The role of the nurse practitioner involves assessment, diagnosis and treatment of disease as well as health and wellness. The nurse practitioner must remain fiscally responsible with consideration for the cost and effectiveness of care. Values such as caring, compassion and understanding can promote communication from the nurse practitioner to the patient leading to better assessment and diagnosis and to better patient outcomes.My personal values include respect, honesty, dignity, and understanding. My values also include compassion, ethical decision making and cultural sensitivity. Values like respect and dignity mean treating each patient as though they are all which is on my mind at that time. Using understanding and cultural sensitivity shows the patient that I see them for who they are, will treat them as an individual with respect to their ethnicity, their beliefs and values system, their religion, and how these areas affect their lifestyle and choices for their health. This promotes the patients' well being and maintains my personal values while incorporating the patients' values through compassion and understanding.