going is to provide for myself and my family because the profession does provide a good salary, but also because I know I will do a wonderful job as a nurse. There are both prosaic and emotional reasons why I have chosen nursing as my profession. I have a great deal of empathy for those who are suffering and this will allow me to be compassionate with my charges. It has always been part of my character to be a caregiver. When members of my family were ill, I would always be the one to take care of them and this is still the case. The same is true for my friends. This need to help others has always been a big part of my identity and this need motivate…
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Nursing Values Personal Values and Nursing What personal, cultural, and spiritual values contribute to your worldview and philosophy of nursing? How do these values shape or influence your nursing practice? Of all the personal values that are most critical to me, to my identity and to my profession, the importance of helping others is first and foremost. I was raised within a culture where family connections are extremely critical. And within this cultural
This is a theoretical approach which assumes that the nurse will base all treatment decisions on an interest in achieving the patient's best overall health outcome. In light of this, there may be great value in approaching treatment with a cultural sensitivity to the diversity of needs which accompany the inherent diversity of individuals to be treated. Here, the healthcare practitioner must be particular immune to prejudices of an ethnic,
Heal Sometimes What personal, cultural, and spiritual values contribute to your worldview and philosophy of nursing? How do these values shape or influence your nursing practice? The personal values that contribute to my worldview and philosophy of nursing include: the ability to empathize with patients / their families, solving the needs of stakeholders and creating a positive atmosphere for everyone. Cultural values are based upon working with people and numerous demographics.
Legislatively Mandated Staffing Ratios In the nursing profession, the first job is to care for patients and that is both their physical and mental pain. The job of a nurse is to heal and care for individuals in their times of most vulnerability, when they are at their physically weakest position. Nurses and other medical professionals are tasked with taking care of their patients, of healing the body and the mind,