Whats your philosophy? - page 2

Hi- we were discussing this in class and i was just wondering what your answer would be to the question..(Whats your philosophy of nursing?)... Read More

  1. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by Renee Williams
    I prefer to go by my own philosophy which is:

    Treat all patients as VIP's! Isn't that the way you would want to be treated if you were the one wearing the gown with the open back.

    I totally believe in 'holistic healthcare' which is why I want to become a Parish Nurse one day. I have always treated my patients by showing highest concern for their mental and emotional state when performing care for them. The treatments, the medications, the IV fluids, the clean bed linen, assisting them in their ADL's each morning, educating them on their health issues, teaching them and their family members about their medically diagnosed conditions...blah, blah, blah...that's all a 'given' in nursing. But, to reeeaaalllyyy reach a patient where they hurt the most? Now, that's something special about being a real genuine nurse!
    Bravo Renee and Mark,

    That parish will be lucky to have you someday Renee

  2. by   live4today
    Awwwwww gee, mkue! You're so sweet! Thanks for the compliment! I noticed from your profile that you are from "The Buckeye State"? So am I! I was born and raised right there in little old Dayton, Ohio. I went to college there, also. Although I still have relatives and friends there, I rarely take trips there, but I hope to eventually. Where in Ohio do you live?

    Sorry for getting off the subject but I just wanted to give a shout-out to my homegirl from Ohio! Goodnight all!


    Love makes the world go round! Hatred brings it to a complete standstill! Either jump off or keep going round and round on that 'merry go round of love'! -- (my own quote)
  3. by   CashewLPN
    well, it comes down to:

    Thou shalt not kick the metaphysical bucket till after I've gone home, or until my day off... (what a joke.. as if that ever happens)

    seriously though...
    I am a rehab nurse... so, it is my philosophy that the most important thing is DESIRE... if you want to get better, you will. if you want to be cast adrift, and die a painful, stinky death, guess what... you will do that too... (I pray that one does not choose that path, but one never knows)
    So, that leads into my next ideal...
    'If thyne arms be not broken, thou shalt do as much of thyne own care as thou can...'
    Mind yous all... one broken arm does not count... neither does any sort of hemipeligia... AKA... I'm a fan of ASSISTIVE equiptment... my fave being the 'sponge on a stick' Throw a glove on that sponge as a cover, and have the patient apply as much lotion/cream/ointment as necessary to whatever areas.... I'll do whatever they cant reach... and, 'I cant touch my feet' becomes less of an issue...

    and, my last... not even an original....
    'Speak little, listen much' sometimes just listening, you can learn WAY more than you thought you knew...

    ok... enough from me... gotta do a laundry
  4. by   semstr
    ok, personally I like the theories of Madeleine Leininger a lot!

    For school and teaching students the "basics" I think Henderson, Roper and Juchli (she's from Switzerland) with their daily activities are great!

    Of course i work with Gordon too, but I've got my problems with her, or with the translation of her works, it sounds so unreal and not very practical.

    Take care, Renee
  5. by   mark_LD_RN
    Thanks mkue, I am glad you liked my philosophy. I hope others do also. Also hope you and others find it usefull. Feel free to use it if you like. Remeber why you became a nurse. Too help others in need, treat patients as you wish you are your loved ones would be treated.Mark
  6. by   mom22
    My philosophy is "Never trust a pregnant woman."

    I'm in an all womens hospital with between 650 and 800 deliveries a month in the antepartum unit. My philosophy really means complete assessments on everyone all the time. Nothing like having a G3 P2 insist she really just needs to have a BM and finding a baby. Never trust a pregnant woman!
  7. by   Furball
    My philosophy started in nursing school and is very simple. I try very hard to treat my patients and their families as if they were my mom or dad laying in the bed. When you do this consistently, you stay very focused on the pts needs.
  8. by   Teshiee
    When I was in nursing school we had to write a philosophy of nursing I started out saying Jack of all trades the master of none. My instructor slammed my paper telling me that wasn't correct. Hell I replied, "It's reality how many nurses you know have to do multiple task while they are on the unit? I couldn't bring myself to write that bleeding heart sh*t. I am a realist. I love nursing but call it for what it is. We are multi talented individuals who like
    the challenges that awaits us!