PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT
The birth of my son was a pivotal moment in my life. It was a miracle that the doctors, nurses and other members of the healthcare team saved his life. This defining moment changed my perspective about the career I wanted to pursue. I made an important decision to become a registered nurse and be the best nurse that I could be.
It has always been my philosophy to treat others the way I would like to be treated. In addition to the principles of nursing, I have included my philosophy in my guiding principles. I believe all patients are unique and require my full attention. I recognize the need to offer holistic care in a caring, compassionate and professional manner. I believe patients need to feel comfortable in order to truthfully discuss their health and any social issues they might be experiencing. With this in mind I approach my patients with a professional, respectful and calm demeanor. I recognize the importance of patient confidentiality and have made great efforts to protect both verbal and written patient information that I am privilege to.
In order to achieve patient satisfaction I strive to acknowledge and provide culturally competent care. I recognize the importance of overcoming language barriers to ensure accurate assessments and patient understanding. I believe interpretation and translation services should be utilized when encountering patients with a language barrier. I also strongly believe everyone should be treated equally despite their culture, ethnicity, religious beliefs and sexual orientation.
I believe in advocating for my patients. Therefore I will not hesitate to consult with the multidisciplinary team when needed. I also believe patients should be made aware of their rights and be involved in any decision being made regarding their care. As I continue to deliver excellent patient care I will do so according to my guiding principles and I will uphold the nursing code of ethics.
As a registered nurse I am in a unique position to educate patients about life changing issues. I am empowered by my ability to impart valuable information to patients which could save their lives or decrease their risk of chronic illnesses. I am confident in my abilities to continue providing excellent patient care. As my career progresses and I will continue to provide care base on my philosophy and the principles of nursing. I am determine to maintain my high standards of patient care. To accomplish this I have asked myself this question at times during the care of my patients. “If this was me, how would I want to be treated?” This strategy has helped me to stay focus and provide care that result in excellent patient outcomes. I am privilege to be a registered nurse. This is a serious career, patients trust me to do what is best for them. In order to maintain and improve my capabilities I believe continuing education is important.