The Department of Nursing Philosophy is consistent with the Mission, Vision and Values of John T. Mather Memorial Hospital. We believe in the provision of highly skilled, competent, nursing care that is essential to our commitment to excellence in clinical practice, education, and nursing research.
The American Nurses association Code of Ethics for Nurses, Social Policy Statement, Scope and Standards of Practice for Nurses, Patient Centered Care and the New York State Practice Act are the cornerstone of our nursing practice and patient care.
Professional nurses are accountable for providing the highest quality of nursing care to all persons based on human need with respect for dignity, regardless of race, religion, occupation, sexual preference, economic status or financial ability. Nursing care of the highest quality shall be provided to assist the individual, sick or well in the performance of those activities contributing to health or its recovery or a peaceful death that they would perform independently if they had the necessary strength, will, or knowledge.
The professional nurse assumes a leadership role in the coordination of care for the patient /family/community, collaborating with each other as well as other healthcare disciplines. Utilizing critical thinking professional nurses assess the physical, emotional, social, spiritual and psychological needs of each patient, defines problems, identifies goals, and a preventative, curative, and rehabilitative plan of care is developed and implemented in collaboration with both the patient and his/her family or significant others, and evaluates the care provided by self and others in order to achieve successful outcomes.
At all times nursing is committed to exceeding patient/family/ community expectations.