Nursing Philosophy Paper Discussion

Nursing Philosophy Paper Discussion

Nursing Philosophy Paper Discussion


Question Description
I’m studying for my Health & Medical class and don’t understand how to answer this. Can you help me study?

In response to those of you that have never completed a nursing philosophy before, the original nursing philosophy required the following:

Just as in everything we do in life, nursing practice is guided by our values and beliefs. Sometimes these beliefs are hidden assumptions. For example, you may become more aware of how important truth and honesty are to you after you have been given information by someone that misleads you into making a poor decision.

Being clear about our values is very important for nurses. We are then better able to make our values known and visible in our work lives. To identify our beliefs related to nursing practice, thinking about and writing out a philosophy of nursing is needed. In this way, we can make our approach to nursing practice in purposeful, thoughtful, ethical, and compassionate ways.

Keep these thoughts in mind as you write your philosophy of nursing. That is, what do you believe about person, health, environment and nursing? Write your philosophy in a way that makes clear what you mean about the four domains or metaparadigm of nursing:

Define a person, any person, not just a nurse or a patient. What is the essence of a person?
What is a person’s environment? Does it include elements both internal and external, or only external? Give examples of what these elements are.
What is health and how is illness related to health? Is health a continuum with absolutes at either end of the continuum, is it a dichotomy: either good or bad? Is it a state which includes illness?
What is the central reason for the existence of nursing?
Write a summary paragraph explaining how these elements work together to make your approach to nursing purposeful, competent, and conscientious.
If you are drafting your philosophy for the first time, you will not be able to reflect upon how your philosophy has changed but be sure to address your vision for the future of nursing in addition to how your values and beliefs have shaped your philosophy.

If you are an HCA/HIT student, remember you will be drafting a management philosophy addressing the questions outlined in the syllabus.

Have a good week and remember, the philosophy assignment is due on Sunday, July 29th.

NB: this question below is a discussion board.

In response to this week’s reading assignments, please select 2 of the following questions to respond to. Please post your response and discuss with your peers.

1. In light of your readings, consider cultural diversity both from an organizational perspective and employee perspective, what strategies can health care leaders/managers employ to manage a diverse staff.

2. Consider various staffing issues such centralized and decentralized staffing, informal and formal networks, and the importance of forming relationships, networks and alliances within the health care delivery system. Describe the importance of these within your role as a future health care manager/leader and identify some key advantages/disadvantages associated with each.

3. Discuss your thoughts and feelings on the nursing shortage. Consider the relationship between nursing care hours, staffing mix, and quality of care. Discuss how you feel this impacts health care delivery systems positively or negatively and how. Consider the implications of the nursing shortage from a health care leader/manager perspective. What strategies can you recommend to help address concerns?

Nursing Philosophy Paper Discussion

Nursing Philosophy Paper Discussion

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.


Discussion Questions (DQ)

Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Weekly Participation

Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality

Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes

I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
LopesWrite Policy

For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
Late Policy

The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.

Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.