You will be developing a nursing philosophy paper. Start with finding a nursing theorist that fits your thinking
about practice. You can google nurse theorists, and there is a Nursing Theory.org that is helpful.
Paper: Describe your own personal philosophy of nursing. Discuss, with an example, how you incorporate your
nursing philosophy into your current nursing practice. How does the ANA Code of Ethics fit into your
philosophy. Weave in work from a nurse theorist that supports your philosophy.
Here are some questions to ask yourself while writing your personal philosophy. Do not just answer these
questions. Develop a paper that address these. I do not want a list of answers to this. The paper should flow
from one concept to the other. You may use headings.
a. What is the role of the ANA Code of Ethics in your own philosophy?
b. Has anything from your reading in this course reshaped your philosophy of nursing?
c. How has your philosophy been influenced by nursing theory?
d. Are there particular work experiences that have shaped your philosophy of nursing?
e. Has a particular life event influenced your philosophy of nursing?
f. Has your philosophy of nursing changed over time?
g. Is your philosophy congruent with those of your employer? Review your employer’s philosophy.
h. What is the role of professional ethics codes, e.g., the ANA Code of Ethics, in development of your own
iaspora involves migration of people. In “Interpreter of Maladies,” author Jhumpa Lahiri delves deeper into Indian (Bengali) immigrants’ hearts and pictures the psychological conflict. Also, it pictures the will to survive marginalisation and its impact. This drastic variation causes psychological conflicts and has devastating effects on migrants and they feel alienated. “Interpreter of Maladies” focuses on Indo-Americanised culture wherein we see people caught between two cultures. Many of the characters within Lahiri’s work “reflect the agony of shattered minds.” The anthology reveals her admirable grasp of biculturalism and reliable style. Lahiri’s stories describe universal sympathy the breakup of identities, the alienation and sense of loneliness experienced by all immigrants, giving voice to their pain and interested in their complex psychoses. The titular story revolves around Mr Kapasi, the driver-guide, Mr and Mrs Das, who live in America and have come to visit India. The author talks from the viewpoint of Mr Kapasi, who’s deceived by Mr Das’ family which’s apparently Indian, yet, foreign. Mr Das even seems to take pride in his status as a stranger, telling Mr Kapasi about his American roots with an “air of sudden confidence. “The members of the Das family embody a different cultural identity in the way they dress, speak and in the way they behave. Mr Das takes pictures of things with his camera that are normal in the Indian context. Mr Das is positioned as a tourist despite his ethnic background. The episode of extra-marital relation and keeping it secret has psychologically affected Mrs Das, who prefers Mr Kapasi to her husband to talk about her past, sometimes resulted in her mental alienation and imbalance as she expresses her burden as the text depicts; ‘Don’t you see? For eight years I haven’t been able to express this to anybody, not to friends, certainly not to Raj. He doesn’t even suspect it. I feel terrible looking at my children and at Raj always terrible. I have terrible urges, Mr Kapasi, to throw things away. One day, I had the urge to throw everything. Don’t you think it is unhealthy?’(Page 65, IoM). The ‘malady’ which is making Mrs Das suffer is a clear instance of cultural and psychological conflict. The story of infidelity, multi-cultures, sense of guilt continues onto the next story, “Sexy” too. This story revolves around Devajit ‘Dev’ Mitra, a married Indian residing in Michigan and Mira>GET ANSWER