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What is the philosophy of nursing and how does the human individual and the environment...

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mitzwe | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 6, 2009 at 11:04 AM via web

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What is the philosophy of nursing and how does the human individual and the environment interact?

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dano7744 | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

Posted May 27, 2010 at 12:14 AM (Answer #1)

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The philosophy of nursing is care of the ill and injured patient. Most nursing schools teach a "holistic" approach which means that the total individual be treated regardless of whats wrong with them. Say for example the patient has a sore throat, the nurse must treat the throat but also take into consideration the persons emotional,social,and spiritual health. Nurse's follow physicians orders. The nurse and the doctor together with other members of the health care team facilitate wellness when possible but also comfort the disabled and dying when called upon.

An underlying philosophy is compassionate, competent care of all people from all walks of life regardless of age,gender,race, or religion.  

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