Essay on Definition Of Philosophy Of Nursing

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Philosophy of Nursing
Definition of Nursing
Nursing has been defined by many, all of which are positive and portray a sense of caring for those who are ill. The American Nursing Associate (2010) define nursing as “the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations.” I would agree with this definition. Nurses are well-educated, knowledgeable, and competent people. Nurses are constantly analyzing what happened with each patient that day, what is currently happening, and what could possibly happen next. Nursing is a caring profession but it also encompass so much more. The purpose of this paper to discuss what the role of the nurse means to me.
Personally, there are so many different aspects of a nurse. When I think of nursing, I think of multiple different hats a nurse has to wear during a 12 hour shift. Along with advancing our knowledge, we are constantly educating our patients and assessing their knowledge. There have been multiple times that a patient has come in with a chronic disease and does not understand the medications they have been taking for years for this diagnosis, although we would assume they would know. Another hat we wear would be advocate. This is a word that continues to be an important characteristic for a nurse. For me, it holds a lot…

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