This article explains what is entailed in nursing together with my personal philosophy in regard to this issue. Furthermore, it focuses on my views on the nursing career and its importance in society. This paper further examines the reasons for the need to train more nurses today since it is an important career that usually requires an understanding of different philosophies that I also seek to understand.
Jean Watson’s philosophy of nursing advocates for the commitment to patient care and caring for them at an interpersonal level as well as upholding the moral idea of nursing. I strongly attest to this statement, and no doubt believe that nursing is indeed all about the patient-nurse relationship. Very little if any goes on between patients and nurses besides good care and cure against illness.
Unlike other formal appointments that require many professional skills, nursing deals directly with humanity and thus requires extra skills besides learned professional skills. Nursing requires more conceptual ideas and a nurse must strive to always create the best environment with the patient despite the patient’s overall state.
Thus, this demands that nurses understand how best to deal with every probable reaction exhibited by patients. Nursing is the most sophisticated psychological task since one is always on call even when off duty. It is always all about reading the human mind to come up with the best remedy to every mental state (Pozgar, 2013).
Nursing is also one of the careers that require precise and accurate decision-making that calls for one’s total concentration and dedication. Imagine a situation where a nurse administers a wrong injection to a patient and the implications. As earlier on observed, nurses together with other medics always strive to achieve the best out of every situation and will always carry the blame even where there was a very meager possibility of the patient’s survival. Therefore, as a nurse one is expected to be in the best state of his mind for the very slightest mistake will always transform into a calamity (American Nurses Association, 2010).
Finally, I will not relent to observe that I personally consider nursing as a selfless and demanding profession. One is always to be available whenever called upon regardless of his personal preferences. As a nurse, one lives in total commitment to service delivery and attention to humankind.
In conclusion, nursing is the only profession that directly touches on human life and thus requires total commitment, selflessness and precision of mind at all times. It is not only a profession but also a dedication to serve humanity.
American Nurses Association. (2010). Guide to the Code of Ethics for Nurses. Washington, DC: Author.
Pozgar, G. (2013). Legal and ethical issues for health professionals (3rd Ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.