Personal Philosophy of Nursing

Personal Philosophy of Nursing
For as long as I can remember I have always been the person in my family “taking care” of others. As a child, I remember playing in the neighborhood and being given the nickname “Mom” because I was always making sure everyone was playing safe and no one was hurt. After graduating high school, nursing was not the first career that came to my mind. It was after my older brother became sick and I began to spend more time in the hospital that I realized that this was the career I was intended for. When I am caring for others I receive a feeling of purpose and meaning that I can only contribute to my patients. Because of this I would have to say that my personal nursing attitude is one that is centered on compassion, empathy, and respect. My beliefs on nursing emphasize the need to treat each patient with a dignified level of respect, while maintaining a gentle and compassionate level of care. Patients do not become patients because they want to. Usually it is a traumatic experience of some sort in which these people become patients and it is vital that we…



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