Philosophy Nursing Development Theory
Writing the philosophy paper consists of a.) reviewing the four concepts that have been identified as the metaparadigm of nursing (p. 101 of the text), and b.) describing your ideas about each metaparadigm. take into consideration all you have learned about the role of the professional nurse and actions professional nurses incorporate into their practice to create your own personal nursing philosophy.
You may want to refer back to module 2, socialization lecture, to help you to develop your thoughts about each component of the nursing metaparadigm.
1. Person or client, the recipient of care
2. Environment, the internal and external surroundings that affect the client.
3. Health, the degree of wellness or well-being that the client experiences.
4. Nursing, the attributes, characteristics, and actions of the nurse providing care on behalf of or in conjunction with the client.
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cite & reference the text as the source of the metaparadigm. review the grading criteria prior to submission to make sure you have included each component of the assignment.
Person or Client
I believe that a person or client is the patient who is supposed to receive care. I believe that in nursing, the patient should be at the centre of what anyone does and should be given the utmost priority. In nursing, it’s all about the patients. At times it can be easy to forget that patients are people and end up treating them with clinical detachment, whereby a person can treat them as a bundle of hostages or symptoms within the healthcare system, which should not be the case. Clients should be treated with respect and compassion. I conquer with Dorothea Orem that one of the roles of a nurse is to help a patient be in a self-healing position (Mills, 2021). I believe that patients should be provided with the necessary assistance to enable them to be in a position of even taking care of themselves as well and improve their level of human functioning. When a patient is helped and educated on how they can take care of themselves, it speeds up the recovery process prevents readmission and hospitalization.
I believe as a nurse. It is my responsibility to understand the need and also the culture of a patient. Understanding the needs of the patients helps formulate a treatment plan that positively impacts the patient’s health. Understanding the culture of the patient helps the patient feel valued and also increases their satisfaction level. The client should also be provided with care that is patient-centered. Patient-centered care involves sharing information with patients, which aligns with their beliefs, needs, and expectations. Sharing information with the patient regarding their condition or illness helps them to make informed decisions and be actively involved in their health care journey.
I believe that environment refers to conditions surrounding the client. The environment involves both internal and external factors. The internal environment includes spiritual, psychological, physiological, and sociocultural factors. On the other hand, the external factors include the social and physical elements that are external and interactive with the patient. I believe that a patient should stay in an environment that is clean and one that promotes their recovery process. My philosophy is in agreement with the environmental theory of Florence Nightingale, who identified five environmental factors that should be considered when caring for patients (Gilbert, 2020). I believe that patients should stay in an environment with fresh air and good air circulation. A patient should also live in a well-ventilated place to facilitate lighting. Sunlight is important in a patient’s recovery process because it also adds natural nutrients. I believe that a patient should not stay in an environment that is noisy. Noise can prevent a patient from having enough sleep, which can negatively affect the patient’s recovery process. The environment that the patient stays or sleeps should also be clean. This helps protect the patient from suffering from diseases or illnesses caused by different types of germs and bacteria, which can affect the patient’s recovery process. I believe as a nurse, it is my responsibility to ensure that the patient’s beddings are changed and the windows are open to facilitate the circulation of fresh air. It is also my responsibility to always maintain hand hygiene before administering any type of care to a patient. In regard to the internal factors, I believe that patients should stay in an environment where their spiritual beliefs are respected with no form of confrontation about it. In regard to psychological factors, I believe that patients should stay in an environment where they are motivated to continue doing things and activities that will improve their health. I believe it is the responsibility of the nurse to educate the patient on the importance of having a positive attitude towards their treatment regimen. A negative attitude can worsen a patient’s condition or level of pain. I believe that family members and friends should always provide the necessary support to the patient to speed up the patient’s recovery process (Blais, 2015).
I also believe that nurses should live and work in a conducive environment for them to provide quality care to the patients. Nurses should work in an environment that is free from violence. Violence is one of the internal factors in an environment. Violence leads to nurse burnout and reduces the nurses’ morale, which negatively affects the quality of care that they provide to the patients. I believe that it is the role of a nurse to report any acts of violence within the work environment so that they can be addressed on time and prevent them from occurring again in the future.
I believe that the health metaparadigm refers to a patient’s level of wellness. In order to improve the health and wellness of the patient, nurses and other health providers should administer care that is in line with current research findings and evidence-based practices. For a client to be considered healthy, there should be unity and harmony within their body, mind, and soul. I believe that the client should have a high level of functioning regarding their mental, physical, and social capability to be considered healthy.
I believe that the nursing metaparadigm is all about the delivery of quality health care to the patient through a mutual relationship in an environment that is safe and caring. To deliver quality care, nurses should continuously advance their education level to increase their knowledge base, be informed about the different technological advancements in the health care sectors, and engage in healthy collaborations. I believe collaborations are important as they help in problem-solving and the provision of timely care. Some of the attributes and characteristics that I believe that a nurse should possess to provide quality care include good communication skills, empathy, problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and commitment to patient advocacy, sense of humor, critical thinking skills, and willingness to learn. I believe that these attributes and characteristics can help a nurse be able to administer care to patients that is free from medical errors. In regard to nursing, I believe that in the case where a nurse is providing care on behalf of or in conjunction with the client, the care should be free from any form of harm and should be for the benefit of the patient per the principles of beneficence and nonmaleficence.
Blais, (2015). professional nursing practice (7th edition). pearson education (us). https://bookshelf.vitalsource.com/books/
Gilbert, H. A. (2020). Florence Nightingale’s Environmental Theory and its influence on contemporary infection control. Collegian, 27(6), 626-633.
Mills, J. (2021). Theoretical foundations for self-care practice. Progress in Palliative Care, 29(4), 183-185.