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There are some Nurses who unfortunately remain ignorant about diversity, and there are other nurses who are aware of the ethical practices in this noble profession, which includes respect for autonomy, beneficence, nonmaleficence, justice and fidelity but who don't practice these concepts in their professional and personal lives. “Because society is rich with diverse religious, ethnic, and cultural groups, nurses are professionals who must be prepared to work with those whose beliefs and values may be different from their own. In order to be sensitive to others, it is first necessary to know and accept one's own values and beliefs.” This is one component of Fairfield school of Nursing Philosophy.
I grew up with friends with different set of religious beliefs and ethics but we learned to appreciate each others beliefs and ethics. We had different beliefs but we saw ourselves as equals, created by one God. This has become part of me and has helped shaped my beliefs and values. Just like in Ghana and most societies in America, positive values like justice, honesty, tolerance, responsibility, hard work, generosity and kindness have always been encouraged. Individuals are expected to apply these values to both their professional and personal lives. As a student nurse, I am very proud of being able to practice these values from an early age. As America is becoming more diverse, given my background and the School of Nursing philosophy, these values and beliefs will help shape and guide me in respecting and caring for others.

Another interesting component of Fairfield school of Nursing Philosophy is that “Students are viewed as holistic individuals who are seeking to develop in multifaceted roles and who are accountable for their learning.” It is important for me to be able to achieve my full potential. As an student nurse, it also important for me to be able to…...

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