Philosophy Of Nursing


The Philosophy of Nursing is in most cases your attitude towards this not easy profession, how you see it and how you apply it to your actions, if you work in this field. It is in most cases applicable to people, working as nurses and is destined to show how they treat the care their provide to the patients. Of course, a nursing philosophy is a strictly personal thing and can vary, based on personal preferences, but there are some points that have to be present in your philosophy, if you plan to be a good nurse and serve people well.


The first thing that always matters is accountability. The nurse needs to know how to take actions, based on her own decisions and learn to be responsilbe for such actions. One must always remember that it is a live person, whose health and even life depend on those decisions and always take that into account. At the same time a nirse needs to work as a valuable and dependable part of the team and communicate with the colleagues in order to provide the care, based on the actions of other team members.


The important part of taking care of a patient is compassion. Nurses are always the personnel, closest to the patient and they are known to provide all kind of support. You need to understand that when it's a routine job for you, it's a difficult period of life for most of the people you treat and you need to suppor them accordingly. Although compassion usually does not come with the job description, you need to make sure your patient is as comfortable as possible, both physically and emotionally.


To become sucessful in every profession, it's important to set goals for yourself and study and develop constantly. Especially valuable it is for professions with inventions every day, such as those, connected with medicine. You need to stay connected to the latest discoveries and use them as much as possible in what you do every day to make people's lives easier. If you receive a "resgistered nurse" status, it does not mean that studying is over for you. If you work in medicine, it is never over.


One is always free to choose their own philosopy in everything they do. However, there are some things that you will never be able to avoid. If you choose to serve people your whole life, it's a tough choice. But you need to make sure you do it right.