Nursing Philosophy Reflective Practice Rupinder kaur kamboj Student ID: 149237190 Nursing Theory in Practice NLM 102 KAA Kathleen kennedy Jan 28, 2020 Provide a brief personal history and Identity your values, beliefs and assumptions related to nursing I have pursued my Bachelor of Science in Nursing profession from SBDS college of nursing, India from 2014 to 2018. During my program, I was posted as a student nurse in various recognised private as well as government hospitals. I practiced and learnt number of things in clinical settings such as assessment of the patient, methods of planning and implementation, monitoring equipment, collaborating with team members, maintaining interpersonal relationship with patient, providing care, managing clinical paperwork and conducting research. According to me, values associated with nursing profession are human dignity, privacy, autonomy in decision making, honesty, accuracy in caring, empathy, persistence, human relationship. As per my beliefs, nursing field is an amalgamation of art and science, possessing unique body of knowledge that aims at providing optimal promotive and preventive health care to the patient. My assumptions related to nursing were that it seemed to be less contextual phenomenon whereas, it covers range of variations, intensities and differences in terms of care providing patterns in practice settings.Apply your values, beliefs and assumptions to define all four aspects of nursing metaparadigm.There are four aspects of nursing metaparadigm: Person, Nursing, Health and Environment.Person is a dynamic compound, representing affiliation between physiological, social, cultural, psychological, developmental, spiritual variables. Secondly, Nursing is scientific and professional filed that is focused on human health care in safe and beneficial environment. Next aspect, Health means pattern of evolving represented along the health-illnesses continuum. It is a state of complete well-being in physical, social and mental terms. Fourth aspect is the environment. It is the totality of internal as well as external factors that surround and influence the client or client system (Neuman,1995).Describe your personal philosophy of nursing using the nursing paradigm and explore why it is important to have one. I, as a student, view person as unique being influenced by genetics and environment. It may be individual, group or community. Nursing is viewed as a scientific discipline that is based on the application of skills, knowledge, technology, communication, for the provision of health care to the patient. Health refers to a state of physical, mental, social, spiritual well-being of a person. Environment is viewed as all circumstances or conditions that surround and affect the development and behaviour of human beings. Paradigm is essential as it covers all domains of health and acknowledges the nurse to address the patient as an individual. It assists nurses in serving patients with justice and fairness, focuses on client’s respect and privacy, enhances critical thinking and flexibility in practice setting. Paradigm focus over the patient who is recipient of care and also provide wide variety of options of problem-solving techniques to nurses (Warms and Schroeder, 2012).Explain relationship between your personal nursing philosophy and practice.Personal philosophy refers to the statements of personal values, beliefs, assumptions, principles regarding the nursing metaparadigm concepts, present in one’s mind. Caring, knowledge and integrity are believed as the base of nursing profession (Reed, 2009).On the other hand, nursing practice means when we bring personal philosophy into action. It refers to all procedures that a nurse performs over the patient. Application of personal values and beliefs into practice forms the strong basis of nursing. For example, a nurse performing the procedure of dressing of an injured patient, might have some personal beliefs. While performing the procedure, she brings her personal philosophy into action step by step and develops strong nursing concepts.Provide a specific example of practice and elaborate how your nursing philosophy relates.Infection prevention and control in hospitalDuring my clinical duties, I had observed number of patients acquiring communicable diseases within the hospital that results into weakening of their immunity. The reason may be due to poor hygienic conditions in their surroundings. In my perspective, all professional nurses are trained well to prevent the spread of infection. It is the liability of the nurse to maintain patient’s hygiene. Nurse should teach and assist her client in daily bath, brushing, changing clothes, hand washing, cutting of nails, combing and other daily activities. Its her duty to provide aseptic environment to client, using barrier precautions such as gowns, gloves and masks, developing strategies to control or fight against infection, implementation of various infection control practices. Hand washing should be done before and after interacting with the patients. Moreover, patient’s room as well equipment should be decontaminated or sterile. REFERENCE McEwen. M. (2014). Theoretical Basis for Nursing. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Warms, C. A., & Schroeder, C. A. (2012). Bridging the gulf between science and action: The “new fuzzies” of neopragmatism. Philadelphia, P. A: Wolters Kluwer Health.
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