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Nursing Philosophy

Finger Lakes Health Nursing: inspiring a safe and healing environment through healthy relationships, caring behaviors, compassion, knowledge and competence.

Nurses at Finger Lakes Health place caring at the core of our mission. Our passion is evidenced through caring behaviors, which honor, preserve and support the nurse patient relationship, collegial collaboration and patient centered decision making. Through commitment to the principles of the healing environment and by embracing continuous learning and accountability, excellence is valued and lived by all nurses at Finger Lakes Health.

We believe that nursing is a profession characterized by educational preparation in science and humanities and actualized through application of evidenced based practice and the nurse patient therapeutic relationship. 

We believe that caring is the essence of professional practice, is deeply respectful of human dignity, attentive to balance and healing of mind body and spirit and is accomplished with knowledge, compassion and competence.

We embrace Relationship Based Care as our professional practice model. Relationship Based Care promotes the inclusion of patient / family in the delivery of uncompromising quality and safety through interdisciplinary coordination, communication and collaboration.

We acknowledge that the healing environment makes relationship based care possible by fostering attention to the full range of patient / family experiences and responses to illness treatment and health.

We believe that teamwork is demonstrated through a blending of talent and skill in a unity of purpose and is evidenced by mutual respect, trust and accountability for the achievement of quality outcomes and customer satisfaction. 

We believe that leaders in nursing are defined by action and behavior. Leaders act to resolve problems and remove barriers. They serve with authenticity, purpose, and vision.

Leaders inspire professional development and the pursuit of excellence through encouragement, shared governance, mentoring, recognition, and research.

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