Scholarly paper on personal philosophy of psychiatric nursing: After reading course textbook and studying the different theories of personality, the student will describe his/her personal philosophy based on his/her life experiences, previous education, and current education. Support for elements of the personal philosophy should be provided from the literature. The paper should include the student’s ideas about:
a. The theoretical paradigm(s) that fit(s) most closely with
b. The concepts of greatest relevance to his/her practice as a
psychiatric mental health nurse
c. Any changes that may have occurred in his/her philosophy
based on recent experiences or recently acquired knowledge
Short paragraph explaining purpose of paper
Describe the theoretical theories that fit(s) most closely with your beliefs on pediatric psych
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Family System Therapy
This can be a different theory than we have discussed in class. Use references (cite as discussed above) to describe the theory and then discuss how it lines up with your personal beliefs.
Describe the concepts of this theory(ies) that have greatest relevance to your practice as a psychiatric/mental health nurse
Discuss how the concepts of your theory(ies) are relevant to your current or future practice as a PMHNP.
Describe any changes that may have occurred in your philosophy based on recent experiences or recently acquired knowledge
As you conclude your paper, describe any changes that have occurred in your philosophy this semester or state that no changes have occurred, but how they have been reinforced.