Paper 1 –   Philosophy of Nursing  

     

Personal beliefs

Describe your values and   beliefs about nursing. You may use “I   believe…” statements that include your:

· Definition of nursing. (10pts)

· Assumptions (beliefs) about the interrelationships   among: (10pts)

o clients (Who are they?), 

o health (What is it?), 

o nursing (What is it?) and 

o environment (Where is nursing practiced?). 

· Beliefs about the profession of nursing. (10pts)

· Significance of collaboration with other health   professionals. (10pts)

 

Nursing as a career. Demonstrate that you have given thought to your   career and explain the rationale for your decision. 

· Inspiration from the past. (Who or what?) 

· Define professional   goals. 

· Identify   roles and responsibilities to advance the profession of nursing. 

· How you   will provide safe, effective care? 

· How your   academic preparation will facilitate your positive contributions to the   health care system? 

 

· Spelling, grammar, sentence   structure, neatness, organization

· No more than 2 pages   (excluding title page or optional references), double-spaced, 12 point   font, 1” margins, APA format.

Paper 2 – Values and Empathy paper

 Please respond to the two Scenarios in this paper (See the Answer format attached).    Scenario 1: You are a new nursing student who has been hospitalized for injuries following a major car accident. Earlier today you were told the fracture in your right leg will require complicated surgery to repair and extensive rehab to recover. There is a question as to whether you will ever regain full use of your leg. The surgery is scheduled for tomorrow morning. Tonight you are alone in your hospital room and the night nurse has just entered. What are your concerns when you reflect on this personal patient experience? What will your experience be like? Scenario 2: You realize that you share a different values system from the nurse. You reflect that this might be challenging for you as a nurse someday. These values might be due to differences in lifestyle, cultural background, belief system, or attitudes about health care. Reflect on your own values and identify a personal value/belief that may become a conflict for you in delivering quality patient care. 

Running head: EMPATHY AND VALUES PAPER 1

EMPATHY AND VALUES PAPER 2

Type the Full Title of Paper

To begin your introduction paragraph with a half inch indentation, hit the enter key after typing the title and then hit the tab key. Then type in the rest of the paragraph. Do not hit enter or shift at the end of the line. Allow the computer to conduct word wrapping. At the end of a paragraph hit the enter key once; the computer will automatically move the cursor to the next line. Hit the tab key once and the computer will automatically indent your paragraph five spaces.

If you are moving to a new topic, hit the enter key to align the cursor with the let margin. Then center the level one subheading on the page and use boldface font. (See below).

Personal, Biopsychosocial, and Family Areas of Concern

Begin the first body paragraph with your topic sentence. All level one headings are centered on the page with boldface type.

My Needs and Expectations of My Nurse

Begin typing the next section of your paper. Use a level one heading.

Developing a Therapeutic Relationship

Address all three questions and include all parts of each question.

Challenges Related to Different Value Systems: Patient and Nurse Perspectives

Make sure you address all areas under each heading outlined on the grading rubric. You make create your own title and headings for the paper; mine are examples based on the rubric.

Conclusion

End the paper with a summary on the main points of the paper.

References

Finkelman, A., & Kenner, C. (2013). Professional nursing concepts: Competencies for quality

leadership. (3rd ed.). Boston: Jones and Bartlett.


Note. No references are required for any of the NURS 310 papers.

Running head: PHILOSOPHY OF NURSING 1

EMPATHY AND VALUES PAPER 2

Type the Full Title of Paper

To begin your introduction paragraph with a half inch indentation, hit the enter key after typing the title and then hit the tab key. Then type in the rest of the paragraph. Do not hit enter or shift at the end of the line. Allow the computer to conduct word wrapping. At the end of a paragraph hit the enter key once; the computer will automatically move the cursor to the next line. Hit the tab key once and the computer will automatically indent your paragraph five spaces.

