What is your philosophy of nursing?

  1. Hi everybody,

    I'm now waiting for a call for an interview and I heard that at the interview they ask this question.
    I been thinking about it.... For me nursing is a science of caring for others. We take care of patients and encourage them to be as involve as possible in their care. (autonomy) The family is also part of the patient system so they should be also considered in the care....We are responsable of the prevention and promotion of health as we do some teaching to the patient so that after he can make inform choices. We are the voice of the patient at all time. (advocacy).


    I like you guys to share what is your philosophy of nursing. So what do you think?
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   ZASHAGALKA
    My philosophy of nursing comes down to the Golden Rule: I treat patients and their family members the way I would want MY family or myself to be treated.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
  4. by   llg
    Quote from ZASHAGALKA
    My philosophy of nursing comes down to the Golden Rule: I treat patients and their family members the way I would want MY family or myself to be treated.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
    I hate to open this can of worms, Timothy, but ... What if your patient has different ideas than you and your family? What if they come from a different culture, different generation, have different goals, or different standards?

    I recently heard a replacement for the old "Golden Rule." It's called the "Platinum Rule." I'm quoting this exactly, but it's basically ... "Do unto others as they wish to be treated rather than assuming their needs and preferences are the same as yours."

    It's something to think about.

    llg
  5. by   gentle02
    Thanks for your reply. I really would like to have more reply. I would like to see more opinions to help me, completing my answer to that question at the interview. Thanks alot guys.
  6. by   Tweety
    Quote from llg
    I hate to open this can of worms, Timothy, but ... What if your patient has different ideas than you and your family? What if they come from a different culture, different generation, have different goals, or different standards?

    I recently heard a replacement for the old "Golden Rule." It's called the "Platinum Rule." I'm quoting this exactly, but it's basically ... "Do unto others as they wish to be treated rather than assuming their needs and preferences are the same as yours."

    It's something to think about.

    llg

    Excellent point.
  7. by   Tweety
    Part of my personal nursing philosphy involves helping to bring patients to their maximum level of wellness (which may include death), while allowing them choices, regardless of race, religion, economnic status, lifestyle and lifestyle choices, etc. All patients deserve the best of me that I'm able to give at that moment in time.
  8. by   control
    I am a big proponent of Dorothea Orem's self care theory of nursing.

    Also, I agree with llg as well.

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