Personal philosophy of nursing

Write a 2- to 3-page paper that explains your personal philosophy of nursing. It should examine and identify your own perspective (definition) of the metaparadigm of nursing, person, health, and environment, as well as identify other concepts you believe should be a part of our metaparadigm. Additionally, your paper must:

  • Discuss how these concepts are interrelated in terms of how you understand and accomplish your work.
  • Include one or more examples from your work that captures the essence of your philosophy.
  • Explain what is important in your practice of nursing. Consider including your values, beliefs, and assumptions about nursing as a science and as an art. Answer this question from one of the following perspectives:
    • Pediatric nurses: What is your philosophy regarding the nursing care of children?
    • Hospice nurses: What is your philosophy regarding the care of people at the end of life?
    • Mental health nurses: What is your philosophy of mental health nursing?
  • Include a global view of nursing. Examples include your experience in practice and your particular area of practice.
  • This paper should be written in your own words but without any use of first person. It may be difficult to write about your personal philosophy, including personal examples, without using the first person. However, it will be good practice to write a scholarly paper in this manner. Consider using “The author believes…” or “One might expect…” instead.
  • No citations are required; however, if the writings or statements of others have influenced your philosophy, these can be included and should be properly cited.
  • The paper should be double spaced and formatted according to APA (American Psychological Association) standards.
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