If you are moving to a new topic, hit the enter key to align the cursor with the let margin. Then center the level one subheading on the page and use boldface font. (See below).

· Definition of nursing. (10pts)

· Assumptions (beliefs) about the interrelationships among: (10pts)

· clients (Who are they?),

· health (What is it?),

· nursing (What is it?) and

· environment (Where is nursing practiced?).

· Beliefs about the profession of nursing. (10pts)

Significance of collaboration with other health professionals

Address all three questions and include all parts of each question.

Nursing as a career. Demonstrate that you have given thought to your career and explain the rationale for your decision.

· Inspiration from the past. (Who or what?)

· Define professional goals.

· Identify roles and responsibilities to advance the profession of nursing.

· How you will provide safe, effective care?

How your academic preparation will facilitate your positive contributions to the health care system?

Conclusion

· End the paper with a summary on the main points of the paper.


ASSIGNMENT #1: Empathy and Values Write up

Directions: Based on the scenario below, type a two page, double-spaced, 12-font narrative paper with 1” margins, addressing the items outlined in the grading rubric below. Please save the file using your last name and then the name of the assignment. This assignment is due on the date outlined on the class schedule.

Please respond to the two Scenarios in this paper. Scenario 1: You are a new nursing student who has been hospitalized for injuries following a major car accident. Earlier today you were told the fracture in your right leg will require complicated surgery to repair and extensive rehab to recover. There is a question as to whether you will ever regain full use of your leg. The surgery is scheduled for tomorrow morning. Tonight you are alone in your hospital room and the night nurse has just entered. What are your concerns when you reflect on this personal patient experience? What will your experience be like? Scenario 2: You realize that you share a different values system from the nurse. You reflect that this might be challenging for you as a nurse someday. These values might be due to differences in lifestyle, cultural background, belief system, or attitudes about health care. Reflect on your own values and identify a personal value/belief that may become a conflict for you in delivering quality patient care.

Grading Rubric

Required Elements

Possible Points

Points Earned

1. List your top 3 personal concerns about how this injury will affect your life. Then identify 2 physical, 2 emotional, 2 social, and 2 family areas which will be affected and briefly explain each.

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2. What are your physical and emotional needs and expectations of your night nurse regarding both symptom management and psychological/emotional support? What type of communication would be most and least helpful to you tonight? How could he/she show compassion?

20

3. What potential situation do you anticipate might be challenging for you from a values standpoint? What would make this challenging to each of you? Name and discuss the underlying values and beliefs that may contribute to this being a challenge for you.

20

4. Choose the two best communication enhancers and two worst communication blockers for this situation from the class readings and explain why and how they might help or hurt communication

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Philosophy of Nursing Paper Guidelines and Grading Rubric

The philosophy of nursing paper is a two-page, double-spaced, 1” margin reflective “mission” statement. When thinking about nursing, in the first person, summarize your guiding principles using present tense.

See class schedule for due date and time.

Content

Possible

Points

Points Earned

Personal beliefs.

Describe your values and beliefs about nursing. You may use “I believe…” statements that include your:

· Definition of nursing. (10pts)

· Assumptions (beliefs) about the interrelationships among: (10pts)

· clients (Who are they?),

· health (What is it?),

· nursing (What is it?) and

· environment (Where is nursing practiced?).

· Beliefs about the profession of nursing. (10pts)

· Significance of collaboration with other health professionals. (10pts)

40

Nursing as a career. Demonstrate that you have given thought to your career and explain the rationale for your decision.

· Inspiration from the past. (Who or what?)

· Define professional goals.

· Identify roles and responsibilities to advance the profession of nursing.

· How you will provide safe, effective care?

· How your academic preparation will facilitate your positive contributions to the health care system?

10

10

10

10

10

· Spelling, grammar, sentence structure, neatness, organization

· No more than 2 pages (excluding title page or optional references), double-spaced, 12 point font, 1” margins, APA format.

10

Total

100