awesome response, ilg.
(my balloons are back.
my philosophy in nsg is pretty much the same as is my philosophy in life.
it doesn't matter what specifically it is per se...
but it is important that i carry (and stay true to) my personal, moral, ethical values with me at all times.
i fully believe in the holistic model - and that healing is contingent upon the health of all 3 components.
so while i may be focused on my pt who is profusely bleeding, or in excruciating, physical pain...
it's only going to be meaningful if, after symptoms are contained, if we assess for mental or spiritual distress...
and address it.
nursing to me, is much more than the medical aspects.
just as the person i meet in the street corner, is more than their physical appearance.
perhaps for some, personal life philosophies are indeed, interwined with how one nurses.
just something to consider?