Philosophy and science in nursing practice

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PHILOSOPHY AND SCIENCE IN NURSING PRACTICE

Philosophyand science in nursing practice

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Nursingand medicine are disciplines based on healthcare provision. Nurses ingreat extent focus their attention on scientific aspects coveringareas of assessment, diagnosis as well as applying the evidence-basednursing outcome classification to attend to the patient. However,they should go beyond using only biological science while executingtheir professional duties. A holistic approach is highly needed incaring for patients. The appropriate approach is the one which takesinto account the patient’s physiological, sociological, and,biological together with spiritual needs (Risjord, M. 2011). Based onthe fundamentals of the holistic approach, the healing process isfocused on the patient and the disease. Every human being has anatural inclination to be healthy, and has responsibility forself-well-being, care, and healing. The approach also states thatevery person is a unique combination of mind, body and spirit, andthe unified whole is more than the sum of the parts. Any change inone aspect of the patients’ life results in alteration of theirwell-being. Communication and therapeutically interacting with thepatient are essential aspects of the holistic approach.

Philosophyenhances the nurses’ ability to theorize and thus, enables them tocome up with appropriate decisions in various situations. It isneeded to draw sense, articulate and critique nursing practice. It isalso essential in inquiring into the nature, scope and object of thisdiscipline that science cannot discover. Science is applicable inareas of diseases based on the disease history, patient’s profileand test results. Philosophy is applied as a method by nurses tocritically analyze and then debate clinical situations that affectpatient’s safety and ethical nursing care (Bruce A., Rietze L. &ampLim A. 2014). It equips nurses with vital skills to develop andembrace moral values in their places of work and the profession as awhole.

Reference

BruceA., Rietze L. &amp Lim A. (2014), Understanding Philosophy in aNurse’s World: What, Where and Why? Nursingand Health,2(3): 65-71

Risjord,M. (2011).&nbspNursingKnowledge: Science, Practice, and Philosophy.New York, NY: John Wiley &amp Sons.

Walker,J. (2012).&nbspPsychologyfor nurses and the caring professions.Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Philosophy and science in nursing practice

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PHILOSOPHY AND SCIENCE IN NURSING PRACTICE

Philosophyand science in nursing practice

Nameof student:

Nursingand medicine are disciplines based on healthcare provision. Nurses ingreat extent focus their attention on scientific aspects coveringareas of assessment, diagnosis as well as applying the evidence-basednursing outcome classification to attend to the patient. However,they should go beyond using only biological science while executingtheir professional duties. A holistic approach is highly needed incaring for patients. The appropriate approach is the one which takesinto account the patient’s physiological, sociological, and,biological together with spiritual needs (Risjord, M. 2011). Based onthe fundamentals of the holistic approach, the healing process isfocused on the patient and the disease. Every human being has anatural inclination to be healthy, and has responsibility forself-well-being, care, and healing. The approach also states thatevery person is a unique combination of mind, body and spirit, andthe unified whole is more than the sum of the parts. Any change inone aspect of the patients’ life results in alteration of theirwell-being. Communication and therapeutically interacting with thepatient are essential aspects of the holistic approach.

Philosophyenhances the nurses’ ability to theorize and thus, enables them tocome up with appropriate decisions in various situations. It isneeded to draw sense, articulate and critique nursing practice. It isalso essential in inquiring into the nature, scope and object of thisdiscipline that science cannot discover. Science is applicable inareas of diseases based on the disease history, patient’s profileand test results. Philosophy is applied as a method by nurses tocritically analyze and then debate clinical situations that affectpatient’s safety and ethical nursing care (Bruce A., Rietze L. &ampLim A. 2014). It equips nurses with vital skills to develop andembrace moral values in their places of work and the profession as awhole.

Reference

BruceA., Rietze L. &amp Lim A. (2014), Understanding Philosophy in aNurse’s World: What, Where and Why? Nursingand Health,2(3): 65-71

Risjord,M. (2011).&nbspNursingKnowledge: Science, Practice, and Philosophy.New York, NY: John Wiley &amp Sons.

Walker,J. (2012).&nbspPsychologyfor nurses and the caring professions.Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Philosophy and science in nursing practice

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PHILOSOPHY AND SCIENCE IN NURSING PRACTICE

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  1. Whether a holistic approach should be used in nursing practice

Nursesin great extent focus their attention on scientific aspects coveringareas of assessment, diagnosis as well as applying the evidence-basednursing outcome classification to attend to the patient. However,they should go beyond using only biological science while executingtheir professional duties. A holistic approach is highly neededsince it takes into account the patient’s physiological,sociological, and, biological health together with spiritual needs(Risjord, M. 2011). Based on the fundamentals of the holisticapproach, the healing process is focused on the patient and thedisease. Every human being has a natural inclination to be healthyand has responsibility for self-well-being, care, and healing. Theapproach also states that every person is a unique combination ofmind, body and spirit, and the unified whole is more than the sum ofthe parts. Any change in one aspect of the patients’ life resultsin alteration of their well-being. Communication and therapeuticallyinteracting with the patient are essential aspects of the holisticapproach.

  1. How philosophy and science influences nursing practice

Philosophyenhances the nurses’ ability to theorize and thus, enables them tocome up with appropriate decisions in various situations. It isneeded to draw sense, articulate and critique nursing practice. It isalso essential in inquiring into the nature, scope and object of thisdiscipline that science cannot discover.

Scienceis applicable in areas of diseases based on the disease history,patient’s profile and test results. Philosophy is applied as amethod by nurses to critically analyze and then debate clinicalsituations that affect patient’s safety and ethical nursing care(Bruce A., Rietze L. &amp Lim A. 2014). It equips nurses with vitalskills to develop and embrace moral values in their places of workand the profession as a whole.

  1. How philosophy and science legitimize nursing practice

Theuse of philosophy and science enables the consideration of differentaspects of human beings as legitimate and necessary in nursingpractice when dealing with human experiences, caring-healing, health,and life phenomena. Nurses use science and philosophy to legitimizeclinical nursing and nursing management.

  1. Example of how the scientific method influences nursing knowledge

Inmy life experience as a nurse, the evidence-based practice concept asa scientific method is applied in mitigating patient fall inhospitals. Scientific method was focused on the examination of rootcauses, and used system failures as evidence in developinginterventions for reducing patient falls.

Reference

BruceA., Rietze L. &amp Lim A. (2014), Understanding Philosophy in aNurse’s World: What, Where and Why? Nursingand Health,2(3): 65-71

Risjord,M. (2011).&nbspNursingKnowledge: Science, Practice, and Philosophy.New York, NY: John Wiley &amp Sons.

Walker,J. (2012).&nbspPsychologyfor nurses and the caring professions.Maidenhead: Open University Press.

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