A personal philosophy of nursing
- Philosophy: The foundation of understanding human nature, nursing, and health is philosophy. Philosophical nursing is a way to clarify your beliefs and values as well as the views of your patients. You can use philosophical principles in nursing practice to create an ethical framework that supports the health and well-being your patients.
- Conceptual framework: This is the way to organize ideas and concepts that relate to one phenomenon. Conceptual frameworks are useful for nursing because they allow you to see the interconnectedness of various factors that affect patient care. By using a conceptual framework, you can identify the key concepts and variables that are relevant to your patient’s situation and use them to guide your decision-making process.
- Theories of Nursing provide an explanation and framework to understand the nature of nursing practice. Applying nursing theories to patient care will help you better understand how to improve patient outcomes. The theory can assist you in identifying the best interventions and developing a care plan that is evidence-based.
- The middle-range theory: This theory focuses only on certain phenomena in nursing practice. By applying middle-range theory to your patient’s situation, you can develop a more targeted approach to care. Middle-range theory can help you identify the factors that contribute to a specific problem, such as pain management, and develop interventions that are tailored to the patient’s needs.
In short, philosophy, conceptual framework and theory are all useful tools to help with critical thinking in the nursing profession. You can use these frameworks to identify the key concepts and variables as well as understand complex relationships among them and then develop evidence-based interventions for patient well-being.