What is the
philosophy of nursing at LMHS?
The Lee Memorial Health
System's Patient Care Services Division focuses on nursing excellence. It
is actualized in every patient encounter. As a division, we strive to
provide the highest level of service to our patients. Quality is
inherent in everything we do and we recognize that our ability to
provide the highest level of service is dependent upon our
Philosophy of Nursing
We all believe that the
provision of highly skilled, competent and compassionate
nursing care is essential.
professional nursing standards provide the cornerstone of
our nursing practice and patient care.
We believe that
professional nursing is a dynamic process based upon a
combination of knowledge, skills and the provision of care
that incorporate the professional values of respect,
dignity, integrity, creativity, intellectual curiosity and
commitment to excellence.
We strive to improve
the quality of patient outcomes, refine the delivery of
patient care and develop our model for evidence based
We recognize that each
nurse has the responsibility and accountability to provide
excellent care in clinical practice and patient management.
have the right and responsibility to participate in
decisions that affect nursing practice and patient care.
We believe in creating
a model climate for nursing practice and patient care.
We care for all of our
colleagues who are charged with the responsibility for
Our practice is
enhanced in a decentralized, professional environment.
Nursing excellence is achieved through a commitment to
life-long learning and professional advancement.
We believe our patients
and their families receive optimum health care in a
nurturing and supportive environment that fosters
As patient advocates,
we respect the human rights of all our patients.
We are committed to
partnering with patients and their families to provide
needed knowledge and skills to promote self-care and the
highest state of wellness whenever possible.
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