Another example that change is a "good thing"! (Thanks Levin & Martha Stewart)
This week I am working on my personal philosophy of nursing. I’ve been working on it for two weeks, but I could wax philosophical and say I’ve been drafting my own personal philosophy of nursing my entire nursing career. On a subconscious level, all nurses are developing their own nursing philosophies. Nursing philosophies, a compilation of personal beliefs, what we have evidenced in our own practices, sometimes the experiences of other nurses, and the nursing theories taught in school are fluid. Nursing philosophies change as we expand our practices and grow richer, more complex.
I believe it is important to write down your personal philosophy. If you are a continual student like me, draft a personal nursing philosophy the beginning of every new degree. Evaluate it periodically and make changes PRN. I’m looking forward to grounding my practice and reminding myself of my personal, core nursing values through this week’s exercise.