What is your personal philosophy of nursing? - page 3

Hi All, First things first, Happy New Year!!! Next, I am entering my final semester of nursing school and I am very excited to finally be done, but first i need to write a letter to my preceptor and include my personal... Read More

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    While I think it's great to have a personal philosophy of nursing, it can also be a hindrance. This is a great assignment to make you think about the care that you will give (or already are giving) to your patients. But, you have to remember to keep an open mind. The physicians you will be working around practice mainly by a medical model (they are not a holistic as nurses). This means they mainly treat the diagnosis and not the person. This doesn't mean that all of them have bad bedside manners though.

    A great example of what I am referring to is the movie Patch Adams. I actually think that every doctor and nurse on the planet SHOULD watch this movie.

    Another suggestion is to take a look at Jean Watson and her theory -talk about being compassionate! But if you really need some more examples, there is a great website I found with plenty of great examples.
    Here is the link:

    Personal Philosophy of Nursing Paper for NUR 391Treat your patients like you would want to be treated,

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