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PHILOSOPHY OF

NURSING EDUCATION

BY: MARIDEL P.
TOMAS, RN

If we work upon marble it will perish. If we work upon brass time


will efface it. If we rear temples they will crumble to dust. But if
we work upon mens immortal minds, if we imbue them with high
principles, with the just fear of God and love of fellow men, we
engrave on those tablets something which no time can efface and
will brighten and brighten to all eternity.
-DANIEL WEBSTER

PHILOSOPHY:

BASIS FOR UNDERSTANDING MAN

WHAT AM I? WHERE DID I COME FROM?


WITHER DO I GO?
WHAT IS THE NATURE OF THE WORLD IN
WHICH I FIND MYSELF?
OF WHAT IS THIS WORLD MADE, WHO MADE
IT, AND WHY?

Be he young or old, rich or poor, he who gives


serious consideration to himself, the universe and
all mankind is a philosopher. He who faces
happiness and misfortune, prosperity and poverty,
health and sickness, with the same inward calm is
a philosopher, even though he does not know it.
ALL PEOPLE HAVE A PHILOSOPHY.

PHILOSOPHY OF
NURSING EDUCATION
selection of students
the preparation of faculty
the development of the curriculum
attitudes toward patient and community and;
the personal life and the professional growth of every
member of the student body and the faculty.

Henle , in an excellent statement on the


teachers philosophy points out, We cannot
take a set of general principles and simply
deduce a philosophy which will be the general
and

basic

education.

view

of

any

specific

kind

of

A philosophy of nursing education must


be

SPECIFIC

about

the

specialized

functional roles and responsibilities of the


professional nurse within and to society.

Philosophy of nursing education:


studentobjectives
and
means
necessary to educate the student
Philosophy of nursing:
patientobjectives and means necessary
to give nursing care to the patient

There is a great difference between an


intellectual understanding of philosophy
and a deep personal realization and
acceptance of that same philosophy.

The Christian nurse will take Christ as


her model. She will try to pattern her
attitude

toward

the

sick

after

His

attitude toward the sick; her tenderness


will be like unto His tenderness, her
charity like unto His charity. Hers will be
a way of life that exemplifies the real

Christian philosophy considers man to be


dualistic in nature: man was created by
god as a unit (a composite made up of a
body and a soul, possessing intellect and
the likeness of god) and he was created
for the purpose of serving in heaven.

SPIRITUAL
Religion

provides

the

foundation

upon

which morality is built, the intellect is


guided to truth and the will turned toward
the good.

MORAL
There must be an opportunity throughout the
curriculum for the nursing students to practice
ethical behavior, and to see it operate in the
behavior of the faculty of the school and in the
nursing service and the medical personnel in the
clinical situation.

INTELLECTUAL
1. Memory
2. Directing imagination
3. Strengthening and expanding
capacity for association
4. Judging wisely
5. Reasoning soundly

6. Acquiring prudence, wisdom as well as


other intellectual values
7. Imparting knowledge
8. Providing opportunity for the students
to analyze nursing care situations and
problems, to apply various theoretical
knowledge and skills in the field of clinical
situation.
9. Developing of communication skills

EMOTIONAL NEEDS
Meeting the emotional needs of the nursing
student and helping her to develop as a mature
human person for and in herself as well as
learning her professional role functions and
activities is one of the primary responsibilities of
the faculty of the nursing school.

PHYSICAL

One of the prime requisites for nursing is that the

nurse be sound of physical, emotional and mental


health. She must be taught how to preserve her
body in health, and reminded of her obligation not
to do anything to injure it. This is an obligation on
the nurse as it is on every human being.

SOCIAL
Christian nursing education will help the
nursing student to see the patient as a
human personality with intrinsic worth
and dignity. It will help her see the
patient not only as an individual whose
needs are circumscribed by the sick

SOURCES OF PHILIPPINE
PHILOSOPHIES OF
EDUCATION

Philippine Constitution Article XIV of


the 1987

P.D. 6-A or Educational Act of 1972


and the B.P. 232 or Educational Act
of 1982

The great philosophies of education that


have stood the test of time such as
idealism,
naturalism,
pragmatism,
supernaturalism, humanism, essentialism,
progressivism, and existentialism. We
utilize these philosophies of education in
one way or another.

The philosophies of education of the


great educational thinkers among which
are those of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle and
Comenius.
The philosophies of education of great
Filipino thinkers such as those of Rizal,
Mabini, Bacobo and Trinidad.

THANK YOU!